Sacred Heart

Social Ministries

Creating hope, opportunity and action

Sacred Heart Community Service is a non-denominational, non-profit organization which provides integrated services onsite free of charge to all in need. The programs offered are in three main categories: Essential Services (food, clothing, housing, and utility assistance), Self Sufficiency (education, family support, and employment), and Policy and Organization (training low income volunteers to work together to address the needs of their community).

Holy Spirit Parish supports and volunteers for many of the programs at Sacred Heart. Below is a list of ongoing and current opportunities to serve.

Sacred Heart Weekday Volunteer Opportunities Now Available!

If you or members of your family are looking for a way to reach out and give back to our community, Sacred Heart is looking for you!

As a Sacred Heart volunteer you’ll be sorting and bagging produce, and filling boxes with food items for families in need.

Volunteers:
–  shifts are available Monday through Thursday from 8:30am – 12:30pm and 12:30pm – 4:30pm.
–  need to be at least 9 years old to participate, and volunteers between the ages of 9-14 must be accompanied by an adult.
–  are required to wear masks and gloves while working inside their facility.

To sign up for a shift, please visit Sacred Heart at the following link and click on the volunteer tab: https://sacredheartcs.org/. If you are a returning volunteer you may sign up for a volunteer shift using your Account Login. If you are a new Sacred Heart volunteer, please complete the new volunteer application to sign up for a shift.

Sacred Heart is also looking for volunteer drivers to deliver food boxes to senior citizens who are members of Sacred Heart. Drivers are needed to deliver boxes Monday-Thursday in the mornings. If you are interested in volunteering with Sacred Heart as a driver, please contact Annette directly at annettep@sacredheartcs.org

Thank you for a making a difference in our community!

Saturdays at Sacred Heart

Student volunteers in Grades 1-8 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian who is 18 years old throughout the volunteer shift, and a parental permission slip is required.

Student volunteers in Grades 9-12 do not need to be accompanied by an adult but but will need to complete the parental permission slip to volunteer if under the age of 18.

Community service hours may be earned through volunteering at Sacred Heart. Please have your student bring his or her volunteer form so it may be signed by a Sacred Heart staff person at the end of the volunteer shift.

Registration Link for Saturday, October 17th:
Please Register Here in advance even if you have volunteered at Sacred Heart before.

After signing up for your volunteer shift, please complete the brief Returning to Ministries training and required forms at this page (Please note that volunteers only need to complete the training and forms one time.) Thank you for a making a difference in our community! Please contact Wendi at wendimazzocco@gmail.com with any questions.

Egg Cartons Needed!

Sacred Heart Community Service received a large donation of flats of eggs but do not have any way to give them out to those in need. If you can donate empty egg cartons, please either take them to the Sacred Heart donation center at 1381 S 1st St. or drop off in the bins in front of Holy Spirit Parish Hall. This will be a help to Sacred Heart as they continue to feed the ever growing number of poor in our community.

Holy Spirit Saturday @ Sacred Heart| July 18th, 8:55 am - 12:00pm

Volunteers will be packing and sorting food inside and outside the warehouse. All of the work stations are 6 feet part, and all common areas are sanitized prior to volunteers arriving.

Volunteers are asked to wear close-toed shoes and comfortable clothing. Please bring your own mask and gloves to wear if you have them. If not they will be provided to you. Please note that masks and gloves will need to be worn throughout the volunteer shift.

Sacred Heart has allocated 10 volunteer spots to Holy Spirit for July 18th and you may sign up using the following link. Please don’t bring any extra volunteers as Sacred Heart is adhering to social distancing and safety guidelines, and can not exceed the number of volunteer spots allocated to our parish.

Register

Survival Sacks

We gather on the first and third Thursdays of the month to distribute Survival Sacks, organize supplies, make hygiene kits, and fill backpacks. Sacks are distributed to those who are homeless and living on the streets of San Jose, usually about 50 on each distribution day.

We hope to resume activities after the Shelter in Place order has been lifted. Thank you for all you do.

