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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

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South County Homeless Project provides shelter, meals, and services to homeless Hayward residents

YOGA VOLUNTEER NEEDED - Lead mentally ill homeless adults in therapeutic yoga!

Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) is an East Bay nonprofit organization that is dedicated to fighting against mass homelessness, mass incarceration, and community violence. One of our programs is the South County Homeless Project (SCHP), an emergency shelter for homeless adults with mental illness, located in Hayward.

We are seeking a volunteer to lead SCHP residents in a casual therapeutic yoga class! You do not need to have yoga certification or be a long-time yogi - basic knowledge of yoga and a passion for sharing it with others is all we are looking for!

HOURS: Flexible! SCHP is a 24/7 program. Yoga could happen after dinner in the evenings, or as a weekend or daytime activity - reach out and we can figure it out!

REQUIREMENTS: Completion of volunteer paperwork; TB test; Background check.

* Unforgettable interaction with homeless individuals and the advocates who assist them.
* Supporting an amazing local shelter that is striving to TURN LIVES AROUND
* Spreading health/healing, and sharing your passion for yoga!

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About Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency


1918 University Ave. #2A, Berkeley, CA 94704, US

Mission Statement

Our Vision BOSS believes in building a community where everyone has access to affordable housing and the means to care for themselves and their families, and where there is inclusive participation in community decision-making. Our Mission BOSS's mission is to help homeless, poor, and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency, and to fight against the root causes of poverty and homelessness. Our Values In order to be most effective, BOSS strives every day for excellence in behavior and ethics, excellence in service delivery, excellence in systems, and excellence in leadership. Our relationships are guided by the principles of active compassion, courtesy, and dignity.


Since 1971 BOSS has provided housing and services to over 1,500 homeless people each year. We have programs for both single adults and families with children. Most BOSS participants are dealing with multiple challenges: mental illness, substance abuse, domestic violence, illiteracy, lack of job skills, social isolation, trauma, and entrenched feelings of exhaustion and hopelessness. BOSS programs focus on teaching life skills, connecting people with community resources, and creating supportive and positive environments that motivate people and build hope.

Our services address 4 areas:
- HOUSING: Shelter, transitional/special needs housing, permanent housing assistance.
- HEALTH: Physical and mental health services, medication monitoring, drug/alcohol recovery counseling, socialization, case management for the seriously mentally ill.
- ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Job readiness assessments, resume-building, job search assistance, job development with employers, job creation, adult education.
- SOCIAL JUSTICE: Community building, leadership development, and collaborative action campaigns on targeted policy goals.

Homeless & Housing
People with Disabilities


We'll work with your schedule.


258 West A StreetHayward, CA 94541



  • Teaching / Instruction


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible! Contact us and we'll work it out.

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