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Exercise Instructor For Seniors

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

Catholic Charities OMI Senior Center is a program that provides a friendly and welcoming environment offering daily activities for seniors and disabled adults. This multi-purpose community center provides participants with a hot nutritious lunch, computers with Internet access, translation services, and social programs such as arts and crafts, singing, exercising, dancing, educational seminars and day trips.

Help make a difference in OMI's senior population by providing an exercise class. We are seeking volunteers to provide exercise classes for seniors. (Zumba Gold, Silver Sneakers, Tai Chai, Chair Yoga at our senior center. )

Time Commitment:
Flexible
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Learning and Assessment Program Volunteers

Description:

The Assessment and Learning Division oversees all outcomes and continuous learning activities for Catholic Charities San Francisco.

The Catholic Charities Assessment and Learning program is looking for one or more organized individuals to help provide operational support. Tasks may include attending program meetings, researching and implementing best practices to ensure continuous program improvement, assisting the Director of Assessment and Learning with the collection, analysis and reporting of program outcomes.

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Time Commitment: 2-3 hours, 2-3 times weekly. Timing flexible based on volunteer’s schedule.
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Learning and Assessment Office Volunteers

Description:

The Assessment and Learning Division oversees all outcomes and continuous learning activities for Catholic Charities San Francisco.

The Catholic Charities Assessment and Learning program is looking for one or more motivated individuals to help provide general administrative/clerical and office systems support. Tasks may include, data entry, greeting visitors, organization, phone call reception and Microsoft Office skills.

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Time Commitment: 2-3 hours, 2-3 times weekly. Timing flexible based on volunteer’s schedule.
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On Call Translating Bilingual Volunteer

Program Type:
Refugee and Immigrant Services
County:
Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo
Description:

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services – San Mateo is looking for one or more skilled and enthusiastic volunteer translators. A lot of the work we do requires us to translate documents and declarations from Spanish into English. These translations are often essential parts of our immigration cases.

We are seeking volunteers to translate documents from Spanish into English. Documents may include: declarations, civil documents and simple legal documents.

Time Commitment:
• Will vary and depend on needs. A staff member will contact the On-Call Translating Volunteer to assign translation and coordinate deadlines. Deadlines will usually be 48h, 36h, or a week depending on the needs and the type of documents that will be translated. Volunteer is welcome to either come to our office in San Mateo or perform the activities remotely.
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Saturday Lunch Helpers

Description:

At OMI Senior Center volunteers are needed to help assemble and serve light lunch (soup and sandwich) to seniors. Lunch is served twice a month on Saturdays. Volunteers can sign up for one event or several.

Located in the Oceanview/Merced/Ingleside area of San Francisco, OMI Senior Center provides a friendly and welcoming environment offering daily activities for seniors and disabled adults. This multi-purpose community center provides participants with a hot nutritious lunch, computers with Internet access, translation services, and social programs such as arts and crafts, singing, exercising, dancing, educational seminars and day trips.

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10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. two Saturdays per month
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Naturalization’s 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, submits to staff member for review when appropriate.
• 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.

Time Commitment:
8 hours per week minimum
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Kitchen Helper at St Joseph’s Family Center

Description:

St. Joseph’s Family Center is an emergency shelter geared to assist families in maintaining healthy relationships. Families in need are offered a wide range of services including: 3 daily meals, on-site case management, and parenting workshops. St. Joseph’s is one of the few emergency family shelters offering housing and support services to San Francisco families prior to transition into long-term, permanent housing.

- Clean and maintain hygienic environment in the kitchen, office and pantry
- Assist the Kitchen Coordinator in snack and meal preparation for St Joseph's clients
- Assist the Kitchen Coordinator with plating up and serving meals to clients
- Complete any minimal relevant paperwork if requested by the program staff

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2-3 hours, 2-3 times weekly
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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.

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2 hours once a week
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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

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2 hours weekly 11 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.

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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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Group Volunteer Opportunities

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

Catholic Charities is delighted to welcome group volunteers to serve at our programs. There are one day and ongoing volunteer opportunities available throughout our programs.

Here are examples of the types of volunteer opportunities we have available for groups at this time;

-Assemble wellness kits for low income Mothers for Mother's day
-Weekly food pantry help distribute groceries to low income families and seniors weekly on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
-One day gardening restoration and installation projects (dates are flexible)
-Monthly simple lunch preparation and service at a senior center (one Saturday per month 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.)
-Translation of Spanish to English for Refugee and Asylum applications and web pages (can be done remotely).

Time Commitment:
Variable
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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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Front Desk Bilingual Volunteers- San Mateo

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

Catholic Charities Refugee and Immigrant Services – San Mateo is looking for two enthusiastic bilingual Spanish and English speaking volunteers to handle our phone lines, welcoming clients and providing information about our workshop times

Duties Include:

-Taking walk-ins
-Answering and transferring calls
-Review voicemail
-Taking and forwarding messages
-Providing information about our general services and workshop times

Time Commitment:
8:30 am – 11:00 am, once, twice, or three times a week.
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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, 1:30-6 p.m.
Friday 1:30-6 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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