Community Service and Volunteer Opportunities

** Updated 4/17/19**

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:


Youth Science Institute (YSI): YSI is looking for motivated high school students to help with their summer science camps. Learn leadership skills, have some hands-on time with animals, and get volunteer hours this summer. Interested? Contact Cassie at or check out their website at Click here to view a flyer. 

Hakone Matsuri: 
20th Annual Hakone Matsuri (Festival) at Hakone Estate and Gardens will be held on Sunday, May 19, from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM (volunteer workers start from 10:00am and finish at 5:00pm, including a 1 hour lunch break). 

If you are interested, please reach out to one of the contacts in the attached letter by May 1st.

Saratoga Union School District:
 Saratoga Union School District is looking for Teaching Assistants (TAs) for summer school at either Foothill Elementary or Redwood Middle School. This is a great opportunity to get involved with the community and make a difference in students' lives! Questions? Email Click here to view more details.

Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation:
A couple of fun events are on the horizon and Los Gatos-Saratoga Recreation could use your help! Click here to view the list up volunteering opportunities through LGS Recreation.

Knock off your community service hours, build your resume and college application and give back to your community by volunteering. Be sure to check out our other volunteer opportunities - TINY TOT PROM is coming up soon!

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

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  

March 17th - South Bay Fishing in the City (great for groups!)

April 13th - Martial Cottle Spring Celebration (need 200 volunteers -great for clubs and groups!)

April 20th - Park Beautification Days - Casa Grande

May 18th - National River Cleanup Day (great for families and groups!)

June 15th - Hellyer's Amazing Race

Tutor at Sartorette Elementary School: Sartorette Elementary School needs your help providing free tutoring services to young students. According to Fall 2017 data, 25% of their students are socioeconomically disadvantaged and 50% of their students "nearly met" or "not met" the CA standard. Your tutoring will make a difference in their lives. Dates: Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Fridays (once a week) from 3-4PM. Location: 3850 Woodford Dr, San Jose, 95124. Interested? Email Click here to view more information. 

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.