Opportunity Details

Food, Hunger & Homelessness, Immigrant & Refugee Services
Families, Immigrants, Refugees or Ethnic Groups, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:17+

Food distribution volunteers needed! Every Tuesday 7am - 11am

Update 7/7/20 - We are at capacity and have enough volunteers for forseeable future, please check back towards end of July to see if we have more spots open. Anyone applying after today will be waitlisted.

Volunteers at Canal Alliance Food Pantry

Who We Are

Canal Alliance exists to break the generational cycle of poverty for Latino immigrants and their families by lifting barriers to their success.

We are a nonprofit champion of immigrants who are challenged by a lack of resources and an unfamiliar environment.

We believe everyone has the right to achieve their dreams. Every day, we educate, empower, support, and partner with motivated immigrants to best meet all their unique needs—from putting food on the table, to becoming American citizens, to learning English, to graduating from college. Because when we support immigrants, Marin becomes a place where everyone can live, work, and succeed.

Program Overview

The Canal Alliance Food Pantry and Open Market offers fresh produce and packaged foods for hundreds of families in the Canal neighborhood each Tuesday. Each week, 30 volunteers provide support in unloading food from trucks, stocking shelves, interacting with clients and handing out food in the walk-through system, and clean up and take down of the Open Market as it closes. This is a great opportunity for individuals, families and volunteer groups to interact with the individuals and families that Canal Alliance serves. Safe food handling principles will be provided by Canal Alliance staff.


Program Dates

Tuesday mornings starting from 7:00 am to 11:00 am

Update 7/7/20 - We are at capacity and have enough volunteers for forseeable future, please check back towards end of July to see if we have more spots open. Anyone applying after today will be waitlisted.

Volunteers must be able to commit for a minimum of one month (4 weeks).

Responsibilities include:

Skills and requirements:

  • Spanish proficiency not required.
  • Must be able and lift 20-30lbs, job entails repetitive movements and bending.
  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for up to 4 hours.
  • Cultural competence in working with diverse populations, including communities of color, immigrants and persons of various ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, health status, and abilities.
  • Volunteers of all ages are welcome. Youth under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older. Minimum age to volunteer with adult is 14.

COVID-19 Volunteer Guidelines: 

  • We ask that you please  do not  attempt to volunteer if you have: 
    • Experienced symptoms that could be related to COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
    • Been around anyone who has COVID-19 in the last 14 days. 
    • Traveled to any foreign country in the last 14 days. 
    • Been on a cruise or been in an airport in the last 14 days.

Please select all four consecutive shifts by selecting "express interest" on each date you would like to volunteer.

Update 7/7/20 - We are at capacity and have enough volunteers for forseeable future, please check back towards end of July to see if we have more spots open. Anyone applying after today will be waitlisted.

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Valeria Gonzalez

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Valeria Gonzalez

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