Assisting Children and Youth

FIRST 5 - Family Resource Center

Address: 46 Race Street, San Jose CA 95126
Contact: Tatiana Zepeda,, office: 408 380 8602
Minimum age: 21

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A Free Program offered to families with children 0 – 5 years of age. It is designed to nurture the oral language development, creativity and problem solving skills in young children by motivating caregivers to engage with their children in story telling, circle time, art, music and dance.

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,

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: FMCI is a school reform collaborative seeking to improve low income, low performing schools and help all students read by 3rd grade!

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

Kinship Resource Center, 1908 Senter Road, suite #50, San Jose CA 95112 (Paseo)
Contact:  Saul Gonzalez,; (408) 200 0992

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Offer comprehensive services and direct support to grandparents and caregivers who are solely responsible for a relative child. Provide case management, support groups, educational seminars, recreation, respite, information and referrals. 

1. Office Volunteer Responsibilities:  Provide general office support, copying, filing, data entry, assist in completion and translation documents and other duties as assigned. Provide childcare support and other duties as assigned.
Dates/Times:  Minimum 3 hours per week (program support from 9am – 5:00 pm weekdays only)
Minimum age for volunteers:  18+
Required Language Capacity:  English;/Spanish/Bilingual preferred but not required.

2. Seminar Volunteer Responsibilities: Provide support with meeting logistics, prepare and setting up food and assisting in childcare efforts, and other duties as assigned.
Dates/Times:  Minimum 3 hours per week (program between the evening hours of 5:00 pm – 8:00pm on assigned evening seminars).
Minimum age for volunteers:  18+
Required Language Capacity:  English;/Spanish/Bilingual preferred but not required.


PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Provides a variety of services to Spanish-speaking families with young children by supporting early childhood mental health.
645 Wool Creek Drive, San Jose, CA, 95112
Contact: Angela Albright,, 408-283-6151

Volunteer Responsibilities: Attend meetings with Developmental Specialist and families. Translate sessions from Spanish to English to Spanish. May assist with translating English documents to Spanish.
Skills and Abilities Required: Strong interpersonal and translating skills, Engilsh and Spanish fluency, must be a good listener and have patience.
Other Requirements: Background clearance, TB skin test, satisfactory completion of volunteer training, valid driver's license with clean driving record.
Date/Times: October 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016; Flexible hours based on client need but not to exceed 20 hours weekly.
Minimum age: 18


Population Served: Families

195 E. San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact:  Doris Garcia,, 408 200 0095
KINSHIP PROGRAM OVERVIEW:  The program provides support to relative caregivers who are raising relative children in Santa Clara County.  The position supports the program by providing engaging indoor activities for the children while the caregivers are attending support groups and seminars.  Position suitable for childhood education college students and retirees.  All welcome to apply.
Volunteer Responsibilities:  Keep all children in sight at all times, plan/engage and provide gentle nurturing presence.; tidy the area and put away equipment/toys at the end of each session.  Maintain good relationship with other child care assistant and work as a team.
Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication and listening skills.  Knowledge of working with children under 12.
Requirements and Training.  Live scan/background clearance; maintain bi-yearly TB skin test record. First Aid certification and CPR certification.  Bi-lingual English/Spanish preferred and encouraged to apply, but not required.
Dates/Times – 5:30pm – 7:45pm on the 1st. 3rd and 4th Wednesday of the month (subject to change to accommodate program events, holidays and other conditions)
Minimum Age:  21

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