Compassion

Serve Refugees as a mentor with International Rescue Committee

Serve refugees  as a mentor with International Rescue Committee


Project Type

Refugees, Compassion

Location

1210 South Bascom Avenue, Ste. 227, San Jose, CA 95128

Agency or Ministry Name

International Rescue Committee

Website

https://www.rescue.org/volunteer#how-can-i-volunteer

Contact Info:

Email: NorthernCalifornia@Rescue.org

Phone: 408.277.0255

Frequency of Service

Weekly, monthly

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

Orientation and  training given by organization

Serve Refugees as an ESL Tutor

Serve Refugees as an ESL Tutor with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley


Project Type

Refugees, Compassion

Location

Various locations

Agency or Ministry Name

Jewish Family Services Silicon Valley

Website

http://www.jfssv.org/refugee-support

Contact Info: Email

Lori Cinnamon

E-mail: loric@jfssv.org

Phone: 408.357.7467

Frequency of Service

Weekly, 1-2 hours for 6 months

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

Orientation and  training given by organization

Serve Refugees As a Mentor

Serve refugees as a Career Mentor with Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley


Project Type

Refugees, Compassion

Location

Various locations

Agency or Ministry Name

Jewish Family Services Silicon Valley

Website

http://www.jfssv.org/refugee-support.html

Contact Info: 

Chad Lama   

Email: chadl@jfssv.org

Phone:408.357.7459

Frequency of Service

Weekly, 1-2 hours

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

Orientation and  training given by organization

 

Friendship Mentor with Advent Ministries

Be a Friendship Mentor to Teens


Project Type

Compassion, Recovery

Location

South Bay  Area

Agency or Ministry Name

Advent Ministries

Website

http://www.adventgm.org/

Contact Info: 

Email: dmoretti@adventgm.org

Phone: Dave Moretti at 408.281.0708

Frequency of Service

Weekly, Monthly

Cost

Periodic nominal costs

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

May be provided by the Ministry

Adopt-a-Staff for Advent Ministries

Minister to a staff member at Advent Ministries


Project Type

Community

Location

Various Advent Ministry homes

Agency or Ministry Name

Advent Ministries

Website

http://www.adventgm.org/

Contact Info: 

Email: dmoretti@adventgm.org

Phone: Dave Moretti at 408.281.0708

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None (supplies provided by the agency)

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Groups

Training Requirement

Must have an ability to do painting and landscaping projects

Create a neighborhood compassion service group

Create a neighborhood compassion service group to help out neighbors who are ill


Project Type

Compassion, Outreach, 

Location

Local neighborhoods

Agency or Ministry Name

Venture Local

Contact Info:

Deb Omori  Email: deb@venture.cc

Phone: 1.408.997.4614

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

TBD

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None

Organize a walking or running group

Organize a walking/running group and participate in the Use Your Feet 5K for Freedom


Project Type

Sports, Compassion, Community

Location

Mitchell Park, Palo Alto

Agency or Ministry Name

Freedom House

Website

http://www.freedomhousesf.org/

Contact Info:

Email: info@freedomhousesf.org

Phone: 650.488.0831

Frequency of Service

One time- Next run 5/6/2017

Cost

Must raise funds for Freedom House

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

Training for the walk/run

Be a Teen Counselor

Teen/Men’s counselor


Project Type

Rehabilitation, Intervention, Compassion, Christian

Location

Asbury Family Center 444 N. 26th St., San Jose, CA 95116

Agency or Ministry Name

Teen Challenge

Website

http://teenchallenge.net/blog/volunteer/

Contact Info: 

Spencer Kilgore  E-mail: spencerk@teenchallenge.net

Phone: 1.408.272.4416

Frequency of Service

Weekly

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual

Training Requirement

Counseling degree or addiction counseling preferred

Wrap presents from the Holiday Drive

Holiday Gift Wrap- Wrap presents from the holiday gift drive, gifts to be distributed at four Teen Challenge sites


Project Type

Rehabilitation, Intervention, Compassion, Christian

Location

Asbury Family Center 444 N. 26thStreet, San Jose, CA 95116

Agency or Ministry Name

Teen Challenge Asbury Family Center

Website

http://teenchallenge.net/blog/volunteer/

Contact Info:

Spencer Kilgore  E-mail: spencerk@teenchallenge.net

Phone: 1.408.272.4416

Frequency of Service

Periodic, Annually

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group Note: this activity is perfectly suited for a small group

Training Requirement

The ability to wrap gifts

Help prepare and serve a meal to teens

Prepare and serve a meal for the residents at the  Teen Challenge Women’s and Children’s Center and share a devotion with the group


Frequency of Service

Monthly

Cost

Cost of the meal supplies

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None

Project Type

Rehabilitation, Intervention, Compassion, Christian

Location

4601 Alum Rock Avenue,San Jose, CA

Agency or Ministry Name

Teen Challenge

Website

http://teenchallenge.net/blog/volunteer/

Contact Info: 

