Volunteers are an essential life source for GLIDE. Our meals program could not function to serve all our clients without them. The COVID-19 pandemic saw an alarming decline in GLIDE volunteers and something needed to be done to stem the flow. GLIDE looked to Meals Navigator Diane Truong. Diane went into action by recruiting a dedicated dozen senior volunteers in the local Asian community, a few of whom were former GLIDE clients themselves.
Since 2020, this tight-knit group of volunteers have been coming to GLIDE five to six times a week, helping serve breakfast to our many hungry clients.
We want to tip our hats to these passionate group of volunteers. You are the unconditional love we live and breath each and every day.
Please take the time to review our Volunteer page and consider volunteering. We welcome you to join us!
My Name is Huang, Qun Ying. I am 81. I live across from Glide. I come volunteer at Glide every morning at 7:00 am.
I want to help the community. I enjoy working with the Meals team members because everyone here is so friendly and respect seniors. Besides volunteer at Glide, I am at home taking care of my 93 years old husband.
My name is Wen DaMei. I am 70 years old. I just moved to the Tenderloin a year ago. And I am so happy that I found Glide just across where I live to do my volunteer work. I love to help and serve people.
I also volunteer at the YMCA Chinatown. I love to volunteer at Glide Church because I love to go to Church on Sunday.
I am Mai Hong Hai. I am 74 years old. I am very happy to volunteer at Glide because I can be able to do something for the community.
Every morning I take the bus from Chinatown to get here at 6 am to help all the setting up tables, chairs, and other stuffs to get ready for the breakfast hour. I I also stay and help on the lunch hour too.
I love to volunteer at Glide because everyone is so friendly.
My Name is Huang, Qun Ying. I am 81 Years old. I live across from Glide. I come volunteer at Glide every morning at
7:00 am. I want to help the community. I enjoy working with the Meals team members because everyone here are so friendly and respect seniors.
Besides volunteering at Glide, I am at home taking care of my 93 years old husband.
My name is Pei Shai Chen. Everyone calls me “Patricia.” I am 84 years old. In the pass three years, I was like every other Glide client who picked up their food after getting in line on the sidewalk. One day, I felt so happy that Diane asked me to volunteer.
Every morning around 6:00 am, I come to Glide to help on preparing breakfast and helping the Meals team get things ready. I feel good for myself that I can help others by volunteering at Glide.