Food for Thought<br />By Rose Dille, Doreen Khan, Bet Stewart &<br />David Bundesen<br />3/10/2011<br />1<br />OB-324 Serv...
Overview	<br /><ul><li>Introduction – David Bundesen
History of Society St. Vincent de Paul
Volunteer  Coordination – Rose Dille
Process and Organization
Volunteer Perspective – Babette Stewart
The SVdP & USF Missions
Client Perspective – Doreen Khan
The Need and the Service</li></ul>3/10/2011<br />2<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />
The History of St. Vincent de Paul	<br />By David Bundesen<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />3<br />
History of International SVdP<br />Founded in 1833<br />By Frederic Ozanam<br />a 20-year old student at the Sorbonne Univ...
History of Alameda SVdP<br />Similar groups began forming across France <br />Eventually spread throughout the Christian w...
History of Alameda SVdP<br />Now, 70 years later, Alameda County is home to 42 conferences united under one District Counc...
SVdP Core Values<br />The Society of St. Vincent de Paul adheres to a group of core values that are central to its creed a...
Coordination and Processing of Volunteers<br />By Rose Dille<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />8<br />
Overview:  Volunteers of Alameda County SVdP:<br />Shalyn Pugh – Volunteer Coordinator<br />2,000 – 3,000 regular voluntee...
For our SLP we were fortunate to help assist the Tuesday volunteers in the Free Dining Room located on 23rd Street in Oakl...
<ul><li>Inga – Volunteer Coordinator
100-200 Volunteers  weekly
10-25 per day
Nutritious hot lunch served 7         days a week
Up to 1,000 plates a day
Many Return for 2nd, 3rds.
Regular Volunteers are dedicated
Usually one day a week, all year long</li></ul>3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />11<br />SVdP Free Dinin...
Kitchen of Champions<br />Chef Kim – culinary instructor program<br />20 students in 12 week program<br />40 hours per wee...
Kitchen of Champions<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />13<br />“Give a man a fish and he will eat f...
Kitchen of Champions<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />14<br />
Volunteer Perspective<br />By Bet Stewart<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />15<br />
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  • Introduction – David BundesenHistory of Society St. Vincent dePaulVolunteer Coordination – Rose DilleProcess and OrganizationVolunteer Perspective – Babette StewartThe SVdP &amp; USF MissionsClient Perspective – Doreen KhanThe Need and the ServiceWe will discuss the history of SVdP, it’s core values and how they complement those of USF and the Service Project we were assigned to undertake. Rose will give an overview of the volunteer recruitment process as well as the orientation and training. Bet will discuss the actual work performed by ourselves and others and Doreen will cover the clients that are served by this important organization.
  • The History of St. Vincent dePaulFounded in 1833By Frederic Ozanama 20-year-old student at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. He was discussing Catholicism with a group of his friends and they claimed that Catholicism was not serving the needs of the community.He and his friends were challenged to “practice what they preach”They sought out the poor in Paris and brought them bread, clothing and most importantly, friendship. Took as their Patron the great friend priest St. Vincent de Paul, known as the “Apostle of Charity”.
  • Similar groups began forming across France Eventually spread throughout the Christian world, including the United States. The first St. Vincent de Paul Conference in Alameda County started in 1882 Sacred Heart parish conference in Oakland. Although initially active for only 10 years, it served as a “beacon of light” within the County. It was revived 56 years later when the SVdP of Alameda Co. was established in 1938. During this period in the East Bay, six active conferences were organized by Archbishop Patrick W. Riordan of San Francisco.
  • Now, 70 years later, Alameda County is home to 42 conferences united under one District Council serving a wide variety of clients and those in need in the Alameda County Area.
  • I’d like to talk for a bit about the SVdP Core ValuesThe Society of St. Vincent de Paul adheres to a group of core values that are central to its creed and ministry to all including, but not limited to:DignityIdentification of Jesus with the poor Concern with charity and justice The virtues of humility &amp; charityFriendship Solidarity Next Rose will talk to you about the coordination and processing of Volunteers
  • Thank you David.
  • As David mentioned, there are 42 conferences within Alameda County. The conferences are small parish-based units that help their neighbors in need. Coordinating the thousands of volunteers takes an extremely organized and efficient person. That person is Shalyn Pugh. Shalyn not only coordinates the 2,000 – 3,000 regular volunteers but the thousands of additional volunteers consisting of individuals, corporations, schools, youth groups and many more. After contacting many non-profit organizations for our SLP, Shalyn’s efficiency with scheduling along with SVdP’s mission made our decision an easy one. Within 5 days of contact we were volunteering.
