Volunteer With Us!

(Turn Your Compassion into Action)

SVdP is a volunteer-based organization focused on person-to-person services. We believe that by volunteering our time, talent and resources we can make a significant difference in the lives of those who are poor and suffering and build healthy, engaged and thriving communities.

More than 1,000 volunteers help us provide services to the needy in Contra Costa County, but we can always use more help. Please consider volunteering your time and services to help others.

How to get involved:

Step One:

Review our current Code of Conduct.

Please complete this SVdP Volunteer Application Form.

Step Two:

Bring the completed Volunteer Application Form to the SVdP location that you want to volunteer at.

Or email the application to our Volunteer Coordinator, Linda Bilbay at bilbay@svdp-cc.org!

If you have any other questions, please call (925) 439-5060.

Step Three:

Volunteer at one of our three locations!

Thrift Stores

Pittsburg Thrift Store

2210 Gladstone Dr., Pittsburg, CA 94565

Brentwood Help & Hope Thrift Center

8890 Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, CA 94513

Pleasant Hill Thrift Store

2815 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

Family Resource Center

2210 Gladstone Dr., Pittsburg, CA 94565

St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Resource Center operates a Free Dining Room, Free Medical Clinic, Free Emergency Food Pantry, Workforce Development Program, Daytime Homeless Shelter, and two Thrift Stores at separate locations in Brentwood and in Pleasant Hill.

Do you know an all-star volunteer here at SVdP? We want to know about them! Nominate them for Volunteer of the Month by filling out our Downloadable Volunteer of the Month Nomination Form and emailing it to info@svdp-cc.org !

Available Volunteer Opportunities:

Thrift Store

(Click the volunteer title for a full position description.)


Jewelry Sorter

Electronics Tester

Clothing & Shoe Sorter

Linen Sorter


Donation Attendant

Furniture Repair*

*Please call the Family Resource Center at 925-439-5060 to determine the location of repair work.

Family Resource Center

Family Resource Center Food Pantry/General Volunteer: Shifts of 3-4 hours are available Monday-Friday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm, providing assistance in answering help desk phone calls, assembling food bags, and assisting with general office activities. (Pittsburg).


RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul: Medical Professionals and Social Workers are needed to provide free medical care to uninsured patients. Primary Care Physicians, Pharmacists, Nurses, Health Educators and Social Workers provide services on Wednesdays, 4:00 pm-8:00 pm and every other Saturday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm. Bilingual assistance is especially needed in serving the patients that receive treatment at the Free Medical Clinic, located in the St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center-Pittsburg. Contact Clinic Administrator at pittsburg@rotacarebayarea.org (Pittsburg).

Access the Medical Volunteer Application here.


Workforce Development Mentor: One-on-one mentorship of individual enrolled in the St. Vincent de Paul Workforce Development Program, (WFD). WFD participants have backgrounds that may include incarceration, addiction and/or homelessness. Financial literacy, conflict resolution, and professional skills mentorship may be included in volunteer services provided.

Workforce Development Program Business-to-Business Development: Promote job opportunities for Workforce Development Program graduates within the business community.

Communications/Marketing Expertise: Providing professional expertise in marketing/communications for all St. Vincent de Paul projects; i.e. newsletters, press releases, brochures, etc. Attendance at Communications Committee once per quarter and adjunct assistance with specific projects.

Thrift Store Management Assistance: Mentoring/assisting the Thrift Store Managers, (Pleasant Hill and/or Pittsburg), to improve operations at stores, increase sales, enhance displays, etc.


These activities can be conducted away from the St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center, but directly impact our programs:

  • Food Drives for our food pantries
  • Clothing Drives for our Free clothing programs
  • Turkey Drives at Thanksgiving/Christmas
  • Hygiene Product Collections
  • Vehicle Donation to St. Vincent de Paul