Serve in multiple programs: AIDS Legal Services, Fair Housing Law Project, Legal Advocates for Children & Youth, Mental Health Advocacy Project, Public Interest Law; also, special events planning and staging. Bilingual service-learners needed.
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen is a nonprofit organization that provides no-cost hot meals and support services to anyone who needs them in a safe, caring and friendly environment. No one is turned away. As a volunteer at Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen, you will help to set up our dining room for dinner, prepare and serve the meal, and clean up afterward. We proudly serve our guests at two different kitchen locations in San Jose nearby St. Patrick’s or St. Maria Goretti Kitchen.
Contact: Jann Harbor
Address 1: InnVision Montgomery Street Inn, 358 North Montgomery Street, San Jose, CA 95110
MACSA – Mexican American Community Service Association
MACSA has volunteer opportunities for working with after school programs, early childhood development and family literacy, gang intervention, rites of passage programs, and mentorship services. We also have opportunities for assisting with fund development, human resources, and Youth Center support.
Contact: Mario Ozuna-Sanchez
Phone: 408.929.1080 Ext 2023
Address: 660 Sinclair Drive San Jose, CA 95116
This year, Martha's Kitchen will serve over 200,000 meals to needy the men, women and children of the San Jose area. Special provisions are made to meet the needs of families with children. Round tables are provided so family members can dine as a family unit.
Contact: Edita Cruz
Address: 311 Willow St. San Jose CA 95110
Help plan and establish service-learning at McKinley school, and possibly other elementary schools in the district. Also needed is planning and instruction in “Visual & Performing Arts Enrichment” programs after-school at nearby sites.
NHSSV is a housing and community development nonprofit corporation that works to improve the living environment of low income families in the counties of Santa Clara and Monterrey. NHSSV provides programs and services that promote and support responsible home ownership as a means to revitalizing neighborhoods and engendering community pride and economic stability among residents.
Contact: Jaime Angulo
Phone: 408.279.2600 ext. 225
Address: 1156 North Fourth Street San Jose CA 95112
Seeks support for science projects, work with parents, teachers and students in creating a science garden and related curriculum.
Address: 890 East William Street, San Jose, CA 95116
Our City Forest (OCF)
Cultivates a greener, healthier metropolis and a sense of community by involving Silicon Valley residents in the understanding, planting, care, and appreciation of the urban forest. Train and support our volunteer coaches- Tree Amigos. Also, assist neighborhood groups, residents, service clubs, businesses and schools.
Contact: OCF Outreach
Phone: 408.998.7337 ext. 108
Address: 151 West Mission Street, Suite 151 San José, CA 95110
Partners in Reading(PAR)
Partners in Reading is an adult literacy program of the San Jose Public Library. We match volunteer tutors with adults who read or write below the 9th grade level. Adults meet twice a week with a tutor for 1 ½ hours each meeting. We also have a computer lab and short-term and ongoing classes. Service learning opportunities include tutoring (6-month minimum commitment) and we could also use volunteers/interns to teach short-term classes, assist in the computer lab, and help in the office.
Address: 150 E. San Fernando St. San Jose, CA 95112
Pro Bono Project for Silicon Valley
Serve in Domestic Violence Limited Scope Representation program, the Family Law Clinic; bilingual speakers needed to serve as translators for non-English speaking clients, and assist in outreach and education to the community regarding free legal services.