Volunteer in the San Francisco Bay Area - MedShare

Volunteer in the San Francisco Bay Area

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Volunteers improve the quality of life of people and our planet by helping to sort, identify, and package critical medical supplies that will be shipped to communities in need around the world. Our 3-hour volunteer sessions take place at our Western Region Volunteer & Distribution Center at 2937 Alvarado St. San Leandro, CA 94577.


As of March 1st, 2022, MedShare is welcoming volunteers at all of our locations.

Due to the nature of COVID-19, it may be necessary to cancel volunteer sessions with out much notice. Please keep an eye on your emails for updates and cancellations. We appreciate your cooperation and hope to have volunteers back soon. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact volunteercalifornia@medshare.org





Volunteer Groups

If you are a group of 5-25, please submit the Group Request Form here

If your group is larger than 25, please email us at volunteercalifornia@medshare.org

MedShare relies on the thoughtful financial support of our community. Please let us know if your group has a budget that can include a gift to advance our global health mission.

Individual Volunteers

Please note that MedShare is NOT a host site for court ordered or mandated community service.

Please click on an event below to sign-up

Age Requirements

Volunteers must be 14 years of age to volunteer independently with MedShare and must have a signed parent permission form. If volunteers are between the ages of 10 and 13, they must volunteer with their parent/guardian and must have a signed Parent Permission Form 2019.


Additional Details about Volunteering

  • Parking – We encourage our volunteers to carpool but free limited parking is available directly in front of the facility located at 2937 Alvarado St in San Leandro, CA.
  • What to wear – Closed-toed shoes are required. Please wear comfortable clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty.
  • The warehouse where we will be working is not climate-controlled so please dress for the outside temperatures.
  • We provide water, coffee and tea for our volunteers. You are welcome to bring snacks.


A brief tour and orientation is conducted for new volunteers at the beginning of the session, so punctuality is important. Once you sign up for a volunteer session, you are confirmed to attend. If you need to cancel your session after signing up, we request that you cancel as soon as possible so others may have the opportunity to join in your place!