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Come lead or be a part of a webinar (Virtual Opportunity)

Virtual Volunteer Opportunity - Webinar Speakers, Trainers, or Facilitators We are looking for skilled and passionate volunteers to lead or be a panel speaker on a webinar series aimed at promoting resiliency among front-line staff supporting Bay Area families during COVID-19. This is a great time to share your talents and connect with others during a time of isolation. Steps 1. Sign-up for this opportunity. Send your resume to volunteer@uwba.org. 2. UWBA will set-up a discovery call to discuss your background. 3. Volunteers will work side by side with staff to finalize the curriculum and goals. 4. UWBA staff will take care of all of the meeting logistics, invitations, etc. Topics The webinars are designed to help Bay Area direct service providers learn about skills, information, resources that could be helpful to them during COVID-19, such as the following: - Maintaining mindfulness and mental health during this pandemic; - Managing and planning finances during emergencies and economic uncertainty, - Legal services during COVID-19 - Other topics that can help community leaders and individuals gain important tools to activate during Covid-19 This opportunity is developing and the qualifications, commitment, and description may change. We may not have a shift for you right away, but once you click express interest, we will communicate directly with you on the status. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to working with you as a volunteer! UWBA team United Way Bay Area is a nonprofit organization in the Bay Area poverty. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering.  Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211,  Census, EFSP/EAN, and youth programs – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano Counties. For more information, visit uwba.org. 

San Francisco, CA

Through 7/31/20

Volunteer In-Person During Covid-19

Volunteer for one of our partner agencies. See the opportunities below and you can reach out to them directly. In-Person Volunteer Opportunities Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP): Support UWBA’s capacity to meet basic needs of the families most affected by the economic effects of the coronavirus spread-prevention measures such as assistance with food deliver, preparation, sorting, and other in-person volunteer opportunities. Check out the agencies below for their in-person opportunities. Alameda County Community Food Bank: Please visit their volunteer page. Alameda County St. Vincent de Paul: Looking for groups of 5 individuals to help prepare take-away lunches. The shifts are Mondays 1:30 – 4:30 pm and Tuesdays - Saturdays 8:30 am - 12:30 pm. Contact jsterns@svdp-alameda.org. Building Futures for Women & Children (Alameda County): Contact Ana Maria at amahiri@bfwc.org Loaves & Fishes (Santa Clara County): Looking for 4-5 volunteers to assemble lunches. Contact Angela at angela@loavesfishes.org or at their website. Martha’s Kitchen (San Jose): Contact bill@marthas-kitchen.org for more details. Peninsula Food Runners (Santa Clara County): Volunteers can sign up at website here or contact support@peninsulafoodrunners.org. San Francisco Marin Food Bank: Looking for volunteers to support with food sorting, packaging, etc. in-person. Visit website for more details. Second Harvest Food Bank (San Mateo/Santa Clara): Visit here for more details.

Through 10/29/20

SparkPoint Digital Equity Volunteer

We're looking for SparkPoint Digital Equity Volunteers! Do you have a gift of teaching new learners? Have you worked with technologically-challenged individuals? Join UWBA's SparkPoint centers as we are creating a cohort of volunteers to help bridge the digital divide for our clients during this time of COVID-19. Our clients are sheltering-in-place and still need to connect with their coaches and other resources to help them become more economically stable. Our clients need help with: Operating their devices on a basic level in order to both maintain contact with their coaches Help them to navigate websites to connect them to resources. And that’s where you come in: Important Skills English & Spanish speaking Intermediate to Advanced background knowledge in supporting the use and troubleshooting of mobile devices, computers & networks Cultural sensitivity to working with diverse populations in need You should be adept and resourceful with IT troubleshooting Super-patient, resilient and reassuring in handling and managing client frustrations with technology Sensitive to the cultural and societal dynamics in delivering assistance to clients in need. Have reliable computer and internet If you feel you meet the skills above or you're will to learn please express interest below. After expressing interest, please send you're resume to ncheng@uwba.org ----------- United Way Bay Area is a nonprofit organization in the Bay Area poverty. We’re harnessing the collective power of nonprofits, government, corporations, labor and thousands of individuals to create change through giving, advocating, and volunteering.  Every year, our programs – SparkPoint, Earn It! Keep It! Save It!, 211,  Census, EFSP/EAN, and youth programs – help more than 250,000 Bay Area residents. We connect people to food and shelter, put people back to work, bring tax dollars back to our community, help youth succeed in school and in the workplace, and move people toward financial stability. Founded in 1922, United Way Bay Area serves Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara and Solano Counties. For more information, visit uwba.org.  As an intermediary we engage employer partners, volunteers, educational institutions and CBO’s to improve life outcomes for youth. We work to decrease barriers and increase career exposure in youth to ensure better career development opportunities that lead to economic prosperity. We do this through:​ Providing interactive approaches to connect the dots of career development.​ Facilitating job shadows and career exploration events both inside & outside of the community. ​ Hosting hiring events and executing Business Pathways.​ Operating as a convener, fundraiser, event planner and technical assistance pro

Through 7/31/20

Come volunteer for Hidden Genius Project's Global Tech Slam!

UWBA is supporting Hidden Genius Project’s Global Tech Slam. During the 4-week event, UWBA will help coordinate Community Expos for Secure the Bag Tuesdays where youth and their families will learn more about personal finances and UWBA services. Global Slam Overview: Given that schools are closed for in-person activities for the remainder of the school year, we thought it would be a great opportunity to leverage some creative platforms to deliver some educational opportunities to what might be a broader youth population. Organizing partners include The Hidden Genius Project, TEAM INC, and Global Tech Cities. The Global TechSlam event will serve as a lure event followed by 30 days of Dynamic Youth Programming that will be open for youth in the US, UK, and Johannesburg South Africa. We are offering the lessons via a webinar or "live" format, to allow young attendees to work directly with volunteers. Community Expo: The Community Expo is designed to allow young people to explore intersections of community engagement and technology through a multitude of perspectives. The intent is for student participants to leave the experience feeling not only as though there are a host of exciting opportunities for them in the tech space, but also that they themselves have much to offer. Presentation: Each session centers on a specific topic of more "holistic" relevance Content for each session is delivered by a subject matter expert with enthusiasm for sharing about what they do with young people Each session involves a Hidden Genius (likely an alum) as an interviewer/discussion partner; partners can present a short "how-to" on a sports topic integrating technology; additional host or facilitator, who can elevate the energy of each session and/or feels comfortable with the applicable technology platform(s) Sessions last no longer than 35-45 minutes, maximum Each theme will be repeated 1x per week over a span of 4 weeks Dates: July 21 and 28 between 11am - 1pm This opportunity is still in development. We are looking for companies to tell us more about what presentations or curriculum they have available or can provide. Thank you in advance for connecting with us!

Through 7/21/20