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HOMEWORK CLUB AT PACIFIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TUTOR
The Davenport Resource Service Center, located 9 miles northbound on Highway 1 from
Safeway on Mission Street, works in collaboration with the Pacific Elementary School to
provide its’ students with tutoring in Homework Club. We ask for tutors to be committed
for a minimum of 3 months and are expected to meet atleast once a week for 20-40
minute sessions with their tutees on MTTh during 2:40 – 4:30 pm or W 1:00 – 3:45 pm.
No experience necessary, we just ask tutors to be responsible, punctual, and patient;
having a general understanding of child behavior is desired; and familiarity with special
needs a bonus. A background check is required with no sex offender history. Tutors
should be enrolled in college or have some higher educational history. As tutors, we
anticipate that you will meet with your tutees in a timely manner, guide them through
homework, and provide educational instruction, clarification, and focus. Letters of
Recommendation are available for qualified applicants. For more information and
applications, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at the Davenport Resource Center,
Diana Cruz, at 831.425.8115 between M-Th 9am-5pm / F 9am-3pm or via email to
Diana@cabinc.org. POSTED 9/7/12

ANIMAL-ASSISTED THERAPY FACILITATOR
Program Description: At-risk youth learn positive communication and interaction with
one another through teaching shelter dogs basic skills and positive socialization. While
this training increases the dogs' chances of becoming adopted, it also helps the youth gain
a strong sense of self and personal value. Through the dog training program, the youth
will learn impulsivity-control, mastery of a skill, future orientation and the value of
restorative justice. Volunteer Description: The Volunteer will be responsible in working
directly with the youth, providing support and guidance while teaching the skills of
positive dog training. Must be able to manage dogs while teaching skills to youth.
Training provided. Volunteers will get back twice as much as they give from both the
dogs and the kids. You'll be making a difference in the lives of the two-legged and the
four-legged! Prefer volunteers who have education and/or experience in the field of
social work, psychology, teaching, or any other human service field. Commitment: 1 day
a week for 2 month program. 1.5-2.5 hours per day depending on location. For the
benefit of the kids and the dogs, UnChained requests that volunteers commit to working 3
consecutive programs. Each program runs approximately 2 months. Melissa Wolf –
CHES Executive Director UnChained, Inc. ~ Releasing the Compassion in Humans
through Animals ~ (831) 818-8738 www.LivingUnChained.org POSTED 7/19/12


ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATOR AND COUNSELOR
The Coastal Watershed Council runs two week-long camps for 9-12 year-old kids from
the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Cruz. It’s called Trees to Sea and we explore the
watersheds of Santa Cruz County from high up in the redwoods to the beach and harbor.
We’ll be exploring: 1) Henry Cowell State Park and riding the Roaring Camp
Railroad back to Santa Cruz; Nisene Marks State park; we will kayak on Elkhorn
Slough; the Santa Cruz Harbor and Seabright beach; and we’ll end with a service


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project in Harvey West Park followed by a BBQ and celebration including families . If
you love to hike, explore nature, work with kids and you want to have two great weeks
contact Stew Jenkins, the director of the camp. I need you to commit to both weeks and
be able to work from 8:30am to 4:30pm Monday-Friday. I’m looking for responsible,
hard-working, flexible people who have a positive way of relating to kids. In return
there is a stipend and you will learn many valuable skills (positive discipline, plant
identification, wilderness preparedness, as well as tons of information about our local
watersheds). Come teach and lead in the forest for a week! Stew Jenkins, Education
Coordinator, Coastal Watershed Council, http://coastal-watershed.org/, Office: (831)
464-9200, Fax: (831) 464-9214, sjenkins@coastal-watershed.org posted 5/4/12

