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Community Service

Volunteer Day 2016

Milpitas Unified School District students are required to earn 20 hours of community service.  Community service hours can be an accumulation of freshman through the senior year.

Cal Hills Students earning 75 or more hours of community service will receive gold cords upon graduation as recognition for their service.


Deadline for all community service hours is May 12, 2017.



  • Community service hours must be approved by your advisor or counselor.
  • Community service hours must be documented on the CHHS community service form.
  • Community service hours must meet the CHHS community service criteria.
  • Completed forms must be turned into your advisor or counselor.


CHHS Community Service Criteria

  • Service must be for the general good.
  • Service must be voluntary, unpaid and on the student's own time.
  • Service agency must have a representative who can be contacted to confirm service.
  • Students cannot act as service agency representatives.
  • Working for a non-profit business for free does not count as community service.
  • Helping an individual, without the sanction of an agency does not count as community service.
  • Service cannot be explicitly religious or political.

Community Service Opportunities

Adopt-A-Spot - see Ms.Quiroz

Adult Education - see Ms. Mendoza

Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley

Central YMCA - various

Family Giving Tree

Little League Baseball

Milpitas Food Pantry

Milpitas Kiwanis Club- see Ms. Quiroz

Friends of Milpitas Library

Our City Forest

Reading Partners - Alexander Rose Elementary

Resource Area For Teachers

San Jose Soup Kitchen

Second Harvest Food Bank

Student Council - see Ms. Mitchell

YMCA Science Camp- see administration before applying!


Contact Info for Community Service Organizations

Get into touch with a non-profit today about community service. Click on the Contact Information List. It has all the phone numbers and email addresses that you need to set up the community service opportunity. Not sure what to write in the email to the community service organization? Checkout the Asking for Community Service Email Template. It is as easy as filling in the blanks. Good luck!