Volunteer With Us! (Turning 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.

Not sure where to start? Call (925) 439-5060 or email our Volunteer Coordinator, Linda Bilbay at bilbay@svdp-cc.org to apply!

St. Vincent de Paul operates a Free Dining Room, Free Medical Clinic, Free Emergency Food Pantry, Workforce Development Program, Daytime Homeless Shelter and two Thrift Stores.

Volunteer Opportunities Available include:

Thrift Store

Thrift Store Assistant: Shifts of 3-4 hours are available Monday-Saturday, providing general assistance and merchandising to optimize store displays of clothing, furniture and household goods. (Pleasant Hill, Brentwood, or Pittsburg).

Thrift Store Sorter: Shifts of 3-4 hours are available Monday-Saturday, providing assistance with the receipt, sorting and organizing of donated clothing and household goods. (Pleasant Hill, Brentwood, or Pittsburg).

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).


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.


Corporate Activities:  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