Community Service Agencies

COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCIES 

The following agencies are already approved for service.  If you would like to complete your community service at a site not listed here, please contact the Dean of Faculty and Students for approval prior to service.  This listing is updated frequently so check in often to see new service agencies with which the school will work. (Last update:  July 9, 2017) 

SERVICE WITH CHILDREN

After School All-Starts at Lowell Elementary School        

  • Address:  625 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA  95112
  • Contact:  Adriana
  • Phone:  408-910-2459

Tutoring, enrichment, activities, volunteer after school on weekdays 4 – 6 pm

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Buddy with a child looking for a role model

Boys and Girls Club – Levin Clubhouse

  • Address: 4955 Edenview Drive, San Jose, CA 95111
  • Phone: 408-224-7997
  • Email: volunteers@bgclub.org

Participate in activities with children

Boys and Girls Club – Smythe Clubhouse

  • Address: 2195 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122
  • Phone: 408-258-7227
  • Email: volunteers@bgclub.org

Participate in activities with children

Casa de Clara

Shelter for women and children; help with dinner preparation, arts and crafts activities and yard work.

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Children’s Discovery Museum

  • Address: 108 Woz Way, San Jose, CA  95110
  • Phone: 408-298-5437 ext. 271
  • Email: volunteer@cdm.org

Participating with students in activities

Foundation for Affordable Housing:Embrace Program

  • Address: 2600 Corde Terrace Circle, San Jose, CA 95111
  • Contact: Mary Hines and Julie Nguyen
  • Phone: 408-289-1177

After school program, tutoring enrichment classes, assisting with classes.  Monday – Friday  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Grail Family Services

After school program for 1st– 3rd graders,  Monday – Thursday  3:30 – 5:00 pm

Head Start of Santa Clara County

  • Address: 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131-2304
  • Contact: Lisa McClain
  • Phone: 408-453-6689

Assist with classes

Inn Vision Georgia Travis Center

  • Address: 974 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Phone: 408-380-8718

Use the volunteer website to find out more about the process and opportunities

Play Flag Football

  • Address: 89 Dillion Avenue, Suite B, Campbell, CA  95008
  • Contact: John Mora
  • Phone:  408-823-5555
  • Email: John.Mora@mac.com

Assist with flag football teams

Playworks at Lowell Elementary School

  • Address: 625 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA  95112
  • Contact: Aaron Lieberman
  • Phone: 408-535-6454
  • Email: alieberman@playworks.org

Sports activities, tutoring, assisting with after school program, leading outside activities with children.  Monday – Friday  3 – 5 pm.

Plaza Maria

  • Address: 115 E. Reed Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contact: Asha Theebaraj, Resident Service Coordinator
  • Phone: 408-293-8054
  • Email: atheebaraj@mercyhousing.org

After school program 3 – 6 pm

Project Cornerstone

A project which helps children feel more respected and valued

Project Linus

Make blankets for children and babies

Reading Partners

  • Horace Mann School Reading Center
  • Address: 55 North Seventh Street Room 301, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contact: Bethany Grove
  • Phone: 408-535-6237 ext. 301
  • Email: bgrove@readingpartners.org

Reading with children.   After school Monday – Friday  3:30 – 4:35

Ronald McDonald House

  • Address: 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-325-5113

Provide support to families; Monday –Friday, 4 – 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am – noon or 10 am – 1 pm; Minimum age is 16 years old.

San Jose Public Library, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Children’s Room

  • Address: 55 North Seventh Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contact: Nancy Buckles
  • Phone: 408-808-2183
  • Email: NancyBuckles@sjlibrary.org

Be a reading buddy to a younger child or be a tutor in the homework center.  Fill out application at the library (parent or guardian signature is needed on the application) Monday – Friday 3 – 6 pm, weekend dates also available.