Questions? Please contact Tom Burgei and Patty O’Neil at tnburgei@yahoo.com.

Survival Sacks

We gather on the first and third Thursdays of the month to distribute Survival Sacks, organize supplies, make hygiene kits, and fill backpacks. Sacks are distributed to those who are homeless and living on the streets of San Jose, usually about 50 on each distribution day.

We meet at Sacred Heart at 8:45am and finish up about 10:45am. We hope you will consider joining us for the following dates:

March 19th
April 2nd
April 16th

Questions? Please contact Tom Burgei and Patty O’Neil at tnburgei@yahoo.com.

Sign Up

JobLink Employment Assistance Program

JobLink provides employment assistance and financial coaching to help individuals build a pathway to economic self-sufficiency. We connect job seekers to peer networks, skill development, and resources to achieve (and maintain) long-term employment.

JobLink can help with resumes, preparing for interviews, finding employment opportunities, and more. Volunteer to help others build a brighter future.

Monday – Thursday: 9am-3pm
Friday: 9am-12pm

Contact Elena Agostino if you are interested in helping!

Saturdays at Sacred Heart

School-aged children and older are invited to join us for our next Sacred Heart Saturday.
We will help in the Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, and anywhere else we are needed to help Sacred Heart prepare to serve their customers in the week ahead.
School aged children under 13 must be accompanied by a parent. Service hours can be earned.
Hope to see you at The Heart!

Our 2020 dates are:
April 18th
May 16th
June 20th
July 18th
August 15th
September 19th
October 17th

Sign Up

Thanksgiving & Christmas Volunteer Opportunities

Open your hearts during the holidays and help out at Sacred Heart Community Service. Many hands, large and small, are needed to volunteer for their Thanksgiving and Christmas programs.

These are wonderful ways in which you and your family can give the most precious gift of all…the GIFT of TIME.

Please follow the link below to sign up! The spots go very quickly. PLEASE NOTE: one spot per person.  You must sign up every person who will be participating. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Jane Vitkovich at mjvitkovich@hotmail.com.

FAMILY FRIENDLY DAY – Children ages 6 and older, accompanied by a parent, are invited to come make Thanksgiving more special for those in need. You will be making Thanksgiving cards, bundling utensils for Thanksgiving dinner and bagging produce in small groups.
Saturday November 13th – 8:30am – 10:30am

FOOD PACKING – Thanksgiving: Thousands of boxes are packed and stacked this day.  Sacred Heart has limited the age of volunteers to ages 9 and up.  Children 9-13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, November 23 – 8:30am – 11:30am

FOOD DISTRIBUTION – Thanksgiving: Thousands of filled boxes will be distributed to customers on site. You will be standing, and/or lifting or performing other customer service duties. Due to lifting requirements, Sacred Heart has limited the age to 16 and up.
Monday, November 25th – 8:15am – 11:15am
Tuesday, November 26th – 8:15am – 11:00am
Wednesday, November 27th – 8:15am – 11:00am

FOOD DISTRIBUTION – Christmas: Thousands of filled boxes will be distributed to customers on site.You will be standing, and/or lifting or performing other customer service duties. Due to lifting requirements, Sacred Heart has limited the age to 16 and up.
Wednesday, December 18th – 8:15am -11:00am
Thursday, December 19th – 8:00am -11:00am

TOYBOX SETUP: The Learning Center will become a “Toy Box”filled with new unwrapped toys. Toys will need to be sorted and organized for the room.  Due to time constraints, Sacred Heart has limited the age of the volunteers to 9 and up. Children 9-13 years old must be accompanied by an adult.
Saturday, December 21st – 8:30am-11:30am                                                        

TOY DISTRIBUTION: A very heartwarming day for all!! Volunteers are needed to assist parents (think of yourself as an “elf”) as they pick out toys to bring home for their children. May also provide other customer service duties. Sacred Heart has limited the age to 16 and up.
 Monday, December 23rd – 8:30am – 11:45am
Tuesday, December 24th – 8:30am-11:45am

 

Sign Up

Start typing and press Enter to search