How you can support


Fundraising is an important part of our service mission as many of our activities and services depend on donations to provide direct service to older adults in our community. Tax-deductible contributions from individuals and groups are gratefully acknowledged. Cash donations can be made monthly or annually during our November Fundraising Mail Campaign. Supporters and backers of our programs and services give back to the community by choosing to:

  • Honor the memory of a loved one or give in memory of those who have touched their lives.
  • Celebrate joyous occasions with special gifts to honor births, birthdays, weddings, promotions, anniversaries and retirements.
  • Leave a legacy by making planned gifts that ensure our continued success with bequests, life-income gifts, trusts and life insurance.
  • Give gifts of stocks.

Cash gifts can be made by cash, check, or credit card (Visa, Mastercard or American Express credit cards accepted). Bequests of cash, appreciated property, securities, real estate or life insurance can be made out-right in a trust. Consult your attorney to make bequest provisions in your will.

If you would like to make a donation online, click here. Gifts donations may also be made in person or by mail. Donations should be sent to: El Cerrito Recreation Department, Attention: Senior Services, 7007 Moeser Lane, El Cerrito, CA 94530.

If you would like more information, contact the El Cerrito Recreation Department by calling (510) 559-7000 or email

Volunteer Opportunities

Continued involvement and service to the community is greatly encouraged. Volunteers gain many rewards from their service and older adults continue to thrive due to the extra care and dedication volunteers provide. Volunteer positions offer job experience, help develop new skills, allow you to give back to the community, keep you active and engaged, and provide the opportunity for you to doing something new and worthwhile.

Volunteers have the opportunity to work in our community sharing their talents, knowledge and skills to help others.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Costa Cafe Lunch Program Volunteer
  • Meals on Wheels Driver
  • Alzheimer's Respite Program
  • Technology Volunteers (lead workshops, provide tutoring)
  • Greeter/Class Check-in Volunteer
  • Special Events
  • Teach a class (Reach out to staff and propose a class you are interested in teaching - fitness, technology, book club, art, flower arranging, cards, etc.)
Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application and screening prior to volunteering. Download volunteer application.

For more information, call (510) 559-7000 or email