Think Globally, Act Locally!

Since 1998, Pioneer has celebrated the start of the school year & beginning of the Sophomore Project with the Fall Outreach Fair. Due to current Quarantine  restrictions, we have had to cancel the fair this year. 

In lieu of the usual in person Non-Profit recruitment fair, SL Leadership has created several things that can help students find service. 

Due to the COVID 19 quarantine measures, the 2020-21 Sophomore Project has been modified. We will not be requiring community service for the Fall Semester. Many of the first semester activities are remaining the same. We will not be announcing any of the spring semester details until the end December/January 1. ​

Pioneer is now collecting applications for Presidential Service Awards. In order to qualify you must have completed a minimum of 100 community service hours in one calendar year (you can pick the start/stop date). To learn more, please visit our Presidential Award page. 

The deadline for applying is Friday, Sept 18. 

Did you know that you can now submit your pink sheets electronically? If you have old pink sheets (or new ones that you just completed) that you would like to submit then go to the page linked below and follow the instructions. 

The SL Leadership class has reviewed all of the various non-profit agencies that our students typically work with. We have then compiled a list of which agencies are currently accepting volunteers. You can review the list by following the link below. 

Some of the best service opportunities come from you. Let us know if there are any service opportunities available and we will be sure to share it. Just email

Coming Soon: A list of virtual service opportunities that you can complete in the comfort of your own home. 

Community Service Inquiries

Coming Soon!


Service Learning has been a part of Pioneer High School since 1995 when the first Sophomore Project was completed. Michael Stark and Bob Vasconcellos started Service Learning through innovative projects like BioSITE, Senior Exhibition, YMCA Leadership Development, and S-Period Service Hour.


Mike Burrell and Rob Zaccheo took over the program in 2002. In 2005, the first Service Learning Leadership class began. Every year, students in the class learn valuable organizational skills along with project management tasks as they create, plan, and evaluate various service projects on campus. The Fall Outreach Fair, blood drives, Red Ribbon Week, Diversity Week, and Earth Day are just a few examples of these projects.


Mike Burrell - Service Learning Coordinator

1290 Blossom Hill Road, 

San Jose, CA 95118