Thank you for your interest in preparing dinner(s) for the families staying at the New Directions Shelter. Volunteers are the heart of our organization and your time is greatly appreciated.


This opportunity involves preparing (or buying) and donating a well-balanced, child-friendly dinner. The meal needs to feed up to 25-30 people (mostly children). Food needs to be dropped off by 4-4:30pm on the designated day. (Meals are just dropped off; there is no serving involved.) Families will serve themselves. We do have the ability to heat/re-heat as needed. Drinks and/or desserts are not required but are appreciated.


More information will be provided after you sign up. Please complete the form below, and then click Continue. We will contact you within 3-4 business days to talk about available dates.


Contact Information


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Skills & Experience

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Confidentiality Agreement and Waiver of Liability

Confidentiality Agreement:
The purpose of this Confidentiality Agreement is to protect the identity and privacy of our clients. Staff and Volunteers at our agency encounter personal and sensitive information about clients. It is important to refrain from disclosing any information to third parties about our clients, including names, birthdates, and any other personal data that may identify a specific person. Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill require that strict confidentiality be maintained with respect to all information obtained by volunteers concerning the organization, as well as the client and others we serve. Failure to comply may result in removal from the Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill volunteer team.

Waiver of Liability:
In consideration of acceptance of my participation, I hereby, for myself, my heirs, executors and administrators, waive any and all rights and claims for damages I may now or hereafter have against individuals associated with this program and events(s), their agencies, representatives, successors and assigns for any and all injuries suffered by me in said program event. Further, if I sustain an injury or become ill while on the premises of, or while engaged in an activity associated with Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill, I do hereby give my permission and/or consent to the personnel of Bidwell Riverside Center - Hawthorn Hill to secure and authorize such emergency medical, dental, and/or other treatment as I require.

By submitting this form, I indicate my acceptance and agreement with the terms outlined above.