Volunteer with us

As a Heart of Dinner volunteer, you are subject to and have acknowledged the following Covid-19 safety protocols and acknowledgement written here by attending and/or participating in the Heart of Dinner activities or events. Click here to read the waiver and safety acknowledgement.

We’re always in urgent need of volunteers to drive their own cars to help deliver door-to-door on Wednesdays. Depending on your assigned delivery route, start times range between 12:45pm-1:45pm in the Lower Eastside and would require approximately 3-5 hours to complete the route. Click below to sign up to help with deliveries, or to also learn about our opportunities to assemble care packages! 

Deliver or assemble care packages

(We are over capacity and currently have a waiting list for this opportunity, kindly look at the other volunteer opportunities listed on this page, thank you!) Help us with fundraising, copywriting, campaigning, marketing, ops coordination, nonprofit strategy, design, photo and video... or anything we’ve missed!

(On pause!) Work behind the scenes

Illustrate our packages

Calling all artists, illustrators, and doodlers. We're seeking uplifting, warm, and cheery decorations on brown paper bags full of fresh produce and hot lunches that are delivered to our elders.

We're in need of handwritten notes in our Elderly's native languages to personalize our care packages. This is the perfect time to be playful and lean in on your creative strengths! We want our elderly recipients to feel the joy from your decorations.

Write notes

Inspired to share our mission? Our volunteers have independently raised funds for Heart of Dinner by offering their art, hosting cooking classes, and more. Get as creative as you like—just link to our donation platform during your digital event, or send a check after collecting funds in person.

Host a fundraiser

A tremendous thank you to our volunteers for their generosity and time. We deeply appreciate each and every one of you!

Heart of Dinner is fiscally sponsored through Edward Charles Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

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