The Tutoring Network

Tutor local elementary students in avariety of subjects

Walden West Outdoor Science School

  • Address: 15555 Sanborn Road  Saratoga, CA 95070-9707
  • Contact: Sherry Stack
  • Phone: 408-573-3050

Cabin leaders for science camp

Washington CORAL Program

Homework tutoring, games, physical activity, reading, tutoring, Monday – Friday  3:30 – 5:30 pm.

YWCA Childcare

  • Address: 375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contact: Jenny Mann, Childcare Supervisor
  • Phone: 408-295-4011 ext. 237

Play with children

YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School

Serve as a cabin leader at outdoor Science camp

 

SERVICE WITH THE ELDERLY

 Atherton Court

  • Website: www.emeritus.com
  • Address:  38035 Martha Avenue, Fremont, CA  94536
  • Contact: Valerie Gobin
  • Phone: 510-797-4011

See the website for a volunteer application and opportunities

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Older Adult Services

Cedar Creek

Visit with the residents; there is a short orientation required prior to serving. 95051

Cypress Manor Residential Care

  • Address: 167 Blake Avenue, Santa Clara, CA
  • Phone: 408-295-7545

Visit with residents

Herman Health Care

Help someone recovering from surgery

Lincoln Glen Convalescent

  • Address: 2671 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Contact: Jessenia Zepeda
  • Phone: 408-265-3222
  • Email: jzepeda@lgmanor.org

Application, interview and orientation required

Live Oak Adult Day Facility

Application required; Monday – Friday  9am – 3 pm

Our Lady of Fatima Villa

  • Address: 20400 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA  95070
  • Contact: Virginia Estrada
  • Phone: 408-741-2967

Visit with the residents

Regency Evergreen Valley

  • Address: 4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135
  • Contact: Lorena Villanueva
  • Phone: 408-532-7677 ext. 229 or ext. 236
  • Email: regencyevergreenlorena@yahoo.com

Looking for students who can play a musical instrument or sing in the early evening of weekdays and/or weekends

Senior Center of Morgan Hill

Volunteers needed for the Senior Lunch Program

Terraces of Los Gatos Convalescent Home

  • Address: 800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
  • Phone: 408-356-1006

Visit with residents

Valley Pines Retirement

  • Address: 545 E. Main Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
  • Contact: Carolyn Heinan
  • Phone: 408-779-2855

Visit with residents

Yu-Ai Kai

  • Address: 588 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contact: Julie Hubbard
  • Phone: 408-294-2505 ext. 12
  • Email: jhubbard@yuaikai.org

Visit with residents

 

SERVICE WITH DIFFERENTLY-ABLED

 Adaptive Ice Hockey San Jose Ice Center

  • Address: 1500 S. 10th Street, San Jose, CA   95015
  • Contact: Jeff Hofmann
  • Phone: 408-525-9015
  • Email: composerjeff@att.net

Students sign up for an eight-week session (Fridays 4 – 5 pm); ice hockey and basic skating skills required;parents/guardians need to fill out a waiver

Alzheimer Association

Organize and prepare materials for conferences, special events and aid in the workflow of the chapter office.

American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) South Bay VIP Program

  • Address: P.O. Box 1241, Cupertino, CA 95015
  • Contact: Bob Hopkins
  • Phone: 408-255-9679
  • Email: southbayvip@comcast.net

Help with drills and activities

Angels on Stage

Program starts in October; Saturday mornings 10 am – 12 pm

Community Association for Rehabilitation

  • Address: 525 E. Charleston Road, Palo Alto, CA 94306
  • Contact: John Meyers
  • Phone: 650-494-0550
  • Email: info@c-a-r.org

Work with clients

Chandler Tripp School

  • Address: 780 Thorton Way, San Jose, CA 95128
  • Contact: Outi Caval
  • Phone: 408-298-2009

Assist with children’s needs

Green Pastures, Inc.

