Burke's Gives Back

Volunteer Opportunities

List of 6 items.

  • After School Tutoring

    RDNC runs after-school enrichment programs at Richmond neighborhood elementary, junior high, and high schools. This year, Burke's seventh and eighth graders will have the opportunity to volunteer in the after-school Homework Help program at Alamo and Lafayette Elementary Schools.

    Students will need to make a semester-long commitment to spending one or two afternoons per week at Alamo and Lafayette, leaving directly from Burke’s and being picked up between 5:15 and 6:00 p.m. 
    Eligibility: Open to seventh and eighth graders.
    Contact: Rebekah Wolman for application and additional information
  • Community Connections

    Looking for additional volunteer or donation opportunities for your family and friends? Do you have a special opportunity that you would like to share with the Burke’s Community? Community Connections is an online bulletin board showcasing additional service opportunities with BGB’s service partner, RDNC, as well as other San Francisco-based non-profits. 

    Contact Beth Jenkyn for additional information.
  • Family Weekend Work Days

    The Burke's community will host a Fall, a Winter and a Spring workday at RDNC. This is a wonderful activity for families and community members of all ages: volunteers will tend to gardens, paint benches and tackle other improvements as necessary.

    Eligibility: All welcome
    Contact:  Brian Shepard for additional information.
  • Food Pantry Distribution

    Each Thursday, RDNC provides food for more than 300 Richmond District households through a farmer's market approach in an inner courtyard. Volunteers will set up the market, distribute healthy fresh and packaged food to families in need, and then pack the market away for the following week.

    Once a month, throughout the school year, one Burke’s grade will host a food pantry distribution. Parent volunteers will be needed to help set up the Food Pantry and to transport students from KDBS to RDNC. Students will join their parents in helping distribute food and cleaning up, after they have been dismissed from school.
    Contact: Valerie Batchelder for additional information.
  • Richmond Food Security Network

    Make a true, sustained difference in the lives of Richmond District seniors. In a new direct service program, KDBS volunteers will deliver critical foodstuff and conversation to homebound low-income seniors every Thursday afternoon. The Richmond Food Security Network is a collaboration between the RDNC and the Richmond Senior Center. Operating out of the Burke’s “hub,” KDBS volunteers will receive substantial training, be provided with food provisions and benefit from a network of fellow volunteers as they develop a special relationship with a neighbor in need of support.
    Contact Beth Jenkyn, Yvonne Blaxter or Julie Garcia for additional information. 
  • Seasonal Drives

    As the winter holidays approach, Burke’s families will share favorite books with youth participating in RDNC enrichment programs. 

    • "Share a Favorite" Book Drive (Dec. 3-10, culminating in the December 10 KDBS Families Event)
    • Spring Drive — TBC
    Eligibility: All welcome
    Contact: Beth Jenkyn for additional information.
“I really like working at the food pantry because it feels good to help people, even people you don’t know. I like giving food to people who need it. When we gave people the food, they were very very very nice.”
-Caroline, 2nd Grade Student at Burke's
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