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GHS Bookroom

Bookroom Volunteers needed - see Toi in the bookroom before or after school

Annual Crab Feed

Gilroy Knights of Columbus

Annual Crab Feed

Saturday, February 9, 2019

5:30 to 9:00 p.m.

Servers needed

Email:  brinkman@garlic.com

With your name and phone number

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Tech Museum of Innovation

Volunteer Services & Human Resources department of The Tech Museum of Innovation, to share with you a volunteer opportunity for your students. As our busy holiday season approaches, we are getting ready to open up one of our yearly high school student volunteer programs; "The Holiday Helper." These are volunteer positions that interact with our guests in our Galleries/Exhibits Dept within the museum during peak holiday times. It is our desire to partner more closely with some of our local schools in the vicinity, so I wanted to reach out to you and provide with you the details of this volunteer opportunity in case you had students you felt would be interested. The details of the volunteer position is as as follows: 

Holiday Helper Volunteer Program Details

To be eligible for this short term volunteer position, all student volunteers need to be at least 15 years of age, and available to help us in the morning (9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) or the afternoon (12:30 – 5:00 p.m.) for at least 11 of the 19 dates listed below.  Outstanding candidates may be invited to continue their volunteer service with us for other opportunities.

Dates Holiday Volunteers are Needed:

(Fri)11/23, (Mon)12/17, (Tue)12/18, (Wed)12/19, (Thu)12/20, (Fri)12/21, (Sat)12/22, (Sun)12/23, (Mon)12/24, (Wed)12/26, (Thu)12/27, (Fri)12/28, (Sat)12/29, (Sun)12/30, Mon(12/31), (Tue)1/1, (Wed)1/2, (Thu)1/3, (Fri)1/4. 

For on the floor training purposes, one of their first shifts would also need to take place on one of the following six dates (to ensure they feel more prepared for the busier holiday shifts):

Saturday, 11/17 or Sunday, 11/18

Saturday, 12/8 or Sunday, 12/9

The Holiday Helper Application:

https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1494090689

Food Pantry

Are you interested in earning community service hours, while also providing families from your local community resources to obtain food? If so, this is the perfect opportunity for you! 

We are currently looking for students that are willing to volunteer for the Food Pantry events that are offered this year in GUSD. There will be a number of these events throughout the school year at 5 different schools in the district. Any number of volunteer hours completed can be put towards community service, and we would greatly appreciate your help! If this opportunity is something that you or your friends would like to be involved in, please contact the School Linked Services Coordinator, Eric Thompson to confirm your interest. You can reach him directly by phone or email, and we look forward to hearing back from you! 

Phone: (408)887-7020

Email: eric.thompson@gilroyunified.org

Save Our Shores

Gilroy Center for the Arts

The Gilroy Center for the Arts 

7341 Monterey Street

often has community service opportunities

Stop by the College & Career Center and Talk to Dia Hoshida!

Gilroy Gardens

Gilroy Gardens

Opportunities Available year round!

Contact: Eva Trenberth 408-840-7140 

Maintain-A-Drain

An all year activity with a multi-year commitment. For more information, contact 846-0460

Storm Drain Stenciling

A great group activity that can be done all year round depending on the weather. For more information, contact 846-0460

Cuddly Critters

Cuddly Critters, Hollister, CA

 Contact: Sue Foster 831-637-1336

Cleaning animal pens, changing bedding, scrubbing food bowls

Gilroy Demonstration Garden

Tools and Gloves provided! All VOLUNTEERS are welcome and appreciated! More info: gilroydemonstrationgarden.org

Perfect Fit Equine Rescue

Perfect Fit Equine Rescue

a rescue organization that gives new homes to unwanted/neglected horses

Contact: Laura 408-843-6382.

Santa Clara County Parks

There’s lots going on this summer for Santa Clara County Parks! Check out the volunteer opportunities available to you!

Click on the date for more info and to sign up.

Ongoing volunteer opportunities:

Every Saturday and Sunday Weeding Parties at Hellyer and Santa Teresa Park

Park Beautification Days for all County Parks year-round

Monthly Park Beautification Days with Bowhunters at Steven’s Creek

Monthly Historical Orchard Beautification Days at Anderson County Park  

December 1st & 2nd Fantasy of Lights Walk Thru at Vasona County Park (need 200 volunteers - great for clubs and groups!)

December 4th-29th Fantasy of Lights Drive Thru at Vasona County Park

None of these opportunities work for you? Propose a project for your group HERE.

VFW

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.

