Volunteer Thanksgiving Day with Imagine That
Imagine That! is at the last event of the year. They have made a lot of children smile and made their imaginations come to light! Imagine That! will be teaming up with The City Of Oakland in hosting a Thanksgiving Homeless Dinner. The City of Oakland will be serving Thanksgiving Dinner to homeless families and Imagine That! will provide face-painting, arts and crafts, nail art and balloons to the children. They are in need of volunteers. If you are available to give an hour or two on Thanksgiving Day please volunteer. Your support is needed from 12pm-3pm at the Rainbow Recreation Center, 5800 International Blvd, Oakland. For more info (510) 689-7601.
Volunteer with Rebuilding Together-San Francisco
Do you have construction experience? Are you an experienced 'handyperson' looking for a way to give back to your local community? If you have as little as 2 hours per month to volunteer, then please consider volunteering with Rebuilding Together-San Francisco!! Rebuilding Together San Francisco is an organization that provides free home repair and renovation programs to elderly, disabled and low-income San Franciscans. Rebuilding Together is currently seeking skilled labor volunteers to work with their organization. Their year-round Home Safety and Independence Program (HS&I) is hoping to engage new community members to help with the installation of grab bars, handrails and smoke detectors among other safety items for seniors and disabled individuals to prevent injuries and allows them to age in their home. Please contact Rebuilding Together's San Francisco office at (415) 905-1611 or firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about volunteerism. You can also drop by their office to pick up a 'Volunteer Application'; they are located at Pier 28, on The Embarcadero. If you know of individuals in need of their services, please ask them to contact their office as well.
Volunteer for the Junior League of San Jose
The Junior League of San Jose invites women, ages 21 and up, who are interested in exploring membership in the nonprofit volunteer organization whose slogan is “Women Building Better Communities” to August and September informational events. The Junior League of San Jose is a non-profit organization of women committed to developing the potential of women, promoting voluntarism, and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. During its 42-year history, JLSJ has given $4 million to the community and its members contribute well over 25,000 hours of volunteer service every year. For more information, please visit JLSJ.org. Please also see the JLSJ Web site for information on August and September prospective new member events. New memberships will be available through October 1, 2009.
Take on a Leadership Role, Shape Volunteer Communities in Schools
Volunteer – are you ready to take your volunteerism to the next level? Learn – are you interested in increasing your skills in public speaking, event planning, problem-solving, team building? Inspire – are you passionate about bringing together parents, teachers and community members to help students reach their full potential? Become a Community Builder Volunteer! For more information, contact Jane Phan, (415) 749.3700 extension 3035, email@example.com
Volunteer for The USO
The men and women of our armed forces deserve your support. And the best way to show that support is through the USO. With more than 130 USO Centers around the world, USO volunteers do whatever needs to be done to see that our troops have what they need. Whether its staying in touch with friends and family, travel arrangements, family services, entertainment or just a friendly place for a little R and R, you can’t believe how much they do for them. To find out more about the USO or to find out how you can become a volunteer working with the USO to support our armed forces please visit uso.org. The USO. Until every one comes home.
Project iSave Needs Volunteers
Are you one of those people that wants to change the world but isn't sure how? Do you want to be a part of something destined for greatness? Come out and join Project iSave, a by-teens-for-teens nonprofit organization. 80% of all proceeds will go toward the Vidyaniketan orphanage in India. Project iSave is in need of volunteers. Their non-profit organization plans on holding a benefit concert in mid-April, 2009 to raise money for an orphanage in India. Come out and join their attempts at making the world a better place. Email ProjectiSave@gmail.com or you can add them at myspace.com/projectisave for more information.
The Role Model Program
Take a role in the Future-the Power of 200! The Role Model Program is seeking adult volunteers to inspire children to achieve ambitious dreams and reach their highest potential through education! Join them as they bring together 200 caring adults dedicated to the future of our children, and in turn, the future of our community. Role Model Volunteers visit one Santa Clara County elementary or middle school classroom for one hour, once a week for 6-8 weeks. The Role Model Program is a non-profit organization located in San Jose. To learn more, contact The Role Model Program at (408) 246-0433 or visit them on-line at TheRoleModelProgram.org.
