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Community Engagement Program

Outreaches are the platform from which youth in Hands4Hope learn about and engage with their community. Both youth and community centered, Hands4Hope gives youth, kindergarten through 12th grade, rich learning experiences that help them develop leadership skills while providing exposure to populations they may not encounter during their day-to-day life.

Participants in Hands4Hope outreach events engage in activities that address human and community needs together, learning first hand about social issues and the power they have to make a positive difference.

Through these experiences, Hands4Hope youth find their passion and their voice, often recruiting fellow students and friends to join in their efforts. Once they understand the power they have and the impact they can make on another’s life, they want to do more and it shows in the numbers that follow.

WE HAVE MULTIPLE OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES!  Many of the events our youth work are designed based on community needs, therefore new events are being created based on our youth participants' exploration and desire to take action.  Below, you will find a descriptions of events that are most commonly on our outreach calendar.  

For more information on these outreaches and other outreaches not listed here, please contact yoko@hands4hopeyouth.org.

 

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Outreach opportunities

GVCC Common Ground
(2nd and 4th Saturday of month 8:30-11am)

Volunteers help distribute food and run carts to over 200 people in need at Green Valley Community Church.  There will be occasions where volunteers will help bag clothes in the coat closet or serve meals in the cafe.  All ages welcome. However, elementary students require parents or guardians to volunteer alongside them. Middle School students are recommended to have a parent or guardian volunteer with them.

GVCC Common Gound
GVCC - Kids Oasis
(2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month 8:45-11am)

Green Valley Community Church Kids Oasis is a safe place for children to go while their parents wait and go through the grocery line and shop for clothes.  Hands4Hope participants implement kid-friendly activities each week. 

Open to students 8th grade and up 

EDH Senior Center Crafts and Games
(2nd Monday of the month 3-4pm)

Volunteers spend time with seniors with various levels of dementia, at Ramona "Moni" Gilmore Senior Center in El Dorado Hills. They lead a small group of seniors in arts and crafts, games, and simple physical activities. Open to students 8th grade and up. 

Hands4Hope El Dordo Hills Senior Center
Hands4Hope El Dordo Hills Senior Center
GVCC Kids Oasis
EDH Senior Center
Creekview Mercy Senior Dinner and food donation
(3rd Wednesday of the month 4-6pm)

Creekview Manor is an affordable housing complex for seniors, run by Mercy Housing. Volunteers play games, help with craft activities and prepare and serve dinner.  All ages welcome, elementary students require a parent or a guardian to volunteer alongside them.