Spencer Kilgore E-mail: spencerk@teenchallenge.net

Phone: 1.408.272.4416

Help raise funds for Real Options

Form a group and walk or run to raise funds for Real Options


Project Type

Medical, Community, Compassion, Christian

Location

Almaden Lake Park

Agency or Ministry Name

Real Options

Website

http://www.friendsofrealoptions.net/page/12-volunteer/

Contact Info:

Phone: 408.229.9836

Frequency of Service

Annually, One Time

Cost

No cost-however will raise funds for the Project

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

None

Be a Community Outreach Volunteer for Real Options

Community Outreach Events: Engage in varying outreach activities and tabling events representing RealOptions such as health fairs, events, festivals and schools


Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Groups

Training Requirement

Training provided by Project

Project Type

Medical, Compassion, Community

Location

Various locations

Agency or Ministry Name

Real Options

Website

http://www.friendsofrealoptions.net/page/12-volunteer/

Contact Info: 

Amberlie Kosloski  

E-mail: amberlie@realoptions.net

Phone: 408.229.9836 x27

Become a Freedom House Advocate Volunteer

Become a Freedom House Advocate Volunteer- raise awareness about human trafficking and get the word out about Freedom house through speaking engagements and tabling opportunities


Project Type

Human Trafficking, Rehabilitation, Compassion, Christian

Location

San Mateo County

Agency or Ministry Name

Freedom House

Contact Info:

Tina

Email:  tina@freedomhousesf.org

Phone: 1.650.488.0831

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Non

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

Training provided by Project

Be an English tutor


ESL Tutor

Project Type

Refugee, Compassion, Christian

Location

68 S. 11th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Agency or Ministry Name

Immanuel House

Contact Info: 

Flor Silva

1.408.505.8846 (cell)

1.408.490.4504 (office)

Frequency of Service

Weekly

Cost

Cost of supplies

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

TEFL training would be helpful, however can give help with conversations & idioms

Plan an outing for Refugee Men

Plan a Sports Outing for Refugee Men


Project Type

Refugee, Compassion, Christian

Location

68 S. 11th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Agency or Ministry Name

Immanuel House

Contact Info:

Flor Silva

1.408.505.8846 (cell)

1.408.490.4504 (office)

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Transportation and perhaps cost of sporting event (often tickets are donated)

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Groups- Note: This is ideal for a Men’s Group or Small Group

Training Requirement

None

Share a skill with a Refugee

 

Share a computer skill or help with resume writing


Project Type

Refugee, Compassion, Christian

Location

68 S. 11th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Agency or Ministry Name

Immanuel House

Contact Info:

Flor Silva

1.408.505.8846 (cell)

1.408.490.4504 (office)

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Group- should have a knowledge base to share

Training Requirement

Personal training or experience with the skill or resume writing

Serve as a shelter volunteer

 

Serve as a shelter volunteer and provide support to survivors of trafficking. Assist with family dinners, parties, arts & crafts, tutoring, or recreational outings


Project Type

Rehabilitation,Compassion, Christian,

Location

Burlingame

Agency or Ministry Name

Freedom House

Website

http://www.freedomhousesf.org/

Contact Info: 

Email: info@freedomhousesf.org

Phone: 650-488-0831

Frequency of Service

Weekly,Monthly

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

40 hour training provided and Live-Scan background check

Manage inventory at a Thrift Store

 

Thrift Store inventory management with City Impact


Project Type

Recovery, Compassion, Christian

Location

City Impact- San Francisco

Agency or Ministry Name

City Impact

Website

http://www.sfcityimpact.com/volunteer

Contact Info:

Phone: (415) 292.1770

 

Frequency of Service

Weekly, Monthly

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

Training provided at Project’s site

Adopt a Building

 

Adopt-a-Building- Shut In Visitations or Grocery Ministry with City Impact


Project Type

Recovery, Compassion, Christian

Location

City Impact- San Francisco

Agency or Ministry Name

City Impact

Website

http://www.sfcityimpact.com/volunteer

Contact Info:

 Phone: (415) 292.1770

Frequency of Service

Weekly, Monthly

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

Training provided at Project’s site

Help decorate at a Senior Nutrition Center

 

Decorate large walls and bulletin boards the for the Senior Nutritional  Center


Project Type

Recovery, Compassion, Christian

Location

405 N. 4th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Agency or Ministry Name

Salvation Army Senior Nutrition Center

Website

http://www.salvationarmysiliconvalley.org/santaclara/volunteer-with-salvation-army

Contact Info:

Liwayway Gimenez E-mail: liwayway.gimenez@usw.salvationarmy.org

Phone: 1.408.282.1165

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Groups

Training Requirement

On site training provided