Assisting Adults

Address:  2625 Zanker Road, San Jose, CA 95134
Contact:  Susan Kole,,  408 240 3394
The Client Greeter supports Catholic Charities’ criminal justice clients by creating a welcoming and supportive environment.  When the client arrive at the program a welcoming and supportive environment decreases the likelihood of the clients disengaging from the program and /or have negative interactions with other clients in the program.
Key Responsibilities:  Greets clients and escorts them to other parts of the building as required  Offers clients water and/or food if needed.  Assists front desk with admitting clients into the building.
Skills and Abilities:  Strong interpersonal and good listening skills; patience and compassionate; willingness to work with clients with  history of drugs, alcohol, mental health and criminal records.
Requirements and Training:  Fingerprint and background clearance;  Complete volunteer training
Age:  21 years or older


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.


Address: 2625 Zanker Road, San Jose CA 95134
Contact Francis Bencik,, 408 325 5273, for complete details.

Address 1 : FMCI Center, 1399 Santee Drive, San Jose CA, 95122
Address 2 : Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, 2020 East San Antonio Street, San Jose CA  95116
Contact:   Francis Bencik, ESL Program Coordinator,, for complete details.

Volunteer Responsibilities:  Assist ESL Instructor by leading conversation classes for beginning and intermediate adult learners, or work one on one with beginning literacy students.  
The volunteer will facilitate conversation groups for adult English learners; help students learn basic computer skills
Skills and Abilities: Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Good listening skills are required.
Requirements and Training:  Finger print/background clearance, maintain bi-yearly TB skin test record, successful completion of the volunteer training. A minimum 6 month commit is required.
Dates/Times: Monday – Wednesday – 9:00am – 12 noon – FMCI Center
Dates/Times: Tuesday and Thursday – 9:00am – noon – Our Lady of Guadalupe Church
Volunteer will serve either the Monday – Wednesday OR the Tuesday and Thursday Shift, but not both – unless agreed with program manager
Minimum Age: 18.
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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