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Community Service Information

Deadline for turning in your community service hours is

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

  • Seniors must have 80 hours turned in before May 1, 2018 in order to participate in the Senior Trip and/or Graduation. 
  • Transfer students must complete 5 hours of community service per quarter enrolled as a GUSD high school student.
  • Athletics 2018-2019 - minimum required community service hours must be turned in to be cleared for athletics.
2018-2019 Minimum Required Hours Needed
Class of: Fall Sports Winter Sports Spring Sports, Student Activities May 1, 2019
2019 60 60 70 80
2020 40 40 50 60
2021 20 20 30 40
2022   5 10 20

Top 10 Community Service Hours


as of 3/30/18              
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade
Cavagnaro, Hayley 270 Ayala, Aphrodite 548.2 Arellano Reyes, Christopher 347.5 Cates, Erika 438
Cordich, Isabella 200 Rubio, Gimena 255 Martinez, Raymond 263 Reimer, Jenna 369.9
Gomez, Destiny 166 Walters, Katelyn 205.5 Kleder-Barnes, Joseph 262 Felix, Alexander 320
Lazaro, Kaitlynn 162 AguilarLuna, Eric 171 Brinkman, Maggie 261 ArteagaMunguia, Yoneida 316
Jaimes, Anthony 160 Bozzo, Olivia 166 Baxter, Rebecka 251.5 DelgadoGonzalez, Ellie 314.2
Martinez, Sophia 159.5 Pickford, Elizabeth 153 Carvalho, Kaitlyn 223.2 Gallagher, Rachael 295.2
Mendez, Gizella 159 Ceballos, Macale 150 Baxter, William 209.5 Jaimes, Amy 225.5
Alger, Hayley 93 Torres, Alexander 128.9 Plaza, Andrew 205 Padilla, Elissa 225.5
Lorenz, Jacquelyn 78.5 Flores, Destiny 125.5 Meraz Palomino, Isrrael 192 Urenda Najar, Nancy 220.7
Rocha, Grant 77.5 HernandezMejia, Rosa 124 Oshiro, Zeferino 190 Thompson, Adam 215.5

Upcoming Opportunities!

Bookroom Volunteers needed - see Toi in the bookroom before or after school 


Athletic Department needs your help (CLICK ON LINK TO SIGN UP TO HELP)

Swimming Timers -


If you'd like to help out assisting officials at the upcoming track meets, this is a great opportunity for community service. Come for any part of the meet.


Dates are:

Thurs April 19th 3pm - 7pm

Thurs April 26th 3pm - 7pm


Please let Ms. Lee know via email or you can find her in C15 or BE-01.

Uvas creek on Saturday, April 28, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to noon.  All students and their families are welcome to attend.  Children middle school age and younger need to be accompanied by an adult.  I have attached the flyer and the two liability waivers which need to be signed by the parents and turned in at the event. English and Spanish versions are supplied. 

Uvas Creek Cleanup April2018.pdf




Relay for Life event is 5/19-5/20 and we would love some volunteers. Our biggest need is cleanup on Sunday (5/20) from 10am-1pm.

Greetings from Wheeler Manor Senior Apartments!      


On Saturday, April 21 we will be having a dog wash day for the pets of our residents who live at Wheeler Manor Senior Apartments. We are recruiting volunteers to help with the following tasks:





Salon assistants (keeping shampoo and towels stocked, filling bath tubs, etc)



In addition to the free dog baths and grooming sessions, we will have vet students offering important health and nutrition information as well as providing basic exams.


Volunteers may serve in 4 hour shifts between 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Let me know if you need further information. I would appreciate the opportunity to speak with you in more detail about this wonderful opportunity.


Liz Paredes Bahnsen | Resident Services Coordinator
Monticelli Apartments, Sycamore Glen, Wheeler Manor

841 Monticelli Drive, Gilroy, CA 95020
510-303-2243 cell |

The (Veterans of Foreign War) VFW Post 6309 hosts bingo EVERY Friday at the Veterans Hall, 74 W. 6th Street and they could use help in the snack bar. They usually need 2 people – one to hand out food (hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, etc.) and another to make change for people. The cook and other VFW guys running bingo will be there to guide and help them. They need two people this Friday from 4-7pm. The VFW, as a registered non-profit, can sign off on community service hours. Anyone interested can call Gabe Perez at 408-710-3482.