  • We were fortunate to help assist the Tuesday volunteers in the Free Dining Room on February 8th. The free dining room is located on 23rd Street in Oakland. Upon our arrival at 9:00am, we were put to work immediately.  We sliced and sorted desserts, placed loaves of bread within bins, folded napkins, prayed, served food &amp; beverages, and cleaned.
  • The SVdP Free Dining Room is a busy place. Inga, the volunteer coordinator for the dining room coordinates 100-200 volunteers weekly. At least 10-25 volunteers are needed per day, 7days a week to serve the hot lunch. The lunch is served from 10:45am-12:45pm. Some days SVdP serves up to 1,000 plates. On our day, we served 757 plates. There were approximately 500-600 clients but some return multiple times. The addicts return numerous times for the sugary desserts. The dining room is closed New Year’s Day and the 1st Wednesday of every month for cleaning and spraying.
  • In order to provide the hot nutritious lunch each day, SVdP provides a culinary program. The program is called “Kitchen of Champions”. Chef Kim is the culinary instructor and the program consists of 20 students whom are local folks with barriers. The program runs 12 weeks. The students work with Chef Kim preparing and cooking the food each day and they also attend classes in the afternoons. The students are pre-screened and the program focuses on culinary training, personal goals, career paths, and job placement &amp; retention.  The Serve Safe Certification completed at the end of the program; job placement is provided (75% of students placed immediately after completing program)
  • Here is a photo of some students in the “Kitchen of Champions” culinary program. The philosophy behind the program is this…”(read quote). “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.”Tie in to our Tubbs readings:Stephen Covey writes in 1991: When you fully empower people, your paradigm of yourself changes. You become a servant. You no longer control others; they control themselves.”
  • This is part of the back kitchen. There are two such Cauldrons like the one on the left, each capable of feeding 500 people when full. Here is one of the Chef instructors with a happy student. Bet will now give a volunteer perspective and how this relates to serving humankind.  
  • Slide 15St. Vincent de Paul’s volunteers are united in the spirit of helping others. Without the hundreds of thousands of volunteer hours, SVDP couldn’t deliver the volume and wide range of services that they currently provide to the community.
  • Slide 16 The volunteers are from all walks of life. They come from religious based or faith based parishes, corporations and organizations seeking to build team unity, groups, individuals, students over the age of twelve, families, and retirees, all looking to serve those less fortunate. They are from different backgrounds, different cultures, and different economic levels. Advance level There are volunteers that serve regularly, volunteers that come one time, and volunteers that come as many of the seven days a week that SVDP operates as they can.
  • Slide 17 When we were there, we met a mother/daughter team that serves regularly as a bonding experience, a former USF graduate, a former UC Berkley student advisor that has volunteered every Tuesday for 18 yrs. and brings his strong Jesuit values to the group through a biblical reading and group prayer prior to each shift, and an eleven year SVDP volunteer veteran that says his wife makes him come to just get out of the house once a week!
  • Slide 18 There are many volunteer opportunities that exist within the SVDP organization. The spectrum of opportunity ranges from Vincentians to donors and everyone in between. Vincentians are individuals within parish groups throughout the county. These Vincentians visit the needy within their neighborhoods to distribute goods and funds, visit the sick, elderly, and disabled, and address emergency calls. *** Slide of Vincentians conferences if you want*** There are opportunities to volunteer in the dining hall, as our group did, in the food pantry, in the administration office, in the retail merchandise store, or in the men’s or women’s drop in facilities. Anyone can donate merchandise to SVDP stores through drop off or pick up and anyone can donate financially. There are several business donors that provide critical food and supplies to the SVDP society. If you have ever wondered where all those left over Costco muffins and pastries go, now you know. Perhaps the easiest way to serve is through the encouragement of social justice. Getting involved in the public policy process and systems change for those afflicted by poverty is a form of leadership that ties into our mission statement at University San Francisco.
  • Slide 19 We are called as students of USF to take action to provide a more humane and just world.The Mission at USF states that every student is provided the knowledge and skills needed to succeed as persons and professionals, and the values and sensitivity necessary to be men and women for others.
