St. Vincent de Paul of San Mateo County provides basic survival necessities, including food, clothing and other survival necessities for the homeless and the precariously housed. On-site holiday volunteering opportunities for older youth include: preparing and serving meals to the homeless at SVdP’s Homeless Help Centers and helping at one of SVdP’s stores. Opportunities for families with younger children include donating gifts of goodwill to one of SVdP's three homeless shelters -- such as: Christmas cookies, Thanksgiving decorations, holiday socks, Christmas cards and Christmas candy.


Dates: Throughout the holiday season: November - January

Ages: Volunteers can be any age for donation programs (SVdP's donation programs are great for families with younger children)

How to sign up / Additional information: Family Volunteering for Christmas at SVdP


Dates: Throughout the holiday season: November - January

Ages: Youth in grades 8 and up can volunteer for on-site service opportunities. All students up to the age of 18 must have a parent or legal guardian accompany them and remain with them at all times.


Cafe St Vincent/SSF Homeless Conference
344 Grand Ave.
South San Francisco

San Mateo Homeless Conference
50 North B Street
San Mateo

Redwood City Homeless Conference
600 Middlefield Road
Redwood City. (inside Fairoaks Community Center )

How to sign up / Additional information: Youth volunteer on-site opportunities at SVdP (All youth volunteer service must be scheduled ahead of time)