Volunteering at SHELTER, Inc. provides one step forward in ending homelessness.

Volunteer for Dinner

We need volunteers to prepare, cook and serve dinner at our Family Shelter in Martinez or the Beck Avenue Navigation Center in Fairfield. This is a great volunteer opportunity for groups who want to make an immediate impact in their community. We need groups of volunteers to provide dinner Monday through Sunday at our shelters in Martinez and Fairfield. Meal ingredients are all supplied, so all we need is your helping hands and cheerful smile! Groups of 3-8 volunteers are welcome.

For more information call 925.335.0698. If you are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless and are seeking services, please call 211.

About Mountain View Family Shelter

Mountain View provides a safe and warm place for families to sleep as they work on transitioning out of homelessness and back into a home of their own. Case managers work one-on-one with the families, helping to identify challenges and steps for helping families move toward self-sufficiency. A credentialed teacher provides mentoring and tutoring for all members of a family. Mental health counselors provide assessments, therapy, and link families with appropriate mental health services. Priority for placement at Mountain View is given to mothers in the last trimester of pregnancy, families with very young children, and families sleeping in places not meant for habitation, such as cars or parks.

About Beck Avenue Navigation Shelter

Beck Avenue Navigation Center (BANC) is a year-round emergency shelter located on 3.5 acres in Fairfield, Ca. BANC can meet the interim housing needs of individuals and families with accommodations including dormitory style rooms, family-sized rooms, and separate apartment-style units. The campus is secured and includes a dining hall, dog kennels, and recreational areas for persons of all ages. Those housed at BANC receive extensive services including case management, employment services, health and wellness checks, connection to benefits and other resources, and individualized success plans to aid them on their path to self-sufficiency and housing. The Community Center with commercial kitchen and dining room opened in August 2023.