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Phone-based visitor with an older adult - Alameda County

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Covia Communities


Want to make a difference in the life of an older adult who may currently be more isolated than usual during this time of Covid? As a Social Call volunteer you'll provide social support and friendship, and foster creative conversations while visiting an older adult once a week by phone.

Social Call volunteers:
- Are matched with an adult 60+ years of age for conversation, swapping stories, learning and more.
- Receive training and ongoing support

Time Commitment:
- 6 month minimum, 30 min/week plus a brief monthly report.

- 18+ years of age
- Pass a free background check
- Submit two non-family references
- Participate in volunteer training (flexible times, about 2 hours long)

Bilingual volunteers strongly encouraged to apply!

For more information contact Michelle Haines at mhaines@covia.org.

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About Covia Communities


Mailing address:2185 N. California Blvd. Suite 215, Operation throughout greater SF Bay Area, Walnut Creek, CA 94596, US

Mission Statement

Covia promotes and cultivates healthy communities for positive aging through an innovative continuum that actively supports the whole person.


Growth, Compassion, Innovation, Commitment, Service. The core outreach programs of Covia Community Services - Senior Resources, Market Day, Well Connected , and Social Call- each address unmet needs of seniors. They provide essentials such as emergency financial assistance, affordable produce, and links to critical services. Covia volunteers also serve in our communities, from Pacific Grove to Santa Rosa, engaging residents and staff by providing companionship, care, and support. The programs also provide intangibles that may prove to be more essential such as affording these adults an improved quality of life, a sense of community, the joy of knowing they are cared for, and a renewed purpose.

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We'll work with your schedule.


Variesthroughout Alameda County, CA 94703


  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months, visiting each week

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