Application and interview required

Hope Rehabilitation Services

  • Website: www.hopeservices.org
  • Address: 2380 South Tenth Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contact:  Lorrie Toohey
  • Phone: 408-284-2868

Volunteer coordinator available on Thursday and Friday; work with clients

Independent Peer Socialization Training Program (IPSTP)

  • Address: 2280 Kenwood Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
  • Contact: Jim
  • Phone: 408-247-0037
  • Email: jim@ipstp.org

Work with clients

Kaiser Permanente

Provide home-based physical and emotional support to terminally ill patients

Lighthouse Project

Social skills for those with moderate disabilities, program operates after school 3 – 5:30 pm  Monday – Friday

Muscular Dystrophy Association

  • Address: 4300 Stevens Creek Blvd., San Jose, CA 95129
  • Contact: Amanda Pyle
  • Phone: 408—243-7861

Work with clients

One Step Closer

  • Phone: 408-778-3567

Help with fundraising activities,clerical assistance, assist riding participants, build and repair small jobs,and NARHA support activities

PACE (Pacific Autism Center of Education)

  • Contact: Peggy Tanger
  • Phone: 408-802-2691 or 408-264-4528

Work with autistic clients

Santa Clara Valley Blind Center

Application and orientation required

Special Olympics Northern California

  • Address: 1445 Koll Circle Suite 104, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Contract:  Reese Ontiveros
  • Phone: 408-392-0170 ext. 204
  • Email: reneeo@sonc.org

Work with Special Olympic athletes

Services for Brain Injury

  • Address: 60 Daggett Drive, San Jose, CA 95134
  • Contact: Christine Camara
  • Phone: 408-434-2277 Ext. 102

Email: ccamara@sbicares.org

Via West

  • Address: 13851 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino, CA 95014
  • Contact: Sandy Keefe
  • Phone: 408-867-1115 ext. 106
  • Email: skeefe@viaservices.org

Must be 15 years old to volunteer for a session.  Application, fingerprinting and orientation required before volunteering for a weekend program during the school year.

 

SERVICE WITH THE SOCIO-ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED

 ADOBE Services

  • Address: 588 Brown Road, Fremont, CA  94539
  • Contact: Jean Morgan
  • Phone: 510-226-7141 ext. 201
  • Email: jmorgan@adobeservices.org

Provides services to families in need

ACE Charter Schools

Work with students

Cathedral of Faith

  • Address: 2315 S. Canoas Garden Avenue, San Jose, CA  95125
  • Phone: 408-267-4691

Work with clients

City Team Ministries

Serving meals, donation processing, neighborhood clean-ups. Sign up at cityteam.org  and (Click on Volunteer Now).

City Year

Day Workers Center

  • Address:  748 Mercy Street,Mountain View, CA  94040
  • Contact:  Maria Marroquin
  • Phone:  650-903-4102
  • Email:  dwcmv@yahoo.com

Support for migrant workers

EHC Lifebuilders

Meal service, learning assistant, basic computer skills instructor

Family Supportive Housing

Register to volunteer online (volunteer tab on website); orientation required

Help out in evening preschool care, dinner services, homework enrichment, day care, kitchen help, clothes closet.

Inn Vision Georgia Travis Center

  • Address: 974 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95125
  • Contact: Jaynie Neveras and David Tran
  • Phone: 408-213-5186
  • Email: DTran@InnVision.org

Provide homework assistance and mentorship to younger students.  Monday – Thursday 5 – 8 pm

Loaves and Fishes

Prepare and serve meals

Martha’s Kitchen

Meal service

Mid-Peninsula Support Network for Battered Women

  • Address: 444 Castro Street, Suite 305, Mountain View, CA  94041
  • Phone: 650-940-7850

Clerical and support duties

Milpitas Food Pantry

  • Address: 196 Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Contact: Cheryl Serna
  • Phone: 408-946-5564

Help with organization and distribution of food,  1st Saturday of the month, 9 am – 1 pm

Plaza Maria

After school program 3 – 6 pm

Rebuilding Together of Silicon Valley

  • Phone: 408-578-9519

Clean, paint, landscape, move furniture and appliances, provide hospitality to homeowners on project days.

