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Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

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In December 2012, Satellite Housing and Affordable Housing Associates merged to create SAHA, an organization dedicated to providing quality, service-enriched affordable housing to East Bay residents.

Do you want to be a positive influence in bridging communication barriers? Volunteer to lead an English class for seniors living at Satellite Central in Oakland! Ideally, we are looking to bring on a volunteer who is fluent in English as well as Mandarin so they can easily engage and assist our seniors! SAHA serves a very diverse demographic of seniors in the East Bay, a large percentage of which have limited English-speaking proficiency. The volunteer will work with residents who are eagerly seeking accessible English instruction to learn how to communicate in emergencies, converse with doctors and health care providers, and interact with others in everyday conversation. They are enthusiastic and greatly appreciate their ESL instructors.

If you're looking to make a difference in your community, this is a wonderful opportunity to gain teaching experience with students who are eager to learn.

Schedule: Flexible and TBD

Requirements: Ongoing SAHA Community Volunteers must commit to volunteer once a week for a minimum of 4 months, and must complete a volunteer orientation, volunteer forms and background screening prior to beginning their placement.

About SAHA: Satellite Affordable Housing Associates is committed to providing quality, service-enriched, affordable housing in the bay area. Our Community Engagement Program aims to connect SAHA’s residents with the surrounding neighborhood through innovative, high impact, and responsive programs that forge mutually beneficial relationships. By providing consistent, volunteer-led programming, we hope to build community at each of our properties while offering accessible socialization opportunities. Visit www.sahahomes.org for more information!

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About Satellite Affordable Housing Associates

Location:

1835 Alcatraz Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94703, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission: SAHA provides quality affordable homes and services that empower people and strengthen neighborhoods. Our Values: We believe that: Every person needs a home. We commit to communities for the long term. Services in housing best support our residents and empower people to thrive. High quality design inspires people and builds community. Green building and practices lead to a healthy, sustainable society. Innovation and thoughtful risk-taking are part of how we pursue excellence. Financial health and sustainability are essential to the endurance of our mission and impact. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our work. Our workplace reflects the same values we bring to our homes.

Description

The purpose of the SAHA's Volunteer Program is to improve the quality of living and promote health and well-being for Satellite Housing's residents. Volunteers will help foster community by facilitating activities for the residents, such as exercise groups, art classes, discussion groups, providing health and wellness information, leading or participating in games, assisting with special events, etc. The residents really appreciate the effort that is put forth by the volunteers, and look forward to the weekly interactions.

Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

540 21st StreetOakland, CA 94612

(37.81076,-122.27066)
 

SKILLS

  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Elder care
  • Adult Education
  • Cantonese / Mandarin
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • English

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week, Four month commitment, schedule is felxible
  • Background check, Volunteer Agreement Forms, Log hours

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