Girls Moving Forward (GMF) Needs You
Wanna make a difference? Wanna get paid for it? Give us a call to find out how you can have a positive impact on the lives of Oakland youth in kindergarten through 12th grade! At Girls Moving Forward, they know that girls' achievement in school is about more than academic ability. There are many social pressures facing girls today that impact their performance in school. GMF pairs focused academic tutoring with captivating empowerment activities because GMF knows that increased confidence will unlock each girl's full potential. Please contact them for more information about how you can enroll your students K-12 in their FREE academic tutoring program at their school! Call (510) 421-1376 or email Amy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Boys Moving Forward (BMF) Needs You
Wanna make a difference? Wanna get paid for it? Give us a call to find out how you can have a positive impact on the lives of Oakland youth in kindergarten through 12th grade! At Boys Moving Forward, they know that boys' achievement in school is about more than academic ability. There are many social pressures facing boys today that impact their performance in school. BMF pairs focused academic tutoring with captivating empowerment and mentoring activities because BMF knows that increased confidence will unlock each boys' full potential. Please contact them for more information about how you can enroll your students K-12 in their FREE academic tutoring program at their school! Call (510) 387-8104 or email Pablo at email@example.com.
San Francisco School Volunteers
Parents and teachers share the responsibility of inspiring students to achieve their full potential. But what if a language barrier makes it hard for them to exchange ideas?
If you speak Cantonese or Spanish, you can become a San Francisco School Volunteer Interpreter and use your language skills to increase parent involvement. Cantonese/English and Spanish/English speakers receive free training to build their skills as interpreters so they can help English language learning families better communicate with school staff. Volunteers interpret at meetings such as: parent/teacher conferences, informal visits in the school office and family events like Back to School Night. They need 25 Cantonese and Spanish speakers to become volunteer interpreters. There are three required trainings. The first training is on Saturday, March 7th. For more info or to sign up click here or call (415) 749-3700. Be an essential part of a child's education. Become a San Francisco School Volunteer.
For more information visit www.sfsv.org or call (415) 749-3700.
OreMi Mentoring Program
Help the boys and young men in your community choose the path of education instead of incarceration. To all the men reading this, this message is for you. Today there are over 5,000 children in Alameda and Contra Costa County with a parent in the prison system. These children are 7 TIMES more likely than their peers to be incarcerated themselves. You can help break the increasing cycle of incarceration in the Bay Area by becoming a mentor to our young brothers. Just one hour a week of your time will make a difference. To learn how to change a life of a child in your community please call 510-834-2443, or Click Here. Photo taken by Noriko Cooper.
Sign-Up to be a Volunteer The Role Model Program
Are you looking for a short term volunteer opportunity that is meaningful and fun? The Role Model Program needs adult volunteers to inspire elementary and middle school students to succeed! Time commitment is just one hour a week for six weeks. The Role Model Program is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering students to achieve their goals, dreams and learning that education can open the door to a successful future. To learn more contact The Role Model Program at (408) 246-0433 or go on-line to TheRoleModelProgram.org.
Moms In Bloom Needs Volunteers
Calling all Moms: Moms in Bloom, a new nonprofit organization working for the benefit of mothers and families in Solano County is raising money to open a Pregnancy and Early Parenting resource center in the Vallejo/Benicia area. One way that you can support their fundraising efforts is by supporting their 1st Annual Growing Families Expo in Benicia in October. They are in need of volunteers to help them! If you or someone you know would like to help Moms in Bloom put on their event and to raise money to help local moms or to get more info about Moms In Bloom and the services they provide you can visit them at MomsInBloom.org.
Volunteer for Friends of the San Francisco Public Library
Help support San Francisco libraries! Friends of the San Francisco Public Library needs you to volunteer. There are many opportunities, including helping out at our bookstores, book donation center and the upcoming International Poetry Festival. For more information visit www.friendssfpl.org. Volunteer at Friends of the San Francisco Public Library.
The L.I.F.E Program
Want to truly make a difference in the life of a young person in the Bay Area? Become a part of the L.I.F.E Program! L.I.F.E (Leaders In Future Environments) is a mentoring program for Bay Area youth ages 11-18 affected by the incarceration of an immediate family member. Their program serves young men and women in Alameda, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Marin and San Mateo counties, so no matter where you live you can get involved. They also have group events every 6 weeks and an annual L.I.F.E retreat. All participating mentors will be given comprehensive training, along with ongoing support and recognition for their efforts. To become a mentor, you must be 21 years old and pass a background check. For more information on mentoring, supporting the program, or if you know someone who may want to join the L.I.F.E program, contact Sarah McKinnon at (415) 456-9980 x.117 or firstname.lastname@example.org. L.I.F.E is a program of Centerforce a national leader in support, education and advocacy for individuals, families and communities impacted by incarceration. To get more info you can visit CenterForce.org.