Sacred Heart Community Services

Orientation required; orientation schedule on website.

Work in the food pantry or the clothing distribution center.

Sacred Heart Nativity School

  • Address: 310 Edwards Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110
  • Phone: 408-993-1293 ext. 204

Working with students

San Jose Family Shelter

Support services for families

Second Harvest Food Bank

Work in food sorting and distribution

St. Vincent DePaul

  • Address: P.O. Box 5579, San Jose, CA 95150-5579
  • Phone: 408-298-7290
  • Email: info@vdp.org

Help with sorting and organizing of materials

Silicon Valley Habitat for Humanity

  • Address: 513 Valley Way Bldg. 2, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Contact: Julia Jones
  • Phone: 408-942-6444 ext. 302
  • Email: jjones@hfsv.org

Must be 16 years old to volunteer on work site, must be accompanied by a parent/adult.  Register online first.

Third Street Community Center

After-school academic enrichment(includes tutoring) and physical activity program for students 1st –6th grade.  Program operates Monday – Thursday 3:15 – 6 pm and Friday 2 – 6 pm.  The Robotics program is held every Friday 2 –6 pm.

Veggielution

Planting, weeding, composting, harvesting and more.

West Valley Community Services

 

SERVICE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

Cleaning up their parks

Collective Roots

Volunteer 1 – 4 hours a week in the Collective Roots school garden; help with mulching, weeding, planting, harvesting or other garden-related tasks.

Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Education Center

  • Address: 1751 Grand Avenue, Alviso, CA 95002
  • Contact: Kimby Wells
  • Phone: 408-262-5513
  • Email: Kimby_wells@sws.gov

Garden-related tasks

Friends of Foothill Park

  • Phone: 650-321-7882

Restoration work, removal of invasiveplant species; Sundays 9 am – noon

Friends of Guadalupe River Park and Gardens

Garden-related work

Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services

Volunteers between the ages of 12 – 16 must be accompanied by an adult; animals are used to raise the spirit of those in nursing homes, the disabled, seriously ill children and more.

Happy Hollow Park and Zoo

Meet and Greets to the public, help outwith Animal Care, and work with young children as a camp counselor. Applications accepted January through April.

Middlebrook Gardens

Help with working in the nursery, composting and vermiculture, and assisting in the preparation of lesson plans for a garden-based eduation program with elementary school students.

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation

Help out with their pet fairs, animal fostering, pet socialization, fundraising and more.

Our City Forest

Saturday morning tree plantings

Santa Clara County Parks

Paddle program volunteer or museumvolunteer

Veggielution

Garden-related work

Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley

  • Website: www.wcs.org
  • Address: 3027 Penitencia Creek Road, San Jose, CA 95132
  • Phone: 408-929-9453
  • Email: volunteer@wcsv,org

Animal care, education, community outreach

 

SERVICE TO THOSE IN HOSPITALS

Good Samaritan Hospital

Clerical duties

 Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital

  • Website: www.lpch.org
  • Address: 725 Welch Road, Palo Alto, CA  94304
  • Contact: Maryellen Lozzi
  • Phone: 650-497-8696
  • Email: mlozzi@lpch.org

Read over volunteer informationpacket:  http://www.lpch.org/pdf/volunteerinfoPacket.pdf

O’Connor Hospital

  • Website: www.oconnorhospital.org
  • Address: 2105 Forest Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128
  • Contact: Marianna Kuhn
  • Phone: 408-947-2500

Clerical duties and patient support available.

Regional Medical Center

  • Address: 225 N. Jackson Avenue, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Phone: 408-259-2201

Patient support services

San Jose Vet Center

  • Address: 278 N. Second Street, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Phone: 408-993-0729

Support services for veterans