Off Campus Volunteer Activities

These are our off campus partners for volunteer activities:

Alum Rock Counseling Center, Ocala Mentoring Program

Program Description: ARCC provides a middle school mentoring and support program for high-risk youth in East San Jose to develop and improve their life skills and interpersonal relationships through mentoring and other services. Opportunities to volunteer include one-on-one mentoring, after school group mentoring, supporting at field trips, and/or indirect administrative and outreach services.

Contact Information:

Asian American Donor Program

Program Description: AADP is a non-profit organization in partnership with Be The Match. We work with patients all throughout the Bay Area that suffer from different forms of blood diseases. Tendency is these patients need a bone marrow/stem cell transplant to help save their lives. A lot of people don't know that ethnicity plays a key factor to match with a patient in need. So it's quite difficult for other people to find a match. AADP works tirelessly hosting registration drives all throughout the Bay Area to register people to be a potential marrow/stem cell donor. 

Opportunities to volunteer is simply helping to spread the word, engage and educate people at a drive nearest to you.

Contact Information:

AVID at Sunnyvale Middle School

Program Description: AVID is designed to prepare students who are underrepresented at 4-year universities for rigorous college-prep courses. At Sunnyvale Middle School, we have 7th and 8th grade classes looking for college-age tutors to work with our AVID students on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from: 8:30-9:30 A.M, 1:15-2:15 P.M, and 2:15-3:10 P.M.  No tutoring experience required.

Contact Information:

Billy DeFrank LGBT Community Center

Program Description: Our mission is to provide a broad array of opportunities and programs, a dedicated and caring staff, a corps of volunteers, and a spirit of community that celebrates the many facets of our broad-based Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender constituency.

Contact Information:

Fill out a volunteer application online, e-mail Marcos, or visit the center to see about service opportunities. A minimum of 24 hour commitment per quarter is required.

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Program Description: The mission is to guide and inspire the youth of our community to develop the attitudes and life skills they need to thrive. We have sites in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Redwood City. We're seeking POSITIVE, ENERGETIC LEADERS to help in school-based after-school academic and enrichment program for K-12 students.

Contact Information:

  • Contact Person: Renee Infelise
  • Phone: (650)646-60620
  • Website www.bgcp.org

Building Futures Now 

Program Description: Building Futures Now develops the academic and interpersonal potential of underserved students beginning in the critical elementary and middle school years. We offer access to exceptional educational opportunities and long-term comprehensive support to empower students with the academic and self-advocacy skills and persistence needed to thrive in high school, college and early career.

Contact Information: 

Contact Person: Andrew Roselo, Volunteer Coordinator
Phone:(650)308-9775
Address: 1848 C Bay Road
East Palo Alto, CA, 94303
Website: http://buildingfuturesnow.org/

Californians for Justice

Program Description: Californians for Justice is a statewide grassroots organization working for racial justice by building the power of youth, communities of color, immigrants, low-income families, and LGBTQ communities. Led by students, we organize to advance educational justice and improve our social, economic, and political conditions.

Contact Information:

CET-Immigration and Citizenship Program Internships

Program Description: The Center for Employment Training’s Immigration and Citizenship Program (ICP) serves immigrant, minority, and low-income residents in Santa Clara County and beyond. Volunteer opportunities include: Administrative Support, Receptionist, Accounting, Media/Outreach/Marketing, and Legal internships.

Contact Information:

  • Contact Person: Sandra K. Guzman, Volunteer Coordinator 
  • Phone: (408) 466-9467

CHAC Family Resource Centers

Program Description: Our mission is to strengthen families and communities by helping them make the most out of the first five years of a child’s life. We offer a variety of services such as parenting classes, family events, arts enrichment events, family field trips, and Medi-Cal application assistance, in addition to our 4 family resource centers in Santa Clara County.

Contact Information:

  • Contact Person: Nancy Doan, Volunteer Coordinator
  • Phone: 650-967-4813
  • Email: nancy@chacmv.org

Coaching Corps

Program Description:

 Coaching Corps recruits, trains, and supports energetic college students and community members of all ages to use sport to teach kids valuable life lessons and inspire them to reach their full potential. Coaching Corps seeks to use sports and the power of coaches as vehicles for transformative change for youth in underserved communities. As a volunteer coach, you can help create safe, structured environments that promote character-building, encourage an active and healthy lifestyle, and cultivate positive relationships with peers and adults. This experience is a wonderful addition to your resume and can often lead to paid positions within community organizations and schools! Sign-up to today at coachingcorps.org to become a coach!

Contact Information:

Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto (CLSEPA)

Program Description: CLSEPA- is a free legal clinic that provies services such as consumer rights, housing, and immigration for low income residents of San Mateo County. Its a great opportunity for prelaw students.

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Filipino Youth Coalition

Program Description: To build a stronger, healthier community with youth-based programs through an asset-building and culture-competency.

Contact Information:

Friends for Youth


Program Description: We are now recruiting group mentors to support underserved youth in Redwood City. The School-Based Mentoring Programs empower youth facing adversity during the difficult stage between middle school and high school. From October-May, small teams of mentors and students meet for 1 hour per week to build community, discuss relevant life topics, and share fun activities! The program helps youth develop positive, trusting relationships and a sense of school belonging. Mentoring Session Schedule (exact times may change): Mentors select one or more weekly mentoring session. The program runs from October 15th – May 20th, excluding school breaks.
  • Mondays: 9th & 10th grade at Sequoia High School 
    • 1 hour sessions between 8:30am-2:30pm
  • Wednesdays: 8th grade at Hoover Community School 
    • 1 hour sessions between 9:00am-12:00pm 
  • Thursdays: 8th grade at McKinley Institute of Technology  
    • 1 hour sessions between 9:00am-12:00pm 
*Youth Services Internships are also available!

