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SLOBs Partners with the following local philanthropies. Please note: SLOBs service hours can only be earned through volunteering with one of these supported philanthropic organizations.
Acterra provides hands-on habitat restoration projects at various sites in Santa Clara County. Volunteers will help replace invasive plants with native drought tolerant plants to improve the ecological health of our area.
For over 100 years, the American Cancer Society (ACS) has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer. Together with millions of our supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.tolerant plants to improve the ecological health of our area.
Animal Assisted Happiness enriches the lives of children and their families experiencing special needs, health or family challenges. As a non-profit organization, we provide barnyard friends to bring moments of happiness and smiles into their day.supporters worldwide, we help people stay well and get well, find cures, and fight back against cancer.tolerant plants to improve the ecological health of our area.
Our emphasis is on mentoring our younger buddies through math games and hands on activities in weekly sessions. We are students from local middle and high schools and our goal is to make math fun!
CCI is a non-profit organization that enhances the lives of people with disabilities by providing highly trained assistance dogs (free of charge) and ongoing support to ensure quality people/companion partnerships.
Canopy plants and cares for trees where people need them the most. Its mission is to grow urban tree canopy in midpeninsula communities for the benefit of all. Its vision is a day when every resident of the Midpeninsula can step outside to walk, play, and thrive under the shade of healthy trees.
For over 50 years, CSA has been providing vital social services for residents of Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. We understand that hardship can come at any time and knows no age limit. We provide a safety net so independence and self-sufficiency can be restored and maintained. Our clients may be a young, working poor family or an elderly person looking for companionship.
Build a strong, compassionate, and empathetic community by creating service and social justice opportunities for people to expand their understanding of local and global needs. With over 100 projects to choose from the week of September 30th - October 6th, you are sure to find an opportunity that is just right for you. Choose from a variety of opportunities including Habitat for Humanity Play House construction, Rise Against Hunger meal packing, Sole Hope shoe cutting and many more.
Located in Menlo Park, Crane Place is a multi-unit residence for extremely low to moderate income older adults and people with mobility impairments. Residents receive financial assistance from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Section 8 program.
EHP's mission is two-fold; to sustain our neighbors through immediate crisis and to help them regain stability and independence. EHP assists local families and individuals who are experiencing economic and personal hardship. EHP provides food, clothing, household essentials, support, and advocacy to our neighbors. EHP serves working families, seniors, people with limited incomes and those who have both emergency and on-going needs in East Palo Alto, Menlo Park and surrounding communities.
The Family Giving Tree fulfills the exact holiday wishes and provides backpacks filled with school supplies to those children with the most need in our communities while inspiring the values of kindness, philanthropy and volunteerism.
The Friends of the Mountain View Library is a non-profit organization that raises money to make our library an ever-better place to be. Volunteer opportunities include sorting donated materials, assisting with lobby shop sales, and helping with book sales.
Grassroots Ecology’s mission is to engage and educate the public to restore local ecosystems. We envision vibrant, healthy lands and human communities that support and sustain one another and are resilient and adaptable to a changing world.
Volunteers help Greentown Los Altos on projects that help educate and inspire the people of Los Altos and Los Altos Hills to take action that will make our communities more environmentally healthy and vibrant today and for future generations.
Help Kids Read
Help young kids in Mountain View and Los Altos have a place to come read with older volunteers.
The mission of Help One Child is to recruit, train and support those willing to provide a home or volunteer services to at-risk children. We are a non-profit, non-denominational, local outreach to at-risk children both in and out of the foster care system.
We are a joint program of Los Altos and Trinity United Methodist Churches to provide comfort and assistance to people in need in our community. Hope’s Corner provides a simple “continental style” breakfast and bag lunch on Saturday mornings between 8:00 am – 10:00 am. More than just food, Hope’s Corner provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere where people are able to relax, chat and build community.
The Humane Society of Silicon Valley has a mission of saving and enhancing the lives of both the two legged and the four legged! Through compassion and collaboration, we are building a communtiy in Silicon Valley where every pet has a home.
JDRF is leading the fight against type 1 diabetes (T1D) by funding research, advocating for policies that accelerate access to new therapies, and providing a support network for millions of people around the world impacted by T1D.
The Kick, Lead, and Dream (KLD) initiative was founded in 2007 to create a fun environment where motivated high school students (KLD Coaches) volunteer to become role models, to provide the at-risk/low income kids from the Mountain View and Sunnyvale public schools (KLD Campers) the opportunity to improve their soccer skills, learn valuable leadership qualities, and gain the confidence to dream BIG!
With more than 40 years of service and experience in successfully serving homeless families and individuals, LifeMoves is the largest and most effective nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness for families and individuals in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. Our successful and multi-faceted therapeutic service model combines clean, modern housing with intensive supportive services that promote dignity and respectfully motivate our clients to achieve autonomy.
