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Bay Area Organizations Seeking Volunteers
Please VOLUNTEER to help our community as a Mentor, Public Speaker, Workshop Presenter, and/or Board Member.
Submit Volunteer Listing
(non-profit organizations only, in the same format as listed below).
Info Cesar Plata, 408 352-5932

AASK America – Adoption Agency
www.adoptaspecialkid.org A full service licensed adoption agency since 1978, provides advocacy, training, placement, and supportive services to ensure special needs children and their parents have successful outcomes building strong and nurturing families. Our adoption and foster care placement program is a demonstration of the agency’s core belief – that every child deserves to be part of a family. We are currently seeking to enhance our board and have opportunities for volunteer Board Members. We are looking for community-oriented individuals that are passionate about adoption and are interested in adding value to a collaborative and supportive board. As a Board Member you will provide input on and vote on key policy matters affecting the agency, its assets, its clients or staff, or the community at large. You will also participate in fundraising activities, donor solicitation and contributes to the organization’s goals and mission. Backgrounds in areas, business, finance, marketing, public relations, human resources, social services and/or academia is desired. Prior Board Member and/or Community Development experience is helpful. If you are interested, please contact Celia Stern, Board President at Stern2@msn.com or 510 336-3510

ADAPT Program (A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow)
www.eoro.org Transforming Kids Behind Bars  Be a Mentor To An Incarcerated Teen. Helping Inside Can Make a Big Difference Outside! Each One Reach One’s ADAPT Program (A Dream and A Plan for Tomorrow) matches caring community members with incarcerated teenagers located at the Youth Services Center in San Mateo. Mentors provide weekly, one-on-one, two-hour tutoring sessions, Thursday evenings for incarcerated young people for the duration of their detainment at juvenile hall. Depending on the young person’s individual needs, mentors tutor their students in a variety of subjects to help them to pass the GED (General Education Development, an alternative to the high school diploma). A weekly commitment for 3 months is preferred. Mentors may also assist detained teens to create a post-release plan that will help them to succeed in a life beyond juvenile hall. ADAPT mentors provide an invaluable service for incarcerated youth by being positive role models. By helping these young people achieve academic success, ADAPT mentors foster their positive dreams and plans for a productive future. Kelly Hopkins, ADAPT Program Coordinator info@eoro.org Each One Reach One 650 225-9030. Interested? Please visit our website: http://eoro.org/adapteoro/html/FormsIdnx.html to complete an application and find out more about our program.

Alternativas para Latinas en Autosuficienca (ALAS)
www.womensinitiative.org A project of Women's Initiative for Self Employment, ALAS trains Spanish speaking women in five counties to start and expand their own businesses. Many low-income women and their families have achieved self-sufficiency through the business training, technical assistance and financial services Women's Initiative/ALAS provides. This nationally respected organization seeks bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers who are available in San Francisco to teach computer (MS Word & Excel) and internet skills. ALAS has a curriculum and offers the 2-hour class one evening per week over four weeks. Be part of a really dynamic organization that is empowering women every day through entrepreneurial activity. Pat Tibbs 415-247-9473, ptibbs@womensinitiative.org

Alum Rock Counseling Center
www.alumrockcc.org, Mission: To provide culturally appropriate services which enable youth and their families in East Santa Clara Valley to improve their lives. ARCC has established a broad range of case management, counseling, prevention, education and early intervention services throughout East Santa Clara Valley including services designed for high-risk populations at K-12 school sites. We are recruiting Professionals that would  like to volunteer some time to our students and children as Mentors. This is a very rewarding experience and also lots of fun! David Sandate, Volunteer Coordinator, dsandate@alumrockcc.org 408 294-0500x125

The Alzheimer's Association
www.alz.org/norcal The premier source of information and support for people dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related disorders in Northern California. We offer a broad range of programs and services for people with the disease, their families, and caregivers, providing information, support, education and training, advocacy, and research. We offer services such as, quarterly newsletter, support groups, a respite program, a web site, wanderer identification and SAFE RETURN, and a 24-hour Helpline. We are looking for Spanish-speaking volunteers for our Helpline, support groups, Latino outreach, data entry, program support, etc. throughout the Bay Area. Please contact Julie Ridenour, Volunteer Program Administrator, Alzheimer's Association Northern California & Northern Nevada, 1060 La Avenida, Mountain View, CA 94043, 650-962-8111x1316

