Adult Low-income in the South Bay

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Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (South Bay Region)

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.

EHC LifeBuilders (Milpitas)

EHC LifeBuilders 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.

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.

InnVision (South Bay Region)

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

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.

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.

Marthas Kitchen (San Jose)

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

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 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 (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.

West Valley Community Services (Cupertino)

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

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.