Volunteer with us.


teach english

Nuestra Casa’s ESL (English as a Second Language) classes are focused on building language skills at various levels. We need native English speakers who can help our students build their conversational skills. We pair each volunteer with one student during “lab time” so they can practice having a conversation in English in various scenarios, like a visit to the doctor or a food shopping trip.  Some experience in adult basic literacy and/or ESL is helpful, but not necessary. Our teachers also need classroom support.

Tuesday - Thursday evenings, 6:30-8:30, October 2019 - May 2020


Distribute food

Nuestra Casa recovers healthy, high quality food from local grocery stores that would otherwise be thrown away. We distribute it to families in East Palo Alto. You can help by sorting and distributing food at a delivery location in East Palo Alto. Some heavy lifting may be involved.

Flexible commitment, sign up by the Wednesday before to help on Saturday mornings, 9am - 1pm. Ideal for company teams of 10-20 people!


volunteer at an event

One of our superpowers is community outreach. We accomplish some of this work through community events and celebrations in East Palo Alto. Help out with a variety of tasks such as setting up and breaking down, greeting and registering guests, and serving food. Upcoming events include: Posadas (12/14) and Selena Tribute (3/28).

Flexible commitment.