Adult Education in the South Bay

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose)

Volunteer to speak English with newly resettled refugee families. Attend English as a Second Language classes with the refugees at the Catholic Charities office and assist with the spoken exercises and basic conversation.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose)

Assist Latino and Filipino older adults with computer skills. Volunteers over 55 who live in Santa Clara County are eligible to belong to RSVP and receive some benefits.

Community School of Music and Arts (Mountain View)

The Community School of Music and Arts provides high quality arts education, performances and exhibitions. They need volunteers to assist instructors and students with art classes and camps and help with periodic concerts, art exhibit receptions and presentations.

Day Worker Center (Mountain View)

The Day Worker Center was established  to provide job matching services between day workers and  local homeowners and businesses.  They have a wide range of volunteer opportunities and do their best to match the opportunities with your skills, interests, and schedule. Examples include (1) Skills Instructors: teach the use of tools for gardening, moving, housecleaning, carpentry, plumbing, painting, etc. (2) English and  ESL instructors. (4) English Tutors: Work one on one with a worker to improve their English skills. (5) Health Education Instructor: teach modern hygiene, nutrition, and health practices. (5) Financial Skills Instructor: teach basic modern finances. (6) Employment Skills Instructor: help workers with resumes and job searches; match job advertisements and laborers.

Eastern European Service Agency (San Jose)

This organization ddresses the needs of immigrants and refugees from the former Yugoslavia and Eastern Europe by providing social services, mental health, parent education and guidance, early childhood and youth services, referrals, ESL classes and translation services that are provided in Bosnian, Albanian, Croatian, Serbian, Slovenian, Polish and Russian. They are looking for volunteers with backgrounds in social services, events coordination, bookkeeping business, office administration or information technology.

KTEH (San Jose)

KTEH is a public broadcasting company serving the San Jose area. Volunteer during quarterly fundraising drives by answering phones to take pledges or provide technical support for the televised fundraisers.

Mountain View and Los Altos Adult Education (Mountain View)

Free tutor training and materials are provided for you to help adult students who want to improve their basic reading, writing, math and pre GED skills.

Partners in Reading (San Jose)

Partners in Reading (PAR) enables English speaking adults and their families to improve their basic literacy skills. Volunteer to tutor adults.

Refugee Transitions (Sunnyvale)

Refugee Transitions assists refugee and immigrant families in becoming self sufficient in the U.S. They need volunteers for various programs and services including their Adult ESL Training Program.

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (South Bay Region)

Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) is America’s largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over with more than 850 active members. With more than 85 partnered organizations, you can choose from a wide variety of volunteer opportunities and learn new skills or fine tune your current ones.  All volunteers receive free supplemental accident, personal and automobile liability insurance while on duty and travelling to volunteer job. RSVP offers an annual recognition event to honor all volunteers.

The Museum of Los Gatos (Los Gatos)

Volunteer to be a docent at the art museum in downtown Los Gatos.

Third Street Community Center (San Jose)

Volunteer to teach and tutor adults in English and computers.

Vision Literacy (South Bay Region)

Volunteer tutors are needed to teach adults over the age of 16 how to read, write, use the computer, usr the library and balance a checkbook. The adults are conversant in English and have literacy skills at or below high school level. They are motivated to learn because they want to improve their job situation, help their children with schoolwork or realize another benefit. No experience is necessary.