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Celebrate International Women’s Day by Volunteering at Rita da Cascia Community

Description:

Volunteers are required to help clean and organize the play room and meeting room. The community's children are outgrowing their toys and books. Volunteer help is needed to clean and prepare items for donation and organize new supplies of toys and books that were donated at Christmastime.

Rita da Cascia Community connects women and children to vital medical, financial, legal and psychiatric services. Families are offered stability and socialization through;
• Intensive medical case management
• Care coordination
• Wellness support
• Activities.

:
minimum of two hours sometime between 12 noon and 3 p.m
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Immigration Workshop Administrative Volunteers

Program Type:
Refugee and Immigrant Services
County:
San Mateo
Description:

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services – San Mateo is looking for two volunteers to help us make our Monday consultation workshops more efficient.
Activities include:
-Make copies and organize intake files
-Input relevant client information correctly into case management database.

:
2 hours once a week
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Front Desk Volunteers- San Mateo

Program Type:
Refugee and Immigrant Services
County:
San Mateo
Description:

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services – San Mateo is looking for enthusiastic bilingual Spanish and English speaking volunteers to:
• Handle our phone line, which includes:
-Answering and transferring calls
-Review voicemail
-Taking and forwarding messages
-Providing information about or general services and workshop
• Welcome clients and walk-ins and provide information about our workshop times.

:
3 hours two or three times a week
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Naturalization Application Team Volunteer

Description:

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services – San Mateo is looking for a skilled volunteer to help us process and file naturalization applications.

Under the general guidance of staff, the Naturalizations volunteer will:

• Prepare and completes naturalization immigration forms and assemble application packages
• Elicit relevant information from clients to complete naturalization related immigration forms
• Communicate with clients, explain naturalization requirements, and provide guidance through the process
• Follow-up when necessary.

:
8 hours per week minimum
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Chinese New Year Celebration at 10th and Mission Family Housing

Description:

Volunteers are invited to join the fun and help the community at 10th and Mission Family Housing celebrate the start of The Year of the Dog 狗. The Chinese New Year Celebration is an annual event and volunteers will help set up and serve a meal to the families and seniors at 10th and Mission Family Housing.

:
2 hours
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Food Pantry Volunteers – 10th and Mission Family Housing

Description:

10th and Mission Family Housing offers affordable housing, family support services and wrap-around style of case management to low-income families providing a powerful combination of affordable housing, accessible childcare, case management and family support services delivered at a single site. In addition, to community building events and activities, the program provides a weekly food pantry distribution.
We are seeking the support of ongoing volunteers to assist with the program’s weekly food distribution to families and seniors. Food is delivered through a partnership with the SF Food Bank in collaboration with Catholic Charities. Volunteer duties include:
* Support staff in receiving food delivered at the center from the SF Food Bank
* Organize and sort food items
* Evenly distribute food items into 120 designated tote bags
* Distribute tote bags to families and seniors and assist clients as necessary
* Help clean-up

:
2 hours weekly 1 a.m. - 1 p.m.
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Program Volunteers at Star Community Home

Description:

Program volunteers assist case managers running weekly activities for families at Star Community Home. Volunteers will help set up and facilitate activities under the guidance of a Catholic Charities Manager.

:
Weekly Tuesdays 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
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Volunteer Gardener(s) at Leland House

Description:

Leland House seeks an individual or small group to assist in the upkeep of our garden and grounds. Flexible schedule. Tools provided. Beautify the surroundings of a disabled community. Plenty of parking. Located in Visitacion Valley near Cow Palace.

 

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Weekly individual opportunity timing is flexible. Group opportunity also available for large one off garden projects.
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Support-Group Host

Program Type:
Homelessness and Housing Services
County:
San Francisco
Description:

Since 1984, Rita da Cascia Community has been a unique program in that it specializes in intensive, coordinated case management services to women and children impacted by chronic illness and homelessness. The program is designed to ensure that women and children are connected to vital medical, financial, legal and psychiatric services.

Through our 8-week long support groups, we provides a safe, supportive environment for women that participate in the program. We are seeking volunteers to help prepare food, set-up and clean-up for each session. Depending on skill level and interest volunteers may be in charge of cooking, and hosting the community room for the support group dinners.

Food Donations are accepted.

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Literacy Specialist

Program Type:
Children and Youth Services
County:
Marin
Description:

The Canal Family Support Literacy program provides extra support and targeted intervention with reading comprehension, critical thinking, fluency and decoding skills to support the academic and cognitive development of youth in the Canal community. We are seeking an experienced volunteer who enjoys working with children, who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, to serve as a Literacy Specialist volunteer. The Literacy Specialist volunteer will lead small reading intervention groups focused on comprehension, vocabulary and phonics instruction to elementary-age English language learners.

Duties include:
• Develop and implement after-school literacy intervention curriculum
• Support English learner’s reading comprehension skills
• Support students through small group reading instruction

Time Commitment:
3- 4 hours a week, Monday-Thursday
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Activity Assistants

Program Type:
Aging Support Services
County:
San Mateo
Description:

Adult Day Service San Mateo provides a friendly and welcoming environment offering daily activities for seniors and disabled adults. Activity Assistant volunteers will support in a variety of activities, including arts and crafts, bingo, games, music and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) activities for seniors.

Time Commitment:
Flexible, Monday - Friday
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Tutor – Youth Club at St. Francis of Assisi

Program Type:
Children and Youth Services
County:
San Mateo
Description:

Located in East Palo Alto, Catholic Charities Youth Club at St. Francis of Assisi helps youth grow into responsible adults by providing athletic and educational activities that foster character development, academic achievement, physical fitness and community stewardship. The Youth Club is currently recruiting tutors to support the after-school program. If you enjoy reading, writing, arithmetic and recreational sports, and would like to help the community’s youth academically, please help us tutor!

*Volunteer hours fulfill community service hour requirements for high school students and college application requirements.

Shifts Available:
Monday 3:30-6 p.m.
Tuesdays, 3:30-6 p.m.
Wednesday 1:30-6 p.m.
Thursdays, 3:30-6 p.m.
Friday 3:30-6 p.m.

Time Commitment:
Once a week during school year (August -May)
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Medical Escorts

Program Type:
Homelessness and Housing Services
County:
San Francisco
Description:

Catholic Charities provides permanent placement, on-site care, and case management to formerly homeless adults impacted by chronic illness. Friendly and caring Medical Escort volunteers are sought to accompany residents from one of our two programs, to important daytime medical appointments. Residents may be wheelchair bound or suffer from dementia and need assistance navigating the route and location of their appointment. Volunteer will provide door-through-door assistance and wait for the resident for the duration of the appointment, typically two hours, but will not be involved in the actual medical appointment itself. This role provides volunteers with a great opportunity to engage with clients one-on-one and work directly with Case Managers. Please note that public transportation is highly utilized and thorough formal training will be conducted.

Time Commitment:
Volunteers will work closely with case managers and may choose appointments according to their availability.
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