Volunteers make it possible for us to carry out our daily work on behalf of the community. From making dinner for a homeless shelter to packaging gourmet products made in our training kitchen, there are many ways to get involved.

Girl and boy making gingerbread house
Man and woman gardening

If you’d like to volunteer with us, please email us at volunteer@hbofm.org or call 415-382-3363 x212 to discuss your interests. At this time, we have opportunities in several programs:  Mill Street Center, New Beginnings Center, Family Center, Fireside Apartments, Voyager Carmel Center, Oma Village and the Wagster Treats social enterprise.

Our programs depend on your support and we’re deeply grateful to more than 1,000 people who volunteer at Homeward Bound every year.

Volunteer Heroes

Carole Eade, volunteer

Carole Eade Warms Hearts with Food

Volunteer service has become a vocation for Carole Eade, a dedicated kitchen volunteer at New Beginnings Center.

She spends one mornings per week helping staff members prep and serve meals for 80 residents at the center, which offers breakfast, lunch and dinner.

“My heritage is Italian, so we show love by feeding people,” says Carole, a Novato resident. “I try to make the plates look nice and I love making sandwiches for people who are going to work during the day.”

She’s been volunteering since 2015, transitioning to Homeward Bound after 10 years of service in disaster response with the American Red Cross.

“I love it here. People are so appreciative,” she says. “My feeling about volunteering is that I get more out of it than I put in. I really believe that.”

Mount Tam Quilt Guild Sews for Good

Mount Tam Quilt Guild

The abundant creativity of the Mount Tam Quilt Guild has provided dozens of wonderful gifts for residents at Homeward Bound of Marin.

Members make and donate quilts for adults and children in every possible color and theme, from autumn colors with falling leaves to cartoon fire trucks or purple dinosaurs. “We’re fabric addicts, so we enjoy making them and we like knowing that they make someone’s day a little nicer,” said Terry Giancaspro, a longtime member.

Their monthly meetings include presentations on quilting techniques and plenty of fun activities, with occasional speakers from nonprofits that have received donated quilts. We’re deeply grateful for their amazing contributions.