Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities

** Updated 8/28/18**

Check out this list of area Service Organizations that need volunteers, and make a difference in your community today! This guide gives a wide range of volunteer opportunities from animal care, food and meal programs to health and arts, with contacts, websites and phone numbers provided for most listings.

Also attached is an additional list of area volunteer opportunities and their webpages.

If you would like to get further support in finding a volunteer or Service Learning opportunity that is right for you, contact Tim Galleher the SHS Service Learning Coordinator at timgalleher@gmail.com

Community Service Form 2018-19

Please use the SHS Community Service Form to track your volunteer hours and to get more information about obtaining volunteer service recognition at graduation. Another great way to be engaged in your community is to GET OUT AND VOTE!! If you are 18 or will be turning 18 this year you can easily register online to vote at www.RegisterToVote.ca.gov

Please see additional information below on current volunteer opportunities:

Santa Clara County Parks: Santa Clara County Parks needs volunteers for a variety of projects. Click the links below for more information and to sign up!
Every Saturday and Sunday Weeding Parties at Hellyer and Santa Teresa Park

Park Beautification Days for all County Parks year-round

Monthly Park Beautification Days with Bowhunters at Steven’s Creek

Monthly Historical Orchard Beautification Days at Anderson County Park  

September 15th California Coastal Clean-up Day at a variety of County Parks (great for families and groups!)

October 6th Harvest Festival at Martial Cottle Park (need 200 volunteers - great for clubs and groups!)

October 7th Day on the Bay at Alviso County Park (need 200 volunteers - great for clubs and groups!)

October 27th La Fuente at Bernal Ranch in Santa Teresa Park

December 1st & 2nd Fantasy of Lights Walk Thru at Vasona County Park (need 200 volunteers - great for clubs and groups!)

December 4th-29th Fantasy of Lights Drive Thru at Vasona County Park


Foothill's Fall Family Fun Night: Looking for community service/volunteer opportunities? The Saratoga Union School District needs volunteers! Foothill's annual Fall Family Fun Night will be held on Saturday, Oct 20 from 4-7pm. The committee for the Foothill Fall Family Fun Night 2018 is looking for high school student volunteers. Below is the link to view more information and sign up:

http://signup.com/go/wdZaxnc

If you have any questions, please email the Famly Fun Night Committee at fallfestival@saratogafoothillpta.org


The Computer History Museum in Mountain View is now accepting applications for their 2018-2019 Teen Volunteer Internship. The program will run November 3rd –August 10th with up to a $500 stipend for each calendar year!

Teen Volunteer Interns will:

 LEARN

·         Explore the Museum’s content through research, hands-on experiences, and team projects

·         Interact with Museum professionals and guest speakers from around Silicon Valley who will share stories about the history of innovation

·         Research the transformative impact of technology on our past, present, and future

CREATE

·         Develop tours for young visitors and intergenerational audiences

·         Design hands-on activities to be piloted in the Museum gallery on the “Innovate and Create!” activity cart

LEAD

·         Deliver Family Tours on Saturdays for intergenerational audiences

·         Facilitate hands-on gallery activities on the “Innovate and Create!” activity cart

·         Manage the Exploration Station, an interactive station in the Museum’s lobby with genuine artifacts from computer history

·         Participate in the Teen Takeover Event produced by CHM’s Teen Engagement Council (TEC)

Apply through their website at www.computerhistory.org/volunteer/  

 The application will close on September 19th, 2018 at 5pm.


Fellowship Plaza Senior Citizen Retirement Home, Saratoga:
 Volunteer high school students are needed to assist senior residents learn computer skills and help them go online or learn more about their laptops, iPads, tablets, etc. Bilingual students are also much appreciated to serve their diversified community of English, Mandarin, Persian, Korean and Russian speaking residents. If you would like to volunteer call the Fellowship Plaza office at 408-867-1105 and leave your name and number for Mia or Susan, who will call you back to set up a schedule based on your availability.

Good Samaritan Hospital
 - If you are interested in volunteering at Good Sam, call the Junior Auxiliary at 408-559-2345 to have an application packet mailed to your home. Students are now placed as needed on a monthly basis throughout the year. You can check the website also for updates at www.goodsamsanjose.com

Cystic Fibrosis Research located in Mountainview funds research, provides educational and personal support and spreads awareness of cystic firbrosis. This non-profit organization has volunteer opportunities for students. For more information call 650-404-9975 or go to www.CFRI.org

Our City Forest: Volunteers are needed for planting, outreach and general duties. For more information go to www.ourcityforest.org or call 408-998-7337.

West Valley Community Services: Many volunteer opportunities are available at this private, non-profit community based agency in Cupertino that provides a continuum of basic needs, family support services, housing resources and case management to low-income or homeless clients. Please see the attached flyer below for more information. www.wvcommunityservices.org