The Health and Disabilities Department aims to connect Santa Clara students with opportunities for engagement and connection with individuals with differing abilities.
Department Coordinator Harshi Mogallapalli: email@example.com Major: Biology, Minor in Public Health
Best Buddies Build relationships and become best buddies with special needs students our age, simply by spending time with them. Volunteering activities include adventuring, gardening and yoga in the Forge, or games at Campbell Community center. Volunteering hours are flexible to your schedule, so contact me for an opportunity make a new best friend!
Program Coordinator Sammi Bennett: firstname.lastname@example.org Major: Environmental and Psychology
Chandler Tripp The best hour of your week can be spent playing with the students of Chandler Tripp, a preschool for children with special needs in San Jose. Volunteer times are totally flexible and can be easily fit into a busy schedule!
Program Coordinator Madeline Eiken: email@example.com Major: Bioengineering
Senior Connection A great way to serve the elderly is to volunteer and spend time with the seniors at a day center in San Jose, giving them our attention, playing bingo, engaging in amazing conversations, and learning so much from a generation that has so much wisdom to offer! They are so grateful for the time that we spend with them, and it is a blast too! Come out and love on people who don't always feel appreciated the way they should be!
Program Coordinator Alyssa Newmam: firstname.lastname@example.org Major: Undeclared Business
Senior Olympic Participating in the Special Olympics across Northern California counties. We will be coaching, playing, and enjoying a variety of sports with amazing athletes! No experience is required and carpools will be offered!
Program Coordinator Alvaro Flores Suarez: email@example.com Major: Public Health Science, Minor in Ethnic Studies
College of Adaptive Arts (CAA) Write, sing, dance, and so much more- all while making new friends! CAA volunteers assist inspiring students between the ages of 18-40 in discovering strengths, passions, and skills through various forms of art. There is a wide variety of classes offered every day of the week, so you are bound to find something that interests you within your schedule.
Program Coordinator Samantha Khan: firstname.lastname@example.org Major: Communication and minor in International Business and MIS