TUTOR
YouthNOW Volunteers Do you have two hours a week to offer a new view into the
world for our youth? Want to test drive teaching or develop your leadership skills?
Tutor a high school student under the supervision of a California Certified Teacher,
working specifically with Math, Science and Language Arts or teach alongside an
instructor in our special enrichment classes. Anime, programming, environmental
sciences, culinary, art, Film, visual physics - there is a wide range of opportunity to get
engaged with our youth. We have the curriculum and staff. We need your help to keep
this resource for youth at little or no cost. Commitment: Volunteers: Summer Session 1-
3 hours weekly, throughout the year as little as 1 hour weekly. The summer session runs
from late June to late July, as little as 3 hours weekly. Alternately you can tutor
throughout the year, as little as once a week, Monday-Thursday from 1-6pm. A
transportation stipend offered to college students. Letters of Recommendations are
available to qualified volunteers. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and older, 18+
background check. Please contact Missy Nielsen, Director of Community Outreach at
831-768-7998 or mnielsen@youthnow.com to apply now.www.youthnowcenter.com
POSTED 4/17/12

KID AND CANINE TRAINERS Unchained, Inc. needs kid and canine trainers –
Teach at-risk youth how to train shelter dogs! When kids learn patience, respect,
compassion and responsibility for a dog, they transfer these same values to humans, thus
creating healthy, sustainable relationships. When you help kids train shelter dogs, you’re
helping increase the dogs chances of becoming adopted and the kids sense of self worth,
confidence and sense of belonging to the community.Trainers will be handling and
managing dogs, while working closely with the youth. Rewards come often from both
the dogs and the kids! Commitment: 1 day a week for 2 months. 1.5 hours per day.
Volunteer Option of 3 hours/day, 1 time/week for 2 months: UnChained, Inc. is also
looking for volunteers to transport dogs to and from youth program. This job can be in
addition to the training session, or separate. Locations: Watsonville and Salinas.
Interested? Please contact Melissa Wolf at Info@LivingUnChained.org or (831) 818-
8738 to apply. POSTED 3/26/12


SPCA HUMANE EDUCATION SUMMER CAMP COUNSELOR



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The Santa Cruz SPCA is looking for energetic education students interested in spending
time with both kids and animals during our Six Week Humane Education focused
Summer Camp. During our camp we teach kids about the different jobs that animal
shelters do, the jobs that many animals do for us and the care of and rescue for both
domestic and wild animals within Santa Cruz County. The camp employs games, crafts,
journaling and education to teach respect for all life and how children can help animals
within their community. We get to spend a lot of time interacting with and handling
animals as well. This is a popular camp with returning campers so we will be doing a
different format this year to keep things fresh. You must be at least 16 years old to
participate all applicants must go through a background check. The camps will run June
18-29, July 9-20 and July 30-Aug 10. Each camp is a week long, M-F from 9am to 3pm.
If you are interested please call Brenna Ewing at 566-3753 or e-mail me at:
education@santacruzspca.org POSTED 2/8/12

MENTOR
The Boys and Girls Club of Santa Cruz has volunteer mentor opportunities available at
The Club Teen Center at Shoreline Middle School.
Mentors work with groups of 3-4 middle school children, helping with homework and in
small group settings participating in BGCA national programs such as SMART Girls and
Money Matters as well as spending time playing games, facilitating activities, talking and
listening.
Mentors will be responsible for recording personal observation and attendance of the
students they have been matched with.
We need a time commitment of 1.5 hours twice a week. example 3:30-5:00 T and Th
3:00-4:30 M and Weds etc. The schedule can be flexible.
Mentors selected after the application and screening process will receive training to
develop the skills attitudes and activity ideas necessary to mentor a young person. They
will then be matched with youth who will benefit from that mentors abilities and skills.
Interested persons should contact Jennifer Sherry at Jennifer@boysandgirlsclub.info.
Or download an application at http://www.boysandgirlsclub.info/ POSTED 1/24/12

TEACHER’S AIDE INTERNSHIP Glen Arbor School is a parent participation facility
for pre-school/childcare that is committed to providing a stimulating environment, care,
and education in young children. Throughout each day, we strive to nurture self-esteem,
self-sufficiency, self-expression, problem solving abilities, responsibility, creativity,
character skills and cooperation among the children and families. Glen Arbor School
values a caring, active atmosphere, which consists of teachers, family members, children,
and community members. We are looking for interns to assist both the morning and
afternoon teachers implement curriculum, supervise children, enforce and practice safety
and conflict resolution, and help us to maintain our fun, loving, and comfortable
environment. Hours and shifts are flexible. Courses in ECE that are completed or in
progress are a plus, and previous experience with young children is a plus! Please contact
Andrea Wilke, Head Afternoon Teacher, for more information.
AndreaW.gas@gmail.com, 831-336-3448. POSTED 1/16/12




