Community Volunteer Opportunities

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Below is a list of local community organizations who serve the general public with social, health, housing, and other services. Each is in need of passionate and dedicated volunteers. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about these great organizations.

If you know of or represent a community group that should be on this list, or want to change the information listed, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 408-615-2220 or email clerk@santaclaraca.gov.

Project Sentinel

  • Service Address1490 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

Project Sentinel is a nonprofit fair housing agency that assists Northern Californians with housing needs, including discrimination and landlord and tenant disputes. Project Sentinel is recruiting volunteers to serve as Fair Housing Testers. Testers help expose discrimination in the housing market by posing as prospective tenants and reporting on their experience. Testers are used as needed and earn stipends, typically $15 to $55 per test, plus mileage and expense reimbursements. To qualify, applicants must be 18 or older, attend a tester training session, and complete a practice test and background check.

 

Website:

http://housing.org/

 

Email:

mmaiz@housing.org

 

Contact Name and Phone:

Margarita Maiz, Civil Rights Investigation Coordinator

(408) 749-1856

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