Volunteer with Gubbio!

More than 125 volunteers from the Bay Area came to The Gubbio Project during the course of last year to help provide a respite for folks experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness.  Because of the increasing amount of people seeking a safe and quiet refuge, the support we receive from volunteers is crucial. Most volunteers work in our sanctuaries as Assistant Hospitality Monitors, where our guests rest and sleep. Volunteers may also accompany our guests as servers in our Breakfast Program, by preparing or handing out lunches at the close of our day, or through help with periodic mailings and special events. We will work with you to find a match for your availability and interests. 

To sign up to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, John Brett at volunteer@thegubbioproject.org.

Please read on to find out more about how to volunteer with The Gubbio Project.


1. I am interested in volunteering, what do I do?
The first step is to sign up and then attend a Volunteer Orientation.  

Days & Times: Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m (by appointment only)

Duration: Approximately 45 minutes

Location: The Gubbio Project. 133 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

Phone: (415) 861-5848, Monday-Friday, 8am-4pm
Email: volunteer@thegubbioproject.org

The Volunteer Coordinator will discuss the various programs needing volunteers and give a tour of Saint Boniface. At the end of the orientation, you will have an opportunity to fill out a volunteer application to indicate your area of interest and your availability. If attendance at an orientation on a Tuesday does not work for your schedule, another time may be arranged.

2. What does Gubbio require of its volunteers?

In order to volunteer with Gubbio, you must commit to volunteer with us for at least three months; service is at least 2 hours/week.

3. I attended a Volunteer Orientation and have not been called to volunteer yet.
Volunteers are assigned based on volunteer openings that match their availability. Should openings become available, you will be contacted.

4. I want to volunteer as a drop-in.
Volunteers must be scheduled in advance.* You can, however, be an ON-CALL volunteer if you have volunteered with us before or attended an orientation.

*St. Boniface welcomes drop-in volunteers to help clean (please come 30 minutes before close).

5. What if I want to volunteer with a group?

Opportunities to volunteer as a group with The Gubbio Project are limited. Please email the Volunteer Coordinator we questions related to volunteer groups at volunteer@thegubbioproject.org

Thank you. We look to hear from you!