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SANTA CRUZ COUNTY FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE PARTNERSHIP is established
through the County Health Services Agency's Alcohol and Drug Programs to combat
youth access to alcohol and drugs. Friday Night Live builds partnerships for positive and
healthy youth development, and engages youth as active leaders and resources in their
communities. Interns/volunteers will work with our youth volunteers to help plan,
prepare and implement projects targeted at limiting youth access to alcohol, teen driver
safety, and other relevant initiatives. Interns/volunteers will conduct research, plan and
participate in off-site events, attend staff meetings and conferences, assist youth
volunteers with youth-led projects, and partake in general office duties. During public
events and functions, interns/volunteers may provide information to the public, help
supervise youth volunteers, and interact with outside organizations and the general
public. For more information, please contact Deanna Adams at
deanna.adams@health.co.santa-cruz.ca.us or 831.454.5004. POSTED 1/4/12


AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM VOLUNTEER
Volunteer with the Big Brothers Big Sisters After School Program. In this program you
will have the opportunity to work with younger students, helping them with homework.
You will be helping kids with art projects, and having fun by playing games which help
reinforce academic subjects. Your participation will be as a mentor for these students,
sharing your interests and aspirations and helping to make a real difference in their lives.
You must be at least 16 to participate and be willing to commit initially for six months.
You may choose to volunteer either Tuesday or Wednesday afternoons from 3:30-5:30.
 If you are interested in applying for our program, please apply through our web site:
http://www.santacruzmentor.org/     POSTED 2/7/12

VOLUNTEER TUTORS/MENTORS AND OFFICE SUPPORT
 The mission of the California Conservation is to provide meaningful work and
educational opportunities to assist young men and women in becoming more employable,
while protecting and enhancing California’s environment, human resources and
communities. In addition to their training in the field, members of the Corps complete
academic education hours every week. Tutors for this part of our program will be
supported by the Corpsmember Development Education Coordinator and in conjunction
with the John Muir Charter School Teachers. To a lesser degree, they may also work with
the CCC Case Manager and VISTA Intern. This team provides GED, High School
Diploma, Continuing & Life Skills instructional support to the 18 -25 year old members
of the CCC. Tutors will assist corpsmembers with assignments including writing, project
logs, resume and job or school applications, test preparation, academic remediation, and
ESL. Volunteers may also help to manage the office’s educational resource library.
Volunteers are needed at our Watsonville and Salinas locations and will be accepted as
needed on a rolling basis. Hours may vary but a regular commitment is preferred. Please
contact Orawan Gardner at orawan.gardner@ccc.ca.gov or Rocky Barrera at
rocky.barrera@ccc.ca.gov or call 831-768-0150 x206. POSTED 9/20/11




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HOMEWORK HELPER Do you have two hours a week to help a student succeed?
Become a Homework Helper with the Santa Cruz Public Libraries. Under the supervision
of a California Certified Teacher, assist students with their homework assignments.
Homework Helpers should be able to instruct in a range of subjects, with an emphasis on
math and grammar skills. Spanish highly desired. Commitment: Start late September,
two hours weekly through the school year. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and
older, 18+ background check is required. Locations: Boulder Creek Library, Branciforte
Library, Garfield Library and Live Oak Library. A great way to build your resume and
give back to the community! Interested? Please contact Megan:
AufdermaurM@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7700x7615 to request a volunteer
application. Santa Cruz Public Libraries: Connect, Inspire, Inform. POSTED 9/1/11

