2017 Volunteer Calendar

Helping those in need is what volunteering is all about. When you volunteer, you are working to help those less fortunate. The Salvation Army has many local events throughout the year — preparing food boxes, helping in the kitchen, decorating the senior center — volunteers make all these good things possible.

 

Shopping Chaperone I

7/29
Help kids shop for new uniforms/clothes at Old Navy Oakridge Mall, 6:30am-9am. Individuals or groups welcome to sign-up.

Shopping Chaperone II

8/5

Help kids shop for new uniforms/clothes at Old Navy Westgate Mall, 6:30am-9am. Individuals or groups welcome to sign-up.

Let's work together to empower the lives of children in San Jose who can't afford new shoes, supplies to go to school, school uniforms, and even a backpack.


Angel Tree

Giving Tree Tag Ornament Helpers

10/05-11/13
2hr intervals, hole punch, string, print on paper ornaments that help generate new toys for Christmas.
No Sundays. Individuals & groups welcome to sign-up.


Senior Activity Center Thanksgiving
Contact: Michele Earnheart at (408) 282-1165 ext. 3209 to volunteer here.

Thanksgiving Food Prep

11/19 Senior Activity Center

10-15 volunteers, any hours from 1pm-6pm.

Thanksgiving Food Prep

11/20 Senior Activity Center

5 volunteers, any hrs.1-4pm.

Thanksgiving Meal Helper

11/22 Senior Activity Center

25 volunteers to serve food & beverages, and clean-up. Arrive 4:30PM. Dinner at 5pm.Individuals, friends & family units of less than five. No walk-ins. Apply NO LATER than 10/31.

We provided nearly 30,000 meals to seniors who found a home away from home here in 2016.
 


Santa Clara County Fairgrounds
Gateway Hall
344 Tully Rd
San Jose, CA 95111

Toy ‘N Joy Store Setup & Prep

12/2 - 12/9
Set framework for toy store using tables and partitions. Label toy store for toy/gift placement. A 1.5 hour time slot will be available.

Food Box Assembly

12/2 - 12/9
50 volunteers, 10am-12noon. Make food boxes following perforations on flat cardboard.

Food Boxer

12/2 - 12/10

60 volunteers (20 per table) 10:00am-12noon or 2 hr. increment. Put food in boxes, assembly line method.

Toy Sorter/Displayer

12/2, 12.9, 12/16

Saturday, 10am-12noon. Individuals & groups welcome to sign-up

Sr Center Christmas Party Helper

TBD
Set framework for toy store using tables and partitions. Label toy store for toy/gift placement. A 1.5 hour time slot will be available.

Christmas Center Worker

12/18 - 12/20
Toy placement and display, decorate toy store or any type of Christmas prep needed. Times open (1.5-2 hr shift). No Sundays.

Christmas Center Worker

12/20

Complete all necessary work Toy ‘N Joy Store for “shopping” the next day. 1:30pm-4pm. Individuals & groups welcome to sign-up.

Big Christmas Distribution

12/21

We need at least 250 volunteers to help in the three categories: Shopping escorts, Carriers, and Food Distributors. Arrive no later than 8am. Event ends approx. 12:30pm.


Decorators The Santa Clara Citadel Corps
3090 Homestead Road
Santa Clara, CA 95051

Community Care & Holiday Decorators

12/2
10 volunteers, 9am-11am. Group & sort gift boxes to nursing homes; decorate chapel and other areas w/Christmas Trees, lights.

On-Call Volunteer

Help with “last minute” projects or to supplement a lack of help on a project.

Food Pantry Helper

1-2 volunteers in Food Pantry, Mon-Thurs, 8am-12noon and/or 1pm-3pm (continuation of morning duties), All Fridays, 8am-12 only. Unload food delivery trucks, stock shelves, pack and distribute food bags and clean-up

Fresh Produce Bagger

4-5 volunteers, 8am-12noon and/or 1pm-3pm if needed, Mondays only. Bag fresh produce into smaller portions for distribution.


The Senior Activity Center Senior Activity Center
359 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Sr. Nutrition Center Decorators

6-10 volunteers, Mon-Fri hours between 12:30am-4pm. Saturdays negotiable. No Sundays. Decorate large walls and bulletin board @ Sr. Center using our decorations.

Clean-up After Meal @ Sr. Nutrition Center

1-2 volunteers, Mondays & Fridays, 12noon-1:30pm, stack chairs in groups of 8, wipe down food carts, tables, roll-up windows & walls.

Kitchen Helper @ Sr. Nutrition Center

1-2 volunteers; food prep, serve food (lunch) & clean-up.


The Emmanuel House The Emmanuel House
Transitional Shelter & Homeless Kitchen
405 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA 95112

Kitchen Helper at The Emmanuel House (Day)

Help prepare and serve lunches for the homeless, and men living in the transitional shelter.

Kitchen Helper at The Emmanuel House (Evening)

Help prepare and serve dinner for the homeless, and men living in the transitional shelter.

Kitchen Dishwasher/cleanup, at The Emmanuel House

Mondays thru Sundays, 10am-12noon, 1 volunteer per day, 18+ or older.

Emmanuel House Helper

Requirements: Male only and 18+ yrs old.

1-2 volunteers, Mondays thru Sundays, any 2, 3, or 4 hr. shift between 8am-5pm. Indoor cleaning (bathroom, mop/sweep floors, windows etc. and outside yard work.

 


A Salute to Our Volunteers


Please Contact

Liwayway Gimenez
The Salvation Army Silicon Valley
359 N. 4th Street
San Jose, CA, 95112
(408) 282-1165 ext. 3218
  • All volunteers must be scheduled to participate.
  • No walk-ins will be accepted.
  • Volunteer Packets: Adult, Minor or Group need to be current or completed prior to participation.