Burrito Project SF is the perfect group volunteer activity for coworkers, non-profits, or social clubs! Help give back to your community by making delicious, vegan meals and hand delivering them to people living with food or housing insecurity. With a variety of tasks from food preparation to burrito assembly to delivery, we can customize the volunteer experience to work with your team’s size and schedule. Volunteer groups can sponsor the event with a donation to fund all the ingredients and supplies we use at the event.
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For questions about volunteering, please check out our FAQs section or read about past group volunteer experiences.
How do we sign up to volunteer with a group?
For groups of 6 or more we ask that you contact us using the form on this page to discuss your project and confirm an event date. We will reserve your group’s spots and fill in the rest of our volunteer needs from our regular volunteer list. If you are interested in a private event, please note that in your message to us.
We are 100% volunteer run so please be patient as we try to respond as soon as we can.
How many people can participate in a group event?
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.
How do volunteers help at Burrito Project SF?
Food Preparation – 4:00-5:00pm
Expect to be slicing, dicing, and chopping vegetables. Aprons and gloves provided.
Burrito Assembly – 5:00-6:00pm
Learn how to roll the perfect burrito from our team. Gloves and aprons will be provided, wear comfortable shoes.
Burrito Delivery – 6:00–7:00pm
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.
Can students and children volunteer?
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.
Where is Burrito Project SF located?
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
When does Burrito Project SF hold events?
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 contact us using the form on this page if you are interested.
What should I wear?
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.