TALES TO TAILS COORDINATOR - Help man's best friend encourage reading,
volunteer with Tales to Tails today! Tales to Tails offers children a chance to read to
certified therapy dogs (and cats!), building their confidence in reading. Santa Cruz Public
Libraries are looking for volunteers to help coordinate this program within the Felton and
Central library branches. Volunteers will be working around animals and helping children
establish positive interactions with dogs and cats. Sound like a program you'd like to
support? Apply today! Commitment: One Saturday morning a month, 2-3 hours. Prefer
one year commitment. Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 and over.
Locations: Felton and Central Library branches. Interested? Please contact Megan:
AufdermaurM@santacruzpl.org or call 831.427.7700x7615 to request a volunteer
application. Santa Cruz Public Libraries: Connect, Inspire, Inform. POSTED 9/1/11

INTERNSHIP IN EDUCATION, BIOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL SCIENCES -
The Coastal Watershed Council (CWC) is a non-profit agency whose mission is to
preserve and protect coastal watersheds through community stewardship, education and
monitoring. CWC was formed in response to the declining health of the watersheds of the
Monterey Bay region. We seek to restore the watersheds of our region and teach our
residents how to become stewards of their local creeks, streams and coastal areas.
For this internship we are seeking students with overlaps in: Education, Biological and
Physical Sciences. Fall and Spring Semesters: Elementary and Middle School
Programs: Per a BWET grant from NOAA, and local city contracts, CWC provides
elementary and middle school students (Alianza Charter School in Watsonville, New
Brighton Middle School in Capitola and San Lorenzo Elementary and Middle School in
Felton) with hands-on outdoor educational experiences. The programs run from
September 2011 – June 2012. Direct interaction with students and teachers occur
throughout the school year. Program topics include: introducing students to watersheds
and water issues; water quality monitoring; species identification (plant and animal);
numerous projects addressing watersheds, water quality and equipment; field trips to the
slough and creek; habitat cleanup; and classifying objects (rocks, leaves, plants, etc.).
There is both school/field time and office time for this portion of the internship.
Prerequisites: These internships provide the student intern with an experience that
includes ‘working world’ experience, field time, teaching aspects, use of water quality
monitoring equipment, water sampling, computer skills and public relations.




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Interns will be assisting the Education Coordinator, Bridget Posson, with curriculum
development relating to watershed science, preparing and delivering lessons and
activities for students in kindergarten through sixth grade. Interns must be available
during some weekdays (from 7:30 to 3:30) to be able to assist in teaching. The ability to
help students, talk in front of a class and lead games and activities is a must. Experience
working with children and the ability to lead a group is vital to CWC’s education
programs. Office duties include internet research skills, use of Microsoft Word and
Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe. Interns should be energetic, enthusiastic, have good
public speaking skills and be able to work cooperatively with CWC staff. Hours per
week: 5-15 Contact: Bridget Posson, Education Coordinator, Coastal Watershed Council
http://coastal-watershed.org/ Office: (831) 464-9200 Fax: (831) 464-9214
bposson@coastalws.org POSTED 8/17/11



MATH & SCIENCE TUTORS/MIDDLE SCHOOL & HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL
Youth N.O.W Center is dedicated to providing academic support for youth in our
community through adult or peer tutoring, homework help, providing materials,
maintaining a computer lab, as well as maintaining a comfortable learning environment.
We are seeking dedicated tutors who are familiar with math topics ranging from middle
school pre-algebra through high school level geometry & Algebra II/Trig. Additionally,
we have a strong need for science tutors who can provide support with high school level
chemistry. Tutors can choose to work at the high school or middle school site, where they
will provide one-on-one support to a variety of different students depending on daily
attendance and student needs. Available Volunteer Shifts: M-Th, 3:00-5:30pm. Desired
Volunteer Commitment: minimum of one session per week. Youth N.O.W Student
Center (High school Site): 31 Carr Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
Youth N.O.W. Student Center (Middle School Site): 115 Madison Street, Watsonville,
CA 95076. For More Information/To Get Involved, Contact, Academic Director: Nicole
Marsh nmarsh@youthnowcenter.com / 831.768.7998 POSTED 3/15/11

