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Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

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In December 2012, Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates merged to create SAHA, an organization dedicated to providing quality, service-enriched affordable housing to East Bay residents.

Help elders get out of their apartments and socialize with their neighbors by calling BINGO. The negative health effects of social Isolation in seniors has been compared with smoking a pack of cigarettes a day. But you can help combat this! BINGO is a way to be around others without demanding conversation. It is also a great way for speakers of different languages to come together through play, and competition. It is also one of the most popular activities at our site.
Volunteer to call BINGO for low income seniors living at Oak Street Terrace,in the downtown Oakland! We are looking for a volunteer to call BINGO for an hour on Wednesday afternoons between 1:00 and 3:00. The volunteer will facilitate BINGO games, socialize with residents and then straighten up afterwards. BINGO is a very popular activity that is also a great opportunity to build community and keep our residents active!

Requirements: Ongoing SAHA Community Volunteers must commit to volunteer once a week for a minimum of 4 months, and must complete a volunteer orientation, volunteer forms and background screening prior to beginning their placement.

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About Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Location:

1835 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: SAHA provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. Our Values: We believe that: Every person needs a home. We commit to communities for the long term. Services in housing best support our residents and empower people to thrive. High quality design inspires people and builds community. Green building and practices lead to a healthy, sustainable society. Innovation and thoughtful risk-taking are part of how we pursue excellence. Financial health and sustainability are essential to the endurance of our mission and impact. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work. Our workplace reflects the same values we bring to our homes.

Description

The purpose of the SAHA's Volunteer Program is to improve the quality of living and promote health and well-being for Satellite Housing's residents. Volunteers will help foster community by facilitating activities for the residents, such as exercise groups, art classes, discussion groups, providing health and wellness information, leading or participating in games, assisting with special events, etc. The residents really appreciate the effort that is put forth by the volunteers, and look forward to the weekly interactions.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Oak Street Terrace1109 Oak StreetOakland, CA 94607

(37.79934,-122.26421)
 

SKILLS

  • Elder care
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week. 4 month commitment.

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