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Friendship Center Host/ Hostess- Mental Health Association of San Mateo County

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RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties

  • 50 people are interested

The Mental Health Association of San Mateo County, a nonprofit organization, enriches quality of life, restores dignity, and reduces homelessness, particularly for those affected by mental illness and HIV/AIDS. Mental Health Association strengthens hope by providing shelter, support and opportunities for socialization.

The Friendship Centers are friendly, warm gatherings for adults with mental health diagnoses to socialize, play games, enjoy arts and crafts, and eat a simple lunch. Sometimes staff and volunteers take the participants on field trips. We're looking for volunteers who are friendly, outgoing, and enjoy taking initiative. Volunteers should be comfortable talking one on one and joining group activities, such as bingo. We also look to volunteers to help prepare a simple lunch. An agency orientation is provided to new volunteers with on-going invitations to attend workshops, conferences, site visits, and events related to mental health issues.

The Friendship Centers meet in Daly City, San Mateo, Belmont, San Carlos, Redwood City, and East Palo Alto. The Friendship Centers are hosted at church community rooms or in meeting rooms at the county mental health centers. Some volunteers have been with us for decades. Both volunteers and participants experience the Friendship Center as an extended family.

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About RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties


Mills Peninsula Senior Focus, 1720 El Camino Real, Ste 10, Burlingame, CA 94010, US

Mission Statement

RSVP is a nationwide network of experienced adults who contribute their time and talents to important programs that strengthen their communities. RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties is sponsored by Mills-Peninsula Health Services. RSVP is administered by the Corporation for National & Community Service, the federal agency that supports service and volunteering programs to improve lives, strengthen communities and foster civic engagement. We serve all of San Mateo County and the cities of Santa Clara, Sunnyvale, Mountain View. Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills in Santa Clara County.



RSVP provides opportunities for people 55 and over to make a difference in their community through volunteer service. RSVP volunteers contribute anywhere from a few to over forty hours a week, serving through schools, day care centers, police departments, hospitals and other nonprofit and public organizations to help meet critical community needs. RSVP offers maximum flexibility and choice to its volunteers. RSVP matches the personal interests and skills of older Americans with opportunities to help solve community problems and offers supplemental insurance while on duty, pre-service orientation, and on-the-job training from the agency or organization where volunteers are placed.

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RSVP of San Mateo & Northern Santa Clara Counties1720 El Camino Real, Ste 10Burlingame, CA 94010



  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Community Outreach
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 55
  • Orientation or Training

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