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This page has resources for SJSU Community-engaged learners. This information includes when the project is happening, where it will be located, who is in charge, and how to sign up for a project.

This page is updated at the beginning of each semester, please check back to see updated information. Click the links below to view projects that start in that month.

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January

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

February

 

Second Harvest Food Bank Distribution

  • 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-4:30pm. Most help needed during first 2 hours. Shifts available.)
    • Tuesday, February 28
    • Tuesday, March 28
    • Tuesday, April 25
    • Tuesday, May 23
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None, Sign in upon arrival

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Community Leadership Program

  • Duties: Organize logistics (not content) for weekly workshops, coordinate 2 hours of kids activities each week.
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 3-5 per date
  • Location: McKinley Neighborhood Center, 651 Macredes Ave
  • Dates: (All run on Wednesday from 5:30pm-8pm.)
    • Wednesday, February 15
    • Wednesday, February 22
    • Wednesday, March 8
    • Wednesday, March 15
    • Wednesday, April 5
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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March

 

Gardner Elementary

Aztec Walkathon, Silent Auction, Carnival

  • Duties: Volunteer Management, Kids activities, community outreach and building
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 15-20
  • Location: 502 Illinois Avenue, San Jose
  • Dates: Saturday, March 11
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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April

 

Bestor Park Spring Festival

  • Duties: Volunteer Management, Kids activities, community outreach and building
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 15-20
  • Location: Bestor Park
  • Dates: Tentatively Saturday, April 15
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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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 8
  • 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 between 9am and 1pm) Saturday, April 8
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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E. Santa Clara Street Business Association

Take it to the Street Block Party!

  • 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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Great American Litter Pick Up

  • Duties: Help set up, process and motivate volunteers, monitor safety
  • # of Volunteers Needed: 100
  • Location: Guadalupe River Park
  • Dates: (Register at 8:30am) Saturday, April 22
  • Contact: elizabeth@cucsj.org, 408-490-0708
  • Requirements: None.

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May

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 August

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

students and a facilitator are looking at a tomato plant

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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To see some of these projects in action, visit www.flickr.com/cucsj