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Points of Interest about
Alameda Friendly Visitors

We are multi-lingual:
Our volunteers can offer communication in Spanish, German, Cantonese, Mandarin, Italian, Russian, Hindi, Hebrew, Georgian and sign-language.

In earlier years, these AFV recipients were:

  • Project Manager – State Judicial Council
  • Electronics Technician (1st woman in research & dev.)
  • Artist
  • NBA Basketball player
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Antique Dealer
  • WAVE
  • Social Worker
  • Banker
  • Legal Secretary
  • Elementary Teacher
  • Church Historian
  • Actor – Drama Group during WWII
  • College Professor
  • Assistant District Attorney – San Francisco


Among our volunteers, we have:

  • Retired Minister
  • Court Reporter
  • Former neighbor of Anne Frank in Amsterdam (Her family escaped just before Nazi occupation)
  • Judicial Assistant – State Court of Appeal
  • Retired Judge
  • 80 year old bungee jumper
  • Marketing Document Specialist – S.F. Law Firm
  • Retired Psychologist
  • Children’s Theater Owner/Manager
  • Human Resource Vice President
  • Paralegal
  • Health Care Specialist


Recipient referrals come from:

Neighbors & families
Alameda Meals on Wheels               
Alameda Hospital Social Workers
Alameda Police Dept.
Inter-City & County referrals
Alameda Fire Dept.
Visiting Nurses Association
Local Churches
Postcard mailings, media coverage
Mastick Senior Center
Community Service Organizations
Local Care Centers