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Volunteer Anytime!

Volunteer Anytime!

Volunteer Anytime!

Jackson Café volunteers ready to serve lunch at the Italian Carnivale.


Whistlestop’s participants benefit from our many talented staff, but also from our dedicated and invaluable volunteers.

Volunteer Anytime!

You could deliver meals, teach a class, organize one of our fun activities, staff the welcome desk, or help serve meals in the Jackson Café. We will work with you to find the best fit, something convenient and rewarding.

  • Come learn about all of the different volunteer opportunities
  • Take a tour of the Active Aging Center
  • Speak with other volunteers
  • Discuss with us how you can help us ensure that people in Marin age with grace, dignity, and independence


Current needs:

Jackson Café Weekday Lunch Servers and Cashiers & Friday Community Breakfast Servers

The Jackson Café provides a warm and comfortable setting for older adults to eat a nutritious meal at an affordable price. Café volunteers provide friendly greetings, excellent customer service and support social interaction. Café volunteers receive a free breakfast or lunch as a thanks for their service.

Lunch hour shifts are: Monday–Friday, 10:45 am–2 pm. (The Café is open from 11:30 am-2 pm.)  Cashier or food service experience is a plus but not required.

The Friday morning breakfast shift is from 8:00 am – 10:00 am. (Breakfast is open to the public and served from 9 am – 10 am Fridays.)

Brown Bag Pantry Volunteers Needed

Helpers are needed Friday mornings from 9:15 am – 12:15 pm for the Brown Bag Pantry.  Duties: unload the truck from the Food Bank, sort produce, greet and help recipients get their food. This fun group is looking for new members.  Ability to lift 25 lbs. is a plus.

Meals on Wheels Drivers Needed

Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers are needed to deliver meals to homebound meal recipients. A valid California Driver’s License and a clear DMV report are needed as well as a reliable vehicle and current insurance certificate. A minimum of one 2-3 hour weekday shift is required.

Whistlestop CarePool Volunteer Driver Program

In this role, volunteer drivers provide round-trip rides to ambulatory older adults going to the doctor or grocery store. Drivers use their own cars and receive ride requests through email. Drivers can accept or decline the calls, and drive on their own schedule. Ride lengths are about 2–3 hours for each round trip. Volunteers must have access to reliable passenger automobile with current insurance certificate, a valid California Driver License and a clear background check and DMV report.

To learn more about these opportunities or others, contact Laurie, or 415-456-9067.

Other Volunteer Opportunities include:

  • Grocery Shoppers/Deliverers
  • Bi-lingual Computer Teacher
  • Bridge Teacher/Leader
  • Watercolor Teacher
  • Board or Card Game Leader

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in volunteering and doing something good for an older adult at Whistlestop.

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