Community Service Opportunities for Saratoga High Students
For more information and more ideas on how to serve in our community, contact Matt Torrens: firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Saratoga State of the City Movie Night (Event: 9/9/23)
The city is looking for 12 volunteers to help with games (giant Jenga, Cornhole), greet attendees, and make/pass popcorn. The movie will be “101 Dalmatians” and the event will be in Wildwood Park. Total time for volunteers is 5:00-8:00 pm, and they are welcome to stay after for the movie. Students over age 16 are welcome to volunteer on their own; ages 14-15 with a volunteering adult partner. The direct sign-up link for individuals is here. Each individual must sign-up to save a spot. Email Babette McKay for more information at email@example.com
Bark in the Park (Event: 9/16/23 from 10am - 5pm)
The Campus Community Association, which owns and runs Bark in the Park is a 501c3 organization. Students can get volunteer credit for the hours, they just need to bring the paperwork with them to have it signed off. We have 2 hr shifts for ids to sign for. Sign up to volunteer here. Learn more about the organization here.
ROTARY RISE AGAINST HUNGER:
Join us in packing food to help end hunger!
Targeting to pack 24,000 meals.
Saturday, April 8th, 2023, in the Saratoga High School Cafeteria.
Bay Area Women’s Sports Initiative:
They are a local non-profit that serves in Title I schools to promote physical activity and empowerment in the communities who need it most. We have two programs, BAWSI Girls and BAWSI Rollers. BAWSI Girls is an after-school program for 2nd - 5th grade girls. BAWSI Rollers is a program for children with disabilities. We have 16 sites across the area and are always in search of volunteers to help us at our sites and play with the kids. There are opportunities to serve with BAWSI at the Pediatric Subacute Center in Saratoga. For more information contact: Courtney Good- Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative: Athlete Leadership Director, 408.247.2544, firstname.lastname@example.org; www.bawsi.org
We only have a limited number of volunteer slots available and will assign them to eligible applicants on a first come first serve basis. Interested teens can email me at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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! Contact: email@example.com
The Health Trust:
Food Basket Food Sorting Team, 9am-11am – Sort, store and display fresh produce at The Health Trust Jerry Larson FOOD Basket. This produce will later be offered to our AIDS Services, and Family Resource Center clients. Availability: 1st & 3rd Thursday of the month. Group Size: 15-25 volunteers.
Grocery Store Set Up Team, 9am-11am – Volunteers will set up our grocery area for our AIDS Services and Family Resource Center clients to come in and shop later in the day. Availability: Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Group Size: 5-10 volunteers.
Assemble Grocery Bags, 9am-11am – Pack grocery bags at The Health Trust Jerry Larson FOOD Basket. These bags will later be offered to our AIDS Services, Meals On Wheels, Coordinated Care (recently housed homeless), and Rapid Re-Housing clients. Availability: Tuesday and Thursday.
Group Size: 2-5 volunteers.
Hygiene Drive – Host a hygiene drive at your site for our HIV/AIDS Services and Meals on Wheels clients. Lunch hour can be used as a team building opportunity to assemble hygiene bags on site (attached is a list of items we could use). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to look at potential dates.
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; email@example.com
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/
Service Fair Agencies:
Complete List of Volunteer Opportunities from the Service Fair
· 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
If you need more ideas or would like to start a project of your own please email Greg Louie at firstname.lastname@example.org.