Volunteering with Vanguard is an incredibly rewarding experience. Not only will you help make a difference in the lives of hundreds of young men and women, but you will also enjoy the unique opportunity to become part of the Vanguard family. For almost 50 years, Alumni, parents, family, and friends of Vanguard have donated countless hours to help provide an extraordinary experience for our members. The following are some areas where we could use your help:

BINGO
As the flagship fundraiser of our organization, we operate a very successful Bingo program four days a week at the Vanguard Hall. Volunteers are needed for every session, and duties include running flash tickets, selling strip games, and working in the concession stand. If you are interested in volunteering at a session, contact Connie at bingo4scv@gmail.com.

DRIVERS/FLEET MAINTENANCE
SCV owns a six truck fleet which needs monthly maintenance to ensure that the vehicles are in working condition. We are also in need of both CDL and regular licensed drivers during the winter and summer months to drive shuttles, members and equipment in the Bay Area and throughout the country.

COOKING
In the summer months and at winter camps we serve over 150 members, staff, and volunteers four meals each day on Miss Amana, our fully equipped mobile kitchen. We are always looking for people to come along and help prepare, serve, and clean up. Little to no experience is required, and you will work alongside a team of other volunteers and our Lead Cook to help keeps the corps running.

SEWING
Do you have skills in sewing and alteration? During winter camps and throughout pre-tour, our uniform crew fits and alters all of the members’ uniforms. Once we start our summer tour additional adjustments and repairs are necessary as well.

MERCHANDISE
Our SCV Souvies Team provides much-needed financial support to the Vanguard through the sale of popular merchandise at shows during our summer tour. Typically the merchandise team is responsible for managing inventory, setting up the Marketplace, engaging customers, and closing everything down at the end of each show.

MEDICAL
Medical personnel are needed to ensure the physical well being of our members while touring the country. We are always looking for Registered Nurses with at least two years of current experience as well as Physical Therapists, Trainers, and other licensed health care professionals who may be interested in volunteering their time.

EVENT STAFF
Throughout the year, SCV hosts a number of events including our annual Birthday Dinner in March and two local drum corps shows right here in the Bay Area. Volunteers are needed to help set up these events, sell tickets, hand out programs, and other duties as assigned.

OFFICE WORK/LOCAL HELP
When random jobs come up around the office, we seek out the help of members, alumni, and other eager volunteers. Common tasks include: cleaning, mailings, data entry, camp registration, etc. If you live in or near Santa Clara, we could use your help!

If you are interested in helping out, please fill out the interest form below

Volunteer Interest Form

1795 Space Park Dr, Santa Clara, CA 95054    (408) 727-5532