Assisting in the Community


195 East San Fernando Street, San Jose CA 95112 (Base location, but outreach will occur at other community locations and parish churches).
Contact: Jenna Santiago, Community Health Counselor, jsantiago@catholiccharitiesscc.org408-899-7160,  Work Cell: 408-394-2456

Benefits of the position: The Health Outreach Volunteer provides learning professionals with an interest in social services, the opportunity to work hands on in the field to provide those who qualify for affordable health insurance.
Position Summary: The Health Outreach Volunteer conducts community outreach to increase CCSCC client and other community residents’ knowledge of health issues, promote importance of health insurance, assist with enrollment in Covered California insurance during the open enrollment period and other affordable insurance products throughout the year, as well as refer them to pre-qualified resources to help them access health services. Open enrollment for Covered California health insurance plans happens only one a year (Nov 1st, 2015 until Jan. 31st, 2016). Certified Enrollment Counselors assist eligible community members with Covered California enrollment applications, follow up assistance and advocacy.

Key Responsibilities: Complete required training. Conduct presentations on health issues. Schedule appointments for health insurance. Complete Covered California Applications. Attend outreach events. Provide reports on activities to management as requested. Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, strong verbal and written communication skills; Good listening skills. Spanish language a plus but not required.

Requirements and training: Background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test record; complete Volunteer Training, Successfully complete Certified Enrollment Counselor Training
Dates/Times: September 8, 2015 – January 31, 2016 – Weekdays, some evenings and some Saturdays. Minimum hours 4 per week. Minimum Age: 18


Spartan Keyes Community Center
Address: 570 Keyes Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: America Aguirre Gomez,, 408-938-6731 and Jessica Lazo,, 408-283-6150 ext 260

Program Description:
Spartan Keyes Community Action Center Family Harvest Program distributes food one monthly to approximately 150 low income families.

Volunteer Responsibilities: Greet families, unload food pallets, package and distribute food and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
Requirements: Friendly, patient, team player. Volunteer must enjoy helping people; be willing to follow safety rules to maintain safe working conditions, and conduct self in a professional manner at all times.
Volunteer will receive training and ongoing support.
Dates/Times 4th Tuesday of each month from 1:00– 6:00pm.
Minimum six month commit.
Minimum age: 16
TB clearance required.
FP/background clearance is required for over applicants 18 years and older.

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