Volunteers play a vital role at Casa working alongside staff members, other volunteers and the Latino community to jointly achieve our goals.
We are so excited that you are interested in volunteering with us. Our volunteers usually work with us between 5 and 40 hours a month. Spanish is helpful but not necessary. They help with any of these: Assist with children and teens in our youth programs, tutor or provide ESL in homes or classrooms, work with our Emergency Response Team, do office tasks, help with communications, represent Casa at events, drive clients to appointments, translate, assist clients to fill out forms and use computers, plan and attend events, join the fundraising committee, provide legal assistance to clients (attorneys only).
In the time of COVID, our volunteers are following all social distancing and masking protocols. Now we especially need:
Spanish-speaking volunteers to join our Rapid Response Team and meet clients at the courts for translation and accompaniment.
Spanish-speaking volunteers who can work as online tutors and mentors with children who need help with online learning, or as virtual tech support to parents who are trying to set up the proper equipment.
Note that volunteering with Casa San Jose also requires a Pennsylvania criminal record check, a Pennsylvania child abuse history clearance, and an FBI criminal background check. Those are fairly quick to get – information on all three can be found here.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us. We greatly appreciate your support!
“Mary Fleck is our Salesforce Angel. Fluent in Spanish and English, Mary came to us at a time of Covid-19 crisis and has done a fantastic job working with staff and volunteers to enter a huge amount of data. She has created reports which track our work with clients in various areas. She has been diligent, available, knowledgeable and creative. Mary is thorough and follows through on everything asked of her. Mary is a beautiful person inside and out. She is calm, thoughtful, respectful and very collaborative. She understands where a person is coming from and how to move them to a new level. Mary is a joy to work with,” said Sister Karen Stoila.
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