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Coming of Age:
Bay Area

881 Turk Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(888) 308-1767
(415) 474-7787

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Welcome to Coming of Age: Bay Area!®

The Coming of Age initiative seeks to harness the talents, skills and energy of one of our most valuable resources: people age 50+. We do this in two ways: we help organizations strengthen their capabilities, and we help people 50+ explore passions, pursue lifelong learning, become community volunteers, and engage in meaningful service to the community.


►  Enroll in workshops to Explore Your Future

►  Subscribe to Inspiring Opportunities, our free newsletter

►  Participate in programs and training for organizations

►  Learn about exciting volunteer opportunities in the San Francisco and Alameda to put your unique talents to work for our community.



What's New

  • Are you as committed to making a difference as you are excited about socializing with a bunch of like-minded people? Coming of Age:Bay Area volunteer teams are a popular way of helping out & hanging out with new friends. We’ll bring you together to tutor kids, help seniors, work in the great outdoors or support a nonprofit that you’re passionate about followed by an enjoyable social outing. We’re introducing Coming Together in Service programs designed to bring teams together to help local nonprofits.  Join us for fun & friendship…you’ll be making a difference!

    If you’ve got a nonprofit that you’re passionate about & want to lead a team, go HERE and learn more!   

  • Searching for a sense of clarity, purpose and passion in your work? Our new Encore Career Workshop was designed for people who want to take stock of where they are in their work lives and make informed choices about where they want to be. Based on the highly acclaimed Encore Career Handbook by Marci Alboher, this powerful, interactive learning experience will help you clarify your intentions, set goals, and take action, while supporting other group members who share similar objectives. Spanning 4 sessions, the ECW begins Wednesday, May 7 in San Francisco. Special reduced pricing for graduates of Coming of Age:Bay Area’s Explore Your Future workshop. Go here to learn more and enroll. 

  • The Commonwealth Club is hosting Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, President of the Charles Schwab Foundation, and Coming of Age members are invited! Schwab-Pomerantz will share answers to financial questions of utmost importance to those of us age 50+.  Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 p.m. in San Francisco. Special price for CoA members is $12—40% off the general ticket price. To access the discount code and info for purchasing your ticket, email us at If you're not yet a CoA member, join HERE. The first 10 CoA members who share the info on FACEBOOK will receive a FREE ticket to the event. Hurry, we expect event this to sell out!

  • Join us on Friday, March 28th in Berkeley for our signature Learning Lab: Capturing the Energy & Expertise of People 50+. This popular intensive training, only for nonprofits, focuses on crafting compelling volunteer opportunities, creating high impact marketing, and pursuing effective management of an intergenerational workforce.  Don’t miss this one-time-only event--lunch included! Contact Program Manager Noreen McKeon at to enroll today!

  • Would you like to share your story with others in a confidential peer support group? If you are interested in learning more about best practices in caring for someone with dementia and sharing your story with other family caregivers, then consider attending a Dementia Caregivers Support Group to begin Friday, February 28 in Room 13 of Aquatic Park from 10:30-11:30 each 4th Friday of each month.

  • Explore Your Future in 2014! Our fun, thought-provoking, four-session workshop series that helps you envision your next phase of life has returned.  Go here to learn more and secure your space in our upcoming San Francisco and East Bay sessions.  

  • Coming of Age “Make a BIG Difference” Awards. Six Bay Area nonprofits have won cash grants for exciting projects that engage the talents of volunteers age 50+ and foster the teamwork structure our members enjoy. We’re excited to fund projects that will create positive change and make a real difference in people’s lives.

    Coming of Age members have the opportunity to share skills, learn new ones, and—best of all—have fun as they participate in these outstanding projects. Winning organizations are:

    Elders Village, East Bay

    Family Connections, San Francisco

    Community Living Campaign, San Francisco

    Transition Albany, East Bay

    BACS Adult Day Care, East Bay

    Fremont Family Resource Center, East Bay

    To learn more about the projects, click HERE.

    To volunteer to be a member of a project team, click HERE.

  • Volunteers needed, age 50+! Visit our Clearinghouse of amazing Bay Area volunteer opportunities, updated weekly and viewable by location or type of position. You'll find a perfect fit for your skills, schedule and interests. Apply for positions right from the website!

  • We work with corporations to explore volunteer opportunities and assist employees and former employees in discovering "next steps" after full-time work. Call (888) 308-1767 for more information.

  • Members of Coming of Age:Bay Area have access to special programs and discounts. Click to JOIN at no cost and take advantage of one-on-one matching to unique volunteer positions, discounted programs, and other special services.

Have questions about Coming of Age programs? Click HERE to email us.

Coming of Age: Bay Area is sponsored by Northern California Presbyterian Homes and Services (NCPHS), with additional funding provided by the Corporation for National and Community Service/RSVP grant, other community grants, and in partnership with KQED and the UCB Retirement Center.