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Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency

Volunteers Power!
Volunteers at a previous BOSS workday at one of our Hayward facilities. Making a difference, making friends, getting exercise!

Are you a natural leader? Do you love getting friends and community members involved in good causes?

We are looking for a Volunteer Leader to help us recruit and organize community volunteers!

We need an energetic and organized person to help us manage local volunteers to:

  • feed the homeless (monthly Food Runs to local encampments!)
  • collect toiletries, sleeping bags, socks/underwear, computers & more (year-round and holiday drives)
  • organize community resource fairs (outreach and tabling events)
  • conduct gardening workdays (on-site at emergency shelters)
  • and more!!
BOSS is a nonprofit organization that works to end mass homelessness, mass incarceration, and community violence, with housing and support service programs across Alameda County that serve 4,000 individuals and families in need every year.

We need volunteers who are ready to STEP UP whenever help is needed, and for that we need a VOLUNTEER LEADER who will recruit them, assist with training and orientation, reach out to them when help is needed, and supervise volunteer projects!

This position has flexible hours and GREAT BENEFITS: meeting other people who want to give back and help their community, leadership experience, fun and great memories, making a difference for communities in need!

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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.


1918 University Ave. #2ABerkeley, CA 94704



  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Flexible - some of the work can be done remotely, some of the work will depend on the dates/times of special events that volunteers are needed for
  • Organizing skills, passion for social change!

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