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Los Altos Patch Readers: Tell Me Where To Volunteer

More suggestions, please! Patch's 'Give 5' program means Los Altos Patch's editor gets time to volunteer at local organizations. Tell me where I should volunteer and why. I could be yours for a day!

What would the world do without volunteers? Nowhere is that more true than in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, which seems to run on volunteers in order to offer the wealth of activities and resources we have. 

Volunteering is also the bedrock of Patch's mission. Patch's "Give 5" program gives employees five days a year to volunteer in community organizations. 

In Los Altos or Los Altos Hills, it's not a question of whether there is a place to volunteer, it's a question of how to choose among many places. 

Patch editors have two more "Give 5" days left in the year: Sept. 15 and Nov 17.

So, I think readers should tell me. 

Write in the comments below, or send an email to lachung@patch.com (either is fine, unless you write long, then the comment box may hold you back).

I've volunteered at , pulling weeds and thinning beets from the organic farm. It's the volunteerism that makes community here.

What next? ? 4-H Riding for the Handicapped? The Pet Parade preparation? The Holiday Parade, or ? There are a myriad of organizations, so speak up for yours.  

Erin September 01, 2011 at 12:09 AM
Hidden Villa needs volunteer farm and wilderness guides! If you enjoy working with children and being outdoors, this is a great opportunity. New Volunteer Orientation on September 10 from 10am - 3 pm. Check out this video for more info: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJnp-timhYc
Nicole Baldocchi September 01, 2011 at 04:02 AM
You could also volunteer in a classroom for a day at your alma mater -- Montclaire Elementary School.
L.A. Chung September 01, 2011 at 04:09 AM
I could volunteer in a Montclaire classroom for a day, but it is not at my alma mater. Montclaire, indeed, serves my old neighborhood. My alma mater, however, is now called Grant Park, once known as Grant School.
Nicole Baldocchi September 01, 2011 at 04:18 AM
Oh, that's right! That's totally my fault, not sure why I thought that. My apologies! Another idea would be to volunteer with a local boy or girl scout troop. Or, when I was a kid in my girl scout troop, we used to pick a spot in our favorite park, get permission, and start planting a pretty garden and cleaning up.
Rick Lanman September 01, 2011 at 05:06 AM
L.A., you should help out at Redwood Grove where Acterra steward Junko Bryant organizes volunteers to restore Adobe Creek's riparian native plants - 2nd and last Saturday of most months. Check Acterra's website for times/dates.


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