Make a difference by becoming a CASA volunteer and assisting in the welfare of a child or youth.    CASA serves abused, abandoned and neglected children, ages 8-19, who are dependents of the juvenile court system.

Where: John Anyosa, CASA Volunteer Recruiter at (510) 618-1964

Visit our website at: www.casaofalamedacounty.org

CityServe Coordinator: David Peterson or (925) 462-7432

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Our communities have major need for dentists to give volunteer hours for dental care for children and adults with this health need in their lives.

Contact: email Gloria Gregory  or call (925) 998-3785

 

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Open Heart Kitchen has paired up with the non-profit organization, The Urban Farmer.  Volunteers will come to your home, harvest your fruit, and donate it.  All you have to do is register your tree and request that the fruit be donated to Open Heart Kitchen.

Contact: www.theurbanfarmers.org

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Tri-Valley Haven needs two volunteers to pick up donations at Trader Joe's in Pleasanton on Monday and/or Tuesday mornings and deliver them to Haven pantry in Livermore. Volunteers will need to drive own personal vehicle (needs to be pick-up truck) or Tri-Valley Haven van.  Also, 1-2 volunteers are needed to drive the Mobile Pantry van two mornings per month (1st Wednesday & 3rd Friday) to sites in Livermore and Pleasanton.

When; Mornings

Where: 4040 Pimlico Dr, Pleasanton to 3663 Pacific Avenue, Livermore

Contact: email Lynne, Volunteer Coordinator, Tri-Valley Haven,  or call (925) 449-5845 x2711

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Learn English this summer.  Register online for the Adult ESL summer classes.  Beginning classes are Monday & Wednesday.   Intermediate classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday.  Pre-registration is required.

Classes start:  June 27th to July 21st (no class 7/4) 

Online Registration: www.pleasantonusd.net

PACE: (925) 463-0616

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This group provides both an atmosphere of sharing facilitated by a group of individuals with over 15 years experience living with seizure disorders; and an opportunity to host guest speakers from within the industry to provide up-to-date news and views on epilepsy treatments, challenges and other resources.

This free support group includes social gatherings such as dinner, bowling, or an afternoon at the park. Epilepsy can be an isolating disorder, and Eric's Corner social gatherings encourage all individuals to participate in life's activities.

When:  The third Thursday of the month from 6:30-8:00 PM

Where: 5725 W. Las Positas Blvd., Second Floor, Pleasanton

For more information and to see their calendar, visit Ericscorner.org or call 925-734-3315

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Creative and energetic childcare providers who can supply short-term care (respite) in the homes of children with special needs are needed. The children may be developmentally disabled, or have experienced abuse, neglect or pre-natal drug exposure, or are HIV-affected.  Applicants must meet the following criteria:

Have experience working with children and families.
Be at least 18 years old, and have a high school diploma or GED.
Have access to a motor vehicle in good working order.
Be able to obtain a criminal record clearance.
Be eligible to work in the U.S.

 This is a part-time (no guarantee of hours) position which pays  $10.00 - 10.50 hour (depending upon the number of children in your care). Respite is provided in the child’s home and is generally needed after-school, evenings, and weekends.

Contact: Raelene at  (510) 834-2443 x3032 to find out how to apply or go to our website at www.fssba.org

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Senior Support Program of the Tri-Valley, (SSPTV)  sponsors this interactive 7- week program as part of the Finding Wellness program.  Topics include fall prevention, using and understanding medications, alcohol awareness, hydration, stress management, chronic pain and exercise.

The program, funded several times throughout the year in the Tri-Valley, would like to reach more people. If your group (minimum of 8 individuals  and maximum of 25)  is interested in scheduling the series, please contact the Behavioral Health Program Manager for details.

The program is free, but the group will need to provide the meeting site.   SSPTV is located at 5353 Sunol Blvd., Pleasanton.  For more info, call (925) 931-5379 or email www.ssptv.org

When:  1 time per week for 1.5 hours per class

Contact: Behavioral Health Program Manager at (925) 931-5383

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Open Heart Kitchen began with the goal of creating a place where people could come find food, and a wonderful thing happened along the the way - people found family.  Food Donations are accepted at the following locations (for a list of the most needed items visit www.openheartkitchen.org/donate-food.php)

Pleasanton: Ridge View Commons, 5200 Case Avenue, Monday - Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

Livermore:   Vineyard Church, 460 N. Livermore,  Thursday and Friday 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM

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This Bible study & fellowship is for adults 18 and over with developmental disabilities.  The meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of each month from mid-September through June. Each meeting starts at 6:00pm with a free dinner at 6:15pm followed by prayer time, Bible study, crafts, and games. Special events are also scheduled throughout the year.

When:  1st and 3rd Fridays of each month

Next Event:  Call to reserve a spot.  The event is sponsored by our special needs adult community.  All ages and special needs abilities are welcome.

Where: Valley Community Church (upstairs in seminar room), 4455 Del Valley Parkway, Pleasanton

Contact: June Irick or call 925-828-1363 (by Wednesday before event) to volunteer or to reserve a spot.

 

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