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We have volunteer opportunities in San Francisco + East Bay + Los Angeles
Lava Mae
San Francisco, CA
About Us
Our Mission:
Transforming the way communities see and serve our unhoused neighbors around the globe.
Our work is rooted in Radical Hospitality
We believe that how you serve people is more important than the service itself. That everyone will rise up to the level of care they are given.
This is the core function of all of our programs, and as a volunteer you will help us make significant impact on expanding hygiene access, rekindling dignity, and unlocking the opportunity that comes with being clean.

We have two opportunities where you can make a difference: Mobile Hygiene Service and Pop-Up Care Villages.
Take a picture of me in front of the Lava Mae truck! I want everyone to know that I showered today!
Randy, Lava Mae Guest
Mobile Hygiene Service
We bring showers ans toilets on wheels to the street to help expand hygiene access to our neighbors moving through homelessness.
When you volunteer with our mobile hygiene service, you’ll play a vital role in helping our shower guests feel welcome, seen and valued. Working alongside our team, you’ll greet guests, chat with them while they await their shower appointment, provide fresh towels, clean socks and personal hygiene items, and clean shower stalls after each use.
Pop Up Care Villages
We host one-stop villages that bring dozens of partners to the street to dramatically improve access to critical services such as showers, haircuts, medical, employment, mental health, and much more.
This is a great opportunity for individuals or groups to be part of this community collaboration! It’s fun, busy and uplifting to serve our guests alongside 50+ volunteers and 15+ resource providers!

You will be outside and may stand for the whole period and we ask volunteers for a 5 hour time commitment.
Become Part of Our Community!