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  • Give something back to the community that supports you.
  • Meet new and interesting people.
  • Leave the world a better place than you found it.
  • Learn more about who you are.
  • Make yourself a more attractive candidate to colleges and scholarships donors: they like to see sustained community involvement.
  • Meet your civics requirements for graduation.  All MHUSD seniors must obtain Outside Points through exposure to governmental agencies and/or community service.

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MORGAN HILL and SAN MARTIN

Organization

Contact

Phone

Email

Volunteer Opportunities

Adopt-a-Planter Box

Margaret Johnston   778-2078

 

Beautify downtown MH with flowers by planting and maintaining a planter box on Monterey Road.

Betsy’s Restaurant

650 Tennant Avenue

  779-3721 12-25 only – Donations (food, money, desserts) and volunteers (face painters, entertainers)  to serve and embellish free Christmas dinner for those with no place to go for the holiday.

Centennial Recreation Center

171 W. Edmundson

Bill Glass

Website

(408) 310-4244

Email

Various community events, such as health fairs.  Volunteer in fitness center, Junior Kids’ Club, tutoring, etc.  Online application

Centennial Recreation Senior Center   

171 W Edmundson

  782-1284 Provide lunch time entertainment, special projects.  Help the Youth Advisory Committee with the Senior Ball.

Community Solutions

16264 Church Street

Suite 103

Paige Day

Website

776-6232 Donate cell phones, shelter materials, and toys. Special opportunities.

Discovery Counseling Center

16275 Monterey Rd., Suite C

Larry McElvain

Website

778-5120 After-school tutoring for second-language learners

El Toro Youth Center

17620 Crest Ave.

Alban Diaz 779-6002 Literacy classes, tutoring, homework club, crafts, computer technology, clerical, special opportunities

Friends of the Morgan Hill Library

660 W Main Ave.

Website   Sort books, work in bookstore and at book sales,

Silicon Valley Puzzle Day

Friends of San Martin Animal Shelter

Brigid Wasson

Website

686-3900 Must be 18 years old.  Provide foster homes for animals, volunteer at the animal shelter or help with adoption fairs.

Henry Coe State Park

 Website 848-4006 Coe State Park Trail Days – Clear trails and help with park cleanup.

Learning and Loving Education Center

16890 Church Street

Sister Pat Davis

Website

776-1196

Email

English literacy program for adults and children, English tutors, clothing closet, reading volunteers, clerical, computer technology, crafts, special opportunities.

Donations:  printer cartridges, new school supplies, prepare gift packets (socks, toiletries, school supplies, kitchen items)

Meals on Wheels

Website 961-9867 Hot meal delivery with your own car and insurance

Morgan Hill Adaptive Programs

Teri Larice 776-1020

Email

These are programs for children with physical and/or mental disabilities.  You work as a buddy on a one-on-one basis to help with skills.  Programs:  bowling, swimming, dances, soccer, baseball

Morgan Hill Chamber & Visitors Center

90 E. Second St.

  779-9444

Email

Office duties such as: answering phones, assisting visitors, mail preparation, assisting as needed.

Morgan Hill Historical Society

P.O. Box 1258

Website 779-5755

Email

Workdays, museum helpers, historic preservation, and annual events such as El Toro Hike (April) and Founders Dinner

Morgan Hill Independence Day, Inc.

P.O. Box 1776

Website   300 volunteers needed!  Special events, golf tournament, 4th of July parade, fireworks show, family festival, Halloween party fundraiser, 5K run, Patriotic Sing festival.  Sign up by June 1st.

Morgan Hill Unified School District

Contact schools directly Website Elementary Schools:  Teachers’ helpers, tutors, clerical.

During school year only.

Morgan Hill Youth Advisory Committee

Chiquy Mejia

Web Info

782-0008

Ext. 508

Monthly meetings. Plan city teen programs.  Coordinate teen fashion show, senior ball, teen dances, Halloween Movie Night, …

One Step Closer

15770 Foothill Ave.

Jim Hunt

Website

778-3567 Help with special needs riders in their therapeutic horse riding lessons.

Orchard Valley Soccer

P.O. Box 0891

Andrea or Jack Salvermini 779-6696

Email

Team helpers, clerical.

Reach Out

17400 Peak Ave.

Fran Hendrickson 779-7442 Food donations, pantry, and distribution

Saint Catherine’s Parish

17400 Peak Avenue

Website 779-3959

Email

Helpers needed for one time events:  Thanksgiving Outreach Day worker dinner, pancake breakfasts, St. Patrick’s Day.

