Volunteer Opportunities

Community Service & Leadership

There are many ways to serve the community in addition to course-based community learning. You can participate in service leadership programs, team with existing community service projects or volunteer on your own. Find an opportunity at the Center For Community Learning and  Leadership that’s right for you!

AmeriCorps Bridging Borders

SJSU Center for Community Learning & Leadership hosts an AmeriCorps program. Members serve at a community partner organization and receive training and support throughout the year. Members earn a monthly living stipend and an Education Award. Citizenship or legal permanent residency and one year of college is required for eligibility. AmeriCorps members can serve in three ways:

*   Peer Leader for University Service-Learning (PLUS),

*   Community Educator, or

*   Community-based Tutor.

Project SHINE (Students Helping In the Naturalization of Elders)

Project SHINE links college students with older immigrants and refugees in the San José community who are seeking to learn English, obtain U.S. citizenship and become more engaged in their community. SHINE students commit to serving as a tutor for 20 hours a semester through a community learning class.

Visit the Project SHINE section, or contact: Gabrielle Boles, Center for Community Learning & Leadership, gboles@sjsu.edu 408-924-6964.

Volunteer Center of Silicon Valley

The Volunteer Center is Silicon Valley’s greatest single resource for volunteer opportunities! With a database of over 700 local opportunities, the Volunteer Center specializes in finding opportunities that are tailored to your schedule, interests and skills. To find an opportunity that is right for you or your group, call 408-247-1126.

A national web-based volunteer opportunities database that permits visitors to search for opportunities by location or category of service.


Text Box: Center for Community Learning & Leadership One Washington Square San José, CA 95192-0246 408.924.3540 Fax: 408.924.6962 Located in Clark Hall 203 Office open: 9am-4:30pm

Great site listing volunteer, employment and other opportunities related to social change and public benefit organizations.


Searchable database of nonprofit organizations and philanthropy.