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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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Current Opportunities

Fall Santa Clara County Parks volunteer opportunities:


Chitactac Family Day

Saturday, September 9th8:00am – 3pm (shifts available)

Chitactac-Adams Heritage County Park

Volunteers are needed to support the activities for Chitactac Family Day! The event will include games, jewelry making, canoe building, acorn pounding, and much more!

Go here to register:https://famdayvol.eventbrite.com


Coastal Clean Up Day

Saturday, September 16, 9am-12pm

Los Gatos Creek Park - https://cclg.eventbrite.com

Uvas County Park -https://ccuvas.eventbrite.com

Hellyer County Park -https://cchellyer.eventbrite.com

Anderson County Park - https://ccogier.eventbrite.com

Join millions of Americans on Coastal Cleanup Day to remove litter in our waterways.  Litter found around the County parks and streets eventually ends up in our local creeks and rivers which flows out to the San Francisco Bay. You can make a difference not only in your community but for the whole Bay Area. Bring a friend and let’s have some fun!


Park Beautification Day/Weed Removal

Saturday, September 23, 9am-12pm

Martial Cottle Park

There are many ways to keep your park beautiful! If you are looking to get outside and connect with the outdoors right in your backyard this is the opportunity for you! California native plants play an important role in the health of our parks. To help our native plants thrive we have to work together to remove non-native and invasive plants.

To register for this event, please go here:https://pbdmcp.eventbrite.com


Harvest Festival - Event Set up

Friday, October 6th:

Martial Cottle Park

Ever wonder what it was like to work on a farm? It takes hard work and dedication – are you up for it? If so sign up for the behind the scenes work for the Harvest Festival and bring your can do attitude! Park staff need assistance setting up canopies, tables, chairs, event signage, water stations, and more.:https://hfsetup.eventbrite.com


Harvest Festival – Event

Saturday, October 7th: Shifts are between

Martial Cottle Park

Volunteers are needed to support the Third Annual Harvest Festival at Martial Cottle Park! The event will include farm tours, pumpkin painting and carnival activities, historical ranch activities, food vendors, live music, a corn maze, fresh produce for sale, square dancing, face painting, and much more!

There are many special event volunteer positions to choose from including set up, tear down, activity stations and more. Each are integral to the success of the festival!Please let us know your top choices when you register.Some positions have special requirements or preferences (ex: ability to lift 50 lbs.) Volunteers will receive a confirmation once they are registered and an event reminder prior to the Harvest Festival.

Please register here: https://hfmcp.eventbrite.com 

Day on the Bay

October 8th 2017 Shifts from 7am-6pm

Alviso County Park

Close to 12,000 people attend Day on the Bay every year to enjoy activities rich in diversity and talent, and rich in ethnic expression. The event takes place Sunday, October 8, 2017, from 10am to 3pm, but volunteers are needed all day for set up, running the event, and tear down. Volunteer shifts are 4 hours long and begin at 7am and go until 5pm. You can sign up for one or more shifts if you desire. The tasks that will be assigned are: - greeters - bounce houses - rock wall - water station - food booth - pumpkin area - VIP parking (18+) - volunteer check in and registration - kayak registration - check in and assist vendors to booths - Set up/tear down of canopies, Pumpkin stage, food booths, and kayaks.

Please register here: https://dayonthebayvol.eventbrite.com



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