Individual

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

 

Be a Work Party Volunteer

Work party volunteers for 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

Be a Food Pantry Volunteer

Be a Food Pantry Volunteer at South Valley FISH Food


Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals and groups. Note: This is a perfect activity for a small group

Training Requirement

No training, however need to have a friendly demeanor and a willingness to share

Project Type

Community, Christian

Location

South Valley

Agency or Ministry Name

South Valley FISH Food Pantry

Website

http://www.stlcsj.org/fish/

Contact Info:

Email: fishpantryvolunteer@gmail.com

Phone: 408.669.4949

Mentor Foster Youth

Become a mentor to Foster Youth (17-24) and equip them for a better future


Frequency of Service

Weekly/Monthly depending upon the role

Cost

TBD

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals

Training Requirement

Yes-given by organization

Project Type

Foster Care, Community, Outreach

Location

San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties

Agency or Ministry Name

Jeremiah’s Promise

Website

www.jeremiahspromise.org ; Facebook: Jeremiah’s Promise

Contact Info: Email

http://www.jeremiahspromise.org/

Sort and prepare food for distribution

Sort food & prepare for distribution at Second Harvest Food Bank


Project Type

Community, Secular

Location

Cypress Center: 4001 North First Street, San Jose CA 95134 Curtner Center: 750 Curtner Ave, San Jose, CA 95125

Agency or Ministry Name

Second Harvest Food Bank

Website

http://www.shfb.org/volunteer

Contact Info:

Colleen Murphy: volschedscc@shfb.org

Phone

408.266.8866 x247

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

No Cost

Suited for: Individual or Group

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

Training Requirement

none

Assemble and distribute Hands-On Activity Kits

Assemble and distribute math, science & art Hands-On Activity Kits


Project Type

Education, Community Secular

Location

Raft Sobrato Centre, Sunnyvale

Agency or Ministry Name

RAFT Bay Area

Website

http://www.raftbayarea.org/group-volunteers

Contact Info:

Email: volunteer@raft.net

Phone: 408.530.9870

Frequency of Service

Weekly/Monthly

Cost

No cost

Suited for: Individual or Group

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

Training Requirement

Training provided on site

Be a tech design volunteer

Be a design volunteer with Abide Ministry/Code for the Kingdom


Project Type

Tech, Community, Outreach

Location

Menlo Park

Agency or Ministry Name

Abide Ministries/Code for the Kingdom

Website

http://codeforthekingdom.org/index.html

Contact Info:

Email: neil@abide.is

Phone: 1.415.317.7417

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Group

Training Requirement

Need coding skills

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

Teach children flag football

Teach children the basics of flag football through instructions and training


Project Type

Sports, Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

Campbell Community Center, Campbell, CA

Agency or Ministry Name

Overflow Sports Academy

Website

www.OverflowSports.com

Contact Info: 

Aaron Marinucci  E-mail: aaron@overflowsports.com

Phone: 408.479.1811

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

No Cost

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual

Training Requirement

none

Host a student for a holiday celebration

Host a student from San Jose State University for a holiday celebration


Project Type

Education, Community, Outreach

Location

San Jose State University

Agency or Ministry Name

Bridges International

Website

http://bridgessanfrancisco.com/sjsu/

http://bridgessanfrancisco.com/thanksgiving/

Contact Info:

Courtney Patao   E-mail: courtney.patao@bridgesinternational.com

Phone: 651.301.9141

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Cost associated with the holiday celebration

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Groups

Training Requirement

None

Prepare and serve a meal for a Bridges ministry group

Prepare and serve a meal for a Bridges ministry group at San Jose State University


Project Type

Education, Community, Outreach

Location

San Jose State University

Agency or Ministry Name

Bridges International

Website

http://bridgessanfrancisco.com/sjsu/

Contact Info: 

Courtney Patao   E-mail: courtney.patao@bridgesinternational.com

Phone: 651.301.9141

Frequency of Service

Monthly

Cost

Cost of meal

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Groups Note: This is perfectly suited for a Small Group

Training Requirement

none

Help Venture Runners at local events

Help Venture Runners at local events to hand out water and cheer on runners


Project Type

Sports, Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

Various race locations

Agency or Ministry Name

Venture Runners

Website / Social Media

https://www.facebook.com/venturerunners/?fref=ts

Contact Info:

Email: runners@venture.cc

Phone: 408.997.4600

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

None

Be an administrative assistant for Real Options

Administration and Events-Assist with projects that include data entry, phone calls, preparing mailers for Real Options


Project Type

Medical, Community, Outreach

Location

1671 The Alameda, Suite 101, San Jose, CA 95126

Agency or Ministry Name

Real Options

Website

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

Contact Info: 

Rebecca Gray E-mail: rebeccag@realoptions.net

Phone: 408.229.9836 x10

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individuals or Group

Training Requirement

none

Help a single mom with her vehicle

Change oil and filter in a single mom’s vehicle and wash it


Project Type

Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

Homes of single moms

Agency or Ministry Name

Venture Local Ministry

Website

venture.cc/serve

Contact Info: 

Deb Omori E-mail: deb@venture.cc

Phone: 1.408.997.4614

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Cost of the oil and car filter

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

Must know how to do an oil change, change  oil filter

Provide outings to foreign students

 

Provide outings with foreign exchange students at San Jose State University


Project Type

Education, Community, Outreach

Location

San Jose State University

Agency or Ministry Name

Bridges International

Contact Info:

Courtney Patao   E-mail: courtney.patao@bridgesinternational.com

Phone: 651.301.9141

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Cost associated with the outing

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

none

Affirm our public safety officers

 

Bake cookies and write notes of appreciation


Project Type

Police, Fire, Community, Outreach

Location

Various throughout the Bay Area

Agency or Ministry Name

Adopt a local Police Station or Fire Station

Contact Info:

Deb Omori E-mail: deb@venture.cc

Phone: 408.997.4614

 

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Cost of baking supplies and cards

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group. Note: This is perfectly suited for a small group

Training Requirement

Knowledge of baking

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