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We offer prompt, friendly attention from our dedicated NOV volunteers, staff, and associated pre-screened professionals.
We listen to your concerns, help you sort out your priorities, and discretely match you with appropriate resources.

For information about accessing services, contact North Oakland Village by phone at (510) 547-8500 or e-mail us at .  We will respond within 72 hours to your request.


Examples of Our Primary Areas of Service Provided by Our Volunteers:

In Home Consultation• Transportation

We have volunteers ready to drive

  • to medical appointments
  • to shops and post office
  • to social activities
  • to meetings
  • to lunch with friends

• Home Concerns

We have volunteers to help you with:: 

  • assessing the safety of your home
  • light household tasks, such as changing a lightbulb
  • light gardening

• Daily Living/Well-Being

We have volunteers to help you with::

  • computers/electronics
  • caregiver support: daily/weekly check-ins
  • grocery delivery

• Social & Cultural Activities

Unlimited interests:

  • exercise, walking groups
  • meals out, cocktails, coffee gatherings
  • book club, game night, movies, theatre, concerts, lectures

We welcome suggestions for other activities from our members.

Service Providers

We can assist you in finding trustworthy vendors as your needs arise.  We provide access to our list of pre-screened service providers whom you may choose to hire and pay for their services. 


We also offer these expanded, specific services.
The graphic shows you, the members, at the center of all North Oakland Village does.

• Medical Companion

If you wish, a trained volunteer will help you identify the questions you have before your medical appointment; drive you to the appointment; be an extra pair of eyes and ears during the medical visit; help you get new prescriptions if there are any; and help you keep track of your medicines and dosages on a chart.

• Memoir Writing

Do you have a desire to write those family stories from your childhood? Bring the memories you have been meaning to put down on paper and let other writers guide your hand.

• Home Companion

This is a service for members who wish to have a volunteer come to their home. Activities with a NOV home companion may include reading, playing cards or games, engaging in conversation, or something specific the member has in mind. Companionship activities may occur in the home, in the neighborhood, or both.

• Home Assessment

With specific questions from an NOV volunteer to spur your awareness, you can consider how to make your home safe and more suitable for yourself. For example, are your rugs secure on non-skid pads? Have you thought about emergency preparedness?

Additionally, if you like, a volunteer will take digital photos of whatever household items you choose and give you a DVD for your records.

• Transition Time - From Home to New Residence

North Oakland Village can assist you in making the difficult transition from the home you had hoped to stay in to residency in a service-rich community. NOV will do this in several stages, if or as you need them,  from pre-planning, through visits to facilities, to being a bridge as you adjust to your new surroundings.


Contact us at or call 510-547-8500. We are happy to take your request by phone or email.

  North Oakland Village Office: 

  First Congregational Church of Oakland 
  2501 Harrison Street at the corner of 27th and Harrison  *Driving Directions to North Oakland Village
  Oakland CA 94612
  510 547-8500 or