American Bone Marrow Donor Registry (ABMDR)
www.abmdr.org U.S. pioneer in the field of bone marrow donor recruitment, patient searches, and facilitating national & int'l bone marrow transplants, including Int'l Latino registry, 1-800-745-2452

American Cancer Society (ACS)
www.cancer.org, Volunteers needed throughout Santa Clara County to provide outreach & implement cancer prevention programs to the Latino community. Angela Rocco, 408 879-1032 x107, Jennifer Chacon x122, 1-800-ACS-2345

American Red Cross-Bay Area Chapter
The American Red Cross Bay Area Chapter is in URGENT need of bilingual disaster and health & safety volunteers. Flexible schedules to meet your needs. Info Nicole Gonzales, 510 595-4479, gonzalesni@usa.redcross.org

American Red Cross-Palo Alto Area Chapter
www.paarc.org The Red Cross is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers who want to ensure their local community is prepared for a disaster.  Roles include training the Spanish-speaking community in First Aid and CPR, being a Disaster Services volunteer, delivering workshops on disaster and/or first aid and emergency preparedness, assisting our Chapter in creating Spanish-language marketing materials for our First Aid and CPR classes, and helping the Chapter make sure it have good shelters at local organizations before disaster strikes.  Training provided.  Volunteer Office: 650 688-0431

American Red Cross-Santa Clara Valley Chapter
www.santaclaravalley.redcross.org The Red Cross is seeking Spanish-speaking volunteers who want to ensure their local community is prepared for a disaster. Roles include training the Spanish-speaking community in First Aid and CPR, being a Disaster Services volunteer, delivering workshops on disaster and/or first aid and emergency preparedness, assisting our Chapter in creating Spanish-language marketing materials for our First Aid and CPR classes, and helping the Chapter make sure it have good shelters at local organizations before disaster strikes. Training provided. Volunteer Office: 408 577-2020
Building Futures Mentoring Program
Building Futures is a therapeutic mentoring program created through the YMCA of San Francisco to support youth experiencing low self-esteem, poor academic performance, truancy, peer difficulties, family conflict and poor decision-making skills.  We are seeking adult volunteers, 23 years and older, to meet with their mentees once/week for a one year period.  Building Futures provides comprehensive paraprofessional training which is offered monthly at a YMCA near you. Join our dynamic team today and make a difference in a child’s life!  We serve youth in San Francisco/East Bay/Marin/San Mateo. Nick Wightman, nwightman@ymcasf.org 415 561-0631x102
National Bone Marrow Donor Registry (NBMDR)
Hispanic/Latino Bone Marrow is URGENTLY NEEDED! 800-841-1986, Jerry Quintana, 510 654-2924

BALF - No CA Bay Area Lupus Foundation
San Jose Seeks new members for Latino Education committee, Also need translators, and bilingual volunteers to teach education classes. Jo Dewhirst, 408 954-8600, 2635 N. First St. #206, San Jose, CA 95134, jo@balf.org

Bay Area MANA
San Francisco Latina mentors (Hermanas) needed for 7th & 8th grade girls at Everett Middle School, 415 979-5804, SFMANA@aol.com

Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Bay Area
Seeks Latino mentors for Bay Area children.  We match caring adults ("Bigs") with Bay Area kids ("Littles") to help them grow up to be responsible adults. With our support, these one-to-one mentoring relationships transform lives. With your support, the Bay Area is transformed.  Did you know that currently, over 30% of the children that we serve are Latino, but only 6% of our volunteers are Latino.  Please be a mentor to a child who needs you.  For more information, please contact us at 415-503-3939, or email us at info@bbbsba.org. Please also visit our website at www.bbbsba.org

