Frequently asked questions
When do I need to complete my volunteer hours by?
Our SLOBs Calendar year runs from August 1st - July 31st. All volunteer hours need to be completed by July 31st. Remember, if you missed more than 1 meeting you must make up the absence by working 2 extra service hours.
I just filled out my membership form and wasn't directed to the Los Altos Community Foundation (LACF) to pay my dues, what do I do?
If you CLICK HERE this will take you directly to LACF Payment screen to pay the $75 per member dues.
What is included in my membership?
The cost of membership goes toward:
I just signed up - How will I get my SLOBs T-shirt?
T-shirts are distributed at our meetings. All new members and all returning members (needing a new size) will receive a T-shirt. Parents can purchase additional T-shirts at the meetings for $10.00 each.
I am interested in a Board Position - what next?
Volunteering to serve on the board is a way to gain leadership experience and get more involved with SLOBs.
How do I log meeting attendance and volunteer hours?
Both volunteer hours and your meeting attendance are logged using Track It Forward. For instructions on how to do it, click on the Volunteer Tab on the menu and then on the Volunteer Instructions page which will answer your question.
Does the SLOBs Executive Board need additional help?
Yes, absolutely! SLOBs is run by parent and member volunteers. Our nomination commitee gathers in early January and helps select an Executive Board made up of active members and their parents that would like to take on more responsibilty. The Executive Board members work hard to keep the organzation run smoothly.
What is MVLA Service League of Boys?
Founded in 2013, the Mountain View/Los Altos Service League of Boys (SLOBs) mission is for parents and sons to initiate and promote educational and charitable endeavors that foster community responsibility as well as strengthen their parent-son relationship.
Can I volunteer at a non-supported SLOBs philanthropy and still get credit?
No. As long as it's a SLOBs supported philanthropy, we honor the hours. If you volunteer at an organization that is not supported by SLOBs the hours will not go towards your yearly requirement.
When can I sign up for SLOBs?
Our annual membership enrollment period is from August 1st - September 30th. The SLOBs year is defined between the time period of August 1st and July 31st.
Can I volunteer at a SLOBs supported philanthropy at a time not listed on the calendar?
Yes. Members will get credit for any volunteer hours earned by volunteering at SLOBs approved philanthropic organizations, even if not listed on the calendar.
How will Covid affect SLOBs?
Our Executive Board is in the process of figuring out the best way to move forward during this time. We are planning on having SLOBs meetings (perhaps via zoom in some sort of way). We do plan to still have many volunteering opportunities, however, some will look different depending on our individual philanthropies. Our hope is to be able to provide many additional opportunities for our members to do from home as well. We appreciate your patience during this time.