  • Slide 20 Our group was excited to have this opportunity to grow on a spiritual basis through service work as a team. We checked our egos at the door and gladly put on our hair nets, white plastic aprons, and rubber gloves. We humbly accepted whatever we were told to do and did it as quickly and efficiently as we could, although I panicked for a moment when they told us to fold the napkins in the shape of a swan. Our group noticed that the other volunteers worked cheerfully and earnestly without complaints or negativity. We were clearly not the focus; we were men and women for others. With so many people that are seeking opportunities for spiritual growth through service to others, it would seem that we shouldn’t have such a tremendous amount of need in the bay area, but that is exactly what we have. The sheer numbers of meals that go out seven days a week was astonishing, and that was only in one facility in one county of the bay area.
  • Client Perspective by Doreen Khan
  • Thank you Bet,Alameda County is home to a disproportionate number of low income householdsNearly 10% below poverty line15% of families live below poverty lineDowntown Oakland one of most distressed areas in N. CANearly 1/3 subsist on incomes below poverty lineNearly ½ single-mother households below povertyMost at SVdP have average income of barely $5,000
  • SVdP Special Works Division Free Dining Room serving daily hot meals to the hungryFood Bank providing groceries for food pantries around the county Drop-in resource centers for homeless and very low-income people Health clinic, computer lab, educational classesCulinary academy and job training, Job Club (resume and interview skills)Men’s centre/Women’s Centre - shower, laundry, receive mails
  • Special Works Division - contd.Tangible assistance to homeless and at-risk persons To help them meet basic needsTo build self-sufficiencyUltimately break the cycle of poverty.
  • SVdP Serves:Those who live in povertyThose who are struggling to make ends meetThose who may lack in education, they may struggle with literacy. Those who may have physical and mental disabilitiesThose who may have prison records
  • The Common ThreadWe are all human beings
  • Here is your SVdP Service Project TeamWith some of our hosts.
  • A collage of our photos
  • We would like to say Thank You to SVdPand o USF for this opportunity to Serve.Are there any questions?
  • USF Service Learning Project

    1. 1. Food for Thought<br />By Rose Dille, Doreen Khan, Bet Stewart &<br />David Bundesen<br />3/10/2011<br />1<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />
    2. 2. Overview <br /><ul><li>Introduction – David Bundesen
    3. 3. History of Society St. Vincent de Paul
    4. 4. Volunteer Coordination – Rose Dille
    5. 5. Process and Organization
    6. 6. Volunteer Perspective – Babette Stewart
    7. 7. The SVdP & USF Missions
    8. 8. Client Perspective – Doreen Khan
    9. 9. The Need and the Service</li></ul>3/10/2011<br />2<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />
    10. 10. The History of St. Vincent de Paul <br />By David Bundesen<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />3<br />
    11. 11. History of International SVdP<br />Founded in 1833<br />By Frederic Ozanam<br />a 20-year old student at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France. <br />Challenged to “practice what they preach”<br />He sought out the poor in Paris and brought them bread, clothing and most importantly, friendship. <br />Took as their Patron the great friend priest St. Vincent de Paul, known as the “Apostle of Charity”.<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />4<br />Frederic Ozanam<br />St. Vincent de Paul<br />
    12. 12. History of Alameda SVdP<br />Similar groups began forming across France <br />Eventually spread throughout the Christian world, including the United States. <br />The first St. Vincent de Paul Conference in Alameda County started in 1882 <br />Sacred Heart parish conference in Oakland. <br />Although initially only active for 10 years<br />Revived 56 years later in 1938 when the SVdP of Alameda Co. was established. <br />Six active conferences were organized by Archbishop Patrick W. Riordan of San Francisco.<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />5<br />
    13. 13. History of Alameda SVdP<br />Now, 70 years later, Alameda County is home to 42 conferences united under one District Council.<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />6<br />
    14. 14. SVdP Core Values<br />The Society of St. Vincent de Paul adheres to a group of core values that are central to its creed and ministry to all including: <br />Dignity<br />Identification of Jesus with the poor <br />Concern with charity and justice <br />The virtues of humility & charity<br />Friendship <br />Solidarity <br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />7<br />
    15. 15. Coordination and Processing of Volunteers<br />By Rose Dille<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />8<br />
    16. 16. Overview: Volunteers of Alameda County SVdP:<br />Shalyn Pugh – Volunteer Coordinator<br />2,000 – 3,000 regular volunteers annually serve in Alameda County alone<br />Additional Volunteers<br />Consisting of individuals, corporations, schools, youth groups, and many others <br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />9<br />
    17. 17. For our SLP we were fortunate to help assist the Tuesday volunteers in the Free Dining Room located on 23rd Street in Oakland. We sliced and sorted desserts, placed loaves of bread within bins, folded napkins, prayed, served food & beverages, and cleaned.<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />10<br />Our Work<br />
    18. 18. <ul><li>Inga – Volunteer Coordinator
    19. 19. 100-200 Volunteers weekly
    20. 20. 10-25 per day
    21. 21. Nutritious hot lunch served 7 days a week
    22. 22. Up to 1,000 plates a day
    23. 23. Many Return for 2nd, 3rds.
