Volunteer Opportunities and Resources

                                    Volunteer Opportunities at CRHS

There are many ways to volunteer out in the community. Below is a list of some  common volunteer locations.
Important: Students who wish to have their volunteer hours counted towards the President's Volunteer Service Award, a  national recognition for community service, need to submit all their hours before March 27, 2020. More details on the Service Award can be found below.

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 life-threatening illness. 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

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://www.mrcco.org/volunteer/

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

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

President's Volunteer Service Award
Given by the White House, students whom 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