Volunteer opportunity description

Ashby Village is a community network of seniors living in the cities of Berkeley, Kensington, Albany, El Cerrito, Emeryville, parts of Oakland and Richmond who want to remain independent, in their own homes and communities for as long as possible into old age. Volunteers provide a variety of short term services to help this happen. Although there are opportunities for other kinds of help, one of the greatest needs is for drivers to medical appointments or shopping. The amount of time spent volunteering could be small, but the gratitude and satisfaction is large.

Ashby Village volunteer options include supporting members with a variety of daily living needs:

  • Driving
  • Gardening
  • Computer Assistance
  • Handyperson
  • Food Prep
  • Medical Companion/MedPal
  • Pet Care
  • Home Companionship
  • Phone Check-ins
  • General Organizing

Trainings occur every quarter. Please apply for this opportunity and ask our office for upcoming dates.



Interview, references, background check, orientation and training.

Additional vetting or DRIVERS or MEDPAL: Valid drivers license and insurance, clean driving record.

Minimum age 18

Our volunteer needs

We need volunteers who are free at these times


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About the organization

Ashby Village

Patricia Carvalho
Operations and Volunteer Manager
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