Other Volunteer Opportunities
Join the SCS Auxiliary
Soon after Sunnyvale Community Services began in 1970, a group of women gathered to see how they could support our programs, and that began the Sunnyvale Community Services Auxiliary. For years, they have raised funds for the agency by creating handicrafts, knitting, crocheting, and lots of quilting. And that tradition lives on as the Auxiliary host two events each year: a Spring Tea and a fall Holiday Boutique.
If you would like to use your crafting talents to benefit SCS, join our Auxiliary! We meet on Thursdays at 10am at SCS. For more information, please contact Carol Howell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Maintenance and Facilities
Our building and other assets are always in need of maintenance, repair and improvement. If you have construction, handyman, landscaping, auto repair or related skills and are looking for a short term volunteer project, please contact Carolyn Alexander, Director of Operations, to discuss current facilities needs which may match your skills.
Community Christmas Center
The SCS Community Christmas Center is a Sunnyvale tradition which happens the first two weeks of December. Our warehouse is transformed into a virtual North Pole for our clients, allowing them the dignity of “shopping” for a two-week supply of food, new gifts for infants through teens, and a gift for every household (towels, blankets, basic kitchen items).
Over 600 volunteers move tons of food and supplies, sort food and toys, stock shelves, escort clients, accept and pick up donations, and staff the reception area. The Christmas Center utilizes group volunteers and individuals who are already volunteering in some capacity with SCS.
Helping with our food distribution program throughout the year is the best way to get involved in the Christmas Center.