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Come volunteer as a Virtual Career Coach!

Do you enjoy sharing your path to your career? Are you comfortable sharing your resume tips and tricks? We are partnering with the East Bay Asian Local Development Corporation (EBALDC) to host our first ever Virtual Career Exploration Activity to serve 8-10 young adults from the Oakland-area. 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. Come volunteer as a youth career coach or be part of a panel. This activity will enable youth to connect and ask questions with volunteers in Zoom break-out rooms. Dates: (1) Tuesday, May 26 we encourage health care professionals to express interest & Monday, June 8 (other industries encouraged to apply). Qualifications: Non-traditional background and career roadmaps preferred. All career levels, ages, backgrounds, industries and demographics welcomed. As far as healfhcare professionals, we're looking for doctors, dentist, therapist, nurses, technicians, front-line staff, and other health care administrators. Resources: Volunteers should have a computer and reliable internet. If you have entry-level job opportunities please send them to volunteer@uwba.org to be shared with our participants. Once you express interest below, we will send you an email with the next steps. 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

6/8/20 1:30 PM

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 5/29/20

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 6/30/20

Help Census Spread the Word!

Did you know that Census Day was April 1, and just a little over 60% of all households in the Bay Area have responded? Moreover, in addition to vulnerable community members, communities that are NOT considered “hard-to-count” have also been undercounted due to the onset of COVID-19. Fortunately, it’s not too late to complete the census, and with your help we can get that message out. The census is easy to complete in just 10 minutes from home: online, by phone, or by mail. It is a nonpartisan and nonpolitical process that is all about inclusion! Host a 30-minute virtual “Lunch & Learn” for your company. UWBA will share about local COVID-19 relief efforts as well as local census efforts. Let’s make sure everyone in your company knows to get counted in the census and how else they can help their community. (Limit: 5 slots in May & June) How it works: You can host or we’re happy to on Zoom. Invite your colleagues, provide a quick introduction, and our speakers will present some slides and answer questions! Mail postcards to low-responding neighborhoods. UWBA will provide the postcards, postage, sample messages, and mailing addresses. If 100 volunteers take 10 minutes to write 10 postcards each, we can reach 1,000 households in no time! (Limit: 100 slots in May & June) How it works: We’ll mail each volunteer a packet including 10 postcards, stamps, addresses, and instructions. Have people write and send independently or host a virtual postcard writing party! Phone bank. In lieu of door-to-door canvassing, we are calling our neighbors in low-responding areas and encouraging them to take the census via a virtual phone bank. Phone numbers, scripts, call software, and training all provided. Bilingual volunteers encouraged! (Limit: 50 slots in May & June). How it works: We’ll email phone banker materials in advance and then provide a 30-minute virtual training on Zoom. You can make calls independently or we can organize a virtual phone bank. Help support a complete and accurate count of our communities during COVID-19! Census 2020 is still happening, and it is more important than ever that everyone is included. We're lookinging for a variety of volunteers. Volunteer to host a lunch & learn, mail postcards, or call your neighbors. Please designate which option is best for you. Census 2020 The 2020 Census is our once-in-a-decade chance to ensure every community member is included in the funding and policy decisions that impact our daily lives. Federal resources for healthcare, free/reduced school lunches, housing, and social services are all allocated in part by the census count. Public health research and business decisions rely on a complete and accurate snapshot of our communities. United Way Bay Area’s Role United Way Bay Area (UWBA) is one of ten “Administrative Community Based Organizations” (ACBOs) for the State of California’s Complete Count efforts. It leads a $3.5M regional census outreach initiative called Bay Area Counts 2020 which involves grantmaking, regional coordination, data stewardship, and technical assistance to hundreds of nonprofit, philanthropic, business, labor, and government partners. Together, they are working to ensure every person in Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, and Solano Counties is counted in the 2020 Census.

Through 8/1/20