Our hard working and dedicated staff are instrumental in helping us build health equity in Silicon Valley. Yet their efforts must be supported by individuals willing to volunteer their time to help us deliver invaluable services.
We have an array of volunteer opportunities from you to choose from. Hopefully you find one that’s as rewarding for you, as your service is appreciated, by us and our clients.
Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels Volunteer Driver – Deliver hot meals to our Meals On Wheels clients. Requirements: Valid driver’s licenses, car insurance, reliable car, yearly TB test, background check, and undergo orientation and ride along. Commitment: Once a week for 6 months, Monday-Friday only, from 9:30am-1:00pm.
Meals On Wheels Pack Out Volunteer – Sort and pack hot prepackaged meals into carrying bags for our Meals on Wheels program. Requirements: Volunteers under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. Commitment: Meals on Wheels pack out runs Monday-Friday from 8:30am-11:00am.
Friends from Meals On Wheels Volunteer – Visit homebound seniors receiving Meals On Wheels. Requirements: A background check and TB test, and access to a car or transportation to get to client homes. Commitment: 3 hours a week for at least 6 months.
Administrative Support Volunteer – Assist us with phone or home wellness checks, and general office duties. Requirements: Interview, orientation and training. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. Commitment: a minimum of 4 hours a week for at least 10 weeks, Monday-Friday during business hours.
Produce Sorting and Distribution Volunteer – Sort and distribute fresh produce to community members in San Jose. Requirements: Online application and orientation. Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese) a plus. Commitment: 1st Wednesday of the month, 8am-12pm, for at least 6 months.
Grocery Store Attendant – Assist AIDS Services clients who come to The Jerry Larson FOODBasket center to shop for their groceries. You will help stock shelves and assist clients with making healthy food choices. Requirements: Yearly TB test, interview and orientation, participate in ongoing training. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Commitment: 6 month time period, see grocery pick up schedule on the application below.
Saturday Grocery Home Delivery Driver – Help us set up our grocery store and then deliver groceries to our homebound AIDS Services clients one Saturday a month. Requirements: A valid driver’s license, car insurance, reliable car, yearly TB test result, background check, interview and orientation, and participate in ongoing training as needed. Commitment: at least 6 months, one Saturday morning a month, beginning at 8:00am.
Family Resource Centers
Family Resource Center Community Worker – Assist our Family Resource Centers by helping out with programs, working with parents and children, gardening, art projects, or a variety of other tasks. Requirements: Fingerprinting, TB test, training. Commitment: One year.
Family Resource Center Grocery Attendant – Assist Family Resource Center clients who come to The Jerry Larson FOODBasket center to shop for their groceries. You will help stock shelves and assist clients with making healthy food choices. Requirements: No unique requirements for this opportunity. Commitment: Two Fridays a month 11AM-2PM, for a 3 month time period.
Better Choices, Better Health Instructor – After receiving four days of workshop instruction and training in our Better Choices, Better Health program, become a certified lay-leader/educator and conduct at least two workshops . Requirements: Attend training provided by The Health Trust. Commitment: One year.
Oral Health Educator and Promatores – Conduct outreach and home workshops to small groups of community members about Oral Health Education. Requirements: Completion of training provided on general concepts of oral health and how to work in the community. English and Spanish speaking volunteers needed. A strong interest in oral health and a background in health sciences is preferred. Commitment: 6 month.
AGEnts for Change Volunteer – Network with other like-minded older adults and partner organizations, to advocate and develop solutions to pressing problems affecting seniors. Requirements: Volunteers age 50+. Commitment: Ongoing, as available.