Volunteer with LavaMaeˣ
We have volunteer opportunities in San Francisco + Oakland + Los Angeles
LavaMaeˣ
San Francisco, CA
About Us
Our Mission:
LavaMaeˣ is a non-profit changing the way the world sees and served our unhoused neighbors.
COVID-19 NOTICE:
All volunteer opportunities for both shower services and Pop-Up Care Villages remain suspended. We expect to begin opening up volunteer shifts later in the year.

The safety of our volunteers and guests are our top priority, and we'll let everyone know once we re-open the mobile hygiene opportunities.
Our work is rooted in Radical Hospitality®
Radical Hospitality is our philosophy of meeting our guests wherever they are and delivering extraordinary care.
This is the core function of all of our programs, and as a volunteer you will help us make significant impact on delivering Radical Hospitality to rekindle dignity, and unlock the opportunity that comes with being clean.

We have two opportunities where you can make a difference: Mobile Hygiene 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, lavamae x 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 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 multiple volunteers and 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!