Assisting Older Adults

John XXIII Multi-Service Center

Address:  John XXIII Multi Service Center, 195 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Diane Madriz, 408-282-8601, dmadriz@catholiccharitiesscc.org
 
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  John XXIII Multi-Service Center offers education classes, recreation, and wellness activities for older adults in a culturally sensitive environment. Services include ESL classes, citizenship information and referral, health screening and monitoring, wellness education, computer training, noon meals, tai chi, dances, and health education.
 
CITIZENSHIP PREPARATION TUTORING

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Help tutor small groups of seniors to prepare for citizenship
Languages Spoken:  Clients speak English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Fluency in these is languages is not required, but might be helpful.
Days/Times:  Monday - Friday from 9-11am or 11:30am–1:30pm
Minimum Age:  20
 
ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) CONVERSATIONAL PARTNER
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Help tutor small groups of seniors to learn to speak English
Languages Spoken:  Clients speak English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese. Fluency in these is languages is not required, but might be helpful.
Days/Times:  Monday - Friday from 9-11am or 11:30am-1:30pm
Minimum Age:  18, Retired teachers welcome.

ENGLISH AS SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) TEACHER

Volunteer Responsibilities: Help tutor small grous of seniors to learn to speak English.
Languages Spoken:  English, Mandarin, and Vietnamese
Days/Times:  Monday – Wednesday from 9-11am or 11:30-1:30pm
Minimum Age:  21

LICENSED BILINGUAL NURSE (English/Vietnamese or English/Mandarin)
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Help with medication explanation, blood pressure, glucose management, flu shots (seasonal) and other duties
Days/Times:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30am-2pm
Languages Spoken:  English, Chinese, and Vietnamese
Minimum Age:  21

RECEPTION AND TRANSLATION ASSISTANCE
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Receive and interact with clients.  Must be able to translate in English, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Spanish.
Days / Times: Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Confirm Flexible schedule with manager
Contact::  Diane Madriz, 408-282-8601, dmadriz@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Senior Nutrition Program
Program Description:  Catholic Charities' Senior Nutrition Program serves hot, nutritious meals to more than 100 older adults (60+ years old), Monday through Friday in a social environment.

Note:  This is an opportunity to help with hot lunch program for seniors.  Choose a job, a site and day(s) of the week:

LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:

JOHN XXIII MULTI-SERVICE CENTER

Address:  195 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112
Contact:  Diane Madriz, 408-282-8601

Table Leader and Servers
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Help with set-up, registration, serving clients and clearing tables and clean up.
Days/ Times:  Monday – Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Minimum Age: 18,  Seniors and Retirees encouraged to apply.
Contact:  Diane Madriz, 408-282-8601
Fingerprint clearance and tuberculosis clearance required.

EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

Address:  2150 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116
Contact:  Margaret Marrujo, Site Manager (408) 937-3924, mmarrujo@catholiccharitiesscc.org

Kitchen Assistant
Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteer would help with set-up in dining room, prep, serving lunch and clean up depending on time volunteer is available
Dates/Times: Monday - Friday.  We are open between 7:30am-2pm
Minimum age: 16 years

Table Leader and Servers
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Set up begins at 7:45am, help with sign-ins beginning at 10:30am, and help serve, or help with clean-up ending at 1pm
 

Brown Bag Programs

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:  Hosted by Catholic Charities and Second Harvest Food Bank. Help prepare and distribute bags of groceries to seniors.  NOTE:  Heavy lifters welcome for unloading/delivery of food.
LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:  
JOHN XXIII MULTI-SERVICE CENTER
195 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112
Days/Times:  Wednesday mornings 8:45am–11:00am
Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese
Contact:  Diane Madriz, 408-282-8601, dmadriz@catholiccharitiesscc.org
 
EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER
2150 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116

Days/Times:  Friday mornings 9am-11am
Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish, and Tagalog
Minimum age for volunteers accompanied by parent or guardian: 13
Contact:  David Hernandez, Program Supervisor, Day Care Services (408) 251-0217, dhernandez@catholiccharitiesscc.org
 

Day Break Respite and Caregiver Support Services

Make a Difference for Seniors – Become a Volunteer

Day Break Cares’ Adult Day Care centers provide a safe environment for dependent seniors so that their family caregivers can get a much-needed break.  Volunteers help the seniors engage in recreational activities (arts & crafts, games & puzzles, etc.) to stimulate cognitive and social skills; physical activities such as exercise and yoga to maintain physical functioning; and social interaction amongst peers to reduce isolation.  Volunteers are encouraged to share their unique talents.
 
High School Student encouraged to apply. Great opportunity to fulfill school, Senior Boy/Girl Scouts community service hours.

Requirements:
• Background/fingerprinting check
• Tuberculosis test
• Minimum Age: 14

Volunteer Days/Times:
Monday thru Friday 9AM -- 3PM (San Jose)
Monday thru Friday 8AM -- 6PM and Saturdays 10 – 4:00PM (Sunnyvale) Volunteers are urgently needed on Thursdays

LOCATIONS AND CONTACTS:
DAY BREAK CARES: SAN JOSE  
St. Francis of Assisi Parish
5111 San Felipe Road 
San Jose, CA 95135
Nancy Tamburello, Site Manager
Tel: (408) 270-4900 (English)
 
DAY BREAKCARES: SUNNYVALE
First United Methodist Church
535 Old San Francisco Rd. 
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Ming Hsueh, Site Manager (408) 282-1134 (Chinese/Vietnamese)
Email: info@daybreakcares.org    
 

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

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