Creative and energetic childcare providers who can supply short-term care (respite) in the homes of children with special needs are needed. The children may be developmentally disabled, or have experienced abuse, neglect or pre-natal drug exposure, or are HIV-affected.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Have experience working with children and families.
Be at least 18 years old, and have a high school diploma or GED.
Have access to a motor vehicle in good working order.
Be able to obtain a criminal record clearance.
Be eligible to work in the U.S.

 This is a part-time (no guarantee of hours) position which pays  $10.00 - 10.50 hour (depending upon the number of children in your care). Respite is provided in the child’s home and is generally needed after-school, evenings, and weekends.

Contact: Raelene at  (510) 834-2443 x3032 to find out how to apply or go to our website at


The women’s prison is in need of GED tutors to meet once or twice a week to help with Language, Reading, Social Studies, Math and Science.  They are also looking for a choir director/musicians to assist with instrument training and help create a  music program.  Volunteers are required to attend training and undergo a background check.

Contact: email Tess Korth or call her at 925-833-7500 x372 for more info.


Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, (SSPTV)  sponsors this interactive 7- week program as part of the Finding Wellness program.  Topics include fall prevention, using and understanding medications, alcohol awareness, hydration, stress management, chronic pain and exercise.

The program, funded several times throughout the year in the Tri-Valley, would like to reach more people. If your group (minimum of 8 individuals  and maximum of 25)  is interested in scheduling the series, please contact the Behavioral Health Program Manager for details.

The program is free, but the group will need to provide the meeting site.   SSPTV is located at 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.  For more info, call (925) 931-5379 or email

When:  1 time per week for 1.5 hours per class

Contact: Behavioral Health Program Manager


Open Heart Kitchen began with the goal of creating a place where people could come find food, and a wonderful thing happened along the the way - people found family.  Food Donations are accepted at the following locations (for a list of the most needed items visit

Pleasanton: Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Livermore:   Vineyard Church, 460 N. Livermore,  Thursday and Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM


Men, be part of this important ministry focused on providing God’s written word to local hotels, schools, colleges, hospitals, jails, prisons, police, fire and military personnel.

Where: Throughout the Tri-Valley and beyond

CityServe Coordinator: Terry Roberts or (925) 209-7007


Since 1980 families and physicians in the San Ramon and Tri-Valley area have turned to this organization for quality, compassionate care at the end of life.  Volunteers are needed for office duties, home care, grief support, Voices of Hope choir, and special events throughout the year.

Licensed cosmetologists, patient visitors , musicians and singers (who will bring music to the patients bedside) are currently needed.

Where: 6377 Clark Avenue, Suite 100, Dublin

Visit our website at:

Contact: Jill Biggs, Coordinator of Volunteers or  (925) 829-8770

CityServe Coordinator:Sherry White or (925) 833-1810


Are you raising a relative's child?

Lincoln-  Kinship Support Services Program provides free services to kinship families-families in which a child is being raised by his or her relatives.  Our goal is to support our families in any way possible to ensure that the child stays with a relative caregiver versus entering the foster care system.

These services include case management, advocacy and referral to a wide range of services, free workshops and classes based on our kin families needs and interests, support groups for both caregivers and youth, free "Caregiver Night Out" and family events, 24 hour helpline for immediate resource referral (510-421-6861), free homework help and academic support, free weekend recreation activities for children and youth, Aviator Program which is a teen leadership program, Kin Connect which is a youth mentoring program.

We serve Alameda County families including Dublin, Livermore and Pleasanton.  General information about the program call (510) 273-4700 ext. 2000

                   Where:    Lincoln, 111 Review Way, Suite 200, Hayward

                  Contact:  Christina Cuenca, Community Outreach Coordinator, (510) 273-4700 ext. 2027


This home meal delivery program provides daily nutritious meals to homebound seniors which helps improve the quality of lives and allows
seniors to remain independent in their homes. Volunteers are always invited to join the team that delivers meals.

When: Monday - Friday, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Where: Tri-Valley cities

Contact: Call the office for Pleasanton/ Dublin and Sunol at (925) 931-5385. For the Livermore area call (925) 421-4657.


This program aims to help inmates with a plan of action prior to release for successfully reintegrating back into the community. Women volunteers will initially meet with the FCI Mentor Coordinator, pass a background clearance, and receive training  (usually held in the evening). Mentors will meet with the inmate once a week or every other week for 6 to 9 months. Inmates (who all have two years or less left on their sentence) will participate in a Threshold class that focuses on spirituality and smart goals. Class size is usually around 10 to 12 inmates. A team of mentors is needed as well as volunteers to possibly teach a Threshold class.

Where:  5701 8th Street, Camp Parks, Dublin

CityServe Coordinator: Leslie Arroyo or (925) 548-8420.


Contribute your gift of graphics, writing, prayer, organization, or communication to this newly formed faith-based group developing a resource network to enable jail and prison inmates to successfully transition from incarceration back to their families and communities.

When:  2nd Saturday morning of ea. month (next one is May 11th)

Where:  2333 Nissen Dr. , Livermore 94551

Contact: Leslie Arroyo, Ministry Leader at (925) 548-8420

CityServe Coordinator: Linda Lopes