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Looking for ways to help others during this time? We've put together a list of opportunities for San Ramon residents below.

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 Volunteer though the City of San Ramon

Click here to sign up as a City Lights volunteer, and select the “Sign Up” button next to the COVID-19 Community Response program. As needs within our community are identified, volunteers will be notified of opportunities to help.

Donate Food or Paper Goods

One opportunity to help would be to donate new and unopened goods for care packages that can be distributed to Seniors who cannot leave their homes at this time. Useful items may include toilet paper, disinfectant wipes, canned goods, pasta, etc—as requests come in through the Senior Hotline. Donations are accepted at the Alcosta Senior and Community Center, Monday–Friday, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.

Reach out to Neighbors

We also encourage those who are able, to reach out to Seniors in your own neighborhoods. A simple way to help would be to share the number of the Senior Hotline (English: 925-973-3250 / Mandarin: 925-973-3277) with them so they can request meals or other assistance.

The following flyer can be printed and shared with Seniors who may need additional support at this time:

Senior Resource Flyer

If you know of others within the San Ramon community who could use additional support at this time, please share our General COVID-19 Helpline: 925-973-3240.


Donate or Volunteer through Community Organizations

  • Donate food or volunteer through Canyon Creek Presbyterian Church's Community Care Pantry 

    Drive Through: Pick Up or Drop Off

    Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
    9015 S. Gale Ridge Rd, San Ramon, CA 94582
    [email protected]

    Non-Perishable Food Items Needed: Canned or dry beans, canned chili/stews, canned fruit, canned packets of soup, canned tuna/chicken/meat, canned vegetables, instant potato mix, condensed/evaporated milk, cereal/oatmeal, rice (mixes or plain), flour, pancake mix, mac and cheese, dried pasta, peanut butter, jelly/jam, tomato sauce, sugar, seasonings, instant coffee, tea bags, snacks. 

    Baby Items Needed: Baby wipes, diapers. 

    Household Items Needed: Disinfecting wipes, feminine hygiene products, hand sanitizer, laundry detergent, medicine: acetaminophen, paper towels, personal hygiene products, soap (hand, dish, bar or liquid), facial tissue, toilet paper, trash bags: all sizes, paper/plastic grocery bags.  


Vaccine Volunteer Opportunities Through Contra Costa Health Services

Contra Costa County Health Services (CCHS) is accepting applications for volunteer vaccinators, support staff and contact tracers. To view requirements, download the Volunteer Information Form, and apply, visit the link below.

> Learn More About Vaccine Volunteer Opportunities


Other Ideas from CalVolunteers

From safely checking on neighbors to volunteering at a food bank or donating blood, the Sate of California has compiled a great list of Ways to Help Your Community During COVID-19

 California Volunteers How to Help Graphic