Volunteer at ReCARES

Come volunteer at ReCARES!

Help us increase access to medical equipment and supplies while reducing environmental waste. We need committed volunteers to help us serve at our sites.

How do I join the team?

To join our Oakland team, fill out this application form. The Volunteer Coordinator at ReCARES will contact you soon after receiving your application. You can also visit any of our sites during opening hours and talk to the site manager about your desire to help.

To join the San Francisco or Marin teams, please email valeria@recares.org

What are some common tasks performed by volunteers?

  • Receiving & cleaning donated equipment
  • Welcoming recipients and helping them get what they need
  • Traffic management
  • Sorting and organizing medical supplies

Are there any requirements?

No, we only ask our volunteers to be committed to helping our visitors and our organization. Having previous medical training can help, but it is not a requirement. You will be offered training and help to learn about the medical equipment handled at the site. There is nothing at ReCARES that you cannot learn about.

Whom does ReCARES serve?

ReCARES serves a diverse population, many of them are people with disabilities, caregivers, or senior adults who come to find the equipment and supplies to live safely and comfortably in their homes. We serve an important number of individuals who also belong to the African-American, Asian-American, Latinx, and other immigrant communities of Oakland.