Attend In-Person or Online Every Other Thursday:

June 13, June 27, July 11, July 25, August 8, August 22, September 5, September 19

3:30 pm

Mama’s Kitchen at 3960 Home Ave, San Diego, CA in the upper-level conference room. To join online, please visit or follow the instructions at the bottom of the page.

Please complete a Volunteer Sign-Up Sheet before orientation. Once you have completed the sign-up sheet, you may attend any orientation that is convenient for you. For more information, or If you need volunteer hours by a date earlier than the scheduled orientations, contact our Volunteer Engagement Department at or 619.233.6262 x169.

Please park on Beech St. or Home Ave. for in-person volunteer orientations and enter the building from our upstairs entrance. The orientation will take place in the conference room on your right.

Mama’s Kitchen requires volunteers to attend a mandatory volunteer orientation before starting. We ask that a parent accompany volunteers who have not yet reached their 16th birthday. We have both in-person and online orientation options.

Orientations begin promptly as scheduled and last approximately 30 minutes. In-person orientations include a tour of our facility and printed information volunteers can bring home. Above is a list of orientation dates and times. Just pick the one most convenient for you.

The courts approve us for court-ordered community service for offenses not involving theft or violence. Please bring a court document identifying your offense in words (not numbers) to the orientation or email it to

For online volunteer orientations, please join using this link:

Meeting ID: 966477162

One tap to join audio only from a smartphone:

    +16504191505,,966477162# United States (San Mateo, CA)

Or dial:

    +1 (650) 4191505 United States (San Mateo, CA)

    Access Code / Meeting ID: 966477162

International numbers available: