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Looking for a service learning opportunity? Check what’s available below, you might find a fit!

Each project provides specifics. Page is updated regularly, so check in once in a while!

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January

Prepare early! Start filling out your interest forms now. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
 

 

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SJSU Mentors

  • Duties: Mentor elementary students in class by helping with group work, one-on-one tutoring, or other duties as requested by teacher.
  • # of Volunteers Needed: approximately 20
  • Location: Grant Elementary (470 E. Jackson St.)
  • Dates: Customized schedule approved by teacher
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: TB Test within 60 days of fingerprinting, cleared fingerprints via SJUSD

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February

 

Second Harvest Food Bank Distribution @ Spartan Keyes

  • Duties: Sort, distribute monthly food packages to families in need
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 20 for each date
  • Location: Spartan Keyes Center, 570 Keyes St, San Jose,
  • Dates: (All run from 1:15pm-4:45pm. Most help needed during first 2 hours. Shifts available.)
    • Tuesday, February 27
    • Tuesday, March 27
    • Tuesday, April 24
    • Tuesday, May 22
    • 4th Tuesday of every month, every semester.
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None, Sign in upon arrival

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Growing Sustainably (Internship)

  • Responsibilities: Gain hands-on experience designing lessons, teaching youth, working in a community garden and building healthy neighborhoods.
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 3-5
  • Locations: Elementary schools in Downtown San Jose including McKinley Elementary and Horace Mann
  • Commitment of one semester required
  • For qualifications and more details, contact: nancy@cucsj.org

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Super Intern Team

  • Duties: Skill based assignments, team assignments, event logistics and management.
  • # volunteers: 7-10
  • Location: CommUniverCity Headquarters, 651 Macredes Ave, San Jose
  • Dates: Ongoing, renewing each semester
  • Requirements: Reasonable schedule availability

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D3 Decides Participatory Budgeting Team

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March

 

Gardner Elementary

Aztec Walkathon, Silent Auction, Carnival

  • Duties: Volunteer Management, Crafts, Entertainment, Set up, counting / monitoring laps around the field, water station monitor,
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 15-20
  • Location: 502 Illinois Avenue, San Jose
  • Dates: Saturday, March 24, Shifts from 7:30am – 4:30pm
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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Backesto Park Partner Beautification

  • Duties: Plant, Paint, and Picnic!
  • # Volunteers Needed: 15-20
  • Location: Downtown Enrichment (Empire and 14th Street)
  • DateSaturday, March, 10
  • Requirement: None
  • Contactelizabeth@cucsj.org408-490-0708

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Spartan Keyes Egg Hunt

  • Duties: Volunteer Management, Kids activities, community outreach and building
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 15-20
  • Location: Bestor Park, S. 6th Street & Bestor Street
  • Dates: Tentatively Saturday, March 31
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: Great energy!

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Volunteer with the Space Spartans – UPDATED

  • Duties: Lead coloring table, help with setup and cleanup, assist with other projects as needed
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 5
  • Location:Empire Gardens Elementary School,  1060 E Empire St, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Date: March 23rd from 3:15 – 6:00 pm
  • Contact: paula@cucsj.org, (408)607-8375
  • Requirements: None

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Selma Olinder Elementary School

  • Duties: Help set up, direct SJSU students to activity area, and help clean up
  • # of Volunteers Needed: TBD
  • Location: Olinder Elementary
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: justine@cucsj.org – 408-490-1595
  • Requirements: Background check & TB test preferred but not required (event is at Olinder).

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April

 

 Engineering In Action

  • Duties: Evaluate engineering students and lessons
  • # volunteers needed: 2-4 per date
  • Location and Dates (after school hours):
    • Thursday, April 5, Third Street Community Center
    • Friday, April 6, Lowell Elementary School
    • Friday, April 13, McKinley Elementary School
    • Friday, April 20, Horace Mann Elementary
    • Friday, April 27 Olinder Elementary
  • Requirements: Engineering background preferred but not necessary
  • Contactpaula@cucsj.org

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Spring Festival @ O’Donnell Gardens Park

  • Duties: Plan and execute children’s activities related to Earth Day and sustainability.
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 10+
  • Location: O’Donnell Gardens Park (6th Street and William Street, 2 blocks from campus)
  • Dates: (Shifts available between 9am and 1pm) Saturday, April 7
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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Admitted Spartan Day @ SJSU

  • Duties: Volunteer Recruitment
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 3-5
  • Location: SJSU
  • Dates: (Shifts available) Saturday, April 14, 6:30am – 2:00pm
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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E. Santa Clara Street Business Association

  • Duties: Volunteer and Vendor Management, Set up, break down
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 20-30
  • Location: East Santa Clara Street Corridor
  • Dates: (Shifts available between 9am and 6pm) Saturday, April 8
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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Friends of Five Wounds Trail Beautification

