AIWA works with low income, limited English speaking Asian immigrant women workers employed in the garment, hotel, restaurant, electronics assembly and other low wage industries in SantaClara County. AIWA seeks to empower women through education, leadership development and collective action, so that they can fight for dignity and justice in their working and living conditions. Volunteer to teach specific skills related to the workplace.
Volunteers help attorneys practice their litigation skills by playing roles as clients (witnesses) or jurors for simulations. They need to play the role of a landlord or tenant or juror in the simulation of the trial. Role playing may occur at locations throughout the Bay Area.
Drive homebound older adults to medical appointments or to the grocery store, remaining with them during their appointment or grocery shopping, and then driving them back to their home. It is an opportunity for socialization for a senior who may otherwise be homebound. Mileage reimbursement is provided.
There are a variety of roles to choose including day and evening care for preschoolers, dinner servers and kitchen helpers, help school age children with homework, help sort and organize donated clothing and facilitate an educational workshop for adult residents.
This organization provides a variety of free legal services for low income individuals. There are opportunties for attorneys and people with some legal background to help with their programs.
Volunteers collect donated food, prepare it and serve hot meals to the hungry.
Volunteers help provide food to people in need in our community by getting food ready for distribution and distributing it to the people in need and health and nutiriton education and outreach.
The programs offered by the YWCA of Silicon Valley enable women, children, and families to learn, grow, and prosper. These programs, which have become a model for social service efforts nationwide, address the fundamental human issues underlying poverty, violence, and family dysfunction. Areas where volunteers are always needed in the childcare center, rape crisis center and hotline, to help with events and family services.