Our mission is to unite the community to fight hunger and homelessness. Our vision is a community where every person has food on the table and every person has a roof over their head. Our work is fueled by five core values: compassion, dignity, integrity, service, and diversity.
About West Valley Community Services: West Valley Community Services, Inc. is a non-profit, community-based agency that has been providing direct assistance and referral services to the west valley communities of Santa Clara County for over 45 years. Founded in 1973, West Valley Community Services provides a continuum of basic needs, including an in-house and mobile food pantry, homeless support, affordable housing, emergency financial assistance, family support, referrals, education, and case management. West Valley Community Services serves homeless and low-income individuals and families in the west valley communities of Cupertino, Saratoga, West San Jose, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, and the surrounding mountain regions. HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8 am to 12 pm, 1 pm to 5 pm Saturday and Sunday: Closed
Would you recommend West Valley Community Services?
I volunteered here during 2014 tax season as a VITA tax coordinator. They do taxes for lower income groups for free. It is such a lovely experience to help people and they are always so courteous to you. Loved to volunteer here. Worked with nice staff who were always willing to help me and they always went as per my schedule. Was definitely a nice learning. Will volunteer again if given an opportunity.
I volunteered for the annual Back to School Shopping Spree at JCPenney on 8/8/2010. I was paired with an 8 yr old girl named Annie. I had a great time helping her to pick our her outfit for school. She seems to know what she wants and don't want. I love the feeling that I was able to help her and just the smile on her face melts my heart, what a great feeling. I also loved the WVCS staffs, they are all very nice and friendly. I cannot wait to do another Shopping Spree event or other volunteer at this community.
The food pantry at the WVSC in Cupertino is a pleasant place to stock groceries and fresh vegetables for very appreciative clients. I enjoy the home-like atmosphere that has been created for people most in need of food.
by Suchithra R. from San Jose, MA(February 2, 2010)
I have been volunteering at the stimulus box distribution and the food pantries in los gatos and cupertino. I also got the opportunity to call the clients once. Overall I would say the experience is extremely satisfying. I hope to continue volunteering here.
There is lot of work and there are people to guide in case you have questions and there is definitely stuff to do all the time
I am a volunteer at the WVCS's food pantry, which provides groceries to low income residents. I have to say that I always leave my shift feeling that I started my day off in a great way because I know that many families get to go home with grocery bags full of food. There is always stuff to do, so you don't feel like you are just standing around and wasting your time, which is something I don't like when it comes to volunteering at certain places!
West Valley Community Services is a marvelous organization which serves the Hungry and Homeless population of our community with amazing dignity and efficiency. I volunteer at the Front Desk, greeting and registering Clients who visit the Food Pantry, and I find it gratifying and inspiring to play a modest part in WVCS's mission.
I volunteered for the annual Back to School Shopping Spree at JCPenney and the event was a huge success. Each volunteer was paired with a school-aged kid from a low income family and was able to get $100 worth of free clothes for the school year. Needless to say, the kids were happy and the volunteers we're so glad to oblige. What a great event with such a great organization. I will definitely volunteer with WVCS again!