FAQs

Burrito Project SF strives to provide an excellent volunteer activity for people of all ages. We’ve compiled some of the top Frequently Asked Questions below to help prepare you to volunteer. If you have any questions not answered below, feel free to email us.

Burrito Project SF is hosted at Martin De Porres House of Hospitality located at:

Martin De Porres House Foundation
225 Potrero Avenue • San Francisco, CA 94103

Our volunteer sign up sheet is sent out via our email list and posted on Facebook one week prior to our events. Please sign up for a volunteer shift before the event.

If you are interested in volunteering as a group of 6 or more, please review our Group Volunteering page.

Food Preparation

4:00-5:00pm

Expect to be slicing, dicing, and chopping vegetables. Aprons and gloves provided.

Burrito Assembly

5:00-5:45pm

Learn how to roll the perfect burrito from our team. Gloves and aprons will be provided, wear comfortable shoes.

Burrito Delivery

5:45–6:30pm

Whether walking, biking, on transit, or driving we’ll give you a quick orientation and send you to a specific location.

Kitchen Clean Up

6:00-7:00pm

Making burritos is fun but it can be messy! We also need your help to clean up and really appreciate it.

Yes, within the following guidelines:

  • High school students (ages 15 to 17) can volunteer for any of our shifts. Student groups require one adult chaperone for every ten students.
  • Middle school students (ages 11 to 14) require one adult chaperone for every five students.
  • Every child aged 10 and younger must be accompanied by an adult to ensure safety in our busy kitchen.

Chaperones: please review our list of what we expect to ensure a safe and productive visit.

  • Ensuring the ratio for youth/chaperone is properly met
    • Ages 4-10, 1 adult for every 1 youth
    • Ages 11-13, 1 adult for every 5 youth
    • Ages 14-18, 1 adult for every 10 youth
  • Reinforce safe behavior, our project leaders will explain safety rules and procedures at the beginning of your group’s shift.
  • Reinforce warehouse rules and procedures.
  • Supervise your group as it moves through the kitchen
  • Accompany youth at all times, including break times.
  • Familiarize yourself and your group with off-limit areas, as well as the location of emergency exits.
  • Monitor noise levels and participation during projects.
  • Help make sure the project area is clean before leaving.

Burrito Project SF events take place on the last Monday of every month, except when holidays conflict or otherwise posted. Events are about three hours long and take place from 4:00 – 7:00pm.

For group volunteering, we are sometimes able to schedule private events on another Monday of the month if our kitchen and organizers are available. Please review our Group Volunteering page if you are interested in coming with your team or scheduling a private event.

Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes to participate in food preparation — no sandals, flip-flops or open-toe shoes. We ask that you dress comfortably and respectfully. Gloves and aprons are provided.

Yes! We deliver our burritos all over the city by bike, walking, transit, or vehicles. However you arrive, we’ll give you a quick orientation and send you to a specific location.

Volunteering at Burrito Project SF is a great team-building opportunity. We are able to accommodate groups of all sizes during our events with a maximum of 50. Typically groups bring between 15-20 participants and we fill in the rest of the volunteer roles from our regular volunteer list.

If you’re scheduling for a team of 6 or more, please contact us using the form on this page so we can discuss your project and confirm a date.If you would like a private event with only your group as participants, please note that in your message to us.

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