46,016,459 meals provided so far in 2018

Partner Agencies Opportunities

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Partner Agency Opportunities

Volunteer with our partner agencies

Volunteer with one of the partner agencies that help to extend our reach into nearly every neighborhood in Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. We distribute food to over a quarter million people every month through our partner network, including soup kitchens, pantries, shelters, senior centers and other community sites. We are all in this together.

Opportunities vary for each partner. If you are interested, please contact the agency directly. Thank you for your support.

Location: 1654 East San Antonio Street, San Jose, CA 95116

Volunteer Position: Translators needed in the following languages: Vietnamese and Chinese

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times: Wednesdays, 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. and/or Thursdays, 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Volunteer Task: Help pantry staff communicate with Chinese and/or Vietnamese clients as they register for food assistance. Answer questions and assist clients in completing forms and documentation.

Requirements:
High school and up; must be 14 years or older
Able to stand for considerable periods of time
Friendly, good interpersonal skills
No drop-in volunteer shifts — please schedule in advance
Website: www.olgparishsj.org

Contact: Debbie Martinez at 408-449-8825 or mike_debbiemartinez@yahoo.com

Location:467 N. White Road, San Jose, CA 95133

Volunteer Position: Translators needed in the following language: Chinese

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times: Wednesdays, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Volunteer Task: Facilitate communication between pantry staff and Chinese clients as they receive supplemental food assistance. Answer questions and assist clients in completing forms and documentation.

Requirements:
High school and up; must be 14 years or older
Friendly, good interpersonal skills
No drop-in volunteer shifts — please schedule in advance

Contact: Frances Jacobs at 408-272-1360 or marfrances7@comcast.net

Locations:

  • 2150 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA 95116
  • 1080 N 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112
  • 515 Barrett Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037 (Our Central Kitchen, limited to Team Building Cooking Experience programs only)

Volunteer Position: Meal service helper

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times: San Jose: Monday-Friday, 3:30 – 6 p.m. Short-term and long-term volunteers accepted, as well as groups of up to seven people.

Morgan Hill: For Team Building Cooking Experience programs only. Seven days a week, two to three hour shifts between 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Minimum 10 and maximum 25 volunteers per shift.

Volunteer Task: Help prep, serve and clean up for dinner service to the hungry.

Requirements:

  • No age restriction
  • Able to stand for length of shift, lift up to five pounds
  • No drop-in volunteer shifts — please schedule in advance

Website: www.loavesfishes.org/volunteer

Contact: Hyru Gau at 408-998-1500 or volunteer@loavesfishes.org

Location: 1381 South First Street, San Jose, 95110

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times:

  • Pantry and Clothes Closet: Mon, Tues, Thurs 9 a.m. – 6 p.m, Wed 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Fri, Sat 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Preschool: Mon-Thurs, 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
  • After-School Academy: Mon-Thurs, 3:30 – 5:45 p.m. during the school year (fall/spring), semester commitment is required
  • Welcome Center, Joblink

Volunteer Task: One-time, short-term and long-term opportunities available. Individuals and groups are welcome! Volunteers need to first attend a one-hour orientation where you will learn about the agency and the duties.   Groups will have an individual orientation.

Requirements: High school and up; 18 and older for the pantry and clothes closet. High school students are welcome. To volunteer with children, you will need to be fingerprinted and TB tested, but this will be paid by Sacred Heart with a three-month commitment.

Website: www.sacredheartcs.org

Contact: Sergio Gonzalez at 408-278-2171 or volunteers@sacredheartcs.org

Location: 400 Church St, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times: Pantry is open Monday 5 – 7 p.m., Thursday 5 – 7 p.m., and Saturday 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Volunteers are welcome any time, as often as desired.

Volunteer Task: Prepare grocery bags, sort and prepare clothes and small household items, assist in the distribution of these items, and carry grocery bags to cars.

Requirements: Minimum age to volunteer is 16. Friendly, courteous personality; physical or personal limitations can be accommodated.

Contact: Nancy Clarkin at 650-712-1770 or tandnclarkin@att.net

Location: 204 Stierlin Rd, Mountain View, CA 94043

Volunteer Position: Food Pantry Volunteers and Food Pantry Drivers

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times: Our food pantry operates Monday through Friday. Volunteers are needed for multiple shifts, usually 3-4 hours per shift, on various days. Drivers needed from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on various days for donation pickups from local grocery stores and other donors.

Volunteer Task: Food and Nutrition Center Volunteer: stock pantry shelves, sort produce, make bags for clients who do not have cooking facilities, clean tables, and sweep floors.

Requirements: Minimum age to volunteer is 16; sensitivity to working with low-income clients, seniors, “unhoused,” and recent immigrants. Physical strength desirable: ability to lift 50 pounds. Background check required. Valid CA Driver’s License and clean DMV driving record required for all drivers. No client volunteers please.

Website: www.CSAcares.org

Contact: LaDrea Clark at 650-968-0836 ext. 114 or lclark@csacares.org

Location: 10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014

Volunteer Position: Translators needed in the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Spanish, Farsi, Russian and Hindi

Dates: Ongoing

Shift Times: Volunteers are asked to keep one regular shift per week for at least eight consecutive weeks. Shifts range from 1-4 hours.

Volunteer Tasks: Grocery pickup: picking up groceries and delivering them to West Valley Community Services
Food Pantry: Distributing food to clients, sorting and cleaning delivered food, restocking and organizing shelves/cupboards and general pantry cleaning, assisting donors and gleaners with deliveries
Special Events: Holiday Shopping Program, Back to School

Requirements: Minimum age to volunteer is 16; foreign language skills are a plus! All volunteers must attend Volunteer Orientation and complete an application.

Website: www.wvcommunityservices.org

Contact: Eddie Diaz, Community Engagement Coordinator, at 408-956-6115 or eddied@wvcommunityservices.org

Location: 2345 Harris Way, San Jose, CA 95131

Volunteer Position: Food Packager

Dates: Third Friday of every month

Shift Times: Once per month, 2-3 hours

Volunteer Task: Pack food bags for pantry programs

Requirements: Minimum age to volunteer is 18. Must be able to lift at least 20 pounds.

Contact: Uzma Siddiqee at 408-845-0050 or mail@rahima.org

Location: Help is needed at four distribution centers.

  1. Archer Studios at 98 Archer Street, San Jose 95112
  2. Kings Crossing at 678 N. King Rd., San Jose 95133
  3. 210 San Antonio Circle at 210 San Antonio Circle, Mountain View 94040
  4. Pensione Esperanza at 598 Columbia Avenue, San Jose 95126

Dates: Ongoing, once a month

Shift Times: As early as 8 a.m.

Volunteer Task: Long-term opportunities available. Individuals and groups are welcome. Partner agency needs volunteers to help at the Second Harvest warehouse at 750 Curtner Avenue in San Jose. Help is needed to offload pallets of food into the van that will deliver to the four sites. Help is also needed to unload food from the van, take it into the pantry, and put it on tables where clients can get it.

Requirements: Must be able to lift at least 40 pounds.

Contact: Consuelo Collard at 408-325-5100 ext. 5325 or ccollard@catholiccharitiesscc.org