Assisting Adults

Address:  2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact:  Susan Kole,,  408 240 3394
The Client Greeter supports Catholic Charities’ criminal justice clients by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.  When the client arrive at the program a welcoming and supportive environment decreases the likelihood of the clients disengaging from the program and /or have negative interactions with other clients in the program.
Key Responsibilities:  Greets clients and escorts them to other parts of the building as required  Offers clients water and/or food if needed.  Assists front desk with admitting clients into the building.
Skills and Abilities:  Strong interpersonal and good listening skills; patience and compassionate; willingness to work with clients with  history of drugs, alcohol, mental health and criminal records.
Requirements and Training:  Fingerprint and background clearance;  Complete volunteer training
Age:  21 years or older


Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Jodi De La Pena Vanderpol,

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, and unaccompanied by any family member. The goal of Catholic Charities is to place these teens in caring stable homes. A monthly stipend is provided to the foster family. Tutoring and counseling service is also provided for the teen. Each foster family is assigned 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 manager.
Dates/Times: Will Vary. Minimum Age: Responsible Adult


Program Description: 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 within the Bay Area.

Administrative Support
Responsibilities include database design/maintenance; data tracking/analyzing, social media support (any or all segments)

Foster Parent Support
Responsibilities: Supports Foster Parent through partnerships and mentorship

Dates/Times – Minimum 6 months commit. Flexible hours as agreed with Program Manager.
Minimum Age: 21. Some segments suitable for High School students’ community service hours. Seniors and Service Groups encouraged applying.
Background Clearance required
Contact: Aditi Aggarwal-Gupta,, 408 325 5215


Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact Francis Bencik,, 408 325 5273, for complete details.

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 Francis Bencik,, 408 325 5273, for complete details.
Fingerprint/background check required

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 Francis Bencik,, 408 325 5273, for complete details.

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 Francis Bencik,, 408 325 5273, for complete details.

Volunteer Responsibilities: Coordinate comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems to newly arriving refugees, identify prospective 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 commit
TB and Fingerprint Background Clearance
Contact Francis Bencik,, 408 325 5273, for complete details.

Address 1 : FMCI Center, 1399 Santee Drive, San Jose CA, 95122
Address 2 : Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2020 East San Antonio Street, San Jose CA  95116
Contact:   Maude Houston, ESL Program Coordinator,, 408 325 5100 Ext 5331, for complete details.

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Assist ESL Instructor by leading conversation classes for beginning and intermediate adult learners, or work one on one with beginning literacy students.  
The volunteer will facilitate conversation groups for adult English learners; help students learn basic computer skills
Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Good listening skills are required.
Requirements and Training:  Finger print/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test record, successful completion of the volunteer training. A minimum 6 month commit is required.
Dates/Times: Monday – Wednesday – 9:00am – 12 noon – FMCI Center
Dates/Times: Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00am – noon – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Volunteer will serve either the Monday – Wednesday OR the Tuesday and Thursday Shift, but not both – unless agreed with program manager
Minimum Age: 18.
Fingerprint/background check required

Immigration Legal Services
Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact: Robert Yabes,, 408 325 5279
Volunteer Responsibilities: Facilitate registration and orientation, administer pre/posttest, 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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