Group

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

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

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

 

Become a respite caregiver

Become a foster care support team- respite caregiver


Project Type

Foster Care,  Compassion, Community

Location

TBD

Agency or Ministry Name

Website

Contact Info:

Email: info@fosterthebay.org

 

Frequency of Service

Weekly, Monthly, Periodic

Cost

Varies

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Small Group

Training Requirement

Available

Prepare meals for neighbors in need

Prepare meals for our neighbors in need through Loaves & Fishes


Project Type

Compassion, Community, Christian

Location

Various locations throughout the county

Agency or Ministry Name

Loaves and Fishes

Website

http://www.loavesfishes.org/volunteer

Contact Info:

Email: volunteer@loavesfishes.org

Phone: (408) 998-1500

Frequency of Service

Weekly, Monthly

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

Minimal training given at site

Work at a shelter for homeless women

 

Work at a drop-in center/shelter for homeless women


Project Type

Homeless, Compassion, Christian

Location

Various churches in the San Jose area

Agency or Ministry Name

Winterfaith Collaborative

Website

https://faithcollaborative.wordpress.com/ / https://www.facebook.com/winterfaithcollaborative/

https://signup.com/group/816326628090

Contact Info:

winterfaithcollaborative@gmail.com

Phone: 408 345-5351

Frequency of Service

Weekly, Monthly

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

Must go through some training at the site

 

Host a neighborhood food drive

 

Host a neighborhood food drive & donate to food bank or service


Project Type

Compassion, Community, Secular

Location

Various locations in the south bay

Agency or Ministry Name

Second Harvest Food Bank

Website

http://www.shfb.org/

Contact Info: 

 Email: bolschedscc@shfb.org

Phone: Colleen Murphy at (408) 266-8866 x 247

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

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

Training Requirement

Minimal training given on site

Provide childcare for a Support Group

Provide childcare for the Foster/Adopt support Group


Project Type

Foster Care, Adoption, Compassion

Location

Venture Campus in the Ranch House

Agency or Ministry Name

Help One Child & Venture Foster Adopt Support Group

Contact Info:

Alice Yau  E-mail: alicelilyyau@gmail.com

Phone: 408..656.3344

Frequency of Service

Monthly

Cost

none

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

Background check through Venture

Provide an art lesson for children

Provide an art lesson for the children in the Foster/Adopt Group at Venture


Project Type

Foster Care, Adoption, Compassion

Location

Venture Campus in the Ranch House

Agency or Ministry Name

Help One Child & Venture Foster Adopt Support Group

Contact Info:

Alice Yau  E-mail: alicelilyyau@gmail.com

Phone: 408..656.3344

Frequency of Service

Monthly

Cost

Cost of art supplies

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

Have the skill that you will be teaching

Bring and serve a meal for a Support Group

Bring and serve a meal to Foster/Adopt Support group


Project Type

Foster Care, Adoption, Compassion

Location

Venture Campus in the Ranch House

Agency or Ministry Name

Help One Child & Venture Foster Adopt Support Group

Contact Info:

Alice Yau  E-mail: alicelilyyau@gmail.com

Phone: 408..656.3344

Frequency of Service

Monthly

Cost

Cost of a meal for 20 people (8 adults and 12 kids)

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None

Sponsor a Thanksgiving Dinner

 

Sponsor a Thanksgiving dinner for 4 with the Arbor Apartment Ministry


Project Type

Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

Arbor Apartment Complex 1582 Kooser Rd, San Jose, CA 95118

Agency or Ministry Name

Arbor Apartment Ministry

Website

http://venture.cc/onmission/local

Contact Info:

June Beck  E-mail: june_beck@att.net

 Phone: 408.265.0767

Frequency of Service

One Time

Cost

Cost of the Thanksgiving meal supplies

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None

 
 
 

Sponsor an event at Arbor Apartments

 

Sponsor an event at Arbor Apartments


Project Type

Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

Arbor Apartment Complex 1582 Kooser Rd, San Jose, CA 95118

Agency or Ministry Name

Arbor Apartment Ministry

Website

http://venture.cc/onmission/local

Contact Info: 

June Beck  E-mail: june_beck@att.net

Phone: 408.265.0767

Frequency of Service

Quarterly

Cost

Cost of supplies

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None

Hygiene Kits for Homeless

Make Hygiene Kits for the Homeless


Project Type

Homeless, Compassion, Community, Christian

Location

Downtown San Jose locations vary each month

Agency or Ministry Name

Meet the Challenge or High Tech Rover Ministries

Website

meetchallenge.net
hitechrover.org

Contact Info:

info@meetchallenge.org or Info@hitechrover.org

Karen Addato - Hitechrover.org 1.408.560.9292

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

$10 cash per kit plus items to go in each bag

Suited for: Individual or Group

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

Training Requirement

None, however there is a recommended list of supplies for each kit

 

Host a neighborhood drive

 

Host a neighborhood toy or coat drive for children in Foster Care


Project Type

Foster Care, Compassion, Community

Location

Various neighborhoods

Agency or Ministry Name

Help One Child

Website

http://helponechild.org/volunteers

Contact Info:

Judy Holmes   E-mail:  judy@helponechild.org

650-917-1210

Frequency of Service

One time

Cost

None

Suited for: Individual or Group

Individual or Group

Training Requirement

None

Organize a neighborhood gathering

Organize a neighborhood potluck, block party or movie night/ pray for your neighbors


Project Type

Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

Various neighborhoods

Agency or Ministry Name

Venture Local

Contact Info:

Deb Omori  E-mail: deb@venture.cc

Phone: 408.997.4614

 

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Costs associated with the event

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None

Organize a yard clean up

Organize a yard clean up for an elderly person, a single mom, or a widow


Project Type

Community, Outreach, Christian

Location

TBD- You determine recipient

Agency or Ministry Name

Venture Local On Mission

Contact Info:

Deb Omori  E-mail: deb@venture.cc

Phone: 408.997.4614

Frequency of Service

Periodic

Cost

Perhaps the cost of items to make repairs

Suited for: Individual or Group

Group

Training Requirement

None