Program Directors

Moss Gonzales

Sabiha Betanzos

Volunteer Meetings

Thursday, 5:00-5:50pm (Lib 002)

Spring 2024: Engagement

Games, arts & crafts, and socializing with youth (7th and 8th grade students) at Peninsula Union School (Samoa).



Program Mission

Hand-in-Hand meets the needs of children and youth in foster care, as well as those impacted by low-income, houselessness, and other barriers. Volunteers provide a positive and supportive environment for children to engage in activities that increase self-esteem, build trust and help develop prosocial relationships with consistent adults.

Hand-in-Hand volunteer team gathers inside YES office during Fall 2022

The Hand-in-Hand volunteer team smiles together during a weekly meeting at YES

Service, Goals & Projects

Volunteers work with children and youth at schools, community centers and family shelter sites. They provide a variety of hands-on group activities that encourage excitement about learning, including reading books, arts and crafts, games, outdoor recreation, and sports. Our goal is to inspire children/youth to flourish through relationship building and activities that boost self-esteem. 

Hand-in-Hand volunteers created an appreciation poster for the youth at the Boys and Girls Club


Hand-in-Hand volunteers (F22) created a thank you poster for youth at

the Boys and Girls Club


Ball games at the beach.

Ball games at the beach.