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Set-up for CYO Athletics Hall of Fame Dinner

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

The 2017 Catholic Charities CYO Athletics Hall of Fame dinner is our 10th annual fundraising event that will recognize the individual accomplishments of four extraordinary Hall of Famers and the San Francisco CYO Athletics community.

We are seeking volunteers to help set-up before the event. Volunteer duties include:
• Move tables and equipment into event space
• Arrange and decorate room according to event set-up
• Set the tables including tablecloths, place settings, etc.
• Support staff as needed

Shift 1: 12:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Shift 2: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Lunch will be provided at during first shift (12:00 p.m.) Volunteers may sign-up for both shifts.

Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017
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Respite Care Volunteer

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

Catholic Charities Star Community Home gives families a safe place to live while developing a plan to secure stability and housing. Families typically arrive at Star Community Home in crisis: homeless, fearful, hungry, lonely, desperate and penniless. The home immediately offers a safe place to live, providing nutritious meals and beginning to build the skills necessary for a self-sufficient future. Families exit Star with housing, a stable source of income, and the skills they need to establish permanent exits from homelessness.

Under supervision of Activities Coordinator, the Respite Care Volunteer provides childcare for up to 3 hours to the families who reside at Star Community Home. The volunteer will spend quality time with up to two children, while giving their mothers a much-needed break. Volunteer duties include:

• Provide childcare to children 0 – 5 yrs. of age;
• Receive children directly from parents and ensures all children are signed in and out of the program;
• Ensure a safe and positive environment;
• Help set up and clean up;
• Enforce house rules and expectations;
• Work closely with Activities Coordinator to ensure the well-being of the children.

Time Commitment:
3 hours per week
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Program Tour: Catholic Charities Aging Support Services

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

We invite you to join Catholic Charities in experiencing Lent in concrete ways by touring one of our programs to learn about our impact in the community, meet program staff, and discover ways to get involved.

Our priority is to help seniors maintain their independence and dignity. Our programs promote economical, comprehensive, alternative solutions to residential facilities or in-home care while providing respite to caregivers. Programs include Adult Day Services San Francisco, Adult Day Services San Mateo County, Aging Case Management and OMI Senior Center.

Location: San Francisco

Date:
Wednesday, March 8, 2017
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Program Tour: Catholic Charities Youth Club at St. Francis of Assisi

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

We invite you to join Catholic Charities in experiencing Lent in concrete ways by touring one of our programs to learn about our impact in the community, meet program staff, and discover ways to get involved.

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 and environmental stewardship.

Location: East Palo Alto

Date:
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
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Program Tour: Catholic Charities Star Community Home

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

We invite you to join Catholic Charities in experiencing Lent in concrete ways by touring one of our programs to learn about our impact in the community, meet program staff, and discover ways to get involved.

Families typically arrive at Star Community Home in crisis: homeless, fearful, hungry, lonely, desperate and penniless. The home immediately offers a safe place to live, providing nutritious meals and beginning to build the skills necessary for a self-sufficient future.

Location: San Francisco

Date:
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Program Tour: Catholic Charities Canal Family Support

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

We invite you to join Catholic Charities in experiencing Lent in concrete ways by touring one of our programs to learn about our impact in the community, meet program staff, and discover ways to get involved.

The primary goal of Canal Family Support’s Kids Club is to increase literacy and reading comprehension in order to close the educational achievement gap between high-achieving students and those who are falling behind.

Location: San Rafael

Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017
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Program Tour: Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigrant Services San Mateo

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

We invite you to join Catholic Charities in experiencing Lent in concrete ways by touring one of our programs to learn about our impact in the community, meet program staff, and discover ways to get involved.

Our mission is to assist clients in achieving not just legal status and economic self-sufficiency, but to help them become fully active participants in the social and civic life of our communities.

Location: San Mateo

Date:
Monday, April 3, 2017
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Program Tour: Catholic Charities Health Support Services

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

We invite you to join Catholic Charities in experiencing Lent in concrete ways by touring one of our programs to learn about our impact in the community, meet program staff, and discover ways to get involved.

Our programs offer support services for people living with disabling HIV/AIDS. Programs include Derek Silva Community, Hazel Betsey Community, Leland House, Peter Claver Community and Rita da Cascia Community.

Location: San Francisco

Date:
Tuesday, April 11, 2017
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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.

Time Commitment:
Mondays during the school year
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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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After School Tutors

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

Canal Family Support provides opportunities for the healthy development of children and families in San Rafael’s Canal District. Canal Family Support’s Kids Club offers after school and summer services to elementary-aged children at the Albert J. Boro Community Center. The majority of children served come from families who are struggling with poverty, limited English skills and/or marginalized legal status.
Tutors are needed to provide academic support, work one-on-one with students struggling in literacy, and engaging in academic, enrichment and recreational activities.

Time Commitment:
Weekly
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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 August 2016.
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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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Afternoon 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 in the afternoons, including arts and crafts, bingo, games, music and DIY (Do-It-Yourself) activities for seniors.

Time Commitment:
Monday, Thursday, or Friday
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