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Who Are We?

Since its launch in October 2019, the Downtown Streets Team in Redwood City has been committed to providing work experience and a community for folks who are experiencing homelessness. Our team works to create a clean, more vibrant and welcoming Redwood City, while building a better life for themselves. When you see our Team Members around the city, remember to say ‘hi’ and thank them for all their hard work.


Get Involved!

Volunteer Opportunities:

We are currently recruiting volunteers for a variety of ongoing projects. If you’re interested in volunteering your time, skills, and/or passion for our mission, read on for current ways to get involved, and email for more information on current projects.

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Bilingual Support: Our Redwood City Team has a great deal of linguistic diversity; approximately half of our Team Members are Spanish speakers, and several speak no English. We need volunteers who are fluent in both Spanish and English to be translators at weekly meetings and Team events in order to foster closer and easier relationships between Team Members and our English-speaking DST Staff.

Community Workshops: Do you have a skill or passion you would be willing to share with our Team? Sign up to teach an hour-long workshop! You can volunteer just once, or choose to teach an ongoing workshop. It can be anything from a skill like coding or Spanish, to an activity you love like yoga or photography. Workshops are a fun way for you to get to know our Team Members while helping them fill their days with productive and engaging activities.

Hygiene kits: When we’re doing outreach to find new potential Team Members, it helps to have travel sized hygiene kits – which include necessities like socks, toiletries, and hand sanitizer – to give out. You can collect and assemble the materials necessary for these kits on your own or with a group, and coordinate with us on dropping them off.

Design your own: None of these opportunities fit your interests? Contact us anyway! We would love to help find a place for you at DST based on your unique interests and skill-sets.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities, or if you would like more information, email to get started working with our Team!

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DST in the news:

Mercury News - Redwood City: Homeless residents to spruce up city as volunteers in new pilot program

The Daily Journal - Downtown Streets debuts in Redwood City

Climate Magazine

How Do I Join?

  1. Come to a Weekly Success Meeting and see if it’s a fit for you.
  2. Get on the waitlist by raising your hand at the beginning of the meeting.
  3. Come each week to our Weekly Success Meeting to keep your spot on the waitlist.
  4. When a spot opens, join the team!


Weekly Success Meeting:

Behind the Redwood City Public Library

1044 Middlefield Rd

Redwood City, CA 94063

Every Wednesday 12-1pm



For partnership, volunteer, or media inquiries, contact Matty Shirer at

1671 The Alameda, San Jose, CA 95126

Downtown Streets Team is a 501(c)3 Organization. Donations are tax deductible. EIN 20-5242330