assisting Adults


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 services are 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.

Key Responsibilities:  Scanning and uploading files to online platform, Filing client paperwork for social workers,  Other admin/office tasks as requested by program manager

Skills and Abilities:  Cultural sensitivity, Uphold privacy frights and HIPPA standards,

Skills:  Administrative support, data entry, basic computer skills, Microsoft Office, Internet research, strong verbal & written communication skills

Requirements and Training: Live scan background and TB clearance.  Training/onboarding provided

Dates/Times/Commit:  5 – 10 hours weekly with minimum 6 month commit – as per arrangement with coordinator

Age:  18

refugee services

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

refugee resettlement

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

teacher assistant - adult esl classes

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:  Francis Bencik, ESL Program Coordinator
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:  Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test record, successful completion of the volunteer training. A minimum six-month commitment is required.
Dates/Times: Monday to Wednesday 9 AM – 12 NOON (FMCI Center)
Dates/Times: Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM – 12 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