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

Address:  2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact:  Esmeralda Hoscoy, Program Supervisor – Employment and Outreach, (408) 325- 5291, ehoscoy@catholiccharitiesscc.org

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Catholic Charities is the only agency in the South Bay that resettles refugees who have come to the U.S. on their own without a family member or close friend to assist. Refugees are forced to flee their countries of origin because of a well founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group or political opinion. Some are victims of war, oppression, and political turmoil. All come seeking the opportunity to live in peace, safety, and freedom. These new Americans face the challenge of starting lives anew, often with little more than a few material possessions.
 
Refugee Resettlement Program – Foster Parent

Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact:  Archana Sharma, Program Director, (408) 325-5215, asharma@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.

REFUGEE FOSTER-PARENT
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 RESETTLMENT 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

 

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