Volunteer with Eden Housing


Do you have expertise in a field you would like to share by teaching at one of our sites? Design a course for our senior residents or families to take, and lead each class.  We are always interested in English as a Second Language (ESL), photography, writing, dancing, arts and crafts, nutrition or certified yoga/exercise instruction classes.



Create curriculum and class activities.  Create, lead and plan activities for each class.  Greet attendees and make them feel welcome.  Provide encouragement and relay any concerns to staff. Help residents build confidence as they learn new skills.

Skills needed:

· Previous experience teaching the subject matter (formal or informal)

· For exercise and physical activity classes we require certification

· Ability to explain the subject matter in plain and simple terms

· Friendly and patient attitude

· Must have excellent interpersonal skills and a positive personality and demeanor


Volunteers will gain teaching experience with low-income and underserved populations, as well as the opportunity to develop and teach their own curriculum.  Build relationships with residents and get to know them.  Give back to the community by sharing your skill and expertise with others.

Time commitment:

Volunteer must commit to providing at least six classes on a regular schedule. Most sites will require that classes be held within regular business hours (Monday through Friday from 8:30 am- 5:30 pm).


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For more information on volunteering in teaching a class or to attend a volunteer orientation, please email Leah.Cerri@edenhousing.org or call (510) 247-8138

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