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Aging Services Division
Aging Services Division

The Aging Services Division provides many opportunities for volunteers to support seniors in our community. Each year, hundreds of volunteers support the activities and services provided at the North and South Berkeley Senior Centers as well as help to deliver thousands of meals for the Meals on Wheels program.


Image: North Berkeley Senior CenterVolunteering at a Senior Center

  • Serve lunch between 11:30 am and 12:30 pm, Monday - Friday   
  • Volunteer at special events    
  • Staff the reception desk on weekdays   
  • Assist with office and administrative tasks   
  • Teach a class 

For more information about volunteering at a Senior Center, call:  

North Berkeley Senior Center
(510) 981-5190

Henry Ramsey Jr. South Berkeley Senior Center
(510) 981-5170

Image: Meals on Wheels ProgramVolunteering for Meals on Wheels

  • Deliver meals to Berkeley homebound seniors between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and/or Fridays.   
  • Help pack meals for delivery prior to delivery times   

For more information about volunteering for the Meals on Wheels program, call:

Meals on Wheels
(510) 981-5250

Image: Mercy Brown Bag Program (1)Volunteering for Mercy Brown Bag Program   

Assist with packing and distributing bags of groceries to low-income seniors on the first and/or third Friday of each month from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm  

For more information about volunteering for the Mercy Brown Bag program, call:  (510) 981-5200  







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