Get Involved PROGRAMS
Match your interests and skills to the needs of more than 200 local, national, or international organization. Various levels available, from first-time volunteer to passionate student leaders. Document your hours, earn the President's Award for Volunteer Service (optional). Get Involved to create social change!
Earn community service hours while serving and leading at local agencies and organizations to create community impact. Guidance and mentors will lead you to "Get Involved" and promote the mission and purpose of the organization. Application, interview, and training required.
Career Education & Networking:
Get Involved in your interest areas by finding out what people in your community do to find passion in work and life! Serve as part of the Career Month Student Leadership team, host and/or attend job-site visits, networking events, and informational interviews with dynamic local professionals.
LEAD SUMMER PROGRAM INTERNSHIP ((Deadline Extension!))
The Leader for Education, Advocacy, & Democracy (LEAD) Program is a summer youth-leadership program that empowers 9th-12th grade students to become champions for their communities and voices of their generation through a series of training on community organizing, professional preparedness, and leadership responsibilities. LEAD offers students a rewarding experience in summer internships at government elected offices or advocacy-based offices to gain hands-on professional experiences. LEAD program application fee ($250) and program fee ($750) contributes to the funding of program materials and field trips.
RUN 4 FUN COACHING - VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Who: High energy students who can coach in a sport and like to work with youth.
What: Run for Fun is an outdoor elementary after school program that focuses on fitness, sportsmanship and fun!
Addison Elementary- Mondays 2:45-3:45
Escondido Elementary- Monday 2:45-3:4
Walter Hays Elementary- Tuesday 2:55- 3:55
Duveneck Elementary-Tuesday 2:40-3:40
Nixon Elementary- Thursday 2:35-3:35
What We're Up to at
Get Involved Palo Alto
Winter 2015-16 Internship Orientation!
Photos taken by Adrienne Kwok
Students building a house in Nicaragua. Photo credit Michael C.
16 of 41 Developmental Assets Connected to Community Engagement
#7 Community Values Youth
#8 Youth as Resources
#9 Service to Others
#14 Adult Role Models
#17 Creative Activities
#18 Youth Programs
#21 Achievement Motivation
#27 Equality & Social Justice
#32 Planning & Decision Making
#33 Interpersonal Competence
#34 Cultural Competence
#37 Personal Power
#39 Sense of Purpose