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Community Service

Community Service Requirements

Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, high school students in the Gilroy Unified School District must complete a minimum of 80 hours of community service. In order to graduate, all GUSD students will fulfill a minimum of 80 hours of Community Service, no 
later than May 1 of their senior year. Students must earn ten hours in at least two of the following categories:

  • Senior Citizens
  • Young Children 
  • Disabled Citizens
  • School Related 
  • The Environment
  • The Homeless 
  • Literacy
  • Animal Care 
  • Promoting Health and Physical Fitness 
  • Promoting the Arts and Culture 

For more specific information, see GUSD Community Service Guidelines

Contacting an Organization

1. Decide what area of service interests you.


2. Research the organizations in the area that fit with your interests. Get to know a little bit about what their mission is. Who is the contact person?

3. Make a phone call:

  • Introduce yourself, explain that you are interested in volunteering.
  • Ask : Are there any opportunities available for you? Do I need to have a parent with me? Do I need a permission slip? Where exactly do I report and to whom do I report?
  • Say THANK YOU.

4. If you need to leave a message make sure you speak slowly and clearly. Leave your full name, your contact number, and the reason why you were calling.

Suggested Organizations

Armory Shelter/Emergency Housing Consortium
Julie Roybal, 408-847-8455


City of Gilroy
Susan Voss, 408-846-0418


Community Solutions
Elizabeth Delgadillo, 408-842-7138


Mexican American Community Services (MACSA)








For an agency not on the pre-approved list, obtain prior approval from the Community Service Coordinator. Turn in a request for Community Service approval form TWO weeks prior to the activity. 

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Community Service Documents

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Current Opportunities

        Pet Smart Adoption Fair Sunday, May 20th 12pm - Set up 1pm - 4 pm Adoption Fair

What's more fun than spending a few hours with our tail waggers at the adoption fair at Pet Smart!  Absolutely Nothing!   5 Volunteer spots available! We will have one volunteer stationed at each dog pen.

Responsibilities include settting up the pens, staying with your dogs and making sure they are happy.  Walk them outside for potty breaks, assure they are on leash when potential adopters would like to meet them, help break down the pens and carry to the car after the fair.

If you'd like to help at this event, please contact me, Kelli Lopez, via or email kelli@sctailwaggers.org  408-206-8486


I am writing to you, once again, on behalf of the Wings of History Air Museum.  We are continuing our annual tradition of an Open House and Fly in this year and are in need of student volunteers.  

Below is a list of days and times we would need people. We are always happy for the help and will take anyone  for any amount of time there are available.
May Open House & Fly in
Saturday May 19th
7:00am-9:00 am
Help set up various activity booths, tables, chairs, signs and concessions stand
7:30am-11:30 am
Help with Hot Air Balloons and sell breakfast/concessions
Face Painter
Help gather information with surveys, make paper airplanes with children, monitor people in and out of displays, garbage collection or gift shop and concession sales
Clean up-take down fencing, tents, tables and chairs, pick up garbage, etc.
Students can contact me at this email: kingjon@verizon.net or call/text me at 408-568-0904.
Thank you.
Lia Peterson
Wings of History
Volunteer Coordinator



High school volunteers needed to tutor 3rd-12th graders. We have available shifts on Mon, Wed and Thurs 5pm-8pm during March and throughout the summer. You will receive credit for community service hours. We are grateful for any help you can offer. Bring your homework, too!


Ciel Community Services 

7680 Monterey St #102

Gilroy, CA 95020

Go to our website to contact Diane through email: www.cielservices.org 

Or call 669-327-5222


The (Veterans of Foreign War) VFW Post 6309 hosts bingo EVERY Friday at the Veterans Hall, 74 W. 6th Street and they could use help in the snack bar. They usually need 2 people – one to hand out food (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, etc.) and another to make change for people. The cook and other VFW guys running bingo will be there to guide and help them. They need two people this Friday from 4-7pm. The VFW, as a registered non-profit, can sign off on community service hours. Anyone interested can call Gabe Perez at 408-710-3482.



We’re accepting applications for our last spring program with Murdock-Portal Elementary 5/28-6/1.  

It’s free to volunteer (room and board are included) and students earn 40 (8hrs max/day) community service hours for the week.

Ben Hammond

Volunteer Coordinator

Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School

1605 Eureka Canyon Road

Watsonville, CA 95076 (c) 831 291 3997 (f) 831 466 5945 cabinleaderinfo@santacruzcoe.org



Gilroy Gardens

Opportunities Available year round! Contact: Eva Trenberth 408-840-7140 


Gilroy Demonstration Garden--7360 Eigleberry

Winter Hours: Wed and Fri 2-5pm and Sat 8:30-Noon. Tools and Gloves provided! All VOLUNTEERS are welcome and appreciated! More info: gilroydemonstrationgarden.org


We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers from all walks of life to join our St. Louise Regional Hospital Team.

No skills required - we will train you! Current Volunteer Opportunities are:

Patient Services/ Information Desk

Gift Shop

Infant Hearing Screening

Sewing Club

Department Assistance as needed

Emergency Department


Diagnostic Imaging

And more Requirements: Applicants must be 15 years of age. Background check and immunization requirements apply.

For more information, please contact Amber Dutra at 408.848.4919 or Amberdutra@verity.org


Volunteer Opportunities Weekly

            call/email to schedule an appointment during the week to volunteer

Where: Gilroy Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center

                     8170 Murray Ave, Gilroy, CA 95020

Parking is limited in parking lot; street parking is recommended.

Meet in the front lobby at 3 pm, I will come greet you, and introduce you to our seniors.


If you are interested, please e-mail:  Ciarra Bischoff  Activities Director  Cbischoff@covenantcare.com


Volunteers need - have a sewing school in Gilroy for children and would like to have students from the high school help in the class room.  It would be helpful if they had some knowledge or interest in sewing but I can work around  both those desires if not available. Would like to touch base with you when you return to work.  The name of my business is Proud to be Me  sewing Classes located at 7660 Monterey Rd. Gilroy Suite 104. Email joannekerr10@hotmail.com 


Hello everyone and thank you all for your interest in volunteering for SCTW!  My name is Dina Fiorio and I am the Community Influence Director for the group.  My job  with SCTW is to expand upon our Community Outreach Programs.  We want to bring our many Tailwaggers out into the community to help socialzie them and to bring therapy, joy and socialization to people in our community who may not otherwise have a furry friend in their lives.

The following is a list of the the organizations we are hoping to kick off soon and I have a few more in the works.  If you have an interest in participating in any of these, please contact me by e-mail or text.


Who:  At risk Teens

Where:  CRC Teen Center, Morgan Hill

When:  Wednesdays, 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Gilroy HealthCare and Rehabilitation

Who:  Convelescent and Rehab Patients

Where:  8170 Murray Ave., Gilroy

When:  To be determined

Rebekah's Children Services

Who:  Toddlers ages 1 - 5 years

Where: 290 IOOF Ave., Gilroy

When: Tuesday or Thursdays 9:00-10:00 a.m. or 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Rebekah's Childrens Services *(already going - but can use more volunteers)

Who:  Teenagers

Where: 290 IOOF Ave, Gilroy

When:  Every Other Saturday 10:30-12:00

Live Oak Adult Day Care *(already going - but can use more volunteers)

Who:  Senior Adults

Where: 651 W. 6th Street, Gilroy

When:  2nd Wednesday/month 11:00-12:00

              Last Thursday/month 1:00-2:00


Thank You again for your interest, time and consideration of these all important programs!!!! 

Cheers...Dina  408-761-1977