B.O.O.K. Academy Program (Maranatha Outreach Center)
The B.O.O.K. (Building Our Own Kids) Academy program is in need) of adult and college student volunteers for the 2009-2010 academic year. The mission of B.O.O.K. is to provide a positive, safe, and quiet environment for students in grades K-8 to excel in their academic studies. Our FREE services include homework assistance, tutoring in all subject areas, skill-building activities, and computer access. Dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers are needed to help with the various service areas as well as provide general administrative assistance. The program hours are Monday – Friday (4:00 PM to 7:00 PM) during the academic year. A summer program is also offered. Volunteers are requested to commit to at least two sessions per month (days and time slots are flexible). Email Karen Gantt at kjgantt@yahoo.com or call the program office at (408) 280-7729 x3013 for additional details. Maranatha Outreach Center, Inc., 1811-D South 7th Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Braille Transcription Project of Santa Clara County
San Jose Volunteers needed, register for Braille class, Peggy Dodge, 408 298-4468, 101 No Bascom Ave., SJ

www.build.org BUILD provides real-world entrepreneurial experience that empowers youth from under-resourced communities to excel in education, lead in their communities, and succeed professionally. BUILD is currently looking for mentors for the 2003/2004 Entrepreneurs 1 and Entrepreneurs 2 Programs. Work with young, innovative entrepreneurs! Make an impact on the lives of youth from under-resourced communities. Help students recognize the benefits of business and entrepreneurship. Meet and network with a diverse group of talented peers from Silicon Valley.

Burbank Elementary, in the Hayward Unified School District
Seeking volunteers to help with our reading program. We especially need bilingual volunteers to support our efforts in preserving Spanish as a primary language. Tutors are needed during and after school hours 8 am-5 pm, Please contact, Lety Alamillo, Principal, 510 293-8568

California Community Partners for Youth www.ccpy.org
Bay Area centered community based mentoring program for at-risk and under performing 13 to 17 year old youth. CCPY is a non-profit organization founded on 20 years of successful community mentoring with at-risk youth. CCPY believes in our youth unconditionally, we are committed to empowering young adults with positive role modeling by committing to create the possibilities for positive goals and dreams with a system of accountability in which to thrive. We are looking for mentors in the San Jose area. Jeff Bornefeld 408 617-6184, 408-392-8544, mentor@ccpy.org

Capture the Dream
www.capturethedream.org Capture the Dream, Inc., is a registered Oakland Bay Area nonprofit dedicated to helping disadvantaged and at-risk individuals succeed at school and find fulfilling, sustaining careers.  We foster hope, love, and support to youth at critical time periods to empower them to overcome adversity and achieve their dreams.  Founded by a young enthuasist at the age of 21, this organization brings a fresh, new perspective to assisting the community. "Fostering hope, love, and support to capture dreams."  Janine Lee: 484 Lake Park Ave. #15, Oakland, CA 94610 510 343-3635, janine@capturethedream.org
Catholic Charities - YES (Youth Empowered for Success)
San Jose, Provides an array of services targeting Latino and Vietnamese youth, young adults and parents. Volunteers needed, 645 Wool Creek Dr, CA 95112, Mauricio Marquez, Volunteer Coordinator, 408 283-6150, mmarquez@ccsj.org

Catholic Charities SJ - Tax EZ Program
Volunteers needed 3-4 hours a week January- April 2005 in the Mayfair, Glenview-Gilroy, Seven Trees, and Greater San Jose (Zanker Site) Areas. Help low income families file their taxes and reclaim the credits they have earned! Full IRS-certified training provided. Volunteers who speak Spanish or Vietnamese are particularly encouraged. Please contact taxezvolunteer@ccsj.org or 408-325-5124

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)
San Francisco, Volunteers needed to instruct basic math skills, computer training, spanish literacy, commit 3-5 hrs/wk, Also seeks Christmas presents - toys, new clothes and/or monetary donations for low-income children ages 0-12, Rosa Pascual or Maggie Sullivan, 415 824-2330 x727, x785, 1245 Alabama St, SF 94110 carecen@igc.org

Cesar Chavez School
San Francisco Tutors and role models needed desperately, Tue-Thu, 1-4:30 pm, Ricardo Meyers, 650 755.2348, rickmason@hotmail.com

CET Immigration & Citizenship Program - The Immigrant Community Needs Your Help!

www.cetweb.org assionate Volunteers Needed to Tutor citizenship in preparation for the USCIS intervie, Help an individual learn English, Assist with special events and fundraising, Provide naturalization technical assistance, Help with creating graphics, flyers, and marketing plans, Provide program outreach support. No experience is needed and training is provided. We accommodate volunteers that need to build a skill or fulfill internships. We also encourage the business community to make a difference by participating in special events sponsorships or sending a donation. CET - ICP is located at 701 Vine Street, Office 114, San Jose, CA 95110. Contact: Stephanie Payne at 408-534-5215 or spayne@cet2000.org

