Volunteer with Us

Volunteering with the Mercy Brown Bag Program is a fun, rewarding way to make a real difference. We are always in need of generous people who want to help in our CommonSpirit Grocery Store, sort groceries, assist at a growing number of sites throughout Alameda County or offer other skills to help our program thrive. For questions about volunteer opportunities, call us today at 510-269-9640.

Ways to Volunteer

  • Work in our Common Spirit Grocery Store 
  • Distribute bags to homebound seniors
  • Sort food items in our warehouse
  • Help at distribution sites
  • Input data into systems
  • Translate written materials

Or alert us to your specialty skills!

  • Help with special events or administrative tasks
  • Use your skills in any way to help us thrive

Meet Volunteer Dianne Obanion

Twice a month, Dianne and three other residents of her senior community set up tables in the recreation room and help seniors fill their bags with produce and canned goods. She appreciates the good feeling that comes from volunteering, but also recognizes how the program fills a critical need.

“If you had to go to the store and buy all of your fruits and vegetables, it would be a toss-up—pay your rent or buy food,” she says. “People here rely on the Mercy Brown Bag Program, and I want to do my fair share.”

Need groceries? Call us today at 510.269.9640 or contact us online.

Make a Difference

Seniors helping seniors is the heart of our program.