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Tutors will meet with children either here at Kinship Center or in their home to assist with homework. The tutor can identify which subjects they are qualified to assist with.

Requirements: Must be 18 years or older and must have a background check.

Interested volunteers must complete an application and provide references, meet with a program director for a brief interview, fill out the separate tutor application, and complete a Live Scan fingerprint background check ($25.00 fee; click here for a list of Live Scan locations).

Community Liaison
Under the guidance and supervision of the Development Department, the Community Liaison will provide support in Kinship Center’s outreach efforts by attending community events as assigned.

Community Liaisons will attend an orientation meeting, become familiar with Kinship Center’s work, help with event setup, and provide information about Kinship Center programs and services to the community at various locations and times.

When a child is adopted from Kinship Center, they receive a beautiful crocheted bear (like the ones pictured above). These bears are made by volunteers in the community, and we never have enough bears! If you’d like to crochet adoption bears for Kinship Center, click here to download the crochet instructions. You can also see the contact info below to request the crochet instructions via email, or for any questions or more info.

Other Opportunities
Kinship Center offers other occasional volunteer opportunities such as help with large mailings, coin rolling, help at special events, and more.

We also have an auxiliary volunteer group, Kinship Support Unlimited (KSU) that hosts a variety of projects throughout the year benefiting Kinship Center. Some of these projects include selling wine at the Del Monte Shopping Center summer concert series, helping at Kinship Center’s Donor appreciation event and holiday party at Seaside’s Oldemeyer Center, organizing the toys and supplies in our basement, and more. To get in touch with KSU, please see the contact information below.

Another auxiliary volunteer group is Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center, which hosts the annual Gabilan Wine & Food Tasting at the beautiful and historic Paicines Ranch in south San Benito County. This is advertised as California’s oldest wine tasting event and features more than 25 regional wineries and more than 25 local restaurants. Their mission is to raise funds and support Kinship Center’s services in San Benito County and the Chapter has a long and distinguished history of service to adoption and child welfare. For more information or to get involved with Gabilan Chapter Kinship Center, visit their website.

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If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to call us at (831) 455-4713 or email austin_shilstone@senecacenter.org.

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