Social Call, friendly visiting program in Alameda County

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Covia Communities


Visit with an older adult in Oakland!

(During COVID-19 affected times, we will begin our visits over the phone, then transition to in-person visits when the pandemic has passed).

Social Call volunteers:

- Receive training and ongoing support
- Are matched with an adult 60 years or older for great conversation, swapping stories, learning and more.

Time Commitment: 6-month minimum, visiting the same participant each week

Qualifications: a free background check ; availability for our next new volunteer training (flexible times, about 2 hours long)

Bilingual volunteers strongly encouraged to apply! All adults aged 18 yrs and older welcome to apply.

For more information contact Katie Wade at

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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.


.Oakland, CA 94602



  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building


  • People 55+


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

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