Engaged Learning Opportunities

  • Below is a list of our on and off-campus opportunities to volunteer.
  • Election related opportunities are at the bottom of this page under "Elections" section.
  • This list will be updated periodically
  • See an organization missing? Let us know at vidaofficestaff@gmail.com

West Valley Community Services

Program Description: West Valley Community Services unites the community to fight hunger and homelessness. Volunteer opportunities include administration support, help with the food market, front desk support, and online outreach.

Contact Information: johna@westvalleycommunityservices.org

Grassroots Ecology

Program Description: Grassroots Ecology engages and educates the public to restore local ecosystems. Volunteer opportunities include community-based habitat restoration and the Youth Stewards program, a cohort of community college environmentalists.

Contact Information: 

Website: grassrootsecology.org

Contact: Valerie Lee, Community Engagement Manager, valerie@grassrootsecology.org

Sacred Heart Race, Equity, and Community Safety Committee

Program Description: Our mission is to reshape community safety through inclusion, rather than exclusion, to advocate for alternatives and policy changes to the police state by organizing for racial justice, to strengthen connections and resources and to create a community where everyone feels safe and accountability is ensured. Volunteer opportunities include helping facilitate listening sessions (with guidance/ instructions), research, and assisting with meetings with city government.

Contact Information: (408)-219-4415

National Equal Justice Association

Program Description: National Equal Justice Association (NEJA) is an all volunteer, 501(c)(3), non-profit association which supports grassroots, self-help, community groups of poor and minority workers struggling for social, environmental and equal justice. Volunteer opportunities include community organizing, helping produce, design, or write the newsletter, and networking with other organizations.

Contact Information: Phone: 415-552-5833, Email: neja1981@att.net

Website: nationalequaljusticeassociation.com

Sacred Heart Housing Action Committee

Program Description: Sacred Heart Housing Action Committee was started years ago to build quality and affordable housing so everyone has an opportunity to live and thrive in Santa Clara County. We have been successful in getting the city to develop funds for affordable housing and homelessness prevention. Now we are working on expanding getting free legal representation for people facing eviction! Volunteer opportunities include social media marketing, phone banking, planning orientations, and participating in general meetings.

Contact Information: Email: Tranh@sacredheartcs.org, Phone: 669-226-1405, Instagram: @SHHAC_Justice

Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education

Program Description: Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education restores California native habitat to 40 acres & educates the public about nature. Volunteer opportunities include large scale gardening, education opportunities, and restoring native habitat.

Contact Information: Email: ulistac@gmail.com, Website: ulistac.org

Sacred Heart Community Service- Volunteer Office

Program Description: Our mission is to build a community free from poverty by creating hope, opportunity, and action. We provide essential services, work together to improve our lives, organize for justice, and inspire our community to love, serve, and share. Volunteer opportunities include working at the food pantry, clothes closet, or front desk, or doing administrative tasks.

Contact Information: Phone: 408-278-2171, Email: volunteers@sacredheartcs.org

Santa Clara County Single Payer Healthcare Coalition

Program Description: Join us to make Single Payer a reality, and bring healthcare to all! Volunteer opportunities include tabling and outreach to family and friends or at events. This can be done on the De Anza campus, or at other events as they come up.

Contact Information: Social Media: @SCCSinglePayer, or contact Peggy Elwell at pegelwell@aol.com


Program Description: FA-PAC is the political action arm of the De Anza- Foothill Faculty Association. Volunteer tasks include classroom presentations, public comment, engaging in community education and organizing, and outreach to FHDA faculty.

Contact Information: The sign up form can be accessed at this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdR3vMHUTR9OG_Fs7afMl7gwT3HU2M8x48p3k0-ZBDLtp0Edw/viewform

PVI Adult Day Services at Rosener House

Program Description: Our mission is to enable seniors to age in place. Volunteer opportunities include art therapy and caregiving help.

Contact Information: khong@penvol.org


Zooniverse is a research focused platform. Volunteers can pick from a variety of projects focused on different topics such as arts, climate, history, medicine and so on. Working alongside professional researchers, volunteers will create new discoveries, datasets useful for wider research, and publications. This volunteer opportunity is completely online.

Contact Information: Website: https://www.zooniverse.org/get-involved

Election Related Volunteer Opportunities

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