Child Abuse Prevention Center
www.childabusepreventioncenter.org Volunteer Case Aide Program. We are looking for dedicated volunteers to work with foster children of all ages who has suffered from abuse and neglect. Bilingual (Spanish) volunteers are needed for our program that helps meet the needs of children and families in Santa Clara County Foster Care System. For more information, contact, Sudipta Bhuyan, Program Coordinator, Volunteer Case Aide Program 408 975-5383 or volaides@cws.sccgov.org

Child Advocates
www.cadvocates.org Child Advocates recruits, trains and manages volunteers who work with and advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children. Through training, Advocates are prepared to develop relationships with these children, and learn how to speak out for them within the juvenile court system. With the information Advocates provide, judges are able to make more informed decisions as to what is best for the child. We presently have over 400 children desperately in need of a caring adult in their lives...approximately one third of these children are Latino/ Latina...MAKE THE DIFFERENCE...both in the life of a child and in your own. For more information, Vickie Epstein at 408 573-5618, vickie@cadvocates.org

Child Quest International
www.childquest.org is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the prevention and recovery of missing, abused, and exploited children. We also assist in the location and recovery of *at risk adults in the San Francisco Bay Area. We focus on two vital aspects of child safety -prevention and recovery. Child Quest believes education is an essential element in keeping our youth safe. Providing awareness and safety education to children, teens, pre-teens, and parents is the foundation for our goal to stop child victimization. Beyond that, we are here to assist law enforcement and searching families in location and recovery efforts in the horrendous event that a child does go missing. You can help us to “Keep Hope Alive”, become part of our team, be an education aid, grant writer/fundraiser, office aid or sign up to volunteer at our Safety Fairs and Community Events and Fundraisers. Contact Pilar Mateos at 408-287-4673 or visit our website

College Track Centers - Oakland and East Palo Alto
Seeks Latino role models, tutors and workshop speakers to work with college bound, self-motivated HS students, Mon-Fri 4 - 7 pm, Sarah, 510 879-8938, 8601 MacArthur Blvd., Oakland; Karla, 650 614-4877, 1846 Bay Rd., East Palo Alto

Community Charitable Service Center
www.svccsc.org (A local non-profit) is seeking interested individuals to serve on the board of directors. The purpose of this organization is to provide training opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk youth. The concept of this effort grew out of a deep spiritual commitment to the life and ministry of St. Vincent De Paul and is reflected in the life and work of founder, Vincent De Paul Ajagu. Meetings are once a month. Info: Vincent 408 718-3904, ndulify@yahoo.com

The Community Diabetes Project / Proyecto Comunitario de la Diabetes
www.chpscc.org A program of the Community Health Partnership, the Project's mission is to reduce the incidence of complications of diabetes in Santa Clara County with a particular emphasis on the Latino population.  We serve the un/under insured providing free and low-cost self managemenet classes, diabetes prevention presentations in the community, Fiestabetes, the only support group for Spanish-speaking diabetics in the County and the Diabetes Supplies Bank, which distributes free supplies on a temporary basis.  We are looking for bilingual or monolingual Spanish speaking volunteers to assist in the following areas: 1) health professionals to speak on a variety of health topics: diabetes control, prevention of complications, nutrition, fitness, weight management, stress control, emotional and mental health, etc., 2) help organizing fundraising events, help organizing our annual Diabetes Breakfast event, 3) distribution of diabetes supplies to clients of the Supplies Bank, 4) fund development, grant writing, data entry, program evaluation, publicity, media relations. (Monolingual English-speakers o.k. for these areas)  If you are a diabetic, have a friend, co-worker or a relative with diabetes, or simply want to be part of the solution of the diabetes epidemic, please contact Sonia Alvarez, Program Director at 408-289-9260 or sonia@chpscc.org

Community Resources for Science
www.crscience.org Do you have a background in the sciences? If so, elementary science needs you. Sign up with CRS to be a role model for kids in Alameda County K-5 classrooms. We provide training to help you develop a fun, hands-on science presentation, and scheduling is flexible. Kids need to see what real science is all about Ð help them get excited about what you do! 663 13th Street, Oakland, CA 94612, Info Arden Yingling, 510 273-0290, -0291 fax, community@crscience.org

