Our wonderful volunteers are central to the success of the Café! Whether serving on the Board of Directors, helping in the kitchen, working on special events, teaching classes or being a companion, our volunteers are involved in every aspect of the Café.
If you are interested in being a volunteer, please click here to fill out our Volunteer Interest Form. Our Volunteer Coordinator will contact you for an initial intake and screening.
Volunteer opportunities include:
Description: Café Companions are specially trained volunteers who foster a positive and healthy ambience within the Café. Companions are committed to being a focused, welcoming and supportive influence for Café members. Companions serve by listening without judgment, creating a safe and gentle space for members and contribute to the smooth running of the Café. Most volunteer positions require Café Companion training which is provided.
Description: The RCSJ Board holds and guides the vision, values, policies, and practices of the organization. Board members have a strong emotional commitment to RCSJ and show it through offering their wealth, work, wisdom, and witness. A full job description is available.
Description: Work alongside our Culinary and Nutrition Coordinator and Cafe members to prepare lunch daily (Monday – Friday) . Prep work, cooking, and clean-up are all involved. Training in commercial kitchen procedures will be provided.
Description: Recovery Cafe San Jose is supported through the generous donations from the community. we have many ways of fundraising including special events. Closing the Gap is our annual major fundraising event.
Description: Our schedule of activities for members are mostly volunteer led. They range from regular weekly activities, such as arts & crafts or music, to in-depth courses on recovery topics under our School for Recovery. Please see our Programs page for more details and ideas.
Description: Assist “behind the scenes” with copying, filing, and/or data entry tasks. Occasional help is needed preparing large mailings, stuffing envelopes, etc.