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Donation: Frozen Turkeys

Program Type:
Aging Support Services, Children and Youth Services, Homelessness and Housing Services
County:
Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo
Description:

The season of Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for loved ones and an opportunity to share your abundance. Please help support those in need by giving to people in your community this November. A frozen turkey donation will enable low-income families to enjoy a special Thanksgiving meal.

To donate a frozen turkey or baked goods the week of Thanksgiving, please contact Nina Taggart at Ntaggart@CatholicCharitiesSf.org.

Needed By:
November 21 - 23
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Donation: Holiday Season

Program Type:
Aging Support Services, Children and Youth Services, Homelessness and Housing Services, Refugee and Immigrant Services
County:
Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo
Description:

Help a child, disabled adult, senior or family this holiday season! Your donation will enable our clients to enjoy a special Thanksgiving holiday

$10 provides a Thanksgiving meal to a child, senior, or disabled adult

$25 provides a child with the opportunity to participate in a Thanksgiving recess field trip

$50 provides a Thanksgiving Food Basket to a low-income family

$75 assists a family in crisis during the Holiday season

$100 provides a week of tutoring to help a third grader read at grade level

$200 supports a week of services, meals, and activities at a senior center

The following in-kind items are needed to support our programs:

• Thanksgiving decorations and party supplies
• Thanksgiving Food Basket
• Frozen Turkeys
• Pumpkin Pies or Cookies
• Gift Cards to Safeway

To donate any of the items listed above, please call 415 972 1246 or volunteer@catholiccharitiessf.org

Needed By:
Tuesday, November 21
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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.

Time Commitment:
Thursday, September 7 - Thursday, October 26
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Thanksgiving Decorating at St. Joseph’s Family Center

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

Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center offers housing and support services to San Francisco families prior to transition into long-term, permanent housing.

Help the program get in the spirit of the Holidays! We need volunteers to help remove Halloween decorations and decorate communal areas of the shelter with Thanksgiving decorations.

Date:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Thanksgiving Decorating at Star Community Home

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

Catholic Charities Star Community Home offers families a safe place to live, providing nutritious meals and beginning to build the skills necessary for a self-sufficient future.

Help the program get in the spirit of the Holidays! We need volunteers to help remove Halloween decorations and decorate communal areas of the shelter with Thanksgiving decorations.

Date:
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
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Thanksgiving Event Prep at St. Joseph’s

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

Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center offers housing and support services to San Francisco families prior to transition into long-term, permanent housing.

Volunteers are needed to support the program’s Thanksgiving celebration! Help us craft festive centerpieces and place settings, crate menus, party favors, and general event preparation.

Date:
Tuesday, November 14 – Wednesday, November 15
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Thanksgiving Dinner Support at St. Joseph’s Family Center

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

Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center offers housing and support services to San Francisco families prior to transition into long-term, permanent housing.

Volunteers are needed to support the program’s Thanksgiving celebration! Duties include set-up, support chef in the kitchen, carve the turkey and serve food, clean up and overall event support.

Shift 1
2:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Help Set-up.
Volunteers needed: 3

Shift 2
5:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Support with dinner and clean-up.
Volunteers needed: 3

Date:
Thursday, November 16
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Volunteer Photographer at St. Joseph’s Family Center

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

Catholic Charities St. Joseph’s Family Center offers housing and support services to San Francisco families prior to transition into long-term, permanent housing.

We are seeking a Volunteer Photographer to capture photos of our clients during our Thanksgiving celebration! Volunteer must provide own camera and comply with Catholic Charities’ confidentiality policy.

Date:
Thursday, November 16, 2017
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Thanksgiving Potluck at Refugee & Immigrant Services San Mateo

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

Join us at this potluck event, to which each of the guests contributes a dish!

Date:
Thursday, November 16
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Thanksgiving Break Activities Leader* at Youth Club at St. Francis of Assisi

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

Support Thanksgiving Break activities for youth.

Date:
Monday, November 20 – November 22
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Thanksgiving Dinner Support at 10th & Mission Family Housing

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

10th & Mission Family Housing project provides a powerful combination of affordable housing, accessible childcare, case management and family support services delivered at a single site. In addition, the program provides community building events and activities.

Help decorate, serve food to residents and clean-up.

Date:
Tuesday, November 21 2017
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Thanksgiving Dinner Prep-Star Community Home

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

Star Community Home offers families a safe place to live, providing nutritious meals and beginning to build the skills necessary for a self-sufficient future.

Help prepare a Thanksgiving meal for homeless families.

Date:
Tuesday, November 21
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Thanksgiving Dinner Support at Star Community Home

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

Help set-up for event, serve dinner to families, and clean-up.

Date:
Tuesday, November 21
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Thanksgiving Dinner Set-Up at Peter Claver Community

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

As a comprehensive care residence for 32 previously homeless adults, Peter Claver Community provides permanent placement and on-site care to low-income San Francisco residents impacted by chronic illness. This licensed care facility offers case management, medication management, dietary services and meals, among other services and community resources.

Help set-up for event, serve dinner to families, and clean-up.

Date:
Thursday, November 23
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Thanksgiving Dinner Support at Leland House

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

Catholic Charities Leland House is a comprehensive care residence for previously homeless adults, providing permanent placement and on-site care to low-income San Francisco residents who are living with chronic illness.

Help set-up for the event, serve dinner to residents, and clean-up.

Date:
Thursday, November 23
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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 beginning September 2017.
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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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