Service Learning

‚ÄčCommunity 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

Walden West Counseling Opportunity

What: Volunteer Cabin Leaders

When: April 7-12, 2019

Who: High School Students 15 and older

How: Apply online at www.waldenwest.org/volunteer

Why: Support your community; learn valuable leadership/mentoring skills; earn up to 100 hours of service learning

This is a great opportunity to connect with your local community and become a positive role model!

Cabin Leaders have a chance to be a part of campers’ life-long memories while meeting other cabin leaders and working closely with our staff.  Cabin Leaders will spend the week with a group of 5th/6th grade students at Walden West. They will assist and participate in all camp activities.  Cabin leaders are required to stay overnight in cabins with students and hike on-trail with trail groups. Training and support is provided throughout the week. Transportation is provided if needed.

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 Pedicatic Subacute Center in Saratoga.  For more information contact: Courtney Good- Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative: Athlete Leadership Director, 408.247.2544, courtney@bawsi.orgwww.bawsi.org


Saratoga Library

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 bspring@sccl.org.

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

FOODBasket Food Sorting Team, 9am-11am – Sort, store and display fresh produce at The Health Trust Jerry Larson FOODBasket. 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 FOODBasket. 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).

With winter break coming up, some clubs may be looking for volunteering opportunities, If so, please have them contactvolunteers@healthtrust.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; 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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