Volunteers

People choose to volunteer with JobTrain because their time truly makes an impact on our students, staff, and mission.

Whether it be assisting with one of our fundraising events, helping our staff in the offices, or serving as an aide in the classrooms, each of our volunteers becomes a valuable part of the JobTrain team when they lend their time.  We invite you to check out the various volunteer opportunities with JobTrain and find the avenue that best fits you!

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Siosiua “C2” Vea at (650) 330-6567 or at svea@jobtrainworks.org to get started!

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Teacher’s Aide:
Assist teachers in lecture presentation and help students grasp concepts in various classes. Courses currently needing assistance include: Business Administration Skills (includes MS Office), Culinary Arts, and Computer Literacy. Positions are available in both day and evening classes. Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week depending on need and level of involvement.

Academic or English as a Second Language (ESL) Tutoring:
Volunteers are needed for one-on-one tutoring for both math and English, as well as for English as a Second Language (some Spanish speaking is desired, but not necessary). Time commitment: 2 hours per day for 2 days per week.

Evening Program:
Become an Instructor’s Aide in our Intro to Computers class or English as a Second Language (ESL). In addition to assisting with lectures and learning, help is needed in grading tests. Time commitment: 2 hours per night for 1-2 nights per week.  Go to Evening Program page

Administrative Offices:
JobTrain staff can always use an extra pair of hands in our office. Ongoing opportunities include assisting staff with data entry, filing, generating letters for various departments, and other special office projects. Time commitment: 2 hours per day for 1-2 days per week.

Job Development:
When our students graduate and move on, sometimes they are too busy to call and let us know how they are doing. We need volunteers to assist counselors and staff in calling our graduates to find out their employment status and whether or not they need assistance with a job search. Time commitment: 2 hours per day for 1-2 days per week.

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PeninsulaWorks is a resource and service center located on JobTrain’s campus. This position involves assisting new and returning clients. Time commitment: 2 hours per day for 1-2 days per week.

Special Project Opportunities

Sometimes JobTrain offers one-time volunteer opportunities, usually involving one of our fundraising events — our Golf Tournament and Breakfast of Champions.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Siosiua “C2” Vea at (650) 330-6567 or at svea@jobtrainworks.org  to see how you might be able to help!