Crisis Center
www.yfa.org The Crisis Line of Youth and Family Assistance needs bilingual Spanish/English speaking volunteers for San Mateo County's only 24 hour crisis line, Info Charlene Stewart, 650 692-6662, crisiscenter@yfa.org

Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS)
www.dscs.org, This is a great way to help the homeless and people living with HIV/AIDS as a volunteer. Dolores Street Community Services (DSCS), a non-profit community-based organization provides San Francisco’s only shelter and case management program targeting homeless Latino men. We also provide State licensed residential services to people with disabling AIDS. DSCS is seeking qualified individuals to join our Board of Directors. The Board is responsible for the governance and mission of DSCS through financial and policy oversight, fundraising, community outreach and direction of the Executive Director.  Currently, the Board of Directors is made up of a diverse group of individuals with backgrounds in legal, finance, marketing, nonprofit management and social services. We are actively seeking community members with expertise or interest in finance and fundraising. In addition, we are seeking individuals who represent the diverse San  Francisco population and the community of clients we serve.  What we ask of you is: Time, Talent and Treasure. If you would like to learn more about becoming a board member of DSCS, please contact Melina  Fullbright, DSCS Executive Director at mfullbright@dscs.org or 415 282-6209 x20

www.diversityworks.org, DiversityWorks is looking for folks to be Mentors to the young people who participate in The Works this summer! If you are an adult ally to youth who considers yourself to be: Responsible Accountable Passionate Committed to social change and social justice Have an understanding of how race, class and gender coincide with access and opportunity Are willing assist a young person in navigating systems Willing to be a model Resourceful Willing to support (and engage in) an on-going dialogue around power dynamics and oppression Enjoy being challenged Willing and able to support a young personâs social, emotional and personal development Dedicated to promoting equity Honest Have sense of humor Flexible Compassionate Able to give praise appropriately Able to give constructive criticism You'd make an excellent mentor!!! Please call DiversityWorks for more information 510 763.9303 or check out our website and download an application

Latino/Hispanic Affinity Group of the SF Public Library
San Francisco, Committee members needed to plan fundraisers & events for Latino children & adults, Gladys Aquino, 415 388-2940, gaquino49@aol.com

Contra Costa County Volunteer Opportunities

Child Family Health International
www.cfhi.org Donations needed - to open medical clinic in Tetecala (Morelos), Mexico, Katie Sears, 650-497-1635

USA/Cuba InfoMed, Santa Clara
www.igc.org/cubasoli.html Supporting Cuba's Hospitals & Clinics w/computers. All-volunteer staff. 1,400 computers sent, David Wald & Juan Reardon, 408 243-4359, -1229 fax, PO Box 450, Santa Clara, CA 95052

Dolores Street Community Services
www.dscs.org San Francisco, Volunteers & donations (towels, personal items) needed for San Francisco's ONLY shelter targeting the Latino working poor, 415 282-6209, DSCS-EXD@pacbell.net

Ecumenical Hunger Program Mentoring Program
Serves elementary school students in East Palo Alto, providing homework assistance, enrichment activities, and one-on-one interactions. Volunteer mentors are needed on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 3:00 to 5:00 pm, and are asked to make a one year commitment to the program. Volunteers should be responsible, caring adults committed to making a difference in the life of a child. Particular needs include college students, professionals, people familiar with East Palo Alto or similar communities, people of color, and Spanish speakers. 1836 Bay Road, Ste B, East Palo Alto, CA 94303, info Janna 650 323-7781 x18 or janna@ecumenicalhunger.org

Family Builders by Adoption
Oakland Non-profit org serving the Hispanic community to find homes for children in the foster care system, English orientations first Sat of month 10 am, Spanish Orientations-Indiv Appts, Irene, 510 272-0204, 528 Grand Ave, Oakland, kids@familybuilders.org

Foster Parents needed
San Jose Bilingual parents encouraged, Santa Clara County Dept of Family & Children's services, 408 299-KIDS 1725 Technology Dr

Friends for Youth
www.friendsforyouth.org Do you like to go to the beach, the movies, or the park? Do you like to swim, play cards, hike or play mini golf? Then do them with a young person who needs YOU as a mentor! Mentoring is a rewarding and fun way to make a positive impact in the life of a young person simply by sharing your time and having fun. Come to an orientation session and learn more about Friends for Youth. Call 650 482-2867 or email

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