Our hard working and dedicated staff are instrumental in helping us make Silicon Valley healthier for everyone. Yet their efforts must be supported by individuals willing to volunteer their time to help us deliver invaluable services.

We have an array of volunteer opportunities from you to choose from. Hopefully you find one that’s as rewarding for you, as your service is appreciated, by us and our clients.

Meals On Wheels

Meals On Wheels Driver –  Deliver hot meals to our Meals On Wheels clients. Requirements: a valid driver’s license, insurance, reliable car and a yearly TB test. Commitment: Once a week, 2-3 hour shifts for 6 months.
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Meals on Wheels Meal Packer – Sort and pack hot prepackaged meals into carrying bags for our Meals On Wheels program. Requirements: There are no unique requirements for this opportunity. Commitment: Ongoing as available, any day 9am-11am.
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Friends from Meals On Wheels Volunteer – Visit homebound seniors receiving Meals On WheelsRequirements: A background check and TB test, and access to a car or transportation to get to client homes. Commitment: 3 hours a week for at least 6 months.
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Administrative Support – Assist us with phone or home wellness checks, and general office duties. Requirements: There are no unique requirements for this opportunity. Commitment: Ongoing, as available.
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AIDS Services

Grocery Store Attendant – Assist AIDS Services clients who come to The Jerry Larson FOODBasket center to shop for their groceries. You will help stock shelves and assist clients with making healthy food choices. Requirements: Yearly TB test and participate in ongoing training. Commitment: Twice a month, 2-3 hour shifts, for a 6 month time period (however, this can be flexible).
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Saturday Grocery Home Delivery Drivers – Deliver groceries to our homebound AIDS Services clients. Requirements: a valid driver’s license, insurance, and a reliable car, yearly TB test and participate in ongoing training as needed. Commitment: 6 months, once a month for 4 hours.
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Health Education

Better Choices, Better Health 0-2015-02-02 DSMP Senior Diabetes self management course, training 074Instructor –  After receiving four days of workshop instruction and training in our Better Choices, Better Health program, become a certified lay-leader/educator and conduct at least two workshops . Requirements: Attend training provided by The Health Trust. Commitment: One year.

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DSC_0268Oral Health Educator and Promatores –  Conduct outreach and home workshops to small groups of community members about Oral Health Education. Requirements: Completion of training provided on general concepts of oral health and how to work in the community. English and Spanish speaking volunteers needed. A strong interest in oral health and a background in health sciences is preferred. Commitment: 6 month.

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Senior Volunteers

SPA 2015Senior Peer Advocates Volunteer – Become a Senior Peer Advocate (SPA) to provide information and assistance tailored specifically to seniors and their families. Requirements: Volunteers age 60+. Must receive 20 hours of initial training and attend monthly 2 hour training on best practices. Commitment: 2-4 hours of weekly service to seniors or their caregivers.

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AGEntsAGEnts for Change Volunteer – Network with other like-minded older adults and partner organizations, to advocate and develop solutions to pressing problems affecting seniors. Requirements: Volunteers age 50+. Commitment: Ongoing, as available.

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