Needs from: Saint Mary's College of California

Volunteer: Youth Writing Festival Tutor

Are you looking for something to do in the summer?

 How about becoming a mentor to low-income youth while helping them cultivate an early interest in STEAM fields?

The Multicultural Institute is recruiting mentors for its month-long summer writing camp the Youth Writing Festival (YWF)!

Be a mentor to 3rd to 9th graders Provide STEAM lessons to a group of three or four students Help students strengthen their writing skills Go on STEAM related field trips Do hands on experiments and activities with your group of students Gain experience providing STEAM instruction

 The program runs from June 19th-July 14th, 2017

Agency: The Multicultural Institute
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: runs until 07/14/2017
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94710
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Garden Intern: Bishop O'Dowd Living Lab

OVERVIEW

This intern will work with the Bishop O'Dowd High School Living Lab Garden Educators in the day and/or extra curricular Certificate and Club programming. This includes collaboration on curriculum development, lesson delivery, and youth mentorship. Under the direction of the Ecological Gardener, participate in the care and maintenance of the four-acre Living Laboratory. Garden includes: native and drought tolerant landscaping, edible garden, orchard, domestic animals (chickens, rabbits, honey bees) pond and waterfall, redwood groves, meadows, extensive trails, and gathering spaces. The most optimal availability is on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

QUALIFICATIONS

Willingness and ability to take initiative Flexibility and an ability to continuously reflect and improve Ability to provide a consistent, professional, positive adult relationship to the youth we serve Ability to serve in diverse communities, and as part of a team Solid oral and written communication skills Strong program coordination skills Experience working with high school youth Proficient computer skills – for example Microsoft Office, Google Docs, social media, etc. Experience with workshop/lesson planning, curriculum tailoring, and comfort with facilitation Passionate about sustainability related topics and issues Access to reliable transportation (public transportation or personal transport) to travel to/from the School Site Successful completion of TB test, health screen, and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire) U.S. citizen or lawful permanent residence
Agency: Bishop O'Dowd High School
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94605
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Office of Sustainability Intern: Bishop O'Dowd High School

OVERVIEW

Under the guidance of the Director of Sustainability, support sustainability efforts in integrating sustainability into the Campus, Curriculum, and Community. Specifically work on projects and policy related to Campus initiatives – for example resources conservation, material flows, and buildings and grounds – and the associated community outreach efforts. Additionally support Education for Sustainability curriculum efforts such as lesson development, lesson delivery, and related youth mentorship.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Willingness and ability to take initiative Flexibility and an ability to continuously reflect and improve Ability to provide a consistent, professional, positive adult relationship to the youth we serve Ability to serve in diverse communities, and as part of a team Solid oral and written communication skills Strong program coordination skills Experience working with high school youth Proficient computer skills – for example Microsoft Office, Google Docs, social media, etc. Experience with workshop/lesson planning, curriculum tailoring, and comfort with facilitation Passionate about sustainability related topics and issues Access to reliable transportation (public transportation or personal transport) to travel to/from the School Site Successful completion of TB test, health screen, and Live Scan/fingerprinting (upon hire) U.S. citizen or lawful permanent residence
Agency: Bishop O'Dowd High School
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94605
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Democracy Coach Volunteer (Fall 2016)

Are you looking for a way to build your leadership skills, learn about local policy and advocacy, and gain experience with classroom teaching? Join Generation Citizen at St. Mary's!   Generation Citizen seeks to give every young person a voice in the political process, as well as the skills to take real action on real issues. We work with trained college student volunteers, called Democracy Coaches, who are matched with a local middle or high school classroom in Oakland, Berkeley or San Francisco to lead an "action civics" project with youth for one semester.    Democracy Coaches are trained to help students identify, research, and take action on a pressing community issue by working with local leaders. Past classrooms have worked on issues ranging from water waste and plastic use, to teen violence and bus reliability. Students have the opportunity to meet with elected officials, speak at School Board or City Council meetings, or work with their school's administration to change school policies.    Democracy Coaches go into their classrooms 90-120 minutes per week to teach. A variety of school locations and times are available with East Bay and San Francisco schools.   The application to become a Democracy Coach in Spring 2016 can be found online at www.generationcitizen.org/apply-here. The deadline to apply is Monday, September 12th.   Apply today!
Agency: Generation Citizen
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >16 years old
Zip Code: 94621
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Donor Stewardship and Grant Research Assistant

Our Development and Marketing team is looking for a dedicated intern/volunteer to help us build and maintain relationships with community-based donors, and research new funding streams and potential donors. As a nonprofit, we rely on individuals and grants to support our work - and you can help us strengthen these partnerships.

The Donor Stewardship and Grant Research Assistant will be responsible for a variety of tasks every week for 10-15 hours, including:
- Making thank you calls to donors of $100 or less
- Writing and mailing anniversary cards
- Putting together and mailing new donor welcome packets
- Putting together introductory folders
- Researching and compiling lists of new grant opportunities
- Generating lists of potential new donor partnerships

Benefits of the position:
- Increase your knowledge of donor relations, nonprofit funding, and development strategies
- Build your network
- Enhance professional skills within a friendly and passionate team environment
- Partner with us in ending the multi-generational cycle of violence in our community

Requirements:
- Respond with your resume and some information about why you want this position
- You will be required to meet with the team for an interview and receive some training
- All staff and volunteers are required to clear a background check

Your work every week will help us sustain the work we do to eliminate the multi-generational cycle of family violence.

Agency: STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94520
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Speaker's Bureau and Community Outreach Advocate

Are you good at public speaking and/or want to get better? Grace us with those fabulous skills and speak out to end the cycle of violence in your community!