Gilroy Gator Swim Team is looking for volunteers to help at their hosted meet April 20th-April 22nd at Morgan Hill Aquatics Center

Help with supervising the warm-up pool, hospitality, timing and more while getting a great view of the first Long Course USA Swim Meet of the season.

Volunteer Hours available anytime during the following times:

Friday, April 20th from 3pm-8pm

Saturday, April 21st from 6am-4pm

Sunday, April 22nd from 6am-4pm

Contact Coach Cece with your availability at or text 408-665-9598

We are a non-profit organization,

Gilroy High students will receive community service hours.  Ciel (Create Inspire Enrich Learn) will have many fun opportunities for volunteers throughout the new upcoming year.


Please take a look at our website:


Volunteer Positions Available:
We are looking for tutors who enjoy working with students at the 3rd Grade to 12th Grade levels.

Flexible schedule is offered.
We are open Mon. Wed. and Thurs. 5pm-8pm and will add more available hours this summer.
You choose the days and times to fit your personal schedule.

Volunteer posting for Peer Tutoring Program.pdf


New online volunteer registration page for Santa Clara County Parks & Recreation:


Now volunteers will be able to find, propose, and sign up for volunteer opportunities online, sign release forms online, and track their hours.


Here are a few of the hot opportunities we have going on (click to go directly to sign up page):


Every Saturday and Sunday Weeding Parties


 April 15th, & May 20th South Bay Fishing in the City


April 2nd – June 2nd Park Beautification Days


May 4th & 5th - Spring Celebration


May 19th – National River Cleanup Day



We are currently seeking enthusiastic volunteers from all walks of life to join our St. Louise Regional Hospital Team.

No skills required - we will train you! Current Volunteer Opportunities are:

 Patient Services/ Information Desk

 Gift Shop

 Infant Hearing Screening

 Sewing Club

 Department Assistance as needed

 Emergency Department

 Laboratory

 Diagnostic Imaging

 And more Requirements: Applicants must be 15 years of age. Background check and immunization requirements apply.

For more information, please contact Amber Dutra at 408.848.4919 or

2017-2018 Hours Needed


  # of Hours Completed by:
Class of  August 3, 2017 (Fall Sports) Oct.2, 2017 (Winter Sports) Jan. 8, 2018 (Spring Sports, Student Activities) May 1, 2018
2018 60 60 70 80
2019 40 40 50 60
2020 20 20 30 40
2021   5 10 20

Gilroy Unified School District Community Service Guidelines

Beginning with the graduating class of 2014, high school students in the Gilroy Unified School District are required to complete 80 hours of Community Service. Community Service Requirement BP6746.1(a) revised and adopted August 12, 2010


1. In order to ensure acceptance of a student’s Community Service activity for credit students should:

a. Perform Community Service for a pre-approved nonprofit agency (see the list on the website).

b. Or, for an agency not on the pre-approved list, obtain prior approval from the Community Service Coordinator. Turn in a request for Community Service approval form TWO weeks prior to the activity. Failure to perform community service for an approved agency carries the risk of being denied credit for time served.

2. Students must use the official GUSD School Community Service Time Sheet. Students’ timesheets must be signed by their parent or guardian.

3. All community service work must be completed outside of school hours.

4. Paid work will not be considered for Community Service hours.

5. Community Service activities will be approved only for work through a nonprofit community service organization. Hours may be done through a large corporation if the corporation is sponsoring the community service opportunity.

6. In order to graduate, all GUSD students will fulfill a minimum of 80 hours of Community Service, no later than May 1 of their senior year. Students must earn ten hours in at least two of the following categories: Senior Citizens Young Children Disabled Citizens School Related The Environment The Homeless Literacy Animal Care Promoting Health and Physical Fitness Promoting the Arts and Culture

7. Community Service credit will not be given for service performed for a parent or a relative.

8. Approved Community Service completed during weekends or vacation time will not exceed more than 8 hours per day.

9. Service hours will not be given for any high school club or team meeting.

10. Hours earned for after school or weekend training or planning sessions may count towards community service when the training results in actual volunteer service towards the community. (For example: serving on the Relay for Life Committee, etc.)

11. Service hours completed during the school year for youth camps (or similar service) will be limited to no more than 8 hours per day, and a total of 15 hours per camp. This includes service completed during winter and spring break.

12. Community Service credit will not be granted for recruitment, membership building or teaching about an organization or its beliefs, philosophy, or mission. For example, Community Service credit will be granted for volunteer work performed for a church providing childcare, directing recreational activities, helping feed or clothe those in need, or providing other community services, but credit will not be granted for teaching about religious beliefs or for organizing or participating in religious ceremonies.

