Volunteer and Donate

Volunteer and Donation Opportunities

Community-based organizations need the public's help to deliver crucial services and resources during this difficult time. 

To find a location to donate blood, please visit the American Red Cross or Stanford Blood Center website.

Community Organizations Volunteer or Donation Needs Contact
Avenidas Contact for more information

Jyllian Halliburton,
Volunteer Coordinator

City of Palo Alto Office of Emergency Services
Join a team of volunteers in your own neighborhood to respond together following a disaster. Learn how to help your family and neighbors, get connected with other like minded volunteers, and become a resource for your neighborhood.
Please go to Emergency Volunteers or e-mail esv@cityofpaloalto.org
City of Palo Alto The Fire Department Donations of Personal Protective Equipment: Surgical masks for the patients
PPE Disposable Gowns
Medium, Large and XL gloves
N95 masks
Wrap Around safety glasses/googles
Disposable coveralls XXL, XXXL
Clorox wipes or aseptic wipes
Shop or heavy duty paper towels
Hand sanitizer
Disinfectant spray
Roxanne Rutherford at Roxanne.Rutherford@CityofPaloAlto.org or call (650) 329-2329
City of Palo alto Utilities Support residents with one-time bill assistance Donate through Project Pledge
Downtown Streets Team

Healthy, young people for food distribution, and supplies (* desperately needed):
Water bottles*
Disinfectant wipes/Clorox*
Paper towels
Clorox wipes
Disinfect Spray
Ziploc bags (Gallon)
Sandwich bags
Water Bottles
Granola Bars
Cell Phones
Charging Banks for Cell Phones

Eileen Richardson,
Executive Director
Sara Baltierrez,
Palo Alto Program Manager

Family Giving Tree They launched a Bring Hope Home effort to raise funds for families who need financial assistance, which includes families in need in Palo Alto Donate
Heart & Home Collaborative Bleach
Clorox wipes
Food service gloves
Financial assistance
Donations of dinner for 15 people (homemade or purchased)

To sign up, please go to https://hhcollab.org/volunteer

La Comida Financial assistance, registration, and bringing packaged meals from the kitchen to pick up site. Timing is 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Bill Blodgett, Board Member

LifeMoves OpportunityServices Center Gift cards to stores for individuals to buy food or essential needs (i.e., Trader Joes, Safeway)

Philip Dah, Center Director

Palo Alto Community Fund (PACF) PACF recently established a COVID-19 Relief Fund. The Relief Fund will provide grants to nonprofits and direct assistance for local families. Donate to PACF
Palo Alto Housing Gift cards to grocery stores for residents, gift cards to CVS & Walgreens to purchase medicine Donate on their website or contact kyoung@pah.community
Peninsula HealthCare Connections Personal Protective Equipment

Contact Peninsula HealthCare at info@peninsulahcc.org
or call at (650) 853-0321.

Perfect Strangers A grassroots effort of community volunteers to support those in need in their local community.

Sign up to volunteer, or
request a delivery.

Second Harvest Food Bank Money Donations Go to give.shfb.org to make a donation today!
Second Harvest Food Bank Volunteers to support food distributions Sign up shift at Second Harvest Food Bank
or contact site managers directly: Anthony Dorsa Elementary; Luz layala@shfb.org
St. Maria Goretti Church; Tracy thuynh@shfb.org
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Financial support for three funds supporting people, nonprofits, and small businesses. Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Silicon Valley Strong Food delivery Silicon Valley Strong volunteer sign up form via City of San Jose website
Stanford Health Care Masks (N95, surgical, and procedure)
Disinfecting wipes such as Clorox or Sani-cloth wipes
Hand sanitizer
Face shields
Goggles and eye shields
Isolation or surgical gowns
CAPR/PAPR machines and disposables
Flocked swabs
Donate at Stanford Health Care
Sutter Health Medical Supplies Needed Donate
The Health Trust Drivers for Meals on Wheels

Michelle Lew,
Executive Director

The Health Trust The Health Trust, a San Jose-based nonprofit, seeks volunteers to deliver groceries to homebound residents throughout Santa Clara County. Requirements include an online application, valid driver's license, auto insurance, reliable car, interview, orientation, and ride-behind. Please contact volunteers@healthtrust.org for more information. healthtrust.org or volunteers@healthtrust.org