Programs and Volunteering
LITA's volunteers bring love, laughter and ongoing friendship to residents of long-term care facilities, many of whom have no other visitors.

Join us for the Bay Area Human Race
Saturday, May 7, 2016
LITA will be participating in the Bay Area Human Race. Mark your calendars and get ready to join us on Saturday, May 7 at 7:30 a.m. at the Marin Center Fairgrounds & Lagoon, 10 Avenue of the Flags, San Rafael.
Join our team and sign up now using this link:
If you are unable to join us in the race, you can still donate to the cause.  Send your check made payable to Bay Area Human Race to our office and note "LITA " in the memo section of your check.

Your contribution will go a long way towards helping LITA recruit, match and orient volunteer friends with isolated elderly and disabled residents of skilled nursing facilities, assisted living communities, and board and care homes.  Thank you for your care and concern.

Current Volunteer Needs

  • Dedicated volunteers always needed for our One-to-One Friends and Pet Connection Programs
  • Volunteers who feel comfortable visiting elders with memory care issues
  • Male volunteer who likes to play chess
  • A Female Russian speaking volunteer
  • A Portuguese speaking volunteer
  • LITA Board Members

We can best support your facility's residents when we work together to identify residents who would benefit from a LITA Volunteer.

LITA MARIN, 4340 Redwood Highway, Suite 101, San Rafael, CA 94903      PHONE: 415-472-5482

Who We Are
Since 1975, LITA Marin has provided friendship and support to the elderly of Marin County, California. As a nonprofit, we have more than 300 volunteers of every age that bring a tender heart and a listening ear to long-term care facility residents. LITA establishes friendships for someone who may be alone or does not receive regular visitors.

Mission Statement
The mission of LITA is to improve the quality of life for persons living in skilled nursing facilities, residential care facilities, and retirement residences throughout Marin County by providing volunteer visitors. LITA promotes friendships that lessen isolation and loneliness, and increase public awareness of the needs of residents of long-term care facilities.

California Volunteers Service Enterprise
In 2013, LITA was named a California Volunteers Service Enterprise (CVSE). A Service Enterprise is an organization that leverages volunteers and their skills across all leadership levels, and in all departments, to successfully deliver on the social mission of the organization. While nonprofits continue to face an environment of doing more with less, the most successful organizations excel in volunteer engagement practices that lead to greater organizational capacity and community impact.

Our Volunteers Visit Elderly Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

In Memory of Nancy Filmer- Beloved LITA Volunteer

Please join LITA in expressing our sorrow at the loss of a dedicated and caring LITA volunteer, Nancy Filmer.  Nancy volunteered for LITA since 2002, both in the Pet Connection Program with her cat, one-to-one visits as well as visiting anyone in need mostly at WindChime Memory Care in Kentfield.  Nancy was presented with the 2014 Pete Croughan Award for her outstanding care of her LITA friendships.