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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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Food Pantry Volunteers

Program Type:
Homelessness and Housing Services
County:
San Francisco
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

Time Commitment:
Thursdays
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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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Lunch Aide Volunteer

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

Treasure Island Child Development Center is a licensed facility that provides family support and full-time childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the Treasure Island community. We are looking for volunteers who enjoy working in a preschool setting to assist in set-up and clean-up of daily lunch. Under the guidance of program manager, volunteer duties include:
• Assist in warming up food, place in serving dishes and deliver to classrooms following safe food-handling guidelines,
• Distribute plates, bowls, cups and utensils to classrooms
• Set up lunch tables in classrooms with assistance from child helpers (preschool age only)
• Complete after-meal cleanup as needed, collect dishes, load dishwashers and ensure that leftover food is properly stored

Time Commitment:
Weekly, Monday through Friday support needed
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Classroom Grandparent Volunteer

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

Treasure Island Child Development Center is a licensed facility that provides family support and full-time childcare for infants, toddlers and preschoolers in the Treasure Island community. Enrichment programs offer play-based experiential learning and unique opportunities in expressive arts and natural sciences. Grandparent Volunteers are needed to assist teachers in accomplishing daily curriculum goals for each class. Under the guidance of classroom teachers, duties include:
• Naptime set-up and assistance
• Meal time prep and support during meals
• Engage with children through play and literacy
• Assist to maintain a safe and welcoming environment
• Support daily tasks as needed

Time Commitment:
Weekly, Monday through Friday support needed
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