Last Updated: April 27th, 2022
Political Campaigns (various)
Harmony Plus is well-connected to various campaigns across Santa Clara County and California at large. Students in these roles will gain experience in phone banking, website design, canvassing, and understanding the political process. Past campaigns have ranged from school council seats to state senator campaigns!
Boddle Education is an education technology company in Tulsa specializing in K-6 math technology. Harmony Plus sources marketing interns who can assist in the creation of campaigns, marketing strategies and blog posts, as well as manage company social media accounts to schedule and curate regular video and image content.
Emotional Awareness Institute
Emotional Awareness Institute is a 501(c) nonprofit organization that specializes in services related to cognitive behavior and emotional wellbeing. Harmony Plus sources interns with interests in psychology to shadow nonprofit professionals in program implementation and stakeholder meetings.
Santa Clara Valley Water
Santa Clara Valley Water District is nationally recognized as a leading water resources management agency. In addition to providing guest speakers for Harmony Plus events, they also provide volunteer opportunities for students ranging from intern-level organization tasks to IT overhaul and engineering shadowing!
Translators Without Borders (VFH)
Translators Without Borders is a need-based translation service for any student fluent in at least one language other than their native language. Whether you are interested in translating medical texts or translating for crisis response, there are engaging projects available to suit all preferences. They also occasionally have volunteer opportunities in project management, graphic or web page design and fundraising.
Project Gutenberg (VFH)
Project Gutenberg was the first provider of free electronic books, or eBooks. They continue their mission today by clearing royalties to have classic works published. Through their partner, Distributed Proofreaders, they take on volunteers to look over planned eBook releases to ensure legibility and correct grammar.
School on Wheels (VFH)
School on Wheels is a volunteer tutoring service that caters to underserved youth in California. During COVID, they are seeking online volunteer tutors who are 18 and older, live in California, and have stable internet access. Students with high marks and a preferable background in tutoring are a perfect fit for this opportunity!
Environmental Volunteers inspires people of all ages to learn about the wonders of the natural world. They train volunteers to lead hands-on science and nature programs in schools, community organizations, and at the EcoCenter in the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve.
If you are a high school student interested in environmental education and passionate about nature, Environmental Volunteers has the opportunity of Teen Docent Program. They are looking for a small group of dedicated high school students to serve and learn together for a year.
Access Books Bay Area
Access Books Bay Area is to level the literacy playing field for K-8 students living in poverty by providing books and a transforming school library space. They are constantly documenting the great work that they do through pictures and short videos to help potential donors and volunteers understand what we do, why we do, and how they can help. They need online volunteers to spread their impact as a video editor.
To support these unique challenges during these unprecedented times, the team at Access Books Bay Area is offering public schools in need a wooden lending library book box. They are providing the hand-on experience to install a lending library box at a shuttered school on Saturday in Santa Clara County, CA. This is a good project for a small group of volunteers to do together.
TeensGive enables teens to give back meaningfully in a way that understands the demands and challenges that they face in their daily lives. The students they help often attend after-school programs in underserved communities and are attending Title 1 schools and are performing well below grade level. They look for opportunities where volunteers can collaborate and connect with community members on a personal level.
We Connect the Dots (WCTD)
Their mission is to excite, inform and educate students about Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) careers. The Community Ambassador program is designed to help students realize their vision for the future and establish valuable connections while also teaching them current workforce skills needed to pursue their goals with a head start. Students will take part in planning conferences, designing programs, recruiting volunteers, learning and teaching a variety of educational material and many other activities centered around the goals of the organization.
BE THE STAR YOU ARE (BTSYA)
The mission of BTSYA is to improve literacy, increase positive media messages, and provide tools for daily living by empowering women, families, and youth. They invite volunteers age 10 and above who like to read to join our Teen STAR Book Review team. Reviewers read these books, then write an honest one-page book review on how they liked or disliked the book.
The Changemaker Project
At The Changemaker Project, they equip young people with the tools and skills they need to create a better world. Join changemakers all over the globe in a design challenge to create a better world! Learn about social justice issues, gain tools and skills to solve them, and be part of a community of changemakers across the globe. It is a great opportunity to tackle big problems with innovation and creativity. To participate in it, you'll need a team of 2-5 students and a team advisor.
Pet Partners, formerly known as the Delta Society, is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted interventions. It is a great chance to volunteer with your pet! To become a volunteer therapy animal team with Pet Partners and begin visiting, you and your pet will first need to complete our registration process.
Destined for Greatness Outreach Youth Center (DFGOYC)
DFGOYC is developed as a solution to the need for youth empowerment programs within the Greater Atlanta area. Their programs and services are directed toward underserved youth to promote community empowerment, personal and professional development and social independence. They need volunteers to support the Math, English and foreign language programs, tutoring from grade level of Elementary to High School.
Empowering Youth Exploring Justice （EYEJ）
EYEJ engages middle and high school youth in programs designed to build community, develop their civic voice and civil discourse, develop social-emotional learning and promote social justice. Its ALL-STAR READING PROGRAM needs volunteers as a young adult. Through this program, youth will be read to by older youth, they will engage, do activities and reflect in each 50-minute reading session.