Service Learning

Community Service Opportunities for Saratoga High Students

For more information and more ideas on how to serve in our community contact Tim Galleher: timgalleher@gmail.com

 

Current Opportunity

Back to School Backpack Drive for Sunday Friends- August 16-August 24.

Sponsored by your Leadership Class-  We will have bins in front of the school the first week of school, at the "Back to School Dance," at "Back to School Night," and at the Football Game.  There will be labelled bins in front of the school as well as on the top of the quad steps. 

Supplies Needed
We are looking for: backpacks for teens, zippered binders, art supplies (watercolor paint sets and small box crayons), mechanical pencils, binder paper, mini-staplers, colored pencils, pencil sharpeners, cellophane tape, book covers, and activity books such as connect-the-dots, Color by number, mazes, Word Search, pens, pencils, Colored highlighters, scissors, Calculators, AA and AAA batteries, composition books, USB Memory Sticks, and Backpacks.

Breathe California-Volunteer Activities

Sleep Safe Program-Sleep apnea program provides necessary medical equipment, calibration services and help for uninsured patients We are looking for volunteers to sterilize the machines, sort masks and database entry.

Health Fair Assistant
We are looking for volunteers interested in representing Breathe California of the Bay Area at health fairs taking place at local colleges, community agencies, and corporations. Volunteers will staff a booth from which they will distribute literature as well as promote our agency’s programs and services.
Contact:  Krithika Chandrasekaran Volunteer & Health Fair Coordinator 
krithika@lungsrus.org 

Just Serve
Just Serve is a free website where the volunteer needs or an organization are listed!  Check it out! www.justserve.org

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society-  
CALLING ALL STUDENT LEADERS!
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is looking for high school students who are interested in a fun and engaging philanthropic leadership development opportunity through the Students of the Year program. This seven-week fundraising competition is a great way to build your resume, connect with Silicon Valley business leaders, and network with your peers, all while helping cure cancer. Scholarship opportunities and volunteer hours are available.  
Are you ready to join this elite group of student leaders in the battle again cancer? We are accepting applications and candidates now!

For more information, contact Pooja Klebig, Sr. Manager of Special Events at pooja.trivedi@lls.org or visit our website: studentseries.org/soy-svmb

The Health Trust
The Health Trust's mission is to build health equity in the Silicon Valley.  The Jerry Larson Food bank is an opportunity for students to serve.  volunteers@healthtrust.org , www.healthtrust.org

Girls On The Run

Girls on the Run is a non profit that seeks to encourage pre-teen girls (grades 3rd-8th) to develop self respect and healthy lifestyles through dynamic, interactive lessons and games, culminating in a celebratory 5K run.  For more information you can contact the race director Laura Krebs at; laura@gotrsv.org or follow this link to volunteer


Our City Forest Tree Amigo Program
This Tree Amigo Leadership class will train you to care for the environment and help to lead others.  Classes are beginning now!  For more information contact: www.ourcityforest.org/tree-amigo/

BOYS AND GIRLS CLUBS OF SILICON VALLEY
Teacher Assistant Applications are now available from Sacred Heart to work in the summer program.  Their Summer Academy offers classes in Math, Language Arts, Computer Science for 1st-6th Grade students

Ongoing Opportunities 

Poverty/Homeless

·      CITY TEAM- www.cityteam.org

·      DOWNTOWN STREETS TEAM: www.streetsteam.org

·      LIFE MOVES: www.lifemoves.org

·      LOAVES AND FISHES: www.loavesfishes.org

·      SACRED HEART COMMUNITY SERVICES-www.sacredheartcs.org

·      SUNDAY FRIENDS: www.sundayfriends.org

·      FAMILY SUPPORTIVE HOUSING: www.familysupportivehousing.org

·      WEST VALLEY COMMUNITY SERVICES:  www.wvcommunityservices.org


SPECIAL NEEDS
 

·      SPECIAL OLYMPICS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - www.sonc.org

·      JACOBS ADAPTIVE SPORTS LEAGUE:  www.jacobsbuddiessports.org

ENVIRONMENT

·      GUADALUPE RIVER PARK CONSERVANCY: www.grpg.org

·      OUR CITY FOREST:  www.ourcityforest.org http://www.ourcityforest.org

·      SOUTH BAY CLEAN CREEKS COALITION: http://sbcleancreeks.myevent.com/

If you need more ideas or would like to start a project of your own please email Tim Galleher

 

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