    24. 24. Regular Volunteers are dedicated
    25. 25. Usually one day a week, all year long</li></ul>3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />11<br />SVdP Free Dining Room<br />
    26. 26. Kitchen of Champions<br />Chef Kim – culinary instructor program<br />20 students in 12 week program<br />40 hours per week<br />Serve Safe Certification at end of program<br />75% of students place immediately after completing program<br />Guest Chef<br />One evening event every 12 weeks<br />Students gain exposure to a renowned chef<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />12<br />
    27. 27. Kitchen of Champions<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />13<br />“Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach a man to fish and he will eat for the rest of his life.”<br />
    28. 28. Kitchen of Champions<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />14<br />
    29. 29. Volunteer Perspective<br />By Bet Stewart<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />15<br />
    30. 30. The Volunteer Perspective<br />3/10/2011<br />16<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />Volunteers from all walks of life<br />Many opportunities to help within the organization<br />
    31. 31. The Volunteer Perspective<br />3/10/2011<br />17<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />Mother/Daughter Volunteers<br />
    32. 32. History of Alameda SVdP<br />There are many opportunities to volunteer<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />18<br />
    33. 33. USF Core Values<br />CORE VALUES - include a belief in and a commitment to advancing:<br />Faith and reason as complementary resources<br />Pursuit of truth<br />Learning as a humanizing, social activity<br />Acommon good that transcends the interests individuals or groups<br />Adiversity of perspectives<br />Excellence as the standard for teaching<br />Social responsibility<br />Aculture of service that respects and promotes the dignity of every person.<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />19<br />
    34. 34. Serving as a Team<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />20<br /><ul><li>Checked our egos @ the door
    35. 35. Put on hairnets, rubber gloves and aprons
    36. 36. Accepted all we were asked to do
    37. 37. All volunteers worked cheerfully
    38. 38. We were not the focus
    39. 39. We were men and women for others</li></li></ul><li>Client Perspective<br />By Doreen Khan<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />21<br />
    40. 40. Client Perspective <br />Alameda County is home to a disproportionate number of low income households<br />Nearly 10% below poverty line<br />15% of families live below poverty line<br />Downtown Oakland one of most distressed areas in N. CA<br />Nearly 1/3 subsist on incomes below poverty line<br />Nearly ½ single-mother households below poverty<br />Most at SVdP have average income of barely $5,000 <br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />22<br />
    41. 41. SVdP Special Works Division <br />Free Dining Room serving daily hot meals to the hungry<br />Food Bank providing groceries for food pantries around the county <br />Drop-in resource centers for homeless and very low-income people <br />Health clinic, computer lab, educational classes<br />Culinary academy and job training, Job Club (resume and interview skills)<br />Men’s centre/Women’s Centre - shower, laundry, receive mails<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />23<br />
    42. 42. Tangible assistance to homeless and at-risk persons <br />To help them meet basic needs<br />To build self-sufficiency<br />Ultimately break the cycle of poverty<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />24<br />SVdP Special Works Division <br />
    43. 43. SVdP Serves <br />Those who live in poverty<br />Those who are struggling to make ends meet<br />Those who may lack in education, they may struggle with literacy<br />Those who may have physical and mental disabilities<br />Those who may have prison records<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />25<br />
    44. 44. The Common Thread<br />We are all human Beings<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />26<br />
    45. 45. The SVdP Service Project Team<br />With our hosts<br />3/10/2011<br />27<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />
    46. 46. 3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />28<br />
    47. 47. Thank You to SVdP & USF for this Opportunity To Learn and Serve!<br />Submitted by Bet Stewart, Rose Dille, Doreen Khan & <br />David Bundesen<br />3/10/2011<br />OB-324 Service Learning Project<br />29<br />

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