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, 2016)

 

 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

Email: juniorboard.membership@bbbsa.org

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

Website: www.catholicworker.org

Address: 318 N. 6th Street, San Jose, CA  95112

Contact: Sharon Keegan-Bernstein

Phone – 408-297-8330

Email: sanjosecatholicworkers@yahoo.com

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

 

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Address: 2625 Zanker Road ,San Jose, CA 95134

Phone: 408-325-5100

Service Opportunities – volunteer@catholiccharitiesscc.org

 

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

Contact: Dwaimy Rosas

Phone: 408-347-7892 ext. 306

Email: drosasromero@gfsfamilyservices.org

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

Phone: 408-351-6482

Email: info@projectcornerstone.org

A project which helps children feel more respected and valued

 

Project Linus

Address: 2724 Elkhorn Court, San Jose, CA 95125

Email: sjlinus@sbcglobal.net

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

Email: info@thetutoringnetwork.org

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

Address: 100 Oak Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Contact: Denny Hurtado

Phone: 408-283-6150 ext. 106

Email: dhurtado@catholiccharitiesscc.org

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

Address: 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Phone: 831-328-2128

Email: cabinleader@gmail.com

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

Website: www.catholiccharitiesscc.org/services/older_adults

 

Cedar Creek

Website: www.the-creeks.com

Address: 15245 National Avenue, Los Gatos, CA

Contact: Denise Mickel

Phone: 408-356-5636

Email: dmickel@the-creeks.com

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

Phone: 408-269-0701

Email: mandys@hermanhealthcare.com

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

Website: www.liveoakadultdaycare.org

Address:   1147 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose,CA  95125

Contact: Marcus

Phone: 408-971-9363

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

Contact: Bill Glass

Phone: 408-310-4244

Email: bill.glass@mhcrc.com

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

Contact: Tessie Calligeros

Email: Tessie.calligeros@alz.org

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

Website: www.angelsonstage.org

Address: Hoover Theater at 1635 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA  95126

Contact: Deanna Pursai

Phone: 408-394-6816

Email: Deanna@angelsonstage.org

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.

Website: www.greenpastureshome.org

Address: 730 Cornelia Court, Mountain View, CA 94040

Contact: Ed Lewis

Phone: 650-965-2333 ext. 3

Email: Edward75_99@yahoo.com

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

Contact: Annette Shaff-Palmer or Amy Lindholm

Phone: 503-499-5285 or 503-499-5408

Email: Annette.t.shaff-palmer@kp.org or Amy.B.Lindholm@kp.org

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

 

Lighthouse Project

Address: 471 Division Street, Campbell, CA 95008

Contact: Kohar Enemark

Phone: 408-871-8711

Email: kohar@thelighthouseproject.com

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

Address: 101 N. Bascom Avenue, San Jose, CA 95128

Contact: Elizabeth Cabral

Phone: 408-295-4016 ext. 204

Email: volunteer@visionbeyondsight.org

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

Website: http://www.acecharter.org

Address: 1100 Shasta Avenue, San Jose, CA 95126

Contact: Greg Lippman

Phone: 408-677-1546

Email: glippman@acecharter.org

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

Website: www.cityteam.org

Address: 1297 North 13th Street, San Jose, CA  95112

Contact: Dick House

Phone: 408-232-5600

Email: dhouse@cityteam.org

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

 

City Year

Website: www.cityyear.org

Address: 116 Paseo de San Antonio, San Jose, CA 95112

Contact: Nicole Surette

Phone: 408-907-6550 or 408-907-6500

Email: nsurette@cityyear.org

 

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

Website: www.ehclifebuilders.org

Address: 507 Valley Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

Contact: Jennifer Chau

Phone: 408-539-2143

Email: jchau@ehclifebuilders.org

Meal service, learning assistant, basic computer skills instructor

 

