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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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Current Opportunities


Thank you for your interest in volunteering as a Cabin Leader.

Application Instructions:

  • Find a week that works for you and your school
  • Print the Cabin Leader Application(attached)
  • Complete Applicant Information and Questions
  • Have your Parent/Guardian complete the Service Learning Permission Form
  • Have your teachers and school administrators sign the Service Learning Permission Form
  • Scan and email your application to cabinleaderinfo@santacruzcoe.org or take pictures with your phone and text them to (831) 291 – 3997                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Fall 2017 Calendar with visiting Elementary Schools                                                                                                                                      10/30 – 11/3 Collins

Almost full 11/5 – 9(Sun-Thu) Bradley, Queen of Apostles

Full 11/13 – 17 Saratoga, Fairmeadow

11/20 – 24 Break - No Program

11/27 – 12/1 Calabasas, Amesti

12/4 – 8 Mar Vista, Moreland Notre Dame, Rose Ferrero

12/11 – 15 Valencia, Orange Grove Charter, Tierra Pacifica


Applications and more information can be found on our webpage for Cabin Leaders:  www.osp.santacruz.k12.ca.us/counselors 

You can also learn more about us on Facebook and Instagram.

I look forward to seeing you soon!

Kind Regards,


Benjamin Hammond

Cabin Leader Coordinator

Santa Cruz County Outdoor Science School

1605 Eureka Canyon Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

call or text 831 291 3997

fax 831 466 5945


Please check the locker for the application and flyer.


San Benito County Residents launch humanitarian effort to help victims of the natural disasters in México and Puerto Rico


Following the natural earthquake disasters in México and devastating Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico, residents of San Benito County, California have embarked on a humanitarian effort to show solidarity with our fellow American citizens and citizens of the world.

The Mexico y Puerto Rico Committee (We Are Mexico and Puerto Rico) of San Benito County is holding a family friendly, non-alcoholic event to support the inhabitants of the devastation of nature’s disasters.


WHERE: Teatro Campesino Playhouse, 705 4th Street, San Juan Bautista, CA. 95045

WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 2017, from 10:00am – 5:00pm


The event will have three stages: one indoor and two outdoor for Live Music, Singers, and Folkloric Dancers, raffle, food vendors, and activities for children.   

Please let me know if you can help out in any way through circulation of information and/or call for volunteers.

Thanks for your time.

Graciela Nutter 



Mathnasium of Morgan Hill is hosting Math Night at Nordstrom Elementary School(1425 E Dunne Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037) on November 8th from 6 pm - 8 pm. We need volunteers to man the Math game stations. No strong math knowledge is needed as these games are easy enough for parents to feel that they could replicate at home. Volunteers will need to arrive ½ hour prior to the event’s start time to be trained on games by Mathnasium staff. Please contact Geethika Potluri at 630-347-5526 to sign up. You must sign up in advance!



WHEN:3:45-9:30p.m.Friday, Oct.27,2017, WHERE: El Roble School, 930 Third St.,Gilroy


Contact volunteer coordinator Isabela Telles at 408-529-3471(text only, please) or elroblehsc@gmail.com


The Great Garlic 5K FUNdraiser needs 10 Volunteers to set up, direct participants on the course, assist with refreshments and cleanup. It will be held Saturday, October 28th from 7:00-10:30 am at the Gilroy Sports Park 5925 Monterey Frontage Rd. in Gilroy.

Volunteers must register in advance and be high school age or older. VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP ON LINE AT : https://apm.activecommunities.com/gilroy/Home, by telephone at (408) 846-0460, or in person at the Recreation office 7351 Rosanna St. from 8:00 am to 4:45 pm.



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


Haunting the Harvest Haunted House! Friday October 27, 4:30-7pm

South Valley Middle School

Volunteer opportunities:

*Volunteers to haunt the haunted house.**Must wear a costume and play a part.  We are in need of people to do jump scares.  

*Volunteers to help with food and sweet treats

*Volunteers to oversee Frankenstein’s lab (curio table)

*setup and teardown.

*hours available: 3:pm to 8:pm

Contact Terri:  408 799 8946




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