Jobs and Experiences

Local Organizations with Paid Entry-level jobs in Social Work and Human Services

  • East Bay Innovations (Bay Area)
    • https://www.eastbayinnovations.org/careers/#careers
    • Variety of jobs from helping people with disabilities to transition from skilled nursing, to helping homeless clients with disabilities or chronic health conditions to find and maintain housing.
    • Rolling recruitment, full benefits.
    • Some positions require a car.
  • LifeLong Medical (Bay Area)
    • https://lifelongmedical.org/careers/
    • Training provided, folks with lived experience with mental or physical health are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Wide range of jobs in case management, health education, and community outreach.
    • Member of communities we serve especially encourage to apply.
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County (Berkeley)
  • Compass Family Services (SF)
    • https://www.compass-sf.org/careers
    • Multiple positions from housing placement specialist to child care providers.
    • Training provided, folks with lived experience with homelessness are especially encouraged to apply.
    • Wide range of jobs, including Bilingual roles.

Volunteer Opportunities

These organizations provide incredible training and volunteer work experience opportunities. Having this type of experience can be a powerful addition to your resume and strengthen paid-work applications, as well as improve 4-year College or Graduate school applications.

  • San Francisco Suicide Prevention
  • Bay Area Women Against Rape
    • https://bawar.org/volunteer/
    • Earn a Sexual Violence Counselor Certification
    • Staff the hotline after training
    • Volunteer as a Bedside Advocate for folks who are getting medical/forensic exams after a sexual assault
  • Crisis Support Services of Alameda County
  • TACT: Trans Advocacy & Care Team (Oakland) 
    • https://www.yourtact.org/volunteer.html
    • Provides 1-on-1 peer support, counseling, and referrals; facilitates restorative conversations; hosts community events and support groups, and promotes gender inclusivity through education and advocacy
    • Currently seeking volunteers who want to be part of this new and growing nonprofit
  • SFSI San Francisco Sex Information