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Looking for a rewarding and meaningful Volunteer Opportunity?

J-sei, a non-profit social service agency, is looking for volunteers (English or Japanese-speaking) who can call or visit homebound and isolated seniors. We have clients throughout Contra Costa and Alameda counties that are waiting to be matched with a volunteer.

  • Friendly Visitors visit a senior’s home once a week to develop and maintain a friendly relationship. The schedule for this position is flexible and can be arranged on an individual basis. J-Sei will provide a one-time training session for this volunteer position.
  • Friendly Callers call a homebound senior a couple of times a week to check-in on the senior’s safety and well-being. The schedule for this position is flexible and can be arranged on an individual basis. J-Sei will provide a one-time training session for this volunteer position.

High-need areas currently:
Hayward/Fremont Area- Japanese-speaking visitors
Walnut Creek- both Japanese and English-speaking visitors

*Volunteers who can drive and visit a client are preferred as many of our clients have difficulties talking over the phone.

If you are a compassionate and caring person interested in helping our J-Sei senior community, this should be a perfect opportunity for you!

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About J-Sei


1285 66th St., Emeryville, CA 94608, US

Mission Statement

The mission of J-Sei is to be a community and cultural organization that brings generations and families together to nurture and pass on Nikkei values and tradition through a broad array of services and programs. Our resources, information and services are relevant to the entire continuum of care for seniors, as well as their families and all ages of the Nikkei community. Our guiding values include dignity, trust, independence, social connection and respect for elders, as well as communication in families and quality of life for all.


J-Sei has been the only senior service provider focused on supporting Japanese American elderly in the east bay for the past 43 years. Today, J-Sei continues this rich history of supporting families throughout the community with the mission to promote and nurture Nikkei values with a broader multi-ethnic and multi-generational base. Through our Senior Center, classes and activities, congregate Japanese lunches, lectures and educational presentations our seniors stay actively involved. J-Sei also provides resources to help seniors remain independent for as long as possible in their own homes. These services include bilingual case management services, home-delivered Japanese meals, a pilot transportation program, Friendly Visitor/Friendly Caller programs, a caregiver registry and long term care consulting. J-Sei Home is a licensed residential care facility for the elderly in Hayward that provides warm, supportive and culturally appropriate care to 14 residents.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Emeryville, CA 94608



  • Japanese
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible schedule. 1-2 calls or visits per week.

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