OHK is in need of volunteers at following venues:

PLEASANTON SENIOR CENTER has two volunteer shifts available:10:30 AM - 1:30 PM and 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM - Monday through Friday. We are especially in need of volunteers on Tuesdays, and Thursdays at this site: 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.

DUBLIN SENIOR CENTER has a volunteer shift available at the 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM - Monday through Friday. We are especially in need of volunteers on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at this site: 7606 Amador Valley Blvd., Dublin.

Volunteers need to wear closed toe  shoes, long shorts or pants, and short or long sleeved shirts. We are now requiring all volunteers to wear some sort of head covering. It can be a hat, a scarf, a bandana, or a hair net. If you arrive at a site without a head covering, one will be provided for you.  If you are volunteering for the first time, please make sure that you print off and sign the Volunteer Agreeement form below.

Volunteer Agreement Form: www.openheartkitchen.org

Age Restrictions - Some of our activities have age restrictions and are noted.  All volunteers must be at least 10 years old. Volunteers between 10 and 13 years old must have a parent or guardian, volunteer during the same shift with them. The parent or guardian must also be a registered volunteer.  Volunteers who are at least 14 can volunteer on their own with out a parent or guardian.

Contact : Shawnda Bost, Volunteer Coordinator (925) 580-1619


The City of Pleasanton and the Pleasanton Police Department  in partnership with the Dublin San Ramon Services District (DSRSD) has opened a  new pharmaceutical disposal site at the Pleasanton Police Department,  4833 Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton.  The pharmaceutical collection bin is located in the Police Department lobby and is accessible to the public 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

All pharmaceutical prescription medications as well as over-the-counter medications may be place in the bin.  Please follow these simple guidelines when using the pharmaceutical disposal site:

While at home, pour unwanted pills ( NO SHARPS,  NO AEROSOLS) into a plastic bag and seal the bag.

Bring bag down to the police department and drop them in the collection bin. (Keep the original bottles and containers with you in your vehicle.)

When you return home, remove or black-out the labels containing personal identifying information and recycle those containers that are appropriate to recycle.

When dealing with liquid medications, keep all liquids in their original bottle.  After removing or blacking-out personal identifying information, place bottles directly into the bin.



Quilts for veterans is giving love, one quilt at a time. The group makes quilts together and even offers a free session of instruction and materials. For more info, go to www.amadorvalleyquilters.org/quilts-of-valor

When: Mondays, 10:30 Am - 3:30 Pm

Where: Veterans Memorial Building, Livermore

Contact: email bschwegerle or call (510) 793-7583,


Axis Community Health is the nonprofit health center in the Tri-Valley for low-income and uninsured residents. Volunteers are needed to assist patients to enroll in our new Patient Portal. Volunteers will fill shifts at one of the three medical locations in Pleasanton - 5925 W Las Positas Blvd #100 and   Livermore -3311 Pacific Ave and 4361 Railroad Ave.

Contact:  email Audra McDonald or call  (925) 201-6009


Be a temporary safe haven for children of parents in crisis!  SFFC is a partnership between Olive Crest, a faith-based child welfare agency and local churches providing a way other than the foster care system for families to have time to heal and reunite in a more stable and healthy home. Safe families are needed in the Tri-Valley area!

Visit our website at: www.safefamiliesbayarea.org

Contact:  email Dave Bowers or call 925-200-8817

CityServe Coordinator: Gloria Gregory or (925) 998-3785




Join the growing team taking the light of God’s Word to men and women incarcerated at this Dublin facility. Training and orientation classes are provided on a quarterly basis.

Where:  Santa Rita Jail chaplain's office (925) 551-6793

Contact:  email Linda Lopes  or call (925) 560-6253


Donations will be packed up and out to encourage our troops.  Please see website for donation needs: http://www.pleasantonmilitaryfamilies.org/donations.html

When: Saturday, March 18 at 8:45

Where: Veterans Memorial Building, 301 Main Street, Pleasanton

Contact: email Pat


Volunteer Drivers are needed to transport seniors to their medical appointments out of the Tri-Valley area (San Ramon, Walnut Creek, etc.). Volunteers must have a valid driver’s license, a registered vehicle covered by liability insurance, and a clear DMV record.

Contact: Jennifer Cullen or (925) 931-5387



Meet new friends and be served by friendly volunteers at the Dublin Senior Center where meals are provided by Open Heart Kitchen. Reservations are encouraged but are not required except for special luncheons.  There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  Take out is available.  See menu at:  http://dublinca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13132

When: Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 12:30; after 12:15, the Lunch is boxed as a "take out"

Where: Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

Contact: Call Dublin Senior Center for more information @ 556-4511 or call Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793


Women with a compassionate heart are needed to take calls one day a week from their homes to screen potential residents for Shepherd’s Gate and give information on community resources.  Training will be provided.

Contact: Becky Nohr for more information.