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. 

We are currently experiencing a high volume of volunteer/intern requests and do not have long-term opportunities available at this time. If you are looking to volunteer for a special event or a one day opportunity, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form here, and a La Familia representative will contact you. 

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.