Assisting Children and Youth

 

Washington United Youth Center

Address: 921 South First Street, San Jose, CA  95110
Contact:  Sarah Reyes, (408) 283-6150 ext. 213, sreyes@catholiccharitiesscc.org

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Catholic Charities’ Washington United Youth Center (WUYC) primarily serves youth ages 12 –17 and their families. We work hand in hand with the community and collaborate with neighborhood groups and many community based organizations.  The three major areas of programs and services:  

  1. Recreation: Sports, ping-pong, pool, weight lifting, and salsa-aerobics
  2. Support Services: Support groups for youth and parents, teen pregnancy prevention and dating violence education
  3. Leadership Development:  Leadership training, college awareness and preparation

HOMEWORK CLUB VOLUNTEER TUTOR
Volunteer Responsibilities:   Assist the students to complete homework assignments in English, grammar, writing and math and provide general encouragement.
Dates/Times:  Monday – Friday, 4:00 – 6:00PM
Minimum age:  Seniors and Retirees encouraged to apply. Suitable for High School Students’ Community Service Hours.
Contact:  Mark Lopez, mlopez@catholiccharitiesscc.org  (408) 938-6739
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

EXERCISE INSTRUCTOR
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Lead exercise classes; minimum commitment of 10 weeks
Dates/Times: Wednesdays 9-10am; Tuesdays-Fridays 6-7pm
Minimum age: 18
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

EXERCISE ROOM FACILITATOR
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Monitor exercise room, answer questions, knowledgeable about various exercise equipment, experience as a personal trainer helpful
Dates/Times: Tuesdays through Fridays, 9am-12pm
Minimum age: 18
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

PIANO INSTRUCTOR
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Provide individual piano lessons to middle and/or high school students
Dates/Times: Flexible
Minimum age: 18
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

YOUTH CENTER VOLUNTEER
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Engage with youth in the Gym and Game Room
Dates/Times:  Monday – Friday; 4–7pm
Minimum age:  Must be at least 19
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

Spartan-Keys Neighborhood Action Center

Address:  570 Keys Street, San Joe CA 95112
Contact:  Mark Lopez, mlopez@catholiccharitiesscc.org   (408) 794-7585

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Youth Center provides a variety of services to member of the community including Youth Recreation and Food Distribution.

YOUTH RECREATION PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Engage with youth in the Gym and Game Room
Dates/Times:  Monday – Friday 1:30 – 5:30PM
Minimum Age:  19
Contact:  Mark Lopez, mlopez@catholiccharitiesscc.org  (408) 794-7585
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION VOLUNTEER
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Assist with distribution of food bags
Dates/Time  4th Tuesday of every month,  1:00 – 5:00PM
Minimum Age:  19
Contact:  Mark Lopez, mlopez@catholiccharitiesscc.org   (408) 794-7585
Fingerprint/background check required for all volunteers over the age of 18.

CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT – Franklin McKinley Children's Initiative

Address:  Santee, Success, Kennedy, Meadows and Cornerstone Elementary Schools in the Franklin-McKinley School District of San Jose.
Contact:  Elizabeth Alvarez, ealvarez@catholiccharitiesscc.org

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:   FMCI is a school reform collaborative seeking to improve low income, low performing schools and help all students read by 3rd grade!
ONE-TO-ONE READING TUTORS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN
Volunteers will provide one to one tutoring or small group tutoring to K-6 grade students in the Franklin McKinley School District. The schedule is flexible to time and availability. One day a week, one hour commitment.
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, 8:30am–5:30pm
Minimum Age: 18
 
CHILDCARE ASSISTANT
Volunteer Responsibilities:   Provide childcare for the children whose parents are participating in the Family Literacy program.
Dates/Times:  August - June,  8–11am
Minimum age:  18
PROGRAM ASSISTANT - Kinship Resource Center/Franklin McKinley School District
Contact:  Sarah Reyes, (408) 283-6150 ext. 213, sreyes@catholiccharitiesscc.org
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: The Successful Families Program provides parent education for at-risk Vietnamese parents, covering topics such as child development, parent roles/responsibilities, age appropriate behaviors/expectations, and accessing support services. The program also includes parent support groups and youth activities for children who accompany parents to classes and support groups.

