The following agencies are already approved for service.  If you would like to complete your community service at a site not listed here, please contact the Dean of Faculty and Students for approval prior to service.  This listing is updated frequently so check in often to see new service agencies with which the school will work. (Last update:  September 5, 2019) 

Service with Children

After School All-Starts at Lowell Elementary School

Address:  625 South 7th Street, San Jose, CA  95112
Contact:  Adriana
Phone:  408-910-2459

Tutoring, enrichment, activities, volunteer after school on weekdays 4 – 6 pm

Big Brothers, Big Sisters

Buddy with a child looking for a role model


Boys and Girls Club – Levin Clubhouse

Address: 4955 Edenview Drive, San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: 408-224-7997

Boys and Girls Club – Smythe Clubhouse

Address: 2195 Cunningham Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122
Phone: 408-258-7227

Casa de Clara

Shelter for women and children; help with dinner preparation, arts and crafts activities and yard work.

Address: 318 N. 6th Street, San Jose, CA  95112
Contact: Sharon Keegan-Bernstein
Phone – 408-297-8330

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County

Address: 2625 Zanker Road ,San Jose, CA 95134
Phone: 408-325-5100
Service Opportunities –

Children’s Discovery Museum

Address: 108 Woz Way, San Jose, CA  95110
Phone: 408-298-5437 ext. 271

Foundation for Affordable Housing:Embrace Program

After school program, tutoring enrichment classes, assisting with classes.  Monday – Friday  3:30 pm – 5:00 pm.

Address: 2600 Corde Terrace Circle, San Jose, CA 95111
Contact: Mary Hines and Julie Nguyen
Phone: 408-289-1177

Grail Family Services

After school program for 1st– 3rd graders,  Monday – Thursday  3:30 – 5:00 pm

Contact: Dwaimy Rosas
Phone: 408-347-7892 ext. 306

Head Start of Santa Clara County

Assist with classes.

Address: 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131-2304
Contact: Lisa McClain
Phone: 408-453-6689

Use the volunteer website to find out more about the process and opportunities

Address: 974 Willow Street, San Jose, CA 95125
Phone: 408-380-8718

Play Flag Football

Assist with flag football teams.

Address: 89 Dillion Avenue, Suite B, Campbell, CA  95008
Contact: John Mora
Phone:  408-823-5555

Playworks at Lowell Elementary School

Sports activities, tutoring, assisting with after school program, leading outside activities with children.  Monday – Friday  3 – 5 pm.

Address: 625 S. 7th Street, San Jose, CA  95112
Contact: Aaron Lieberman
Phone: 408-535-6454

Plaza Maria

After school program 3 – 6 pm.

Address: 115 E. Reed Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Asha Theebaraj, Resident Service Coordinator
Phone: 408-293-8054

Project Cornerstone

A project which helps children feel more respected and valued

Phone: 408-351-6482

Project Linus

Make blankets for children and babies.

Address: 2724 Elkhorn Court, San Jose, CA 95125

Reading Partners

Reading with children.
After school Monday – Friday  3:30 – 4:35

Horace Mann School Reading Center
Address: 55 North Seventh Street Room 301, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Bethany Grove
Phone: 408-535-6237 ext. 301

Ronald McDonald House

Provide support to families;
Monday –Friday, 4 – 7 pm and Saturdays 9 am – noon or 10 am – 1 pm
Minimum age is 16 years old.

Address: 520 Sand Hill Road, Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-325-5113

San Jose Public Library, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Library Children’s Room

Be a reading buddy to a younger child or be a tutor in the homework center.  Fill out application at the library (parent or guardian signature is needed on the application)

Monday – Friday 3 – 6 pm, weekend dates also available.

Address: 55 North Seventh Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Nancy Buckles
Phone: 408-808-2183

The Tutoring Network

Tutor local elementary students in a variety of subjects


Walden West Outdoor Science School

Cabin leaders for science camp

Address: 15555 Sanborn Road  Saratoga, CA 95070-9707
Contact: Sherry Stack
Phone: 408-573-3050

Washington CORAL Program

Homework tutoring, games, physical activity, reading, tutoring, Monday – Friday  3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Address: 100 Oak Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Contact: Denny Hurtado
Phone: 408-283-6150 ext. 106

YWCA Childcare

Play with children

Address: 375 South Third Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Jenny Mann, Childcare Supervisor
Phone: 408-295-4011 ext. 237

YMCA Camp Campbell Outdoor Science School

Serve as a cabin leader at outdoor Science camp

Address: 16275 Highway 9, Boulder Creek, CA 95006
Phone: 831-328-2128


Atherton Court

See the website for a volunteer application and opportunities

Address:  38035 Martha Avenue, Fremont, CA  94536
Contact: Valerie Gobin
Phone: 510-797-4011

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Older Adult Services


Cedar Creek

Visit with the residents; there is a short orientation required prior to serving.

Address: 15245 National Avenue, Los Gatos, CA
Contact: Denise Mickel
Phone: 408-356-5636

Cypress Manor Residential Care

Visit with residents

Address: 167 Blake Avenue, Santa Clara, CA
Phone: 408-295-7545

Herman Health Care

Help someone recovering from surgery

Phone: 408-269-0701

Lincoln Glen Convalescent

Application, interview and orientation required.

Address: 2671 Plummer Avenue, San Jose, CA 95125
Contact: Jessenia Zepeda
Phone: 408-265-3222

Live Oak Adult Day Facility

Application required
Monday – Friday  9am – 3 pm

Address: 1147 Minnesota Avenue, San Jose,CA 95125
Contact: Marcus
Phone: 408-971-9363

Our Lady of Fatima Villa

Visit with the residents

Address: 20400 Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, Saratoga, CA 95070
Contact: Virginia Estrada
Phone: 408-741-2967

Regency Evergreen Valley

Looking for students who can play a musical instrument or sing in the early evening of weekdays and/or weekends.

Address: 4463 San Felipe Road, San Jose, CA 95135
Contact: Lorena Villanueva
Phone: 408-532-7677 ext. 229 or ext. 236

Senior Center of Morgan Hill

Volunteers needed for the Senior Lunch Program.

Contact: Bill Glass
Phone: 408-310-4244

Terraces of Los Gatos Convalescent Home

Visit with residents

Address: 800 Blossom Hill Road, Los Gatos, CA 95032
Phone: 408-356-1006

Valley Pines Retirement

Visit with residents

Address: 545 E. Main Street, Morgan Hill, CA 95037
Contact: Carolyn Heinan
Phone: 408-779-2855

Yu-Ai Kai

Visit with residents.

Address: 588 N. Fourth Street, San Jose, CA 95112
Contact: Julie Hubbard
Phone: 408-294-2505 ext. 12