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Openhouse enables San Francisco Bay Area LGBT seniors to overcome the unique challenges they face as they age by providing housing, support services and hosting LGBT-focused community events. We exist to reduce isolation and empower LGBT seniors to lead healthy lives.

Getting Involved

Our most urgent volunteer requirement is for our Friendly Visitor Program. We match a senior to a volunteer who will visit their home monthly and spend around an hour being a friend: sharing stories and shared interests over a coffee. You may also take short trips to a local park or somewhere of interest. The program asks you to be able to commit at least one hour per month, over a twelve month period. We provide lots of great support and training for this rewarding volunteering opportunity!

Not sure or unable to make an ongoing commitment? We also offer a number of one-off volunteer opportunities at groups and lunches where you can meet our community members and help us deliver our program of classes, workshops and events.


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