Assisting Adults

FAITH BASED RE-ENTRY INITIATIVE

Address:  2625 Zanker Road, San Jose 95134
Peer Mentor
Contact:  Kent Wenke, (408) 325 5147; kent@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Work with former incarcerated individuals to assist them in connecting with resources and services in a way that sensitive to their spiritual and cultural background.
Date/Timess:  Program start date is late February or March.
Hours:  9AM – 5PM, 7 days weekly - some evenings and some week-ends. Flexible hours. Minimum of 8 hours weekly required, subject to agreement with program manager. Background investigation required.
Minimum age: 25

Refugee Resettlement Program

Volunteer Case Manager

Volunteer Responsibilities: Oversee overall welfare of clients, link clients to Medi-Cal, Social Security, Food Stamps, Cash Aid, etc. Assist in providing job readiness to gain employment and obtain permanent housing. Requirements: Social work or human service background; automobile, valid CA driver’s license and auto coverage according to Agency requirements. Retired Persons Preferred

Date/Time: At least one year commitment. Flexible hours as agreed with Program Manager.
TB and Background Clearance Required
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko tsamuel-boko@catholiccharitiesscc.org 408 325 5195, for complete details

Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

Cultural Orientation Program Volunteer
Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134

Volunteer Responsibilities include providing Cultural Orientation trainings at the Refugee Resettlement House and at Refugees’ homes.
Requirements: Experience teaching English Language Learners, available at least once weekly, ability to work independently with minimum supervision, cross cultural skills, strong writing and communication skills, experience working with diverse populations.
Retired Persons Preferred
Date/Time: Minimum of one year commit, and available at least one day per week.
Cultural Orientation Curriculum provided.
TB and Fingerprint Clearance required.
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko tsamuel-boko@catholiccharitiesscc.org 408 325 5195, for complete details.

Refugee Resettlement Volunteer Employment Specialist

Volunteer Responsibilities: Coordinate comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems to newly arriving refugees, identify prospecitive employers, develop job leads for clients, develop employment plan for each refugee buy assisting with resume writing, interviewing skills, interpersonal skills etc.
Requirements: Knowledge of CA Labor Market, excellent oral and written English skills, automobile and valid CA driver’s license and auto liability coverage.
Retired persons preferred.
Dates/Time: One year commitment
TB and Fingerpring Background Clearance
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko tsamuel-boko@catholiccharitiesscc.org 408 325 5195, for complete details.

Foster Parent

Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact:  Nira Singh, Program Director, 408-325-5268, nsingh@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Program Description:  Every year thousands of children are separated from their families because of war. Those who survive, end up in Refugee Camps. They are alone, unaccompanied by any family member. We want to place these teens in caring stable homes.  We provide a monthly stipend to the family and services such as tutoring and counseling for the teen. Each family will have a designated case manager at Catholic Charities. There is a two month preparation time to assure an appropriate match.

Volunteer Responsibilities:  As assigned by program director
Dates/Times:  Will vary
Minimum Age:  N/A

Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

Refugee Foster Care

Program Description:The program serves children and youth from around the world who have been separated from families because of violence, war, persecution and trafficking. The program places these youth in loving homes all over the Bay Area. CCSCC is seeking volunteers to assist in the areas below.

1. Administrative Support - Volunteer responsibilities include database design/maintenance, data tracking/analyzing, social media support (any or all segments)

2. Youth Support - Volunteer responsibilities include providing tutoring, mentoring, conducting Independent Living worksops and curriculums, etc.

3. Foster Parent Support - Partnerships and mentorship

4. Medical/Dental Recruiter - Recruit Medical and Dental Providers to help secure providers who accept unique forms of service reimbursement.

Dates/Times – Flexible -- as agreed with Program Manager and Volunteer
Minimum Age: 21 age minimum working with clients. Some segments are suitable for High School students' Community Service Hours. Seniors and Service Groups are encouraged to apply.
Contact: Erin Kharazi ekharazi@catholiccharitiesscc.org (408) 325-5215

Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

Refugee Resettlement Internship

Position Overview:

A Marketing and Development Intern to redesign, brand and structure the Refugee Resettlement Program. Utilizing his/her skills and  knowledge, the Intern will promote the Program’s mission of welcoming newly arriving refugees and  providing them with tools necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and independence. The Intern will assist with outreach in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Intern Responsibilities:

  • Assist Program Manager to establish effective models for fundraising and philanthropy, research and apply best practices for non-profit fund raising, funding, grant opportunities and potential donors.
  • Create outreach material targeted to reach potential high tech and individual donors.
  • Help develop a comprehensive model for Refugee Housing
  • Help implement an effective and self-sustaining Refugee Program

Dates/Times: Per agreement with Program Manager -Minimum 10 hours a week for a minimum 6 months
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko tsamuel-boko@catholiccharitiesscc.org  408 325 5195, for complete details.
Fingerprint/background check required

CULTURAL ORIENTATION PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko tsamuel-boko@catholiccharitiesscc.org  408 325 5195, for complete details.

Volunteer Responsibilities include providing Cultural Orientation trainings at the Refugee Resettlement House and at Refugees’ homes. Requirements: Experience teaching English Language Learners, available at least once weekly, ability to work independently with minimum supervision, cross cultural skills, strong writing and communication skills, experience working with diverse populations.
Minimum of 6 months requested. Date/time to be discussed with Program Director. Cultural Orientation Curriculum provided.
Minimum Age 21
TB and Fingerprint Clearance required.

TEACHER ASSISTANT – ADULT ESL CLASSES
Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko, tsamuel-boko@catholiccharitiesscc.org,bpham@catholiccharitiesscc.org  408 325 5195, for complete details.

Volunteer Responsibilities: Assist Master ESL Teacher by assisting students with worksheets, on the computer and in leading small group conversation practice.
Requirements: Basic computer skills - - mostly email and internet. fluent in English. Bilingual English – Spanish or English – Vietnamese is a plus
Dates/Times: Monday – Wednesday – Friday 9:00 – 11:00AM. Must be available at least one morning a week.
Minimum Age: 21
Fingerprint/background check required.

ESL/CITIZENSHIP INSTRUCTOR; Immigration Legal Services
Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact: Ngoc Pham, bpham@catholiccharitiesscc.org, 408 325 5221

Volunteer Responsibilities: Facilitate registration and orientation, administer pre/post test, prepare lesson plan and instruct citizenship classes, document student attendance.
Requirements: Strong, clear and effective English communication skills with ability to multi-task.
Citizenship Instructional Training provided
Dates / Time Wednesdays and Fridays 10AM – 11:30AM, beginning June 1. 2015, ongoing with minimum 6 month commit requested.
Minimum Age: 18
Fingerprint/background clearance required

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