Youth Low-income in the South Bay

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Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County (San Jose)

Give warm, personal attention and affection to special needs children at 22 sites in the county and receive a small non taxable stipend.

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.

Future Families (Santa Clara)

Help youth directly in the following volunteering positions: be a telephone counselor, coach, mentor, help youth develop independent living skills, become a youth advocate, and assist county social workers.

InnVision (South Bay Region)

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

Loaves and fishes (San Jose)

With the meal program, help with all aspects of the meals, including setting up the dining room for dinner, preparing the meal, serving and clean up. Other opportunities include the grocery bag program where help is needed to set up and distribute grocery bags to families, and puting away food following the program. Special holiday programs include Senior Brunch, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and Parent Shopping Day in December.

Loaves and fishes (San Jose)

With the meal program, help with all aspects of the meals, including setting up the dining room for dinner, preparing the meal, serving and clean up. Other opportunities include the grocery bag program where help is needed to set up and distribute grocery bags to families, and puting away food following the program. Special holiday programs include Senior Brunch, Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, and Parent Shopping Day in December.

Marthas Kitchen (San Jose)

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

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.

Silicon Valley Childrens Fund (San Jose)

Volunteers can directly support foster youth through the mentorship program. The mentor provides personal support, encouragement, and guidance throughout the academic year.

SJB Child Development Center (San Jose)

SJB provides childcare for low income families. Their infant, toddler, preschool, before and after school programs foster five key developmental areas; socio emotional, physical, cognitive, language and creativity.

Tennis and Tutoring (Palo Alto)

Two options are tutoring and coaching tennis to low income children. Tutors volunteer 1 or 2 days per week for 1.5 hours each day, assisting students with academic skill building, test preparation, and homework completion. Tutors work one on one with the same student each session. Tennis coaches volunteer to work with our students on the tennis courts, hitting balls, running drills, and helping to improve each students overall game.

The Role Model Program (South Bay Region)
Volunteers provide a positive adult role model to inspire, motivate and empower underserved elementary and middle school youth to realize academic achievement, set ambitious dreams for their future, and prepare for post secondary education. Opportunties to volunteer throughout Santa Clara County. The Community Classroom Visit Program places one volunteer role model in one classroom to deliver a special curriculum. Staff support each volunteer with the tools, training and resources necessary to succeed.
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.