Volunteer Opportunities Program

Program Directors

Dean Shearer



Email to learn more and express your interest in upcoming monthly service projects.
We ask current HSU students and alumni to RSVP!

Upcoming Events: Spring 2018

Friday, March 30th (Cesar Chavez Day) from 9:00am-1:00pm, Potawot Community Food Garden
Assist with gardening projects: mulching, weeding, orchard care and more!

Staff 2018-2019

Professional Staff

Coordinator: Melea Smith

Office Manager: Liz Deck

Program Consultants

Dean Shearer - Mon 2-4:45; Tues 11-12; Wed 1-3; Fri 11-1
Marlene Medina - Mon 3-4:45; Wed 11-12; Thurs 3-4; Fri 11-12 & 1-3
Hector Arzate - Tues 1-5; Thurs 1-5
Oliver Winfield-Perez - Mon 2-4; Wed 2-3; Thurs 10-11; Fri 8-10
Belen Gutierrez - Mon 2-4:45; Wed 1-3

Email: pc@humboldt.edu

Job Description (PDF)

Y.E.S. Director Forms

Program Emergency Information: GROUP SERVICE

Google FormPDF file

Program Emergency Information: INDIVIDUAL (non-school/agency) PLACEMENTS

Google FormPDF file


The Spring semester has flown past and volunteers and directors alike are evaluating how their programs have fared.

There is always the desire to provide the best possible service for the program participants and the most fulfilling experience for the volunteers providing that service. Commmunity partners, service recipients, volunteers and directors are being asked to carefully weigh the process followed and the end results of all these efforts. We hope everyone involved comes away with positive feelings about their exposure to Youth Educational Services.


Youth Educational Services (Y.E.S.) is a home to 14-16 student-led community engagement programs that provide opportunities for HSU students to volunteer in local school and community sites.

Since 1968, Y.E.S. student leaders have initiated over 70 programs to address community needs and support community organizations. Student leaders and volunteers contribute their impressive time, talent and passion to Y.E.S. programs and report gaining hands-on learning, new skills, friendship and support, and self-discovery.