VOLUNTEER TUTORS & MENTORS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN
Want to help foster children develop the trusted connections that enable them to thrive?
Roots & Wings, a program of La Manzana Community Resource Center in Watsonville,
supports foster children and resource families (foster or kinship families) by matching
foster youth with consistent mentors and academic tutors to provide positive role
modeling, academic support and enriching, affirming relationships and lifelong
connections. As a volunteer mentor or tutor, you meet one-on-one with a foster youth to
participate in fun activities with mentees, provide math and science tutoring and/or offer
other academic support. Flexible schedule. Volunteers can arrange to meet with their
student/mentee at a time that is mutually convenient. Volunteers must be at least 18 years
of age and be willing to complete a background check (free of cost & no finger printing
required). Contact, Roots & Wings Program Coordinator, Susie Salgado, 831.724.2997
ext. 213 /susies@cbridges.org POSTED 3/15/11




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VOLUNTEER MATH & SCIENCE TUTORS FOR INNOVATIVE PROGRAM
Breakaway College Access Project works to increase the number of students who pursue
a 4-year university education, and to foster a culture of higher learning in Watsonville.
Breakaway is a well-organized and exciting program that is staffed by passionate
community leaders, coaches and educators. Offering high-level soccer training and
intensive small group and individual academic tutoring and college awareness,
Breakaway helps youth to excel on and off the field. The program is seeking volunteer
tutors to provide math & science support to students, during the academic portion of the
breakaway academy. Breakaway needs tutors to provide academic support to students in
7th-12 grade, and has an especially strong need for tutors who can provide support in
math through high school level calculus and chemistry. Volunteer shifts are on Tuesdays
& Thursdays 4:30-6:00. Desired volunteer commitment: at least 1 session per week.
Location: Watsonville High School. FMI: Contact: Academic Director, Sarah Roe:
831.254.6648 or sara@breakawaycollegeaccess.org POSTED 3/15/11


LITERACY TUTORS FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Youth N.O.W Student Center is dedicated to the academic support of youth in our
community through adult or peer tutoring, homework help, providing materials,
maintaining a computer lab, as well as maintaining a comfortable learning environment.”
We are seeking volunteers who are interested in working one-on-one with students to
provide reading tutoring and support at Youth N.O.W.’s middle school site (see location
details below). Volunteers can choose to work with high-need students, who are reading
well below grade level, or help more advanced students improve fluency and
comprehension, while reading young adult literature. Youth N.O.W. Student Center
(Middle School Site): 115 Madison Street, Watsonville, CA 95076
For more information: http://youthnowcenter.com/ Contact Academic Director:
Nicole Marsh nmarsh@youthnowcenter.com / 831.768.7998 POSTED 3/15/11


DRIVER & LITERACY PROGRAM ASSISTANT FOR YOUTH MIGRANT
FARMWORKERS/ OUT OF SCHOOL YOUTH ACADEMY of PVUSD
This internship provides the opportunity to work closely with indigenous, youth field
workers from Oaxaca to develop positive, mentoring relationships inside and outside of a
classroom setting. Interns will receive a training in cultural proficiency and mentorship
from highly skilled bilingual literacy teachers and counselors. Additionally the internship
offers the opportunity to conduct fieldwork or research and to study language acquisition
and literacy in a non-traditional academic setting. The Out-of-School Youth Academy
(OSYA), a migrant education program of Pajaro Valley Unifed School District, offers
free classes to young field migrant workers between the ages of 16 & 21, who are unable
to attend school during the day. The OSYA students work in the fields during the day and
come to the OSYA classes in Watsonville during the evenings to learn English &
computer skills with the support of skilled, bilingual migrant teachers and counselors.
Interns will provide transportation to students (using the program van), picking them up
from a few sites in the Pajaro Valley @ 5:30pm and taking them to their literacy classes.
Interns will engage in classroom activities and provide mentorship to students before



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driving students home at 8:00pm. We need interns/driver on Tuesday and Thursday
nights. The total time commitment/intern shift is 3 hrs, between 5:30pm & 8:30pm.
Spanish fluency and high level of respect and cultural sensitivity required. Valid
California Driver’s License, proof of insurance and clean driver’s record required. For
more information/to get involved, contact Program Coordinator, Jenny Russell,
831.786.2150 or write to Jenny_Russell@pvusd.net POSTED 3/15/11