San Martin Family Living Center / Boccado Family Living Center / Emergency Housing Consortium (EHC)

13545 Monterey Rd.,

San Martin

Website 686-1300, ext. 22 Homework club, tutoring English, math and computer skills.  Weekday afternoons / early evenings

Santa Clara Public Library

660 West Main Avenue

Beverly Vessa

Rosanne Macek

779-3196

779-3197

Library helpers

Senior & Convalescent Ctrs.

  • Hillview Convalescent Home
  • Pacific Hills Manor
  • Valley Pines
  • Westmont of Morgan Hill

 

  • Outreach Senior Services
 

530 W Dunne Ave.

370 Noble Court

545 E Main Ave.

Myran Winters or

Karen Lengsfield

 

 

779-3633

779-7346

779-2855

779-8490

 

436-4860

Visitors, helpers and one time opportunities

South Bay Alliance

411 Woodview Avenue

Gina Six   ChildSpree (Clothing for children for school), Toys for Tots (December)

Town Cats of Morgan Hill

P.O. Box 1828

Website 779-5761 Helpers to enrich the lives of homeless cats and kittens.  Must be at least 12.  Volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult at the initial training.

Volunteer Morgan Hill

Website   Morgan Hill Volunteer Faire – 2nd Saturday in September.  Matches community service organizations with people who want to volunteer.

Wildlife Education and Rehabilitation Center (WERC)

P.O. Box 1105

Website 779-9372 Helpers and special opportunities.  Must be at least 16 years old.

GILROY

Organization

Contact

Phone

Email

Volunteer Opportunities

Armory Shelter / Emergency Housing Consortium (EHC)

Life Builders

Wren Avenue

Julie Roybal

Website

847-8455

Email

Host and/or serve hot meals in winter.  Prepare gift packets for homeless (socks, warm clothes, toiletries)

Live Oak Adult Day Service

651 West 6th Street

  847-5491 Assist with elderly; singers and entertainers for before or after meals

The Lord’s Table

St. Mary’s Parish Hall

11 1st Street

David Cox 842-6662

847-5151

Email

Hot meal helpers, snack/food donations, entertainers, special events, special opportunities.  In kitchen, 18 and older only.

Mexican American Community Services (MACSA)

  • Youth Center
  • San Ysidro Center
  • Family Literacy
Website

 

  • 7400 Railroad
  • 451 Lewis St.
  • 385 IOOF St.
 

 

  • 847-4686
  • 847-4686
  • 846-5999
Tutoring, youth center, school supplies, books, special projects and fundraisers

St. Joseph’s Family Center

7950 Church Street

David Cox

Website

842-6662

Email

Food donations and food pantry, office help, special projects and opportunities.  Hot meals for homeless and seniors.  Must be 16.

St. Louise Regional Hospital

9400 N Name Uno

Volunteer Office 848-4919 Provide caring, compassionate services to the staff, the patients, and their families, such as working at the volunteer desk, in the gift shop, or in patient care

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority

Website 224-7476 Ext. 20 Work on trails, fences, cleanup, patrol, festival volunteers, special events

Vision Literacy Program

42 Martin Street

Judy Walko

Website

848-5366

Email

English tutors (must be 18 or older), donations of books, pencils, pens, pads of paper.

SAN JOSE

Organization

Contact

Phone

Email

Volunteer Opportunities

Galileo Educational Services

Website Email Summer Intern (camp counselor)

Loaves and Fishes

·         St. Patrick’s

·         St. Maria Goretti

 

E  Santa Clara St

Senter Avenue.

934-4993

Website

Prepare and serve hot meals.  Special opportunities.

Martha’s Kitchen

311 Willow Street

Website 293-6111 Prepare and serve hot meals.  Special opportunities.

Sacred Heart Community Service

1387 South 1st Street

Website 278-2171

Email

Clothes closet, food pantry, serving

Second Harvest Food Bank

750 Curtner Ave.

Website

 

266-8866 Ext. 247

Email

Food sorting and distribution

 

OTHER

Organization

Contact

Phone

Email

Volunteer Opportunities

California Volunteers

Website   Website with volunteer opportunities.  Input your “Interests” and your “zipcode” and it will give you a list of volunteer opportunities

Walden West Science Center

15555 Sanborn Rd.

Saratoga, CA 95070

Website 408-573-3060

Email

Counselor in the Summer Camp program.  Must be at least 15.

Must have been a camper a previous year.

Youth Volunteer & Service Team:  Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley

Website 247-1126

Ext. 325

Email

Annual 9-month leadership-training program.  Includes informational sessions, volunteer service project days, field trips, retreats, county-wide Youth Leadership Summit in April.