Adult Low-income in South Bay

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Asian Immigrant Women Advocates South Bay (San Jose)

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.

Avenidas Senior Center (Palo Alto)

Volunteer opportunities include providing transportation, teaching computer classes, visiting seniors who live alone and helping with special events. You can also volunteer at Rose Kleiner Senior Day Health Center by keeping seniors company, and participating in activities such as arts and crafts, socializing, gardening, lunch and entertainment.

Bay Area Legal Aid South Bay (South Bay Region)

Volunteer your time and services in helping our low income client community obtain equal access to our justice system. They welcome attorneys and civic minded individuals who wish to assist their attorneys and advocates in representing clients before judicial and administrative bodies.

Benchmark Institute (San Jose)

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.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose)

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.

Family Supportive Housing (San Jose)

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.

Habitat for Humanity (South Bay Region)

Volunteer to ensure that everyone lives in safe, decent and affordable housing. Opportunities include working on a construction site, helping in the office, serving on a committee and helping to plan events.

HomeFirst (Milpitas)

HomeFirst has a variety of housing and supportive service programs for homeless men, women, and children and those at risk of homelessness. Volunteers can help with meal service, support group facilitation, childcare, computer skills, ESL instruction, financial and housing literacy and legal assistance.

Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley (Los Gatos)

All ages and levels of knitters and crocheters are needed to make sweaters for the needy. Yarn, patterns and needles will be provided or bring your own.

Law Foundation of Silicon Valley (San Jose)

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.

Lending Promise (South Bay Region)

The poor want to find ways to take charge of their finances and their lives. Lending Promise gives microcredit or very small loans to women who are too poor to qualify for a bank loan, whose household income is about 50 cents per day. With the loans, they can buy resources to start businesses, whether it is animals for a farm, seeds for crops, fabric for handicrafts to training to become a tourist guide. They also provide literacy training and small business counseling to ensure that they have the tools they need to be successful. The womens newfound self sufficiency allows them to carve out a better life for themselves and much better futures for their children. Please call to find out about volunteer options.

LifeMoves (South Bay Region)

Volunteers prepare and provide meals and mentoring to clients as well as staff support.

Marthas Kitchen (San Jose)

Volunteers collect donated food, prepare it and serve hot meals to the hungry.

Meals On Wheels Health Trust (South Bay Region)

Volunteers are needed throughout Santa Clara County to provide nutritious home delivered meals and companionship to seniors and other homebound adults.

Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley (South Bay Region)

Volunteer to help with neighborhood improvement projects like painting homes and educating homeowners about home maintenance.

Rebuilding Together South Bay (South Bay Region)

Rebuilding together rehabilitate the homes of low income homeowners, particularly the elderly and disabled, so that they may live in warmth, safety and independence. There are different ways to participate: (1) Rebuilding Day: they need volunteers skilled in carpentry, flooring, plumbing, electrical and other trades or if you have no specific skills, bring a willingness to learn. (2) Committee Volunteer: help select the projects, coordinate events and materials, fundraising and recruit volunteers.

Second Harvest Food Bank South Bay (San Jose)

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 Pro Bono Project (South Bay Region)

The Pro Bono Project provides quality, caring representation to clients with limited means and handle only cases in Santa Clara County. All volunteers for the Pro Bono Project can use the space, conference rooms, voice mail, computers, and software available in our offices for work on Pro Bono cases. PBP carries primary malpractice coverage for all our volunteers. Attorneys, law students, para legals and caring citizens can help with court cases.

West Valley Community Services (Cupertino)

Volunteers can help with food pick up and distribution, special programs, shelter programs and fundraisers.

YMCA of Silicon Valley (South Bay Region)

The YMCA of Silicon Valley is committed to enriching kids, adults, families and the community through health, fitness and wellness programs, youth programs, camps, family programs, swimming, and a variety of activities for people of all ages, incomes and abilities. Volunteers contribute vital services including lead programs, coach and referee sports, plan events, and professional services.

YWCA (San Jose)

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.