Become a speaker with the Speaker's Bureau at STAND! for Families Free of Violence. Be STAND!'s representative at speaking and tabling events to educate your community about familyviolence, child abuse, and our agency's current services. Present or table at universities, colleges, businesses and faith organizations after receiving in-depth training that will build upon your skills!

No experience necessary, training is provided. Days and times are flexible. 12 hours/month and 1 year commitment.

To get started, visit our website (http://www.standffov.org/volunteer/) to find out about upcoming Orientations, Trainings, and current volunteer opportunities. We look forward to hearing from you!

Requirements:

- 1 year commitment

- Complete 25 hours of our mandated training

- Attend at least 1 Speaker's event/presentation per month

- Complete fingerprinting/background check

 

Agency: STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94520
Allow Groups: No

Inkind: Emergency Kit Supplies

When we receive a call about a family who is fleeing an abusive home, our Emergency Response Team takes with them a kit of essential supplies when they meet the family. Women and children who arrive at our shelter are limited to what they can bring with them and often it is not much. The following items will help make a difficult transition and the recovery process just a little bit easier:

Gift cards for quick and convenient restaurants Transportation tickets (BART, A/C transit, Muni) Instant food (Cup O'Noodles, microwaveable mac & cheese, instant oatmeal) Bottled water Handheld can openers Sweats (sets of tops and bottoms in sizes Medium and Extra Large) Socks and underwear Calling cards   Duffel bags   Twin-sized sheets Shampoo

We appreciate donations of brand new, unopened items that will help us create comforting, quality care packages. Due to limited storage space, please call ahead of time to schedule a drop off (925.603.0120 or give@standffov.org).

Agency: STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Need Type: Inkind
Date: ongoing
Zip Code: 94520
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Children’s Activity Provider

Enjoy working with kids? Indulge your inner child and become a Children's Activity Provider!

STAND! is dedicated to working with individuals, families and the community in ending domestic violence and child abuse and in rebuilding lives. As a Children's Activity Provider, you will lead activities, play games, read, tell stories and sing songs with the children while also providing a safe and orderly environment for them to interact in.

 

Tasks:

Provide childcare while their parents attend appointments, parenting class, or support groups Plan games and activities that emphasize safety, security, and trust to serve the developmental needs of the children Encourage language skills through reading, telling stories, and singing songs with the children Teach children to play collaboratively with other children Maintain a safe, planned and orderly environment that is conducive to the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical needs of the children

Qualifications:

Complete our 40-hour Domestic Violence Counselor training Undergo background check and fingerprinting process CPR/First Aid required at some locations

Hours and Time:

1.5 – 2 hours per week, flexible shifts available

Position Benefits:

Obtain experience working with kids of all ages Develop supervision skills and teaching abilities Develop and implement your own enrichment activities Interrupt the cycle of violence and help children exposed to trauma develop healthy attachments

 

Agency: STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94520
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Crisis/Resource Line Counselor

Are you a good listener? Do you remain calm under pressure? Do you enjoy connecting those in need with helpful resources? Our crisis line provides immediate assistance and resources to families experiencing violence. Answer incoming client calls, provide peer counseling, advocacy and resources through the phone and in person to clients on site.

Tasks:      

Answer incoming client calls to the crisis line. Provide peer counseling, safety planning, advocacy, and resources via phone and/or in person. Respond to police and hospital calls to provide services to potential clients upon request. Maintain database with accurate demographic information. Secondary tasks: help transport clients to/from motels, BART, bus stations, shelter, medical, or legal appointments. Occasional light administrative work, office maintenance, donation organizing, shelter room preparation, etc. in absence of calls.

Qualifications:

Complete our 40 Hour Domestic Violence Certification Training At least 4 hours per week for a minimum of one year. Shifts are available 24/7. Commit to 1 year of partnership with us Undergo background check and fingerprinting process. 

Position Benefits:

Learn effective communication, peer counseling and active listening skills Build on your peer counseling, crisis response, and violence prevention work experience Provide help to those in crisis and create safer options in their lives Help us eliminate the multi-generational cycle of violence in Contra Costa!

 

 

 

Agency: STAND! For Families Free of Violence
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94520
Allow Groups: No

Volunteer: Child Development/Experienced Volunteers

Prescott-Joseph Center is looking for volunteers and interns who have experience with children ages 0-5 years.  We have a program called, "Pre-Preschool" or as we like to call it, "Playschool" that increases family/parent involvement in these stages of life. 

We are hoping to recruit about 6 volunteers to help us during the Summer. Commitment level can be as little as once a week. Please let me know if you are interested as soon as possible! 


Agency: Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94607
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Spanish Instructor for ESL Class

PJC hosts seasonal 8-week ESL classes for 1.5 hours/week. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is bilingual in Spanish and English to teach our ESL class.  Duties include gathering resource materials such as handouts and basic lesson planning for weekly classes. 

Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering with us.  As mentioned, this is 1.5 hours, once a week, time commitment. 

Agency: Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94607
Allow Groups: Yes

Volunteer: Bilingual Arabic/English Instructor for ESL Class

PJC hosts seasonal 8-week ESL classes for 1.5 hours/week. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is bilingual in Arabic and English to teach our ESL class.  Duties include gathering resource materials such as handouts and basic lesson planning for weekly classes. 

Please contact me if you are interested in volunteering with us.  As mentioned, this is 1.5 hours, once a week, time commitment. 

Agency: Prescott-Joseph Center for Community Enhancement, Inc.
Need Type: Volunteer
Date: ongoing
Agency Requirement: >18 years old
Zip Code: 94607
Allow Groups: Yes