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Our Outreach Team partners with amazing local organizations to actively meet the needs of families, the physically vulnerable, and people experiencing homelessness.
Current Serving Opportunities
Here’s how we’re currently coming alongside our Renewal Partners in the city.
Community Breakfast w/ City Hope
In partnership with City Hope SF, we want to invite you to join us once a month on Saturday mornings in preparing a hot takeout breakfast for our neighbors in need who live in the Tenderloin. You’ll be joining a team of 8-10 fellow Reality SF volunteers to handle the breakfast preparation and distribution.
While City Hope normally welcomes their guests inside their Community Center for a lengthier breakfast and conversation, they’re unable to host this type of event for the foreseeable future. Due to COVID-19, meals are now served to go, but City Hope maintains their value of relational fellowship by greeting patrons by name and serving coffee while breakfast is prepared.
They’ve witnessed a heightened amount of people in line who have become food insecure and are committed to continue serving the community.
Shower Ministry w/ YWAM SF
Our Renewal Partner, YWAM SF, has been faithfully serving the Tenderloin for many years. This year, they have seen a significant increase in the population that is in need of their essential services. They are one of the only organizations continuing to offer showers to the unhoused community during this crucial time, and as result, they have doubled the amount of people they serve with this ministry each week.
While there is an essential service being is offered, it’s also so much more than a shower. Regular showers help remind people of their dignity, as one regular says, “YWAM’s showers are like a warm hug.” It seems simple, but we believe it’s in the simple and mundane that acts of love change and inspire people.
Each Monday and Friday, Reality SF volunteers help keep this essential service running by cleaning the showers between use. Through the relationships formed in this ministry, YWAM staff have seen unhoused friends secure jobs, reconnect with their families, and come to know Jesus. Cleaning the showers greatly helps the staff focus on these special friendships.
Join the Outreach Team
To volunteer as part of the Outreach Team, you must complete our volunteer application below and pass a basic background check. (If you currently serve as an RSF volunteer, you will not be required to complete another background check.)
View some of our volunteers’ recent work and the impact it made.
Summer Service Projects
Throughout summer 2020, the Outreach Team helped meet the needs of people experiencing food insecurity and also supported two schools as they navigated the transition to distanced learning.
Salvation Army Program
In spring 2020, the Outreach Team partnered with the Salvation Army and SF Department of Homelessness to deliver hundreds of meals to our unhoused neighbors.