Volunteers Outreach Involvement Community Events & Services
Are you a teen interested in helping your community? Join VOICES, a teen community service group of students from the Belmont/San Carlos area. We participate in several service projects throughout the school year all around the Bay Area.
Each fall, applicants are selected for the group to replace graduating seniors. VOICES accepts applications from students who are; freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors in the spring. Once applicants are accepted, they remain active in the group until they graduate high school.
VOICES meets two Mondays a month to discuss and plan upcoming events and activities. Members can expect to participate in at least one volunteer activity per month. Events are usually scheduled during the weekends so as not to interfere with classes.
VOICES is a Belmont Parks & Recreation Department Program. Supervision of the group is provided by Youth and Teen Recreation Coordinator Jeffrey Giacoletto 650-637-2927 and Teen Librarian Kayla Marie Figard 650-591-8286 x233.
1. Zoe Byun - Freshman
2. Sofie Hai - Freshman
3. Lilly He - Sophomore
4. Alex Chen - Sophomore
5. Derek Tao - Sophomore
6. Sarga Nair - Sophomore
7. Isabella Hopewell - Sophomore
8. Kaila McCord - Junior
9. Nihal Karim - Junior
10. Taisiia Yakovenko - JunioR
11. Siddharth Srinivasan - Senior
12. James Bennett – Senior
13. Jerry Liu - Senior
14. Grace Chow - Senior
Past Projects Include:
Coastal Clean Up - We conduct clean ups in and around Belmont Twin Pines Park.
The Samaritan House - We read books to children and interact with those who are staying at local shelter homes.
Save The Music Festival - Volunteering at various booths at the event.
Halloween Goodie Bags - We make bags filled with goodies to give away to children in need.
Second Harvest Food Bank - We sort canned foods and other food items that will be donated to the local residents San Mateo County community.
Santa At The Firehouse & Toy Drive - We assist with arts and crafts for the children that attend the event.
Save The Bay Clean Up - We help restore bay lands by removing non-native and invasive species of plants.
KEEN SF YMCA - We interact and play sports with participants who have disabilities.
Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance - We assist with event set up and clean up, hand out snacks, and supervise the art & crafts station.
Baby Blankets - We create baby blankets that will be donated to a local hospital for infants in need.
Senior Talent Show - We perform acts of talent such as singing and dancing for the local Aging Adult community.
Cat & Dog Toy Making - We make animal toys that will be donated to the local SPCA.
Egg Adventure Hunt - We assist with hiding eggs, various children's games, and set up/break down of event.
Teen Hike - We hike Waterdog Lake with members of the local Belmont community to showcase our trail system.
Gardening Presentation and Seed Plot Donation - We share gardening tips and give free seed starter kits to children.
Care Packages – We write hand written notes thanking police officers, firefighters, and veterans.
Community Workshops – We work with the local community to beautify Belmont.