  • Duties: Help set up, process and motivate volunteers, monitor safety
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 100
  • Location: CommUniverCity Headquarters, 651 Macredes Ave or O’Donnell Garden Park S. 6th Street and William Street
  • Dates: (Register at 8:30am) Saturday, April 22
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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Celebrating Partnerships

  • Duties: Host registration table, crowd management, secure raffle prizes, set up, tear down
  • # Volunteers Needed: 7-12
  • Location: Roosevelt Community Center, 901 E. Santa Clara Street
  • DateWednesday, April 25, 4pm-8pm
  • Contactelizabeth@cucsj.org
  • Requirements: None

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Money Matters

  • Duties: Lead coloring table, help with setup and cleanup, assist with other projects as needed. Money Matters teaches youth and adults about money management, credit, retirement and much more!
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 6
  • Location: Lowell Elementary School, 625 S 7th St, San Jose, CA 95112
  • Dates:  Friday, April 27; Shift from 3:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Contactpaula@cucsj.org
  • Requirements: None

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Partner Opportunity: Bike Inventory with City of San Jose DOT

  • Duties: Assist CSJ DOT with bike inventory in these areas.
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 10+
  • Location: Various throughout San Jose
  • Dates:  April 3, 4, 5, 10,11, 12, 17, 18, 19 (all from 3:45pm – 6pm)
  • Contact: nick.danty@sanjoseca.gov
  • Requirements: Contact Nick Danty 408-975-3706

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May

 

 Writing Partners

  • Duties: Crowd Management of 5th graders on a trip to SJSU, Campus Tour Chaperone, Time Keeper
  • # Volunteers Needed: 3-5 per date
  • Location: San Jose State University
  • Dates:
    • Wednesday, May 16
    • ThursdayMay 17
    • TuesdayWednesday, May 22
  • Contactelizabeth@cucsj.org
  • Requirements: Lots of energy!

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Fall Semester

 

 August

Prepare early! Start filling out your interest forms now. Don’t wait until it’s too late.
 

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Growing Sustainably (Internship)

  • Responsibilities: Gain hands-on experience designing lessons, teaching youth, working in a community garden and building healthy neighborhoods.
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 5
  • Locations: Elementary schools in Downtown San Jose including McKinley Elementary, Empire Gardens, Horace Mann, and more
  • Commitment of one semester required
  • For qualifications and more details, view the flyer or contact: TBD
  • To Apply, send your resume and cover letter to TBD with the subject title “Growing Sustainably Application” by October 12

Applications due OCTOBER 12

September

 

Volunteers at the CUCSJ table

Luna Park Chalk Art Festival

  • Duties: Help set up, monitor prize wheel, speak to community about upcoming events, give out flyers, break down table/booth
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 3-5
  • Location: Luna Park
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: TBD

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Viva Calle San Jose

  • Duties: Help set up, monitor prize wheel, speak to community about upcoming events, give out flyers, break down table/booth
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 3-5
  • Location: TBD
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: TBD

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Survey Day (Community Planning)

  • Duties: Asking community members to take a written survey, reporting information
  • # of Volunteers Needed: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: TBD
  • Requirements: Walking distances of 2 to 4 blocks

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October

 

College Day

  • Duties: Create an interactive presentation about your college story using powerpoint or props, be prepared for questions from children, connect with your assigned teacher and
  • # of Volunteers Needed: As many as possible!
  • Locations: Various schools in Santa Clara County
  • Date: October 19, 2018
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: Enthusiasm!

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Safe & Green Halloween

  • Duties: Help set up booths, tables, Face-painting, Sustainable costume-making, monitor prize wheels, accompany costume parade, help clean up
  • # of Volunteers Needed: TBD
  • Location: McKinley Elementary School
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: TBD
  • Requirements: Fingerprinting (for some students, check with instructor or project coordinator), TBD

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November

 

Engineering in Action

  • Duties: Evaluate student presentations based on rubric, take photographs, speak to children to test their understanding of concepts
  • # of Volunteers Needed: TBD
  • Location: Various Elementary and Middle Schools in Downtown San Jose
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: TBD
  • Requirements: TBD

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December

 

Engineering in Action: Tech Expo

  • Duties: Evaluate student presentations based on rubric, take photographs, speak to children to test their understanding of concepts
  • # of Volunteers Needed: TBD
  • Location: San Jose High School
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: TBD
  • Requirements: TBD

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Community Planning Open House

  • Duties: Help set up, ask SJSU students and residents to take short surveys, help clean up
  • # of Volunteers Needed: TBD
  • Location: TBD
  • Dates: TBD
  • Contact: TBD
  • Requirements: TBD

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