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Winter Wonderland Planning Volunteers

Do you love being involved with Adopt-a-Families? Were you involved with a past Winter Wonderland? This winter, United Way Bay Area will host our 5th annual Winter Wonderland. Due to Covid-19, it will be held virtually. We're looking for volunteers to be a part of the planning committee. The planning committe will help to recruit families, post the youth needs on our Roonga Adopt-a-Family platform, organize family distribution, and host small "wrapping parties" for groups who want to wrap their items as a team. Winter Wonderland is a great opportunity for volunteers will purchase $100 worth of gifts for 100 youth ages 4 – 18. Volunteers purchase new gifts from a variety of places and label with the age.Please contact me for more details or to be involved in the early stages.

San Francisco, CA

Through 11/25/20

Mask Makers (Virtual Opportunity)

UWBA is looking for generous volunteers to help with the shortage of masks in the Bay Area. If you have access to fabric and a sewing machine, your donation of cloth face masks can be very helpful as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) weighs its recommendation on use. Masks will be given to the homeless, families, and on-site volunteers to minimize the spread of COVID-19. (These will NOT be used by medical professionals and are not considered medical grade.) Please express interest to let us know that you will be sending masks and to get the next steps. We will set-up various drop off for you to deliver them. If you are unable to sew, but want to donate new 100% material please let us know. Thank you in advance for helping United Way to fight Covid-19. 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. 

Through 12/31/20

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

Come volunteer for STEM!

After participating in this summer's Global Tech Slam UWBA is committed to finding volunteers to help with future workshops. This fall UWBA will provide youth and their families opportunities to learn more about personal finances and UWBA services. 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, Opportunity Youth, SFUSD Career Pathways students, and others. We are offering the lessons via a webinar or "live" format, to allow young adult attendees to work directly with volunteers. Career Exploration Workshops is designed to allow young people to explore various industries through distance learning activities from a multitude of perspectives. The intent is for 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 host or leader to facilitate Sessions last no longer than 35-45 minutes, maximum Themes may be repeated dependind Dates: September 25, October 22 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 12/17/20

Drivers to Deliver School Supplies and Backpack

United Way Bay Area is partnering to support their Restaurants for the People program in Oakland. We are looking for 10 volunteers per day to help deliver meals to various sites around Oakland and the East Bay between the hours of August - September. 1. Volunteers will sign-up for one county (Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Marin, & Napa). 2. Pick up supplies or backpacks from a donation site. 3. Take a picture of it on the steps and repeat. It's a fun, safe, and easy way to still volunteer during tough times for this pilot. . United Way Bay Area is helping to recruit volunteers for this contactless opportunity. This is a pilot opportunity and we'd love volunteer feedback. Requirements: We ask that all volunteers are friendly and reliable. All volunteers must have a car (or driver), car insurance, and the ability to lift 25lbs. Supplies are pre packaged and vehicles should accomodate a minium of10 backpacks. Volunteers and partners are required to wear a mask and gloves. If you are sick, or have been diagnosied with Covid-19, we ask that you find a different volunteer opportunity. Instructions: Please express interest below and you will be invited to a virtual 30 minute orientation in August and training where you will learn more. There is a live assistant who can help with any pick-up/delivery questions. Feel free to email Anton with additional questions.

Through 10/9/20

Come help with Resume Writing and Offer Interview Tips!

Do you enjoy sharing your path to your career? Are you comfortable sharing your resume tips and tricks? United Way Bay Area is partnering with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) as well as other groups to host a Resume Writing and Interview Tips session. Figuring out a career path is hard for most people (especially youth of color) and systemic barriers make it even more difficult to expand their network to gain careers and important advice. Our Youth Programs team created this opportunity to engage young adults in a thoughtful experience with various professionals in all industries. This activity will enable youth to see various resume styles, improve their resume, learn format best practices, and ask questions in Zoom break-out rooms. Dates: Thursday, September 17 from 11:30 - 1pm; Thursday, September 24 from 11:30 - 1pm and 4- 5:30pm Qualifications: Non-traditional educational backgrounds and career roadmaps preferred. All career levels, ages, backgrounds, industries and demographics welcomed. Resources: Volunteers should have a job or business, computer access and reliable internet. If you have entry-level job opportunities please send them to volunteer@uwba.org to be shared with our participants 18+. Once you express interest below, we will send you an email with the next steps and Zoom/or Hopin info. Thank you for your interest and don't hesitate to reach out with questions. ----------- 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 9/24/20

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 9/30/20