Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
AAUW-Los Altos-Mountain View Branch (American Association of University Women)
AAUW promotes education and equity for women and girls. Monthly general interest programs and dozens of interest groups.
Allied Arts Auxiliary
75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Volunteer organization works to benefit the Lucile Packard Children's Health Services at Stanford. The Auxiliary owns and manages the Allied Arts Guild complex of historic buildings at 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park. Also does fundraising events.
Call 650-322-2405 (Allied Arts complex).
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP-Redwood City - West Chapter 3137)
Meets at Veterans Memorial Senior Center, 1455 Madison Ave., Redwood City.
American Association of University Women (AAUW-Palo Alto Branch)
P.O. Box 60653, Palo Alto. AAUW promotes education and equity for women and girls. One of the largest California branches, the Palo Alto chapter sponsors community-action projects and promotes public-policy advocacy and hosts events, general meetings and interest groups. Open to men and women with an associate's degree or higher from an accredited institution or are registered nurses.
American Association of University Women (AAUW) -- Menlo-Atherton branch
Menlo Park. Open to men and women with an Associate degree or higher from an accredited institution. Promotes educational and marketplace equity for women and girls. Raises money through events and member contributions. Funds a local high school scholarship; supports a science and math camp for incoming eighth-grade girls; raises funds for awards to women on anational level.
Daughters of the American Revolution, El Palo Alto Chapter
Palo Alto. Nonprofit organization that promotes history, education and patriotism, as well as preservation of Native-American cultural heritage. This chapter holds monthly meetings with special programs or speakers, collects clothing donations for veterans, awards scholarships to local students and hosts genealogical workshops.
Junior League of Palo Alto/Mid-Peninsula,Inc.
555 Ravenswood Ave., Menlo Park. Open to women age 21 or older, the organization promotes volunteerism and leadership skills through community projects. Also awards $5,000 grants and publishes Piper Magazine.
Kiwanis Club -- Menlo Park
P.O. Box 311, Menlo Park. The club raises money by selling Christmas trees and other fundraising activities to support scholarships at Menlo-Atherton High School and community charities, especially those serving youth.
Kiwanis Club of Mountain View
P.O. Box 607, Mtn. View. A group of volunteers dedicated to improving the community through service projects and a multi-million dollar foundation. Kiwanis supports many local charitable organizations each year to meet this goal.
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto
P.O. Box 149, Palo Alto. Serves youth in Palo Alto through community-service projects and awards.
Lions Club -- Menlo Park Host
P.O. Box 275, Menlo Park. Raises money for hearing and sight assistance and for community youth groups and seniors. Fundraising activities include a food booth at the Burgess Park July 4th celebration, Connoisseurs' Marketplace, ticket drives and White Cane Days. Also delivers excess fruit and vegetables from Saturday Palo Alto Farmers Market to needy individuals.
Lions Club -- Menlo Park Live Oak
Menlo Park. The Lions Club raises money through the Menlo Park Farmers Market and donates to local charities.
Lions Club -- Palo Alto Host
800 San Antonio Road, Palo Alto . Established in 1927, this Lions Club chapter raises money for health, youth, senior and civic groups. Primary fundraising activity is the annual Concours D'Elegance.
Mid-Peninsula Newcomers Club
Menlo Park. Open to residents who have moved to Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Atherton, Portola Valley or Woodside in the last five years or are experiencing life changes. Members meet for book discussions, bridge, lunch, a theater group and local outings.
Call Pacita Ikonomou at 650-391-9406.
Order of the Eastern Star -- Palo Alto
Palo Alto Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. Membership for women and men based on affiliation with a Masonic Lodge or familial relationship to a Master Mason. Open to all faiths and ethnic groups. Raises money for children’s hospitals, retirement homes, school groups.
Palo Alto Auxiliary for Children
P.O. Box 7064, Menlo Park. This group raises funds for Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and for uncompensated care of seriously ill children primarily through sales of its awardwinning cookbook, Tastes, Tales and Traditions, and its American Girl Fashion Show and Tea, held in the fall.
Palo Alto Roller Lodge 346
Masonic Center, 461 Florence St., Palo Alto. Male-only fraternal organization that sponsors hospitals for children, support for public schools, clinics for learning-disabled children and retirement homes for aged members.
Palo Alto University Rotary Club
P.O. Box 760, Palo Alto.
Portola Valley Men's Club
Men come together once a year for networking and a good meal away from the wife and kids.
Meeting time: Annual social meeting/kick-off barbecue in early June..
