Baler Community Service Program founder Faith Fernandez next to the 12 barrels of nonperishable food collected by a recent canned food drive. Photo courtesy of Faith Fernandez.

Education / Schools

Baler Community Service Program brings student volunteers to nonprofits

Recent canned food drive with Community FoodBank yielded 1,200 nonperishable items.

Alexandria Ramirez with Michelin, guide-dog-in-training, at San Benito High School. Photo provided by Alexandria Ramirez.


San Benito High senior trains guide dog puppy as FFA project

Alexandria Ramirez will spend the next 15 months raising Rebel, a black Labrador.

2018 Summer Advocate Training class is sworn in by Hon. Judge Tobias. Pictured L to R: Donna Hagins, Miriam Morales, Sarah Gutierrez, and Alma Smith. Photo provided by CASA.

Children and Youth

CASA receives grant from Community Foundation

The Matching Impact Grant enables the nonprofit to continue supporting the needs of foster children from the community.

Councilman Ray Friend and Supervisor Mark Medina hand out guitars to students during summer 2017 free classes.

Art & Culture

Free Summer Guitars/Lessons: Guitars Not Guns to Partner with Youth Alliance

Guitars Not Guns San Benito County Chapter to partner with Youth Alliance for free guitars/lessons this summer. Community Volunteers Needed.

Mary Damm, representing United Way of San Benito County presents BenitoLink executive director with a check for Millennial Producer Program.

Children and Youth

SBC United Way Supports BenitoLink’s Millennial News Producer Program

BenitoLink, San Benito County’s nonprofit news, is one of 25 lucky grant recipients recently announced by the United Way of San Benito County.

2016 Spring Advocate Training Class

Children and Youth

Make a difference in the life of a foster child, become a CASA

Court Appointed Special Advocates training starts soon

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Housing / Land Use

Free park entrance and community involvement part of Pinnacles centennial celebration

Centennial Days of Service program kicks off with volunteer work in local national park

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Children and Youth

Pinnacles National Park to celebrate National Park Service’s 100th birthday with volunteer clean-up effort

Park scientists seek help with dragonfly sampling, native seed collection and micro-trash pickup to protect condors

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Art & Culture

Give the gift of reading as an adult literacy tutor

The San Benito County Library Needs Adult Literacy Tutors

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Students aid restoration efforts

Volunteers plant trees to shore up a local creekside

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COMMENTARY: It Takes A Village: Volunteer Opportunities Make A Difference In Our Community

Community Food Bank serves seniors, the disabled, unemployed and the working poor



County historical museum is now open on Saturday

Museum on Fifth Street features new docent at Fifth Street location

Volunteers from area agencies, schools, organizations and churches helped with the Christmas party.


Volunteers Bring Early Christmas to Area Homeless

Food, presents and fellowship were plentiful at Family Winter Shelter Holiday Party

Robert Freiri, new Hollister Rotary president

Hollister Rotary Club installs new president

New club president, Robert Freiri, has served on the board for the past four years. His goals include increasing the club’s impact in the community and adding new members to Rotary.

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Come Join Just Serve Volunteer April Projects

Volunteer projects to cleanup local spaces and fill needs.