13. The organization receiving service always has the option of not signing a time sheet if the student’s job performance is not satisfactory.

14. Students entering Gilroy Unified School District will have their Community Service Hours prorated at 20 hours per school year. To receive credit for hours worked at previous schools, the Community Service documents must be submitted, reviewed, and approve


Community Service is a service that is performed for the benefit of the public or its institutions.  


Community Service is defined as volunteer service for an approved nonprofit agency

Ongoing Events

The Gilroy Center for the Arts 
7341 Monterey Street
often has community service opportunities
Stop by the College & Career Center and Talk to Dia Hoshida!

Gilroy Gardens

Opportunities Available year round!


Eva Trenberth 408-840-7140 



An all year activity with a multi-year commitment. For more information, contact 846-0460


Strorm Drain Stenciling

A great group activity that can be done all year round depending on the weather. For more information, contact 846-0460


Gilroy Demonstration Garden--7360 Eigleberry

Winter Hours: Wed and Fri 2-5pm and Sat 8:30-Noon. Tools and Gloves provided! All VOLUNTEERS are welcome and appreciated! More info:


Cuddly Critters, Hollister, CA

 Contact: Sue Foster 831-637-1336

Cleaning animal pens, changing bedding, scrubbing food bowls


Perfect Fit Equine Rescue

a rescue organization that gives new homes to unwanted/neglected horses

Contact: Laura 408-843-6382.


Town Cats

Morgan Hill

Weekly in the afternoons and evenings

Weekends 8-1/5-7  


Hours Updates

School Loop hours are not accurate.  Please check Aeries.  

Community Service Coordinator

If you would like to post information for your community service event,

please contact Jami Reynolds at (408) 843-4615 or email

with the following information  (where, what, when, contact information, directions, etc..) or the link for students to sign up.

Senior Class of 2018


  • All Students in the Senior class of 2018 must have 70 hours completed by January 15, 2018 in order to participate in spring semester extra-curricular activities (includes Prom).

  • Seniors must also have 80 hours completed by May 1, 2018 in order to participate in the Senior Trip and/or Graduation.  

  • Transfer students must complete 5 hours of community service per quarter enrolled as a GUSD high school student.

  • It is always an excellent idea to make a copy of your hours for your own records before you turn them in.

Junior Class of 2019


  • All Students in the Junior class of 2019 must have 50 hours completed by January 15, 2018 in order to participate in spring semester extra-curricular activities (including Prom). 

  • Transfer students must complete 5 hours of community service per quarter enrolled as a GUSD high school student.

Running Total

Class of 2019 622 Hours
Class of 2018 2,996 Hours
Class of 2017 6,069 Hours
Class of 2016 21,436 Hours
Class of 2015 23,877 Hours
Class of 2014 27,457 Hours

 Grand Total: 82,457 Hours

as of 3-11-16

Hall of Fame

Hours   Name    Class of

749 Heffington Kyle 2014

672 Francisca Urias 2015

667 Erica Perez 2015

598 Victoria Rodriguez 2015

580 Johnson Bianca 2014

414 Villarreal Nicholas 2014

384 Carissa Jackson 2015

304 Alvarez Marisa 2014

279 Katrina Carter 2015

242 Marissa Mayorga 2015

233 Elizabeth Corral Lustre 2015

233 BecerraCanales Blanca 2014

225 Garcia Michael 2014

223 Loo Zachary 2014

222 Ariana Ornelas 2015

212 Michael Lasquete 2015

207 Ashley Bonesio 2015

201 DeAngelo Kamber 2015

200 Gabriela Martinez 2015

200 Marquez Mendoza Maria 2014

195 Sinaih Martinez 2015

195 Olmos Victor 2014

191 Buford Jacklyn 2014

185 Elizabeth Ayala Arredondo 2015

185 Leticia Ochoa 2015

180 Victor Daza 2015

174 Kachakji Bryan 2014

171 Brenna Keeler 2015

171 Magana Andrea 2014

169 Barrera Maribel 2014

167 Jesus OchoaVargas 2015

166 Gutierrez Miguel 2014

164 Ortega Felicia 2014

163 Fox Paul 2014

163 Pipkin Courtney 2014

162 Ana Carrillo 2015

161 MariaGuadalupe Lopez 2015

161 Devin Nguyen 2015

160 Darius AlexanderJones 2015