Quota International of Mountain View/Los Altos
P.O. Box 445, Mtn. View. Mountain View club is part of an international service organization that links members of all ages, occupations and nationalities to a worldwide network of service and friendship. Educates the public about issues of the hard of hearing and deaf and assists disadvantaged women and children.
Call Sarah Perez at 650-964-4285.
Rotary -- Palo Alto
P.O. Box 592, Palo Alto. Performs community service projects and provides youth services, educational opportunities, and career development. Weekly meetings include lunch and a presentation from a guest speaker.
Rotary Club -- Menlo Park
P.O. Box 876, Menlo Park. An organization of business and professional leaders in a worldwide network who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and peace. Runs a college grant program for graduating seniors and local and international service projects.
Rotary Club -- Woodside-Portola Valley
P.O. Box 620700, Woodside. Donates money to local projects. It raises funds through various events, such as a pancake breakfast at Woodside's May Day celebration just before the main parade and A Taste of Woodside in September.
Rotary Club of Mountain View
157 Moffett Blvd., Mtn. View. An organization of business and professionals dedicated to humanitarian service. Fundraising events such as the Crab Feed and golf tournament provide funding for youth, community and international services. Rotary is dedicated to eradicating polio worldwide.
The Parents' Club of Palo Alto and Menlo Park (PAMP)
P.O. Box 155, Menlo Park. The largest parent club on the Peninsula, PAMP helps families with young children build connections and tap into local resources through: playgroups, subsidized kids' classes and outings, mom's night out events, exclusive discounts, online forums and classifieds.
Menlo Park and Palo Alto. Toastmasters offers a way to improve communication skills and lose fear of public speaking. Call for area, time and location.
Woman's Club of Palo Alto
475 Homer Ave., Palo Alto. With a history of community activism and philanthropy, the club's mission is “friendship, self-improvement, and community involvement.” Luncheons, programs, interest groups and community outreach. The clubhouse may be rented for wedding receptions, business functions and special events.
Youth and service groups
4-H Youth Development Program of Santa Clara County
1553 Berger Drive, Bldg. 1, San Jose. Serves boys and girls in grades K-12; outdoor education in agriculture, animal science, home economics and the environment. Leadership development, public speaking, civic responsibility are emphasized. Summer camp for kids ages 10 and up.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 408-282-3119.
Boy Scouts of America -- Pacific Skyline Council
1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10; Boy Scouts, ages 11-17. Sea Scouting, Exploring and Venturing.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-327-5900.
Boy Scouts of America, Pacific Skyline Council
1150 Chess Drive, Foster City. Cub Scouts, ages 7-10; Boy Scouts, ages 10-18; Sea Scouting, Exploring and Venturing, ages 14-21. Also 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, 650-327-5900.
E-mail: Brian.Curtis@Scouting.org. Call 650-341-5633.
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula
401 Pierce Road, Menlo Park. With seven sites in Redwood City, Menlo Park and East Palo Alto. Serves youth ages 6-18 after school and all day during summer. Academic services include extended learning day, summer instruction and small group instruction. Socal activities include one-on-one mentorship.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-646-6140.
Friends for Youth, Inc.
1741 Broadway, Redwood City . Serves at-risk youth, ages 8-17; mentoring program matches adult volunteers with at-risk youth. Mentoring Institute provides technical assistance, guidance and training to other mentoring agencies.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-368-4444 .
Girl Scouts of Northern California
1310 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose. Girls 5-17 yrs. Traditional troops, virtual troops, math and science technology programs, as well as summer camp programs. Adult volunteers also sought. Look for postings at schools about Girl Scout registration. Call 408-287-4170.
Menlo Park Police Explorer Cadet Program
701 Laurel St., Menlo Park. Police Explorer Post #844 is affiliated with the Exploring Division of the Boy Scouts of America for young adults who wish to explore a career in law enforcement. Participants must be 14-21 years old. Police cadets perform a wide array of duties within the Menlo Park Police Department, from riding along on patrol for observation to providing security at teen dances.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-330-6300.
San Mateo and San Francisco Counties 4-H Youth Development Program
80 Stone Pine Road, Ste. 100, Half Moon Bay . Non-formal in nature, the 4-H program provides youth ages 5-19 development of citizenship, leadership and life skills through hands-on learning activities in group settings such as community-based clubs, school enrichment or after-school programs.
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 650-726-9059.
Youth Community Service (YCS)
4120 Middlefield Road, P8, Palo Alto. YCS engages youth in community service activities to promote increased awareness of community needs. Students can join YCS club at schools or attend Summer of Service Camp.
E-mail: email@example.com. Call 650-858-8021.