The Office of Human Relations currently has the following volunteer opportunities to assist in the work of improving human relations in Santa Clara County.
Human Relations Commission
The Human Relations Commission is an advisory body to the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors with respect to human relations and human rights. The Peace Building Committee, Social Issues Committee, and Justice Review Committee meet monthly to address issues of concern and to improve community relations. If you are interested in joining one of these committees please call Noemi Alvarado at (408) 792-2307 or email Noemi.Alvarado@ohr.sccgov.org. The Peace Building Committee is seeking participants in upcoming community dialogues.
Dispute Resolution & Ombuds Programs
The County of Santa Clara Dispute Resolution & Ombuds Programs has a number of internship opportunities in the field of professional neutrality. Intern assignments typically involve assistance with mediation casework across a spectrum of subject matters, including superior court civil matters, district attorney referrals, juvenile delinquency and family court facilitations, and many others. For more information regarding program requirements and logistics, please visit www.sccdrps.org and follow the navigable links for “Join Us” and “Interns and Volunteers.” There, you will find a volunteer application with instructions for submission.
Youth Task Force
Are you a high school student interested in leadership and local government? Please contact (408)299-5030
For general information on volunteering with the Office of Human Relations please call us at (408) 792-2307 for any additional information.