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Become a Senior Peer Counselor. City of Fremont Human Services Department is now interviewing candidates
Why? Many of our elder friends and neighbors suffer from depression, isolating illnesses, grief due to the loss of a loved one, and loneliness.
Who? The Tri-Cities Senior Peer Counseling Program is seeking warm and compassionate volunteers to assist seniors in our community. We are looking for people at least 50 years of age and older to participate in a 20-hour training. There are no educational requirements — we believe life has been your teacher.
Who sponsors this program? The Tri-Cities Senior Peer Counseling Program is sponsored by the City of Fremont’s Human Services Department.
Sounds good, but does it work? Yes! We hear from the people we serve that they feel they have found someone who truly cares. The Senior Peer Counselors report they get back more than they give.
What is the volunteer commitment? Active volunteers dedicate approximately 5-10 hours each month to SPC activities, after completing the initial 15-20-hour training program. Active volunteers are expected to:
- Provide weekly client home visits and complete associated documentation.
- Attend weekly Tuesday morning group case consultation meetings.
- Participate in the counseling program for a minimum of 12 months.
Following completion of the training, attendance at a minimum of one group meeting/month is required, although more frequent attendance is encouraged. Volunteers who are not able to attend the Tuesday morning meeting may make alternate arrangements with the Program Coordinator.
What does the training program include? The training is highly interactive and includes frequent role play to practice active listening, asking effective questions, and motivational interviewing. Course objectives include:
- Enhancement of personal qualities essential to working closely with older adults.
- Competency to provide supportive peer counseling.
- Increased knowledge of older adult mental health and related life changes.
For more information and to sign up, please contact Ahmad Tarin, AMFT at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-574-2064.
Serra Center Administrative/Office volunteer
Half-day shifts from 9am to 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 4pm. Assist with reception of in-person guests, answer phones, open mail. Other tasks as they arise if candidate is amenable. Learn more on Serra Center’s website.
Lavender Seniors is looking for board members
Lavender Seniors is dedicated to Helping LGBTQ+ older adults age with health, happiness, and pride. They are looking for board members from the LGBTQ+ community or allies. The board currently meets via Zoom on the second Wednesday. Visit their website to learn more.
Washington Hospital is accepting applications for College and Adult Volunteers
Please visit their website for more information or contact Evangeline Imana-Iyemura at 510-818-5466.
There are many volunteer opportunities available, including:
- Greet patients and visitors
- Discharge patients
- Deliver flowers
- Sell items in the gift shop
- Keep concerned friends and families updated on patient status
- Play piano in Main Hospital lobby
- Way Finders
- Assist at public seminars, health screenings and Hospital events
Support The Arts in Fremont – Volunteer Treasurer for Fremont Cultural Arts Council
Passionate about supporting the arts, but more of a ‘left-brain’? We want you! Our Treasurer makes sure our funds work as hard as the rest of our volunteers by managing & disbursing funds, budgeting & reporting financial results to the board. This volunteer is supported by an experienced volunteer accountant. Learn more about Fremont Cultural Arts Council.
Bilingual (English-Spanish) Volunteer Needed
Room Redux Bay Area is looking for bilingual volunteers. They have an immediate need for Spanish-speaking volunteers, to assist with initial phone conversations as well as home assessment visits, with families of children receiving a Room Transformation. Volunteers are required to acquire a background check. Learn more about Room Redux.
Be motivated, empowered, and fulfilled as a Volunteer Music For Minors II Music Docent!
Make the musical difference in a child’s life by becoming a trained music volunteer. Love music and children? Volunteer in their classroom. Don’t deny children their thirst for music. Free training every fall (mid-September – early November). Learn more
Students Against Period Poverty is looking for volunteers
We allow volunteers to create menstrual care packages and write letters for domestic violence shelters like SAVE and House of Grace while earning service hours eligible for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award. One menstrual care package created equals 1 service hour earned while one letter written equals 0.5 service hour earned. Alternatively you may simply donate us menstrual products (contact us for more info). Get more information and sign up.