Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities

** Updated 10/15/18**

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

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

Please see additional information below on current volunteer opportunities:

Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation: they
 have a variety of activities and events to choose from – all of which are fun! Volunteering offers you excellent experience to place on your resume for future paying jobs! Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation is an outstanding reference provider. Click here to view more information. Click here to view the list of activities.

* Have your parents create an account under their name and add you – they need your parent to sign an on-line waiver to allow you to work with them.

* Register for the 2018/2019 Student Volunteer Contact List (This is not an actual class, it lets them know who your emergency contacts are, what you are interested in and allows your parents to sign the liability form). Link:

If you have any questions, please email or call Karen Moultrup at 408-207-4938 or

2018 Hakone Chakai (Japanese Tea Ceremony): The organizers of this event are looking for student volunteers at the Hakone Gardens on Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st. Click here for more information regarding the event and how to sign up. 

Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk: The organizers of this event are looking for volunteers to help with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk at Levi's Stadium on October 14th, 2018. Contact volunteer coordinator Trudy Esrey ( by Monday, October 4th if you are interested. Click here to read more details about the opportunity and RSVP process.

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. All volunteers will receive a free movie ticket! Below is the link to view more information and sign up:

If you have any questions, please email the Famly Fun Night Committee at

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:


·         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


·         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


·         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  

 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

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

Our City Forest: Volunteers are needed for planting, outreach and general duties. For more information go to 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.