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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)
408-847-4686

 

www.CommunityService.org

 

www.HandsOnBayArea.org

 

www.VolunteerMatch.org

 

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

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

 

If you’re looking to volunteer this winter join us for Fantasy of Lights at Vasona County Park!

Fantasy of lights is a 1.5 mile entertainment extravaganza for the whole family. Volunteers will be spread out in various zones throughout the event and are needed to help guide visitors at the entrance and exit, keep visitors safe on the paths, provide information, take photos, and more.

Check it out and register here:

December 2nd and/or 3rd Walk Thru

December 5th – 30th Drive Thru

 

 

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

Laboratory

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.

YMCA

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