Volunteers are needed to become Friendly Visitors to a senior on a one-to-one basis.  Volunteers may choose to run errands, transport to stores/appointments or just visit with the senior.  A two hour per week commitment is ideal, but this is flexible.  Also needed are volunteers to do non-routine yard work such as raking leaves, trimming, planting flowers, or weeding.  Volunteers (with small trucks) are needed for one-time commitments which would include moving items from a storage unit, taking small items to the dump or transporting other items within the Tri-Valley.

When: Time and Schedules are flexible

Where: Cities of Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton

Contact: (925) 931 5388 or email Lorie Rohloff


Meet new friends and be served by friendly volunteers at the Dublin Senior Center where meals are provided by Open Heart Kitchen. Reservations are encouraged but are not required except for special luncheons.  There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal or you can purchase a Punch Card which includes 10 pre-paid meals for $30.00.  Take out is available.  See menu at:  http://dublinca.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13132

When: Monday - Friday, 11:30 - 12:30; after 12:15, the Lunch is boxed as a "take out"

Where: Dublin Senior Center, 7600 Amador Valley Blvd.

Contact: Call Dublin Senior Center for more information @ 556-4511 or call Clare Gomes of Open Heart Kitchen at (925) 580-6793


The Shepherd's Gate,  New Life Store, (Thrift Store)   generates  revenue to support the vital programs necessary to break the cycle of poverty, addiction, domestic violence and homelessness for women and their children.  Shopping at the New Life Store  gives the community the opportunity to partner with Shepherd's Gate as we transform lives.    The New Life Store currently has  the following opportunities at the store:

Putting pricing tags on clothing, sizing and hanging priced clothing, accepting donation (outside), researching price points for collectible items, organizing and stocking jewelry, stocking goods on sales floor, merchandising store windows and displays, data entry and file organization, sorting shoes, sorting and pricing toys, testing and pricing electronics, general maintenance, replacing tube light bulbs and ballasts, and carpet cleaning.

When: Volunteer Hours are Monday - Saturday 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM, (with a 6-hour max per day)

Where: 4014 East Avenue, Livermore

Contact:  Complete the Volunteer application on-line, www.shepherdsgate.org/Volunteer


Legends, Senior Behavioral Health is a 14-bed acute care voluntary behavioral health program for seniors who need treatment for psychiatric illness.  The program is a structured group based program for patients 65 and older but depending on the need and behavior, * we treat much younger patients as well.   The program is part of ValleyCare Health System and is located at Valley Memorial, in Livermore.  LEGENDS focuses on patients with depression, manic depressive illness, dementia, acute psychosis and adjustments disorders of aging.  LEGENDS provides an individualized treatment program for each patient.  A variety of approaches are used including group, individual and family counseling.  In addition, LEGENDS provides specialities such as occupational, physical and recreational therapy.  Physicians, mental health professional or family members may make referrals to the LEGENDS program by contacting the center directly.  The patient, if clinically appropriate after assessment, will be admitted and followed by a psychiatrist and primary care physician for treatment.

Where:  Valley Memorial, 1111 E. Stanley Blvd., Livermore

Contact:  Clinic Coordinator, (925) 373-8031

After hours and on weekends: (925) 373-8038 or toll free 1 800 884-8038


This 501 (c)3 nonprofit organization is committed to raising funds for the Pleasanton Senior Center.  The Friends work in cooperation with the Senior Center as they integrate their vision to expand and enhance programs and services.  Friends form partnerships by recruiting volunteers and soliciting donations.  See website for donation suggestions.

Contact: See website www.seniorcenterfriends.org

or call (925) 475 9057

Where:  Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Blvd. Pleasanton


Tri-Valley Haven, a non-profit providing shelter and counseling for sexual assault survivors, battered women and their children offer the Parents Creating Change Program,  (PCC) which offers advice and support for parents, teen parents, custodial grandparents or guardians of children from the ages of 0-5.  Parents can receive small amounts of diapers, wipes, baby food, new parent kits (in English & Spanish) and other items that may be in stock at the Tri-Valley Haven Food Pantry.   Life Skills Instructor available as follows:

When: Tuesdays afternoon  from 1:30 -5:00 PM

Where: 418 Junction Ave. (between Enos Way & Chestnut St.), Livermore

Contact: Tri-Valley Haven, Life Skills Instructor at  (925) 449-7889


There is an urgent need for teen and adult volunteers at the food pantry to help with bagging food and working at the counter as well as the thrift store where opportunities include sorting and stocking donations, helping customers and working at the cash register!  (Hours are flexible).  Mandarin speaking volunteer also needed.

When:  Food Pantry hours: Monday - Thursday, 9:30 am-noon & Thursday, 5 - 7 pm

Thrift Store hours: Monday - Saturday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Where: 418 Junction Ave, Livermore (food pantry) & 116 N L St., Livermore (thrift store)

Contact:  email Lynne or call  (925) 449-5845 for additional information


Alameda/Contra Costa Tri-Valley
Rental Housing Opportunities Guide

This directory of publicly-assisted rental housing resources is produced
as a public service by the jurisdictions in the Tri-Valley area
including Dublin, Livermore, Pleasanton, San Ramon and the town of

The guide provides:
* A listing of housing related services in the Tri-Valley,
including fair housing resources
* A listing, by area, of affordable (below-market) rental units



Partner with Dublin’s Continuation High School in this program to prepare seniors for success in professional careers and higher education. Ways you can help:
1) Come share your work experience, expertise in resume preparation or job search skills with the students

2) Help teach students interviewing skills through mock interviews.

3) help connect your employer to provide a 3-month corporate internship

4) Devote an hour a week or every 2 weeks to encourage an at risk teen in Dublin; take him/her to lunch or an afternoon snack.

Where: 6901 York Dr., Dublin

Contact: email Valley High Counselor, Liz Buckley or call (925) 829-4322 x7907 or email course teacher, Laurie Erceg  or call  her at (510) 305-5111 to discuss how you can be part of equipping these students for success!



Be part of our collective Church team providing visits, fun and music for seniors who are confined to care centers: Rosewood and Quail Gardens in Livermore.

At Rosewood, a team visits the 2nd Saturday of each month to call Bingo at 2:00 PM and then provides entertainment from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.   Musicians are urgently needed as well as helpers for Bingo.

At Quail Gardens,  a team visits each 3rd Thursday from 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM.
Some talk with the seniors and others provide music.  More team members are needed!

Where: Rosewood Gardens, 35 Fenton Street, Livermore
         and  Quail Gardens, 813 S.  J St., Livermore

Contact: CityServe Coordinator, Bill Turnquist or (510) 207-8937