Youth Community Service (YCS) Programs and Services at Gunn High School:
Earn Community Service Hours
Students can earn Community Service Hours with YCS.
President’s Volunteer Service Award
YCS is a Certifying Organization for the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Gunn Service Day Spring 2020 (open to all Gunn students):
• YCS staff guide YCS-Interact students in planning this event including leading their peers in service at sites like Animal Assisted Happiness, Ecumenical Hunger Program and Magical Bridge
• YCS organizes and covers all transportation to the off-site volunteer sites
YCS Community Service Days
Open to the Palo Alto and surrounding communities, with leadership opportunities for students:
• Learn about and volunteer with local non-profits such as Blossom Birth, Grassroots Ecology, Canopy, senior centers, YMCA and JCC.
• Events include Make a Difference Day in October, VA Hospital Craft Fair in December, MLK Day of Service in January.
YCS Interact Club at Gunn (open to all Gunn students):
• Weekly lunchtime service projects supported by a YCS Program Director
• Club-led collection drives for items such as food, clothing, & holiday gifts
• Community service-learning opportunities provided regularly throughout the year
• Celebration of Service at end of school year