Being a Volunteer at Gilead House is a special opportunity to serve single moms and children while increasing awareness and compassion for those in need in our community. Your gift of time is greatly appreciated and truly makes a difference in the lives of the families at Gilead House.

Step One:

Complete our online application by clicking the link below:

Step Two:

After you submit your application, our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to review your interests and discuss how you might get involved.


Childcare volunteers are needed to provide supervision of the Gilead House children for various programs throughout the week. Activities include playing games with the kids, reading books, and helping with homework. It is a great opportunity for high school students as well as adults who want to make a difference in the life of a child.

When: Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6:15 – 7:45 pm

Location: Seventh Street Center, 1024 7th Street, Novato

Registered Volunteers may sign up in advance by clicking the links below:



 All last-minute cancellations please Call, Text or Email Olivia Benesch at 415-408-8740 or olivia@gileadhouse.org

1volunteerProject Serve

Join us for Project Serve and assist with the upkeep of the Gilead House facility. Duties vary but include cleaning, home repairs, painting, facility updates, and various yard projects as needed.

◊ When: One Saturday, each month. 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Confirm dates on SignUp.com.

◊ Two Locations: Seventh Street Center at 1024 7th Street, Novato and Leafwood Center at 1310 Leafwood Drive, Novato

◊ For more information contact Carly Hoj at carly@gileadhouse.org.

Registered Volunteers may sign up in advance by clicking the link below:

First Sunday Family Meal

We’re looking for volunteer teams (i.e., school or service groups, teams of friends or colleagues) to provide a meal on the first Sunday of each month for 9 people, including 10 or more children. This is a great opportunity for our families to get together, meet members of the community, and enjoy some relaxing and fun time with each other with a home-cooked meal.

Where: Seventh Street Center – 1024 7th Street, Novato, CA 94945

When: First Sunday of each month from 4pm-7pm

◊ For more information, email gileadmentors@gmail.com.


Mentor volunteers are critical to the Gilead House program. Mentors are matched with one of the resident moms, providing support and guidance while encouraging accountability as the resident pursues the goals necessary to enable her to transition to independent living. Being a mentor is an eighteen (18) month commitment. Mentors are mature, stable women who are able to commit 1-3 hours a week to the program.

◊ If interested, contact gileadmentors@gmail.com

6volunteerLife Skills Education

Life Skills Teachers support the Gilead House moms by providing educational classes that help them reach their goals toward independence. Classes are held every week and last approximately 1.5 hours. Classes are focused on increasing Financial Independence, Employment Education, Parenting Skills, and Health and Wellness Awareness.

◊ When: Tuesday evenings from 6:15 – 7:45 pm

◊ If interested, contact olivia@gileadhouse.org.

praySQPrayer Team

The Prayer Team is a vital component to the heart and mission of Gilead House. Join us for the monthly prayer meetings to pray for the families of Gilead House and any needs of the organization.

When: 2nd Thursday of each month at 1:00 pm

Location: Seventh Street Center, Conference room, 1024 7th Street, Novato