Volunteer Opportunities and Resources

Volunteer Opportunities at CRHS


Community Service Sheet

Additional copies in our classrooms

All proposed service projects should be preapproved by the Supervising Teacher. Failure to get a pre-approval signature may result in the denial of CS hours after-the-fact. It is not acceptable to perform service hours without adult supervision or a supervisor’s signature. 

  • Service must benefit the community at large or a portion of the community. 
  • Service must be for a non-profit organization or charitable event. 
  • Service must not place the student in an unsafe or dangerous environment. 
  • Service must be on the student's own time, not taken from school academic time. 
  • Service may not include fundraising that does not have a clearly defined goal for how the money will be used. 
  • Service must be voluntary: i.e. no salary, no wages, no financial remuneration, no school credit, and not because of a criminal infraction

Local Volunteer Opportunities 

Teen Kitchen Project 

Call and ask for Yesenia at 831-261-0706 if you would like more info!

Our teen program offers an excellent opportunity for growth & team building while developing valuable hands-on skills. Together we will prepare meals that are delivered to those in our community who are living with a life-threatening illnesses. People receiving the meals benefit from the support and love provided by nutritious meals you prepare. 

We have two kitchens: 

SOQUEL: 2901 Research Park Drive, Unit A, Soquel

WATSONVILLE: 412 East Riverside Drive, Watsonville

Youth Volunteer Opportunities 

Sundays 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. OR 2:00- 6:00 p.m. In SOQUEL

Mondays 3:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m. in SOQUEL

Tuesdays 3:30 p.m.- 7:00 p.m.  in SOQUEL

Wednesdays 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in WATSONVILLE

Teens can join our program throughout the year.

If you are new, you will be asked to get your Food Handlers Card before you start in the kitchen.  This is an online course you can take at home.  Print the card and bring to kitchen on your first day.

Register for our teen program HERE .  

We will send a welcome letter with more information on getting started within one week of your application.

Forms for Youth Volunteers (ages 13-19 years):

Emergency Medical Release Form

Semperviron Outdoor Science School (Cabin Leaders)

Outdoor Science School (Cabin Leaders)

Scotts Valley Senior Center Call 831-438-8666 and ask to speak to Darshanna Croskey. Tell her Kay Mendoza sent you

Valley Churches United Call (831) 336-8258 to see about current opportunities to volunteer

Mountain Community Resource Center https://communitybridges.org/volunteer/

Santa Cruz Volunteer Center Huge Listing of Opportunities https://scvolunteercenter.org/volunteer/

Camp Krem  https://campingunlimited.org/volunteer-opportunities/

Walnut Avenue Family & Women's Center (13+) - Early Childhood Education Program
Notes: You need to stop into their office to pick up a parental consent form and instructions on the application process for minors. The volunteer positions open to minors are in our Early Childhood Education (ECE) program. Minors do not attend the general volunteer orientation.

President's Volunteer Service Award

Given by the White House, students who complete a specific number of volunteer hours during a year can be recognized for this award. The period of when hours are counted is April to March and it is the students' responsibility to submit their hours before the March deadline.

Required Hours

Below is a listing of the required amount of hours for each award, keep in mind that depending on the students age (in March), this has a huge factor in how many hours are required:
Hours Required to Earn Awards in Each Age Group
Age GroupBronzeSilverGold
Teens (11–15)50–74 hours75–99 hours100+ hours
Young Adults (16–25)100–174 hours175–249 hours250+ hours