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VOLUNTEER MENTORS
Big Brothers and Big sisters of Santa Cruz County is looking for volunteer mentors to
spend time with children. Due to a shortage of volunteers, children, particularly boys, are
waiting a very long time to be matched. A recent study of over 1,000 children involved
with Big Brothers and Big Sisters showed that they were far less likely to start using
illegal drugs and alcohol, skip school and encounter the juvenile justice system. Big
Brothers and Big Sisters make a difference. If you are interested in applying for our
program, please apply through our web site: http://www.santacruzmentor.org/ POSTED
2/7/12




TUTORS
Become a Hero Instantly! (No Feats of Strength Required) We are seeking volunteer
tutors to meet with struggling student for approximately 30 minute sessions for one-on-
one or small group tutoring, offering support and encouragement for students who need
assistance in reading, writing, and/or math. Materials and support provided. We value
volunteers who are warm, enthusiastic about working with children, and want to help
establish a positive learning environment. Regular tutorial hours can be set according to
volunteer's schedule, anywhere between 9:00 - 3:00, M-F. This school is close to
Cabrillo, so it's easy to work it around your school schedule! You may be able to earn
Cabrillo College credits for this fun volunteer position. Contact D-R. Martin at
Main Street Elementary School 3400 N. Main Street Soquel, 831.464.5650
POSTED 1/28/11


SCHOOL FIELDTRIP ASSISTANT - Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
On Thursdays and Fridays throughout the school season we offer in-depth fieldtrip
programs for 3rd – 5th grade students. Because class sizes are growing, we need assistants
to help train parent chaperones and oversee simple craft stations. A background in
elementary education or history is helpful but not required. Training will be provided.
This small historic park in the center of town features the oldest building in Santa Cruz,
an adobe that was built by Ohlone and Yokut Indians during the Mission era. The
building served as housing for neophyte families (California Indians who had been
baptized in the mission.) The park and museum tell the story of the mission era through
the lens of the California Indians’ experience. The park’s hours of operation are Thursday
– Saturday, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. We are on public bus lines. CONTACT




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INFORMATION: Julie Sidel, 831 425-5849. email (intermittent) jsidel@parks.ca.gov
posted 1/20/11


PUBLIC DEMONSTRATION VOLUNTEER - Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park
From March through May, the Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park will offer public
demonstrations of mission era lifeways on Saturdays at 1:00 pm. From set up to clean up,
the volunteer requirement would be from 12:00 – 3:00. Volunteers would not need to be
present every Saturday. Topics include Cooking, Spinning and Weaving, Hides and
Tallow, Building Demonstrations. Crafts include candle dipping, branding, adobe brick
making, tule mat making, tortilla cooking, baking in a clay oven, etc. Assistants may
have skills in any of these areas, but no experience is required. Training will be provided.
The park’s hours of operation are Thursday – Saturday, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. We
are on public bus lines. This small historic park in the center of town features the oldest
building in Santa Cruz, an adobe that was built by Ohlone and Yokut Indians during the
Mission era. The building served as housing for neophyte families (California Indians
who had been baptized in the mission.) The park and museum tell the story of the mission
era through the lens of the California Indians’ experience. CONTACT INFORMATION:
Julie Sidel, 831 425-5849. email (intermittent) jsidel@parks.ca.gov posted 1/20/11


LITERACY PROGRAM – FAMILY MENTOR Walnut Avenue Women’s Center
Utilizing an empowerment model, Family Mentors for the Family Literacy Program will
work closely with participants to provide strength-based advocacy and support as
Families strive to achieve their educational and family goals. Family advocacy includes
assisting participants in removing barriers to their education, skill development, and
researching different resources that help families to: learn more about the development of
their children, advance their careers, and meet their personal goals. Minimum
commitment is 4-6 hours/wk (More hours are available upon request) Responsibilities &
Commitments  Weekly one-on-one meetings with participants (1.5-3 hrs/week) 
Record keeping and logs (0.5-1 hr/week)  Bi-monthly mentor meetings & trainings (3.5-
4 hrs/month)  Attending monthly program event (1-2 hrs/month)  Community
resources research (1-2 hrs/month) Requirements & Qualifications: * Spanish speakers
highly encouraged but not required. Complete WAWC Family Literacy Mentor Training
(12 hrs total). Commit to working 6 consecutive months. Attend bi-monthly mandatory
mentor meetings for on-going training and supervision. Complete and return records and
logs on a monthly basis. On-going communication with Family Literacy Staff
Exchange contact number with participant while having the ability to maintain clear
boundaries. Possess awareness of multicultural issues. Strong communication skills, both
oral and written. Ability to work collaboratively with others. Ability to represent the
agency with integrity. Access to transportation. Pass criminal background check and
fingerprinting. For more information contact: Denise Gonsalves (Volunteer Coordinator) 426-
3062 X 206        POSTED 7/13/11