Family Supportive Housing

Website: www.familysupportivehousing.org

Address: 1590 Las Plumas, San Jose, CA 95133

Contact: Susan Webster

Phone: 408-926-8885

Email: volunteer@familysupportivehousing.org

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

Website: www.loavesfishes.org

Address: 2980 Senter Road (north of Capitol Avenue), San Jose, CA  95111

Contact: Paulo Machuca

Phone: 408-439-0915

Email: Paulo@loavesfishes.org

Prepare and serve meals

 

Martha’s Kitchen

Website: www.marthas-kitchen.org

Address: 311 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Contact: Edith Cruz

Phone: 408-293-6111

Email: edithcruz@yahoo.com

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

Address: 115 E. Reed Street, San Jose, CA 95112

Contact: Asha Theebaraj

Phone: 408-293-8054

Email: atheebaraj@mercyhousing.org

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

Address: 1381 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95110

Contact: Terri West or Mike Vega

Phone: 408-278-2171

Email: volunteers@sacredheartcs.org or Mikev@sacredheatcs.org

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

Contact: Kevin Eagleson

Phone: 408-993-1293 ext. 204

Email: keagleson@shnativity.org

Working with students

 

San Jose Family Shelter

Address: 1590 Las Plumas Avenue, San Jose, CA 95133

Phone: 408-926-8885 ext. 106

Email: volunteer@sjfamilyshelter.org

Support services for families

 

Second Harvest Food Bank

Website: http://shfb.org/volunteer

Contact: Colleen Murphy

Phone: 408-266-8866 ext. 247

Email: cmurphy@shfb.org

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

Website: www.3street.org

Address: 160 N. 3rd Street, San Jose, CA  95112

Contact: Nalleli Sandoval

Phone: 408-295-8722 ext. 301

Email: nalleli@3street.org

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

Phone: 408-634-3276

Email: info@veggielution.org

Planting, weeding, composting, harvesting and more.

 

West Valley Community Services

Address: 10104 Vista Drive, Cupertino, CA 95014

Phone: 408-255-8033 ext. 303

Email: volunteer@wvcommunityservices.org

 

SERVICE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT AND ANIMALS

City of San Jose Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

Phone: 408-294-9337

Email: customerservice@sanjoseca.gov

Cleaning up their parks

 

Collective Roots

Website: www.collectiveroots.org

Address: 1286 Runnymede Street, East Palo Alto, CA  94303

Contact: Katie Gadsby or Erin Sandler

Phone: 650-324-2769

Email: Katie@collectiveroots.org

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

Website: www.grpg.org/volunteer.shtml

Address: 438 Coleman Avenue, San Jose,CA  95110

Contact: Lucy Perez

Phone: 408-298-7657

Email: lperez@grpg.org

Garden-related work

 

Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services

Phone: 408-281-6171

Email: info@FurryFriends.org

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

Phone: 408-794-6425

Email: HHPZvolunteers@sanjoseca.gov

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

Website: www.middlebrook-gardens.com

Address: 76 Race Street, San Jose, CA 95126

Contact: Alrie Middlebrook

Phone: 408-292-9993

Email: info@middlebrook-gardens.com

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

 

Nike Animal Rescue Foundation

Phone: 408-946-2291, then choose option 4

Email: info@narfrescue.org

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

 

Our City Forest

Website: www.ourcityforest.org

Phone: 408-998-7337, then press 6

Saturday morning tree plantings

 

Santa Clara County Parks

Phone: 408-918-4930

Email: volunteer@prk.sccgov.org

Paddle program volunteer or museumvolunteer

 

Veggielution

Website: www.veggielution.org

Address: 647 King Road, San Jose, CA  95116

Contact: Sally Neas

Phone: 408-985-7327

Email: sallyneas@gmail.com

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

Website: www.goodsamsanjose.com/VolOpp.asp

Address: 2425 Samaritan Drive, San Jose, CA 95124

Phone: 408-559-2011

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