Volunteer Opportunities

Help support our Agency’s mission.

Volunteer Opportunity - VITA Program Tax Preparer!

The Social Services Agency's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program needs volunteers to become IRS-certified tax preparers for the 2022-23 Tax Season. 

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Community Ambassadors

The Social Services Agency (SSA) seeks enthusiastic, dedicated, and dependable volunteers to support us in our mission: promoting the economic and social well-being of individuals, families, neighborhoods, and communities in Alameda County.

By sharing your time and talents, you have the potential to create a positive and lasting effect on the lives of many. Community Ambassadors may be involved in a variety of tasks, such as greeting customers in our waiting rooms, supporting public awareness campaigns for the Agency’s programs and services, or distributing critical items to households in urgent need.

To become a Community Ambassador, a person must be:

  • Age 18 or older,
  • Not a current SSA client receiving cash benefits,
  • Not a current employee of the Alameda County Social Services Agency or the County of Alameda, and
  • Caring, respectful and sincere toward all people.
  • Some positions may have minimum age, education, or skill requirements. Each position will have a minimum time commitment.

Prior to an assignment, prospective Community Ambassadors must complete all required forms, attend mandatory orientation and training, and complete fingerprinting for a criminal background check. Positions may require a telephone or in-person interview with the specific department. Depending on the nature of the position, additional background or health screening may be required.

Interested in participating?

Contact the Program Coordinator