LITERACY PROGRAM ESL CLASS ASSISTANT



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Walnut Avenue Women’s Center -day TBA, will start in January 2011 one or two days a
week Description: Volunteers would work with parents one-on-one and in groups to learn
English. They would also show them how to use the computer. Classes will be held here
at WAWC. Some training will be given beforehand. Required: fingerprinting, strong
interpersonal skills, Spanish is helpful but not required. All volunteers must attend our
agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement in
any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer
orientation. Posted 1/19/11

LITERACY PROGRAM FORM ASSISTANCE
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center -hours are flexible -hours consistency is not guaranteed
Description: job would involve meeting with participants to help them fill out their
Financial Aid forms for Cabrillo and maybe registration. Can work at our Center or meet
at a library. All volunteers must attend our agency orientation and meet with our
volunteer coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-
426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation. Required: prior knowledge
of filling out Financial Aid forms is helpful but not required . Posted 1/19/11


LITERACY PROGRAM OUTREACH
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center -hours are flexible -hours consistency is not guaranteed
Description: job would involve having a solid understanding of Literacy program,
researching other agencies to connect with, and meeting / contacting the agencies. Can
work from home or at our Center. Required: prior knowledge of Santa Cruz
organizations, strong interpersonal skills, initiation All volunteers must attend our agency
orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement in any
agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer
orientation. . Posted 1/19/11


LITERACY PROGRAM RESEARCHING:
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center -hours are flexible -hours consistency is not guaranteed
Description: job would involve researching different topics such as housing, other
parenting classes, child nutrition, sleeping techniques. Can work from home or at our
Center. Required: some research experience is helpful but not required, computer literate
a must All volunteers must attend our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer
coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062
to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation. . Posted 1/19/11

LITERACY PROGRAM TRANSLATING DOCUMENTS
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center -hours are flexible - -consistency is not guaranteed.
Description: job would involve translating documents from English to Spanish. Can work
from home or at our Center. Required: strong Spanish and English skills for reading and
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coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062
to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation. . Posted 1/19/11


LITERACY PROGRAM TUTORING KIDS
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center - tutoring will most likely be on a regular basis, weekly
or bimonthly. However, we cannot grantee hours. Description: the children range in age
from 5-8 years old. We would do an orientation for them and help them work out a
curriculum for the kids. Tutoring would take place usually between 3:30-5:30pm (except
for the person tutoring the 5yr old, it would happen around 1pm). The location would be
over at Children’s Center. Required: fingerprinting, TB testing, strong interpersonal
skills, Spanish is helpful but not required, child friendly a must (some kind of experience
with kids like babysitting, tutoring, camp counselor, etc) All volunteers must attend our
agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement in
any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer
orientation. . Posted 1/19/11


LITERACY PROGRAM TUTORING PARENTS
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center - tutoring will most likely be on a regular basis, weekly
or bimonthly. However, we cannot grantee hours. Description: sessions will mostly
focus on learning English except for those working towards their exit exam. We also
have parents working on getting their GEDs but we would need a tutor who speaks
Spanish for that. They could meet at WAWC, at a library or coffee shop (and potentially
at the Adult School although this is still TBD) and possibly at the parent’s home although
we’re trying to avoid that. The schedule will really depend on how it works out with the
families. Required: fingerprinting, strong interpersonal skills, Spanish is helpful but not
required All volunteers must attend our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer
coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062
to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation. . Posted 1/19/11


