Brain Buddy (Creative/Activities with Memory Loss Clients)


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


Throughout the Beach CitiesRedondo Beach, CA 90277


  • Beach Cities Health District is a public agency formed in 1955 by the voters of Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach to provide health care services in the community.
  • Brain Buddy volunteers engage older and/ or disabled adults with memory loss in structured activities to provide socialization and engagement. Volunteers are recruited, trained, and then matched with appropriate participants on the basis of need and compatibility.


  • Will be matched with a client and conduct weekly to biweekly visits in the client’s home to assist in structured activities, such as art, music, or games.
  • Create an individualized activity plan based on client’s abilities and interests.
  • Attend a case conference once every month to share any issues, concerns, etc. the client is facing.

Qualifications Needed:

  • Must be 18 or older
  • Empathetic and understanding of the needs of older adults and/or disabled adults experiencing memory loss or dementia.
  • Complete the training program
  • Ability to attend once-monthly case conference
  • Communicate any information regarding client with their Care Manager
  • Maintain client confidentiality
  • 1-year commitment

Application Process:

All potential candidates are asked to complete the following application process to see if this position is an appropriate fit:

  • Fill out application online at
  • Participate in simple intake process conducted by Volunteer Services
  • Interview with supervisor


  • History
  • Elder care
  • Music Therapy
  • Reading / Writing
  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-1.5 hrs/wk plus 1.5 hr training meeting/mo
  • TB Test

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