City of Gilroy

St. Louise Hospital

We 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:

r Patient Services/ Information Desk

r Gift Shop

r Infant Hearing Screening

r Sewing Club

r 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

Town Cats

Town Cats

Morgan Hill

Weekly in the afternoons and evenings

Weekends 8-1/5-7

http://www.towncats.org/volunteer  

2018-19 Minimun Required Hours Needed
Class of: Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports/Student Activities May 1, 2019
2019 60 60 70 80
2020 40 40 50 60
2021 20 20 30 40
2022   5 10 20

 

 Top 10 Gilroy High Students for Community Service Hours

as of 10/4/18              
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Emmert, Madison 106 Cavagnaro, Hayley 306 Ayala, Aphrodite 548.2 Arellano Reyes, Christopher 369.5
Cortes, Gregory 53.7 Jaimes, Anthony 270.2 Rubio, Gimena 255 GonzalezDelgado, Norma 358
Velasquez, Edgar 37 Cordich, Isabella 217.2 Bozzo, Olivia 238 Brinkman, Maggie 319
Sands, Trenton 22 Gomez, Destiny 166 Walters, Katelyn 205.5 Carvalho, Kaitlyn 269.2
Wood, Lauren 22 Alger, Hayley 163 AguilarLuna, Eric 171 Martinez, Raymond 263
Laroche, Justin 20 Martinez, Sophia 159.5 Garcia, Chelsea 165 Kleder-Barnes, Joseph 262
OviedoVelazquez, Miriam 20 Mendez, Gizella 159 Pickford, Elizabeth 153 Baxter, Rebecka 251.5
Godwin, Jacob 18.5 Chesson, John 156 Flores, Destiny 150.5 Baxter, William 209.5
Perez, Aron 17.5 Rivera, Dianna 151 Ceballos, Macale 150 Plaza, Andrew 205
    Machado, Teresita 150 Torrico, Cesar 146.5 Meraz Palomino, Isrrael 192

Gilroy Unified School District Community Service Guidelines

High school students in the Gilroy Unified School District are required to complete 80 hours of Community Service. Community Service Requirement BP6746.1(a) revised and adopted August 12, 2010.

1. In order to ensure acceptance of a student’s Community Service activity for credit students should:

a. Perform Community Service for a pre-approved nonprofit agency (see the list on the website).

b. Or, 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. Failure to perform community service for an approved agency carries the risk of being denied credit for time served.

2. Students must use the official GUSD School Community Service Time Sheet. Students’ timesheets must be signed by their parent or guardian.

3. All community service work must be completed outside of school hours.

4. Paid work will not be considered for Community Service hours.

5. Community Service activities will be approved only for work through a nonprofit community service organization. Hours may be done through a large corporation if the corporation is sponsoring the community service opportunity.

6. 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

7. Community Service credit will not be given for service performed for a parent or a relative.

8. Approved Community Service completed during weekends or vacation time will not exceed more than 8 hours per day.

9. Service hours will not be given for any high school club or team meeting.

10. Hours earned for after school or weekend training or planning sessions may count towards community service when the training results in actual volunteer service towards the community. (For example: serving on the Relay for Life Committee, etc.)

11. Service hours completed during the school year for youth camps (or similar service) will be limited to no more than 8 hours per day, and a total of 15 hours per camp. This includes service completed during winter and spring break.

12. Community Service credit will not be granted for recruitment, membership building or teaching about an organization or its beliefs, philosophy, or mission. For example, Community Service credit will be granted for volunteer work performed for a church providing childcare, directing recreational activities, helping feed or clothe those in need, or providing other community services, but credit will not be granted for teaching about religious beliefs or for organizing or participating in religious ceremonies.

13. The organization receiving service always has the option of not signing a time sheet if the student’s job performance is not satisfactory.

14. Students entering Gilroy Unified School District will have their Community Service Hours prorated at 20 hours per school year. To receive credit for hours worked at previous schools, the Community Service documents must be submitted, reviewed, and approve

Community Service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.  Community Service is defined as volunteer service for an approved nonprofit agency

 

Community Service Coordinator

If you would like to post information for your community service event, please contact Jami Reynolds at (669) 205-5482  with the following information: where, what, when, contact information, directions, etc. and event flier and link for students to sign-up.

Deadline for turning in your community service hours is Wednesday, May 1, 2019

  • Seniors must have 80 hours turned in before May 1, 2019 in order to participate in the Senior Trip and/or Graduation. 
  • Transfer students must complete 5 hours of community service per quarter enrolled as a GUSD high school student.
  • Athletics 2018-2019 - minimum required community service hours must be turned in to be cleared for athletics.