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Pledge to Humanity Club

What is The Pledge To Humanity Club? 
The PTH Club is a community service based club where high school kids can get involved and make a difference in the community we live. We have folks in need right in our back yard, like Martinez, where our club can reach out and help. We are committed to reach people of all ages in our local community to provide aid for their needs. Through working together with this common goal, our high school community will see that it is truly much better to give than to receive.
Our sincere appologies the club is full for the school year.
What types of volunteering do you do?
We’ve volunteered in soup kitchens, senior citizen centers, at low income schools in the area and more. If there is a need, we try to find it. We are there to help those in need of all ages in our surrounding areas.   Kids can volunteer on their own or volunteer with our PTH events.  We do require that our members volunteer at least TWO times with our Club through a Sign Up Genius invitation. Kids that volunteer on their own should enter hours at the top right hand corner of this page under Enter Active/Passive points.

How do I make sure I get credit for volunteering?

We will track your volunteer participation if you volunteer with our PTH club by signing up with one of our sign up genius invitations.  If you volunteer outside the club you will need to enter your hours. For future we will only accept signed paper forms for submitting PTH hours for volunteering on your own.  The form must be signed by a supervisor and mailed to Olivia Lee 116 Fairwood Court, Danville, CA 94506 and be received by 4/15/2020: Non-PTH Event Form


All hours must be submitted by April 30th to get credit for the year (If you are volunteering in may you can submit hours prior to volunteering to make sure you get the credit) 

Want to check to see if we have your PTH Hours entered correctly?  Please note that the below volunteer tracking sheet only includes PTH sponsored events for now.  At the end of each semester we will add in your volunteer hours that you submit on our website for activities outside PTH and your passive points.


Volunteer Tracker  (If we missed something, please email

Looking for volunteer hours to get your 12 required hours.  The link to the sign up genius with some ideas.   Also check out the handout at the bottom of this webpage for a print out from the February meeting with ideas. Sign up to volunteer


What events count for volunteer credit and which events do not count?

* What counts: anything helping people in need (includes senior citizens, disabled youth and adults, homeless, mission trips for a cause etc).

* What does not count: coaching or refereeing for a team (unless it is for disabled kids), picking up recycling at lunch, vacation bible school, volunteering at church, being an alter boy, volunteering for sports tryouts, hours earned for a different club such as National Charity League or Fair Chance For Special Needs. If you are counting your hours for another club, you can't double count these for PTH.  We feel our volunteer requirement is pretty minimal and there would be no point in being in our club if you are not volunteering with PTH.

If you need to miss a monthly lunch meeting:

If you need to miss a meeting, then you will be required to do one extra hour of volunteering to make it up.  In other words, if you have a conflict (school reason or you are sick), that is fine and it will be excused but you need to email us the day of the meeting.  Email address: or  Meeting attendance will be strictly enforced this year.  You can view meeting attendance on the link above.

What if I need to cancel an event that I signed up to participate in?  
We strictly enforce a 5-7 day cancellation notice.   If you cancel more than twice in one year without adequate notice, you will not be allowed to sign up for volunteer events the rest of the school year.  Being sick is something that happens but this will still count as a last minute cancellation.  

Benefits of Being in The PTH Club?

Aside from the fact that colleges are looking for volunteer service hours, you will become more informed & aware of folks in need right in our own community. These volunteer events really bond this group together.  By helping others you will be come more aware of those in need by working with other like minded students that are interested in helping those who need our help most.  After each event you will realize how fortunate you are and you will also learn that giving is truly much better than receiving.  You will also have a great time getting to know other club members through these amazing volunteer events.

What are the fees for PTH?

Starting in Fall 2017: We are asking for a $35 Club donation to be in the club- this fee will cover club expenses, food for sandwich making events for the homeless, office supplies.  Funds will also be used to purchase art supplies for the St Vincent De Paul Holiday party (we will host a couple craft tables that will serve 1000 kids in need, costs for supplies estimated to be about $2000). This event provides a huge amount of volunteer spots but we can only have the spots if we host a table and pay for the supplies.  Only those that pay the $35 will receive Sign Up Genius invitations.  If you want to volunteer on your own, we will not require you to pay the fee... Please note that we will waive your club fee if there is a financial hardship.  Please email if you need to have this fee waived.  You will need to be able to cover your transportation costs if we take BART.  All finances go through the Pledge To Humanity Organization. If you get dropped because you have not attended meetings regularly, there is no refund on the club dues (sorry).
When and where are the meetings?
 The meetings are in the Aux Gym at lunch time. Please bring bring a packed lunch for other meetings. We will take attendance at each meeting. 2018-2019 Meeting Dates are: Aug no meeting, Sept 4th, Oct 16th, Nov 6th, Dec (TBD), Jan 15th, Feb 5th, March 5th, April 16th, May 14th
How do I know what community service events are coming up?
Event invitations are only sent out through Sign Up Genius.  If you are not receiving invitations for events, please contact
Are you affiliated with the Pledge to Humanity’s Non-Profit Organization:
Yes, we are affiliated with the Pledge To Humanity organization. PTH is a non-profit organization founded by Gaby Ghorbani (who lives in Alamo). PTH is associated with schools and other local organizations that do service community service projects in our area. Over the years PTH has organized school supply drives, athletic equipment drives, coat drives, shoe drives, and toiletry drives for people in need and for our military troops. The non-for profit group has served thousands of meals to the homeless all over the bay area. Not only do the PTH projects center around the needy but they also proudly serve our senior citizens and those that may be physically challenged too. In addition to all of these service projects, they have been able to work to raise funds to help the needy in our area and 5 other countries around the world. San Ramon Valley High's new Pledge To Humanity Club will aim to support some of the amazing non-for profit's volunteering efforts organized by the PTH organization.
We are so excited to share that Pledge to Humanity was featured in People Magazine's Human Interest section, Heroes Among Us. As you all know, this is a wonderful accomplishment for Pledge to Humanity and a reflection of you and your dedication to our mission. What we accomplish, we accomplish together!! 
Where can I get more information?
Students who have any questions about PTH may ask the officers during the meetings. Students may also contact the club advisor at The club's teacher advisor is Shannon Neach. 
Visit the SRVHS link to our PTH organization that we are affiliated with that keeps track of all our activities/events that we have participated in.

Waivers & Links to Waivers Below:

Crayon Initiative Waiver (you only need to fill this out one time per person)



Enter Active & Passive Points for Volunteer Hours

We will enter active points for PTH sponsored activities, you need to enter volunteer hours for activities outside PTH & you need to enter passive points. More details on this club page to explain what Active and Passive points are. PLEASE NOTE: all hours must be submitted before 4/30/18 or will not count.