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Community Service Opportunities
for KIDS and FAMILIES!

Looking for a way to get your kids involved in community service?
Check out these opportunities

"Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve." 
-Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

Ongoing Community Service Opportunities

Acterra - An environmental non-profit serving the Silicon Valley. We provide people with tangible, hands-on activities they can do to improve the environment. All of our work is solution-oriented. We offer several thousand volunteer opportunities each year for adults and youth. Because people get excited by different things, we offer a broad range of programs, from habitat restoration to carbon reduction and more. As importantly, we teach people how to become effective environmental change agents in their communities, neighborhoods, workplaces and schools.

Haven House/InnVision Shelter Network
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A nonprofit dedicated to ending homelessness on the Peninsula. We depend on the generous time and talent of our  community to help homeless families and individuals return to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Click here to find a variety of ways you can engage with IVSN to support our mission. For more info, contact Lynnelle Bilsey at lbilsey@ivsn.org

Riley's Place
 -  Our Youth Volunteer Program offers kids aged 8 through 15, wonderful and meaningful opportunities to volunteer.  Children gain hands-on experience and learn how to feed, exercise, groom, pet, socialize and care for all our animals, most of which were rescued. At Riley's Place, youth are very involved, have a whole lot of fun, and take pride in being the touchstone of our organization. For more information, contact Renette Rambeau at renhaugh@comcast.net.
 
My New Red Shoes - Stop by with your friends or family to help us out in our office, sew a gift bag or sort shoes! We offer on-site volunteer opportunities the second and fourth Tuesday of every month from 4pm-5:30pm.  Tasks will vary based on our specific needs at the time.  Private group volunteer opportunities available, too. For more info, contact Becca Moos.
 
Lytton Gardens - Whether you want to volunteer on your own or with a group, we can help you use your time and talents to enrich the lives of our seniors. Volunteers bring friendship, intellectual stimulation, and entertainment to the residents of Lytton Gardens. For more info, contact volunteer@lyttongardens.org.
 
Ecumenical Hunger Program - our 35 year old, private, non-profit, community-based organization located in East Palo Alto provides emergency food, clothing, case management, and household essentials to families in need in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, and Palo Alto. We have a range of jobs including packing food boxes, interviewing clients, sorting food and clothing, and data entry.  For more info, contact Melanie Jones-Carter.
 
 

Questions? Know other service opportunities? Contact Kari Riedel
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