Experience the joy of helping others!

A grassroots community organizing effort founded La Familia in 1975 as a means to provide linguistically and culturally responsive mental health services for Latinos in the Hayward community. Since our inception, caring community members and volunteers have been the moving force behind La Familia and  remain an essential part of our organization.

We aim to match the personal interests and experience of our volunteers with the needs of the individuals we serve. As a result, we offer a variety of opportunities to get involved, including:

  • Working directly with youth and adult participants
  • Sharing out services at community outreach opportunities
  • Supporting Office and administrative work
  • Providing research and data review
  • Advocating in our community


Volunteer hours can count towards internships and other community service requirements. 

Complete our Volunteer/Intern Interest Form here

Intern orientations are held every 2nd and 4th Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 pm at 24301 Southland Dr., Suite 300 Hayward, CA 94545. After your form is submitted, a La Familia representative will contact you within three business days to confirm your orientation RSVP.

If you have questions, please contact:

Jennifer Ellis
Director of Systems and Contracts

If you are interested in serving a clinical/therapeutic internship at La Familia as part of a graduate program, more information can be found here.