*Our office and two school sites (Sequoia and McKinley) are a short walk from CalTrain in downtown Redwood City. 
 Please contact sarahnorman@friendsforyouth.org to apply to be a mentor.
 Visit www.friendsforyouth.org to learn more.

Full Circle Farm 

Program Description: Full Circle Farm represents a shift toward food systems that are local, fresh, and sustainable. Full Circle Farm serves a pivotal role in our community’s movement toward a food system that nourishes our bodies, the land, and the generations yet to come.

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Grail Family Services

Program Description: Our Yes We Can...Read! program is a reading mentor program for Kindergarten and 1st grade students at Dorsa and San Antonio Elementary in East San Jose. Each mentor is assigned to two students, which they will work with one-on-one for 30 minutes each child. It is a once a week, one hour commitment for 12 weeks a semester. Our mentoring sessions are conducted at the schools and have time slots available Monday-Friday from 8:30am-1:30pm, working around lunch and recess breaks.

Contact Information:

Indian Health Center

Program Description: We provide providing San Jose's youth ages 12 to 17 years old with with our homework assistance and tutoring program. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.

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La Mesa Verde

Program Description: A leadership network of urban gardeners who create access to healthy food across San Jose. We are looking for volunteers from January through April to help us build garden beds for 50 homes. Student volunteers can help build garden beds under the guidance of trained build leaders (Tuesdays and Saturdays) or participate in soil delivery days (Fridays).

Contact Information:

  • Contact Person: Mika Matsumoto
  • Phone: (408) 916-5024

LGBTQ Youth Space

Program Description:

Program Description: The LGBTQ Youth Space, a program of Family & Children Services of Silicon Valley, provides a safe and confidential drop-in center and counseling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, and ally youth and young adults ages 13-25, living in Santa Clara County.
Contact Information:
The LGBTQ Youth Space
Address: 452 South First Street, San Jose, CA 95123

Mountain View Tenants Coalition

Program Description: Advocating for the rights, security and dignity of renters

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National Iranian American Council

Program Description: NIAC Action is the grassroots, civic action organization committed to advancing peace and championing the priorities of the Iranian-American community. We are a nonpartisan nonprofit and the 501(c)4 sister organization of the National Iranian American Council, which works to strengthen the Iranian-American community and promote greater understanding between the American and Iranian people.

NIAC Action works to maximize the political influence of Iranian Americans and the pro-peace community to ensure we have a powerful voice on the issues that matter to us most. We utilize three tools: direct lobbying efforts in Washington, grassroots advocacy led by NIAC Action Chapters nationwide, and organized engagement with political candidates by NIAC Action members. 

Most of the volunteer activities include grassroots activities such as signing petitions, organizing events, lobbying meetings, and working with the media. 

Contact info: Dornaz Memarzia (NIAC Northern California Organizer)

National Junior Basketball - Silicon Valley

Program Description: SVNJB is one of the largest youth basketball organizations in the South Bay Area. Our mission is to promote teamwork, sportsmanship, and inspire youth through the game of basketball. We provide a variety of programs throughout the year all across the South Bay. Volunteer Opportunities Include: Coaching, Administrative Support, Scorekeeping, Marketing, Broadcasting, and more.
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One Brick Silicon Valley 

Program Description: One Brick provides support to local non-profit and community organizations by creating a unique, social and flexible volunteer environment for those interested in making a concrete difference in the community. 

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Our City Forest

Program Description: The mission of Our City Forest is to cultivate a greener, healthier urban environment and a renewed sense of community by involving Silicon Valley residents in the understanding, planting and care of the urban forest.

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Reading Partners 

Program Description: Help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

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San Jose Peace and Justice Center 

Program Description: The San Jose Peace Center educated and engages the South Bay community around critical issues of peace and justice, with a current focus on ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Contact Information:

  • Contact Person: Shelby Minister
  • Address: 48 S. 7th Street, Suite 101 
  • San Jose, CA 95112
  • Phone: (408) 297-2299
  • Website: http://www.sanjosepeace.org/

Sacred Heart Community Service 

Program Description: Our mission is to change lives and impact poverty by providing essential services, offering tools for self-sufficiency, and ministering with dignity, compassion and respect. We engage the community and inspire volunteers to love, serve and share.

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Santa Clara County Democratic Party Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Sign up to volunteer by visiting bit.ly/dems2018 or calling us at (408) 445-9500.
2. Schedule a volunteer shift by visiting bit.ly/dems2018cal
3. Apply for an internship by visiting bit.ly/dems2018intern

West Valley Community Services

Program Description: Encourage the sharing of community resources, to provide basic human needs in a caring and dignified environment, and to provide opportunities for volunteers to participate in West Valley Community Services' activities.

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Youth Community Service in Palo Alto & East Palo Alto

Program Description: YCS programs engage youth in community service activities that promote increased awareness of the needs of their communities and the development of individual community service self-efficacy, and positive emotional and behavioral health. We actively collaborate with a number of K-12 educators and community-based organizations in northern Santa Clara and southern San Mateo Counties.

Contact Information: Monica Ponce

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