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
- Animal Care
- Promoting Health and Physical Fitness
- Promoting the Arts and Culture
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.
Armory Shelter/Emergency Housing Consortium
Julie Roybal, 408-847-8455
City of Gilroy
Susan Voss, 408-846-0418
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.
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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
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)
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!!!!