The Bloom Energy Stars and Strides walk/run will honor and support Santa Clara County’s frontline medical workers and the communities they serve. All proceeds will benefit the VMC Foundation, a community-driven, nonprofit organization that raises funds in support of Silicon Valley's most vital public healthcare institution - Santa Clara Valley Medical Center Hospitals & Clinics. Proceeds from this year’s Stars and Strides event will help the VMC Foundation bring COVID-19 vaccinations to Santa Clara County’s underserved and vulnerable communities, support the mental welfare of our frontline healthcare workers after a particularly tumultuous year, and bolster services and aide for critical healthcare needs in the community such as pediatric diabetes.
Hand out race packets, cheer the runners, direct participants to the finish line and festival, and meet new friends!
UCLA's pre-med community has partnered with Michael Le, a second-year medical student at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, to create informational Youtube videos on application tips, how to become a standout applicant, and a multitude of other useful pre-med topics.
Check out their LinkTree to access numerous resources for pre-med route: LINK
Whether you work in health care or not, talents of all kind are welcome and encouraged. Santa Clara Country projects a significant need for volunteers of all types to support staff in a variety of settings, including remotely. This includes both people with direct patient care experience, as well as those with experience in administration and management, customer service, office specialties, logistics, environmental services/housekeeping/janitorial services, food service, pharmacy, lab work, social work, case management, information technology, nutrition and more.
Active volunteering opportunities to to aid the COVID-19 efforts
Alameda Food Back
Seeking healthy volunteers, ages 18 to 64, to help pack and sorting food.
Martha's Kitchen is feeding nearly 1,000 extra meals per day to keep up with the need. A GoFundMe charity page has been created to raise the additional funds needed to provide nutritious meals for those in need. Donations can be made via the button below.
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley
Needs volunteers to box and distribute food to the community. Monetary donations are also appreciated
Santa Clara County: COVID-19 Volunteers
By completing a short volunteer survey, you can be best matched to role(s) that use your skill set. Each role will support front line staff and first responders, creating a healthier, safer community.
The COVID Tracking Project
Every day, our volunteers compile the latest numbers on tests, cases, hospitalizations, and patient outcomes from every US state and territory.
A Little Joy Initiative
TUTORING TO THE RESCUE: The devastating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic cannot be overstated. One of the losses we currently face is the suspension of classes for our children. And, academically, young students from low-income families in grades K-8 are hurting the most.