Unity Care Volunteer

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Volunteer and Change A Life

 

There are countless ways to get involved at Unity Care.

Our goal is to help individuals and organizations find opportunities that fit their needs while also making a difference in the lives of underserved youth in our community. Regardless of the level or type of commitment, volunteers are integral to the services we provide for youth.

We are truly grateful for the many individuals, companies, and organizations that have shared their time and resources to show our youth they care. Select a category below to learn more or fill our our volunteer application form.

Unity Care is growing its Board of Directors

Our Mission: We transform the lives of young people in and emerging from foster care by providing stable housing, caring connections, and life skills that build a foundation to achieve their potential.

Our Vision: Unity Care is the nurturing home that embraces, heals, and transitions foster youth toward adult lives of independence, wellbeing, and purpose. We are leading the way to eradicate homelessness and inspire hope for their brighter future.

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Unity Care is seeking to add to its Board of Directors.

Unity Care is seeking board candidates with any of these areas of expertise: finance, fund-raising/development, housing, legal, strategic planning, marketing or operations/process.

The ideal candidate will possess and share our passion to further our mission and vision and the skills to help execute our approach. Service terms are for two years, which can be extended by mutual agreement of the voting board members.

Unity Care has four committees:

  1. Marketing & Development Committee
  2. Finance Committee
  3. Learning & Development Committee
  4. Executive Committee

Meetings are bi-monthly hybrid (in person and zoom). Meeting objectives are to review and manage fiduciary and other relevant matters quickly and effectively. Each board member shall serve on at least one committee and actively work to achieve committee/project goals.

In addition to working directly on a committee, each board member is expected to be an active connector for Unity Care and cultivate support by introducing Unity Care to your network: corporations, foundations, and private philanthropists; or serve as an advocate with government officials and in foundation meetings to represent the case for funding support of Unity Care.

Each board member is expected to:

  • Serve as an ambassador of Unity Care’s mission, programs, and services
  • Contribute relevant expertise and participate in the strategic and financial success of Unity Care
  • Contribute financially to Unity Care
  • Cultivate prospective board members to introduce them to Unity Care

All interested parties should submit a CV and cover letter to Abby Cabanilla:

Please share why you are interested in serving on the Unity Care Board and which committee you would best be suited to serve on.

About Unity Care

Established in 1993, Unity Care is a national accredited, strengths-based, culturally proficient youth and emerging adult agency. Unity Care’s goal is to provide housing and supportive services for youth and emerging adults as they age out of the foster care system. Unity Care provides services across 9 Bay Area and Sacramento Area Counties.

Our mission and vision remain true to our core values of servant leadership, learning, diversity, integrity, and equity, with a sharpened focus on providing the housing and support foster youth need to overcome trauma and become self-sufficient. Our work is grounded in our founding principles of faith and cultural
proficiency in communities of color.

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Individuals

Looking to give back to your community? Unity Care has individual volunteer opportunities to help our foster youth and agency programs!
The Links Thanksgiving

Groups

Whether you’d like to volunteer with friends, neighbors, church or alumni group, volunteering together is a great way to improve your community and multiply your impact.
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Companies

Make a difference in the community where your employees and clients live and work. Volunteer together for the ultimate team building event. We’ll work with your company to create a successful and engaging volunteer experience for your company’s team.

Projects

2018 Links Holiday Party

2018 Links Holiday Party

On December 20th, the San Jose Links hosted a holiday party and handed out gifts to Unity Care families!

2018 TAY Thanksgiving

2018 TAY Thanksgiving

The Links — San Jose Chapter and LDS Church hosts Unity Care’s transitional age foster youth and their families for

2018 Links Halloween Party

2018 Links Halloween Party

The Links — San Jose Chapter hosted a Halloween party for our youth and families! They brought costumes, food, and

SCC Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon cutting ceremony for Unity Care’s Santa Clara County program office on October 19, 2018

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