The Human Services Department's Aging & Family Services Division has many opportunities to get involved:
Masters Level Internships Case management and counseling interns have the opportunity to serve a diverse population of clients and respond to a range of presenting problems. Interns work collaboratively with our internal case managers, as well as other City departments, County agencies, mental health providers, hospitals, clinics, and other senior service providers. AFS provides services to a diverse population. Applicants with bilingual and/or bicultural skills are encouraged to apply.
Community Ambassador Program for Seniors (CAPS)
The CAPS program trains volunteer Community Ambassadors to help seniors access local resources and services. Visit the CAPS website.
Senior Peer Counseling Program This program offers a unique opportunity for compassionate seniors, 50 years or older, to be trained as senior peer counselors. All volunteers will go through an intensive 54-hour training and receive on-going supervision by a licensed professional therapist.
Office Support From time to time, there may be opportunities to volunteer in the Human Services Department office. If you have experience with the computer (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), filing, event coordination, etc., contact the City's Human Services Department, Aging & Family Services Division, at 510-574-2050 or Email.