Others First: Independent Activities
- Independent Activity volunteer hours may be counted towards the Others First program.
- Hours logged in the summer will be counted with next year’s first quarter hours.
- As a courtesy to students and their families, listed below are activities that students and their families may wish to participate in. Because these activities are not organized by the OIS Parents Club, OUSD assumes no liability, and therefore, parent permission slips are not required.
- Students who wish to participate in Independent Activities should coordinate directly with the contact person listed to arrange specifics. For optimum enjoyment and safety, we strongly recommend students participate in these activities with their parent(s) or guardian(s).
- To receive credit, fill out the Independent Activity Form, have it signed by a representative at the independent community service agency when you volunteer, and turn it into the Others First box in the counseling office at OIS.
- To receive credit for Independent Activities not listed here, students must obtain prior authorization from the Others First Program Director.
Pre-Approved Independent Activity List
Aegis Senior Living of Moraga is currently looking for several long term volunteers to work with their seniors.
1. Game Volunteer: Aegis would like a youth 4-5pmMonday and Friday to play simple interactive games with their Life's Neighborhood (Alzheimer's patients).
2. Movie Maven: A volunteer is needed to create flyers for Movie Night and write a short synopsis of the movie. About 1 1/2 hours per week.
3. Trivia Leader: Volunteer is needed to interact with the seniors as they work through trivia questions which have been previously prepared for them. Sundays 11-12noon.
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
Walnut Creek Open Space Foundation
Food Bank of Contra Costa & Solano
Inspect, sort and box barrels of canned/packaged food. If you have 3 hours to spare, call Sharon Zeppegno at 925-676-7543 ext. 209 to sign up. Week day afternoons or Saturdays. The Food Bank is located at 4010 Nelson Avenue in Concord.
Smiley Dog Rescue
Xenophon Therapeutic Riding Center
Orinda Volunteer Center Web Site
For more ideas see the Orinda Volunteer Center Website.
Contra Costa County Volunteers Web Site
For even more ideas see the Contra Costa County Volunteers web site.