Volunteer

Front Desk and Outreach Team Volunteers

Raymond, one of our faithful front desk volunteers

Pacific Center is always looking for Front Desk volunteers and Outreach Team volunteers.

Generally, Front desk volunteers serve as the first point of contact between Pacific Center and the community. Volunteers answer the door and phone, respond to emails, assist in admin and facility tasks, and help provide resources to people that reach out to Pacific Center.

Alternatively, Outreach Team volunteers attend events around the Bay as representatives of Pacific Center to provide information and resources to the community.

Additionally, longer term projects and special projects are also available:

  • Administrative or data entry projects
  • Community outreach – tabling and events staffing
  • Technical skill-based projects: Outreach/Social Media Intern, Development intern, Facilities intern, Grant Writing Intern, Blog & Newsletter Intern,

Interested volunteers can participate in one or both programs. All volunteer shifts are typically 3-hours in length and require a minimum 3-6 month commitment, depending on the volunteer responsibilities. Most shifts take place between 9:30 am and 9:30 pm, Monday – Friday, Saturdays 9:30 – 4:30 pm. Successful applicants must complete an application, clear background check, and appropriate training.

Volunteer Training is conducted weekly on Mondays and Tuesdays. Volunteers receive ongoing support through individual and group training and Volunteer Appreciation events.

Contact: Jared Fields at 510.548.8283 x221 or email jfields@pacificcenter.org for more information about our volunteer opportunities.

Peer Group Facilitators

Pacific Center offers ongoing, drop-in, peer-facilitated groups on a range of topics and issues important to our communities. Groups are facilitated by a team of two or more trained volunteer facilitators who are peers to the other members of their group. In addition to the year-round facilitator training workshops, Pacific Center provides quarterly consultation meetings and individual supervision on an as needed basis.

Contact: Anne Mitchell at amitchell@pacificcenter.org or 510.548.8283 x126 to learn more about becoming a trained facilitator.

Clinical Supervision & Didactic Training

There are a number of ways you can support the Pacific Center if you are a licensed clinician as a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT), a Licensed Social Worker (LCSW), or a Licensed Psychologist (PsyD or PhD). We hire 15-20 interns each year form the schools in the Bay Area and provide each of them with both an individual supervisor as well as group supervision. Many of our supervisors stay for several years consecutively, while some give us a year at a time when their practices allow. We match interns/trainees with the appropriate licensed clinician so that everyone seeing clients here is also working with a supervisor who acts as a mentor for the process of those entering the field.

In addition, one of the most important parts of our training program is the Didactic Trainings that take place every Monday morning for our clinical staff. The training calendar is complied on an annual basis and the trainings take place from October through May each year. If you have expertise in any area applicable to therapists-in-training and enjoy teaching others or are interested in joining our team of supervisors, please contact us.

Contact: Louise Monsour, Director of Clinical Training at lmonsour@pacificcenter.org or 510.538.8283 x219 to see how you might get involved.

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