assisting older adults

 

long term care ombudsman program

Certification Training

Address:  2625 Zanker Road, Suite 200, San Jose CA 95134
Contact:  Wanda Hale, Program Manager, whale@catholiccharitiesscc.org
(408) 944 0567

The next Ombudsman Certification Training will take place in Summer 2018. All classes are held at Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County, located at 2625 Zanker Road, Suite 200, San Jose, CA 95134

An orientation/overview of the program will be presented on: Tuesday, August 28, 2018 from 10:00 AM to Noon

If you are interested in completing the program after learning about the volunteer opportunity at the orientation, the 2018 Summer Ombudsman Certification Training is scheduled to be held on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 4, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 6, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 11, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 18, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, September 19, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday, September 20, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, September 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday, September 28, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday, October 2, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thank you for your interest in our program and for your desire to serve the elderly in your community. We look forward to meeting you in the future.

EASTSIDE NEIGHBORHOOD

Address: 2150 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose CA 95116
Contact: Uyen Pham, Program Supervisor
UPham@catholiccharitiessscc.org
(408) 251 0217


Program Description: Eastside Neighborhood Center offers education classes, recreation, and wellness activities for older adults. Services include health and wellness education, such as healthy steps, chair exercise, and computer literacy.

 

HEALTHY STEPS VOLUNTEER


Volunteer Responsibilities: Facilitate community health education classes based on the “22 Healthy Steps” module by The Health Trust
Requirements: Comfortable working with seniors, positive attitude, patient, flexible and open minded self-starter.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain semiannual TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training.
Dates/Times: Every 1st and 3rd Friday for one hour (10 – 11:00AM)
Length of appointment: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

 

COMPUTER LITERACY VOLUNTEER


Responsibilities: Assist seniors with learning how to use certain applications or electronic devices. Help solve computer/phone issues, guide seniors through online application processes, creating email addresses.
Requirements: Competency in basic computer skills to assist seniors with common questions regarding their phones, tablets and computers. Patient, excellent communication skills.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain semiannual TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training Dates/Times: 3 days per week, 2 hours each day (mornings 9AM – 11AM or afternoons 12PM – 2PM)
Length of appointment: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

 

CHAIR EXERCISE Facilitato VOLUNTEER


Volunteer Responsibilities: Lead exercises routines based on the Center for Disease Control guidelines, facilitate group discussions on safety and prevention.
Requirements: Comfortable working with seniors; positive attitude, patience, flexibility and an open mind.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain semiannual TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training.
Dates/Times: one day a week for one hour each day (Wednesday 10 – 11:15AM)
Length of appointment: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

 

RECEPTION DESK VOLUNTEER


Responsibilities: Welcome and sign in Center members and guests, collect and scan membership cards into the AWARDS system, scan or copy documents per requests of seniors and/or staff, answer and forward phone calls.
Requirements: Competency in basic computer skills to assist seniors with common questions regarding their phones, tablets and computers. Patience, excellent communication skills.
Fingerprint/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test, satisfactory completion of on-site volunteer training Dates/Times: one day per week, 4 hours each day (mornings 9AM – 1PM most needed) x5 volunteers needed.
Length of appointment: 3 months, 6 months, 12 months or by semester as determined and agreed upon between volunteer and program supervisor.
Minimum age: 18

JOHN XXIII MULTI-SERVICE CENTER

Address:  John XXIII Multi Service Center, 195 E. San Fernando St., San Jose, CA 95112
Reception Desk Contact: (408) 831 0440
 


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.

 


INTERPRETER FOR GOLDEN GATEWAY BEHAVIORAL HEALTH PROGRAM
(
Hindi, Assyrian, Korean, Japanese, Spanish Bilingual Language Speakers)

Contact:  Karen Herreman, Golden Gateway
Karen@catholiccharitiesscc.org
(408) 899 7142
or
Brady Umfleet
bumfleet@catholiccharitiesscc.org 
(408) 325 5127

Description:  In this highly confidential opportunity, the volunteer will share their bilingual talents by assisting older adults in the community to get services and access to resources that they may not know are available to them.  

Responsibilities:  Interpreting for clients to communicate with Catholic Charities Staff.  Accompany Staff to a client’s residence or other setting outside the office.
Skills and Abilities:  Strong interpersonal verbal and written communication skills.  Good listening skills.  Bilingual (oral) and written fluency in another language.  
Volunteer must adhere to strict confidentiality.  Flexibility, patience, and the ability to work in a multicultural older adult environment.  
Requirements and Training: Background clearance, maintain semiannual TB skin test record.  Successful completion of volunteer training.  
Length of appointment:  Minimum 3 months requested.
Dates/Times:  Open (2-10 hours per week) / as needed (time varies)  
Minimum Age:  18
Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record


Senior Nutrition Program

 

EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

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

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 the hot lunch program for seniors.  Choose a job, a site and day(s) of the week:

 

Kitchen Assistant

Volunteer Responsibilities: Volunteer would help with setup 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

 

Table Leader and Servers

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Setup at 7:45am, helping with sign-ins beginning at 10:30am, and helping serve or helping with clean-up ending at 1pm.


brown bag programs

EAST SIDE NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER

 

Address:  2150 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116

Contact: Milton Cadena, Program Manager
mcadena@catholiccharitiesscc.org
(408) 251-0217

Contact:  Margaret Marrujo, Site Manager
(408) 937 3924

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.

Days/Times:  Friday mornings 9AM - 11AM
Languages Spoken:  English, Spanish, and Tagalog
Minimum age for volunteers accompanied by parent or guardian: 13

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 among peers to reduce isolation.  Volunteers are encouraged to share their unique talents.

High school students 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 & Contacts

Day Break Cares: San Jose


St. Francis of Assisi Parish
5111 San Felipe Road
San Jose, CA 95135
Kelly Callahan, Site Manager (408) 270-4900 (English)

Email: info@daybreakcares.org

 
Day Break Cares: Sunnyvale


First United Methodist Church
535 Old San Francisco Rd. 
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Hien Nguyen, Site Manager (408) 282-1134 (Chinese/Vietnamese)
Email: info@daybreakcares.org
 

 

SENIOR DAY CARE VOLUNTEER AID


Contact: Hien Nguyen, Site Manager
hnguyen@catholiccharitiesscc.org
(408) 530 8734

Summary: Help seniors to reduce isolation by engaging them in recreational activities such as mild exercise.
Key Responsibilities: Promote warm, friendly and safe environment for seniors; assist and participate with seniors in the activities; assist with inventory, maintenance and storage of center equipment/supplies. Volunteers are mandated reporters and thereby required to report any suspicions or elder abuse or neglect.
Skills and abilities: Friendly approach and ability to put clients at ease. Empathy and understanding. Requirements and Training: Initial orientation provided. Background/fingerprint (18 years and older) and TB clearance required.
Date Time: Minimum 4 hour shift Monday – Friday 9AM – 4PM; Saturday 12 – 5PM.
Minimum age: 14 with parental consent