Loaves and Fishes
The mission of Loaves & Fishes is to provide hot and nutritious prepared meals, delivered and served to feed hungry families, children, seniors, veterans, students, and disabled individuals in the Bay Area community.
The Los Altos Festival of Lights Parade celebrates the beginning of the Holiday Season in Downtown Los Altos the Sunday after Thanksgiving at 6:00. Originating in 1977, it is produced by the Los Altos Festival of Lights Association, a non-profit, all volunteer organization of community members. Funding is provided by donations and the sale of glow products on parade night. With the mission, “Bringing Our Community Together to Share the Warmth of the Holiday Season,” this event is for the whole family.
History inspires imagination, stimulates thought and transforms society. The Los Altos History Museum preserves and shares our local history to enrich our community and to shape a more informed future.
Friends of the Library of Los Altos is a non-profit, all-volunteer organization of book lovers and community members having a good time raising funds in support of the Los Altos Library collections, facilities and programs.
Los Altos Sub-Acute and Rehabilitation Center is dedicated to providing quality health to those in need. We strive to meet or exceed the expectations of those we serve, and our purpose is to provide our patients with positive rehabilitative therapy and exceptional nursing care. At our nursing home, the emphasis is on living. Half of residents are long-term care residents and half are transient rehab patients.
The Los Altos Village Association was founded in the early 60s by merchants and property owners to promote downtown businesses via advertising and special events. The over 160 LAVA members believe in a revitalized and energized downtown. LAVA is also involved in other aspects of downtown life. Our members participate in several committees that work to improve the downtown area, keep in touch with city affairs and the pulse of the community.
Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford was the vision of Lucile Salter Packard, our generous founding donor and visionary for children’s health. Her dream was simple: to nurture both the body and soul of every child. She believed in the power of nature as an important part of the healing process. She wanted kids to be treated like kids — not just patients. And she believed that caring for a child meant involving the whole family. Today, Stanford Children’s Health honors that vision through our dedication in delivering innovative services and unparalleled family-centered-care.Their vision is To heal humanity through science and compassion, one child and family at a time.
Tens of thousands of volunteers, donors and supporters advance the Make-A-Wish vision to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition. In the United States and its territories, on average, a wish is grated every 35 minutes. We believe a wish experience can be a game-changer. This one belief guides us and inspires us to grant wishes that change the lives of the kids we serve.
The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 4-18, or up to age 22 if still enrolled in high school, to enjoy the game of baseball along with the millions of other children who participate in this sport worldwide. Today, more than 30,000 children participate in more than 900 Challenger Divisions worldwide.
Reading Partners is a nationwide nonprofit organization that pairs volunteer tutors with K-5 students who struggle with literacy, helping them overcome their reading barriers. We welcome all volunteers 14+ years old, and no experience is required! We have sites all over the Bay Area with Bishop Elementary School and Mariano Castro Elementary School being the closest ones to Los Altos.
Even though the country is opening up, food security remains a major concern. Many families in the Bay Area continue to suffer the effects of COVID-19. Job losses, eviction, and poor health has made it increasingly challenging for families to make ends meet. STAND4 Ministry is committed to serving free groceries to those in need.
Sacred Heart’s core strategy is to provide essential services to individuals and families in need. It provides basic needs such as food, clothing, and housing assistance, while at the same time offering the tools for self-sufficiency, including employment assistance, family mentoring, and adult and youth education programs.
Sleeping Bags for the Homeless of the Bay Area provides an opportunity for members and parents to directly serve the homeless community in San Jose. Members meet at Father’s House International and sort supplies to bring to the encampments. Then we set out into the community to deliver these supplies and connect with them, offering some much needed supplies along with a smile and conversation. Volunteers are always encouraged to bring donations of sleeping bags, clothes/socks, toiletry kits, first aid kits and water.
Our goal is for every child to have the opportunity to play soccer. The VIP (Very Important Player) program provides a great soccer experience for children and adults whose physical or mental disabilities make it difficult to participate on mainstream teams. VIP teams can include individuals who are blind or visually impaired, or have limited mobility, autism, Down Syndrome or Cerebral Palsy.
We are dedicated to providing year-round sports training and competition on a variety of sports for individuals with intellectual disabilities by giving them opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy and participate with other Special Olympics athletes. Volunteers age 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult that has been volunteer approved.
Sunday Friends empowers families to break the generational cycle of poverty by fostering positive development in children while educating and guiding parents to support their children’s life success.
Founded almost 50 years ago, Villa Siena is a retirement community for seniors who desire to live in a community atmosphere. Our programs are designed to enhance the well-being of each resident while allowing them the freedom to maximize their independence.
Village Harvest is a nonprofit suburban harvesting cooperative in Santa Clara Valley that organizes and coordinates backyard fruit harvesting. Help pick fruit in local backyards that is given to Community Service Agency’s food pantry.
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