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Copying and filing, data entry, meeting preparation (includes setting up tables and chairs as well as preparing and setting up food), childcare support and various duties as assigned.
Dates/Times:  Minimum 3 hours per week (program support from 4–7pm on Wednesdays; office support during daytime hours)
Minimum age:  18+
Required Language Capacity:  English; Vietnamese helpful but not required.

CORAL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM - Franklin McKinley and San Jose Unified School Districts

Address:  Elementary and middle schools in the Franklin-McKinley School District & San Jose Unified School District
Contact:  Gina Gates, (408) 283-6150, ggates@catholiccharitiesscc.org  

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  CORAL (Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning) is an after school program for elementary and middle school students in the Franklin-McKinley and San Jose Unified School Districts. The Program increases literacy rates and closes the achievement for at risk youth through a proven literacy curriculum and a team of dedicated staff and volunteers.
CORAL program runs after school until 6:00pm and 7:00 pm.  The schedule is flexible to time and availability.  A minimum of 25 hours of service is required.
Dates/Times: Monday – Friday, 12:30–4:30pm
Minimum Age:  14 – suitable for a high school student

LITERACY SUPPORT A & HOMEWORK TUTOR
Volunteer Responsibilities:  work one on one supporting students with homework help, independent reading and writing exercises.
Dates/Times:  Monday – Friday, 2:00–6:00pm/7:00pm

SOCCER REFEREE
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Referee soccer games for the CORAL Junior high sports league
Date/Time:  Wednesdays, 4:30–5:30pm

ENRICHMENT SUPPORT
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Share your passion with our students!  Whether it’s science, art, sports, dance, theater or any other hobby there is a good chance a group of students at one of our 23 school sites shares in your passion and wants to learn more about it.  Help in our enrichment component to teach a group of students more about what you love to do.
Dates/Times:  Thursdays and Fridays, 4:00–6:00pm

MOBILE PRODUCE DISTRIBUTION
Address:  South San Jose, Captain Jason Dahl Elementary School,  3200 Water Street, San Jose, 95111
Contact:  Saul Gonzalez,
Program Manager, Family Resource Centers
sgonzalez@catholiccharitiesscc.org 408-200-0992

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Assist with distributing fresh fruits and vegetables to 200 – 250 families.  Volunteer must be able to lift and carry up to 30 – 50 pounds and be willing to endure outdoor weather conditions.
Volunteer is also entitled to share a portion of the distributed fruits and vegetables.
Date/Time – Every third Saturday of the month – rain or shine, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm
Background clearance for volunteers over 18 years old

SUMMER PROGRAMS:

Contact:   Sara Reyes,  sreyes@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Bridge to Kinder and Abriendo Puertas
Location:  Santee Neighborhood Center
Dates/Times:  July 21 – August 7, 7AM – 2:00PM

Summer Literacy Enrichment
Locatin Santee Neighborhood
Dates/Times:  Wednesdays, July 2 – August 6,  9Am – 2:00PM

Folklorico Class
Dates /Times:  Tuesday, Thursday
Late Night Gymn for youths 15 – 24 , Tuesdays and Thursdays

STEM Summer Camp for youth ages 8 – 11
Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 2:00PM

JUNIOR GIANTS BASEBALL Coaches and Assistants

Contact:  Teresa Gomez, tgomez@catholiccharitiesscc.org 408-891-5960 or
Viet Nguyen,vnguyen2@catholiccharitiesscc.org  812-219-8146

Sign-ups beginning May 9, and May 16, 2:30PM
Location:   Santee Elementary School
1313 Audubon Drive, San Jose 95121

Sign-ups May 22, 1:00PM
Location:  Jeanne R. Meadows Elementary School
1250 Taper Lane, San Jose 95122

Coached Clinic May 31, AT&T Park,  June 8th San Jose Giants
Coaches Meeting
Wednesday, June 4, 6:00PM 
Santee Elementary School  
1313 Audubon Drive San Jose 95122

Contact:  Teresa Gomez, tgomez@catholiccharitiesscc.org 408-891-5960 or
Viet Nguyen, vnguyen2@catholiccharitiesscc.org  812-219-8146.

Minimum Age:  16.  18 years and over require Finger Print and Background Investigation Clearance

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

 

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