Assisting Adults



Address:  2625 Zanker Road, San Jose 95134
Contact:  Kent Wenke, (408) 325 5147;


Volunteer Responsibilities:  Work with former incarcerated individuals to assist them in connecting with resources and services in a way that sensitive to their spiritual and cultural background.
Date/Timess:  Program start date is late February or March.
Hours:  9AM – 5PM, 7 days weekly - some evenings and some week-ends. Flexible hours. Minimum of 8 hours weekly required, subject to agreement with program manager. Background investigation required.
Minimum age: 25



Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Jodi De La Pena Vanderpol,

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Every year thousands of children are separated from their families because of war. Those who survive, end up in Refugee Camps. They are alone, and unaccompanied by any family member. The goal of Catholic Charities is to place these teens in caring stable homes. A monthly stipend is provided to the foster family. Tutoring and counseling service is also provided for the teen. Each foster family is assigned a designated case manager at Catholic Charities. There is a two month preparation time to assure an appropriate match.



Volunteer Responsibilities: As assigned by program manager.
Dates/Times: Will Vary. Minimum Age: Responsible Adult


Program Description: Serves children and youth from around the world who have been separated from families because of violence, war, persecution and trafficking. The program places these youth in loving homes within the Bay Area.

Administrative Support
Responsibilities include database design/maintenance; data tracking/analyzing, social media support (any or all segments)

Foster Parent Support
Responsibilities: Supports Foster Parent through partnerships and mentorship

Dates/Times – Minimum 6 months commit. Flexible hours as agreed with Program Manager.
Minimum Age: 21. Some segments suitable for High School students’ community service hours. Seniors and Service Groups encouraged applying.
Background Clearance required
Contact: Aditi Aggarwal-Gupta,, 408 325 5215


Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact Theresa Samuel-Boko 408 325 5195, for complete details

Position Overview: A Marketing and Development Intern to redesign brand and structure the Refugee Resettlement Program. Utilizing his/her skills and knowledge, the Intern will promote the Program’s mission of welcoming newly arriving refugees and providing them with tools necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency and independence. The Intern will assist with outreach in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Intern Responsibilities:
- Assist Program Manager to establish effective models for fundraising and philanthropy, research and apply best practices for non-profit fund raising, funding, grant opportunities and potential donors.
- Create outreach material targeted to reach potential high tech and individual donors.
- Help develop a comprehensive model for Refugee Housing
- Help implement an effective and self-sustaining Refugee Program

Dates/Times: Per agreement with Program Manager. Minimum 10 hours a week for a minimum 6 months.
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko 408 325 5195, for complete details.
Fingerprint/background check required

Volunteer Responsibilities: Oversee overall welfare of clients, link clients to Medi-Cal, Social Security, Food Stamps, Cash Aid, etc. Assist in providing job readiness to gain employment and obtain permanent housing.
Requirements: Social work or human service background; automobile, valid CA driver’s license and auto coverage according to Agency requirements.
Retired Persons Preferred
Date/Time: At least one year commitment. Flexible hours as agreed with Program Manager.
TB and Background Clearance Required
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko 408 325 5195, for complete details

Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Volunteer Responsibilities include providing Cultural Orientation trainings at the Refugee Resettlement House and at Refugees’ homes.
Requirements: Experience teaching English Language Learners, available at least once weekly, ability to work independently with minimum supervision, cross cultural skills, strong writing and communication skills, experience working with diverse populations.
Retired Persons Preferred
Date/Time: Minimum of one year commit, and available at least one day per week.
Cultural Orientation Curriculum provided.
TB and Fingerprint Clearance required.
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko 408 325 5195, for complete details.

Volunteer Responsibilities: Coordinate comprehensive Adult Student Assessment Systems to newly arriving refugees, identify prospective employers, develop job leads for clients, develop employment plan for each refugee buy assisting with resume writing, interviewing skills, interpersonal skills etc.
Requirements: Knowledge of CA Labor Market, excellent oral and written English skills, automobile and valid CA driver’s license and auto liability coverage.
Retired persons preferred.
Dates/Time: One year commit
TB and Fingerprint Background Clearance
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko 408 325 5195, for complete details.

Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact: Theresa Samuel-Boko 408 325 5195, for complete details.
Volunteer Responsibilities: Assist Master ESL Teacher by assisting students with worksheets, on the computer and in leading small group conversation practice.
Requirements: Basic computer skills - - mostly email and internet. Fluent in English. Bilingual English – Spanish or English – Vietnamese is a plus
Dates/Times: Monday – Wednesday – Friday 9:00 – 11:00AM. Must be available at least one morning a week.
Minimum Age: 21, Retired Persons Preferred.
Fingerprint/background check required

Immigration Legal Services
Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact: Robert Yabes,, 408 325 5279
Volunteer Responsibilities: Facilitate registration and orientation, administer pre/posttest, prepare lesson plan and instruct citizenship classes, document student attendance.

Requirements:  Strong, clear and effective English communication skills with ability to multi-task.
Citizenship Instructional Training provided
Dates / Time Wednesdays and Fridays 10AM – 11:30AM, beginning June 1. 2015, ongoing with minimum 6 month commit requested.
Minimum Age:  18
Fingerprint/background clearance required

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