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 Page.

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. 

Community Service Documents

Current Opportunities

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: 

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
  • 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

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

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.

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:

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


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