Lend an ear and change a life

Senior Peer Counseling Open House

If you have one hour a week, you can change a life. Many older adults in our community struggle everyday, finding it difficult to establish and maintain social connections that help them feel fulfilled. Here at Peninsula Family Service, we help older adults who are struggling to find that social connection improve their health and transform their lives.

The Senior Peer Counseling Program provides FREE training and matches you with an older adult to offer supportive listening. Here is what some of our Senior Peer Counselors have said about the program:

“I feel enriched knowing that I have been of help to others and I learn from my clients’ life experiences.”

“It makes my life more worthwhile.”

“After training, we’re able to make clients happy and satisfied. Thus we are happy too.”

Senior Peer Counselors are 55+, have an interest in working with older adults, are good listeners, caring and compassionate, have transportation, are able to volunteer 1 hour a week, and meet with fellow volunteers twice a month.

If you are interested, we invite you to join one of our information sessions, where we will walk you through the process and get you on your way to start changing the lives of older adults in our community!

Join us and learn about this wonderful volunteer opportunity in one of the following times and locations:

  • English Language
    Friday March 24th 10 am-11 am
    Doelger Senior Center Room 5, 101 Lake Merced Blvd, Daly City, CA.
    Thursday April 6th 11 am–2 pm
    Tuesday April 18th 1pm-2pm
    Peninsula Family Service, 24 Second Avenue, San Mateo, CA.
  • LGBTQ Community
    Monday March 27th 11 am-12 noon
    Wednesday April 5th 1 pm-2 pm
    San Mateo County PRIDE Center, 1021 El Camino Real, San Mateo (off 11th Avenue).
  • Spanish Language 
    Friday March 24th 11 am-1 pm
    Friday April 14th 11 am-1 pm
    Friday April 28th 11 am-1 pm
    Fair Oaks Activity Center, 2600 Middlefield Road, Redwood City, CA.
    • Mandarin & Cantonese Languages 
      Please contact the Senior Peer Counseling program at 650-403-4389.

    Staff will be ready to assist you, but you can contact us at any time to find an opportunity that is right for you. Just call us at 650-403-4389 or contact us via e-mail.

    Join the great group of volunteer Senior Peer Counselors at Peninsula Family Service and help the older adults in our community lead healthier, happier lives!


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