LITERACY PROGRAM CHILDCARE DURING PARENTING CLASS
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center -every Monday night from 5:15-7:15pm Description:
watching 5-10 children ages 0-5. Help feed, entertain, and engage with children during
our parenting classes. Classes are held at the Early Childhood Education Center by Santa
Cruz High School.Required: fingerprinting, TB testing, strong interpersonal skills, child
friendly a must (some kind of experience with kids like babysitting, tutoring, camp
counselor, etc) All volunteers must attend our agency orientation and meet with our
volunteer coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-
426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation. . Posted 1/19/11


CHILD ADVOCATE



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Provide strength-based support to children (ages 0-11) while their mothers/guardians are
attending domestic violence support groups. Child Advocates engage children in
activities such as playing games, reading, arts and crafts and creative play time; while
maintaining a safe and comfortable group environment. Commit to volunteering weekly
for six consecutive months Completion of volunteer orientation at WAWC. Completion
of our 2 hour training on Child Advocacy at WAWC. Possess awareness of multicultural
issues. Strong communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to work
collaboratively with others Ability to multi-task and prioritize efficiently .Consent to
criminal background check, fingerprinting and obtain TB test. All volunteers must attend
our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement
in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next
volunteer orientation. Walnut Avenue Women’s Center All volunteers must attend our
agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement in
any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer
orientation. POSTED 1/19/11
YOUTH MENTOR
Our Mentoring Program is fun and rewarding. Mentors are people who are energetic,
adventurous, and want to make a difference in someone's life. Mentoring provides a safe
space for youth to discuss their experiences, receive one on one support, and to have fun.
Mentors will be trained as Youth Advocates in order to ensure success. 9-12 month
commitment , Orientation meeting , Youth Advocacy training (training is 7 weeks long
on Saturdays during Fall, contact us during Spring and Summer to sign up), Pass a
background check and fingerprinting, Hang out with mentee 1.5 - 3 hours a week, Attend
bi-weekly mentor meeting, Adherence to mentor policies and procedures , 2 letters of
reference. All volunteers must attend our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer
coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062
to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation. THE NEXT TRAINING WILL
TAKE PLACE FALL 2011. Walnut Avenue Women’s Center All volunteers must
attend our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine
placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our
next volunteer orientation. POSTED 1/19/11


YOUTH GROUP FACILITATOR
GirlZpace provides gender specific programming for girls on probation. Programming at
GirlZpace will be coordinated by a Girls? Advocate and intern/volunteers. GirlZpace will
offer pro-social and skill building evening programming: leadership development,
community projects, health, fitness and fun creative activities. Currently, GirlZpace
groups are located in Watsonville, Santa Cruz and San Lorenzo Valley. This is a unique
and rewarding opportunity for selected candidates. 9-12 month commitment, Orientation
meeting, Youth Advocacy training (training is 7 weeks long on Saturdays during Fall,
contact us during Spring and Summer to sign up), Attend Girls? Task Force meetings,
Pass Background check, fingerprinting, possess valid driver’s license and vehicle, 5-7
hours a week. Preparation and planning meetings with other facilitators. All volunteers


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must attend our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine
placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our
next volunteer orientation. THE NEXT TRAINING WILL TAKE PLACE FALL 2011.
Walnut Avenue Women’s Center All volunteers must attend our agency orientation and
meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement in any agency volunteer
position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next volunteer orientation.
POSTED 1/19/11

CHILDCARE CENTER
Read to children in our Childcare Center and assist teachers with daily activities.
Volunteers are asked to commit to come in once a week for at least 3 months due to the
fact that consistency is very important for children's emotional development. Volunteers
will always have the support of Childcare staff and will never be left alone with children.
We have separate classrooms for children age infancy through preschool. Volunteers
must attend orientation, get fingerprinted and obtain a TB test prior to working with kids.
This opportunity requires a once a week commitment for at least 3 months. All volunteers
must attend our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine
placement in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our
next volunteer orientation. Walnut Avenue Women’s Center All volunteers must attend
our agency orientation and meet with our volunteer coordinator to determine placement
in any agency volunteer position. Call 831-426-3062 to get signed up for our next
volunteer orientation. POSTED 1/19/11




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