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"We love our volunteers. Thank you for all that you do!"

Sign Up Instructions

STEP 1:Create an account and sign the waiver. 


If you are under 18 years of age, your parent/guardian will be emailed to sign your waiver. You will not be able to schedule a shift until your waiver is signed by a parent/guardian.

Check your waiver status here.

STEP 2: Sign up for a volunteer shift.

Minimum age requirement: The minimum age to volunteer at Martha's Kitchen without a parent/guardian is 14. If you are 12 or 13 years of age, you can volunteer with a parent/guardian.

Day-of instructions:​

  • Wear closed-toed shoes and a hat.

  • If you can, please park on the street due to limited spaces in our shared parking lot.

  • Enter through the double doors past the dark blue cold box on the side of Martha's Kitchen. You will be greeted by staff and walked through the check-in process.

Instrucciones de registro

PASO 1: Cree una cuenta y firme la renuncia.

Si es menor de 18 años, se enviará un correo electrónico a sus padres/tutores para que firmen su exención. No podrá programar un turno hasta que un padre/tutor firme su exención.

Verifique el estado de su exención aquí.

PASO 2: Inscríbase para un turno de voluntario.

Requisito de edad mínima: La edad mínima para ser voluntario en Martha's Kitchen sin un padre o tutor es 14 años. Si tienes entre 12 y 13 años, puedes ser voluntario con un padre/tutor.


Instrucciones del día:

  • Use zapatos cerrados y una gorra.

  • Si puede, estacionarse en la calle debido a los espacios limitados en nuestro estacionamiento compartido.

  • Entre por las puertas dobles y pase la caja fría azul oscuro al costado de Martha's Kitchen. Un empleado de Martha’s Kitchen lo recibirá y lo guiará durante el proceso de registro.

Food Rescue - Volunteers Needed!

At Martha's Kitchen, we strive to ensure that no one in our community goes hungry. To do so, we're committed to rescuing surplus food from donors across Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, and other local regions. This crucial initiative is what we refer to as 'Food Rescue'. Food rescue is the practice of safely recovering excess food from various sources like grocery stores, restaurants, and food service companies, and redistributing it to those who need it most. 

Our food rescue operation is not possible without volunteers who commit to weekly food pickups from our generous donors. We are looking for committed individuals who can make a six-month commitment, have access to their own vehicle, and have the ability to lift up to 50 lbs. Your role would be to facilitate the transfer of food from donor locations to Martha's Kitchen, playing a vital role in our mission.

If you are ready to make a commitment and be part of our food rescue mission, please fill out the form. Once we receive your information, a member of our team will reach out to you to confirm and gather more details. Thank you for considering joining us on this important mission! For any questions please feel free to contact us via our contact us button in the main menu. Sign up does not guarantee volunteer opportunities.


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Martha's Kitchen Volunteer Protection (Whistle-Blower) Policy

​If any volunteer in good faith believes that some policy, practice or activity of Martha’s Kitchen is in violation of law, a written complaint may be filed by that volunteer with the Executive Director. It is intent of Martha’s Kitchen to adhere to all laws and regulations that apply to the organization, and the underlying purpose of this policy is to support the organization’s goal of legal compliance. The support of all volunteers is necessary to achieving compliance with various laws and regulations.

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