Training Schedule

Volunteer Training

We currently are looking for additional volunteers to serve in our Outreach Center, to be Street Outreach volunteers, and to help with everything from fund raising, public relations, food drives, website updating, program development, and project management, to just plain wanting to help others and creating flyers. All leaders, and all volunteers who work with youth, must complete the steps below and email Mario as described. If you only want to work behind the scenes and not directly with youth or become a leader, please email

Volunteer Training Checklist 

All leaders and volunteers who work with youth must complete all steps in our training checklist. You must be 18 or older to work with youth in our local program. 

 1. Online volunteer orientation


You must also complete the form linked on slide 65 of the orientation.

2. Attend basic training 

Basic training is in a dynamic classroom setting and we schedule them once a month.

  • Next Date and Time: September 20th, 6:30 PM
  • Location: 25 E. Hedding St., San Jose, CA 95112
  • RSVP: You must email Mario, our Director of Training, at to sign up.

3. Submit paperwork and get your background clearance

You can download paperwork and take it with you to the training, scan materials and email to, or mail them to us at StandUp for Kids - Silicon Valley, Attn: Mario Rocha, 25 E. Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95112. We cannot process your background investigation without a copy of a government-issued ID. Be sure to fill out all information in ink, no electronic signatures allowed. 

4. “On the ground” experience

After basic training and passing of your background check, you will be added to the volunteer sign-up email list. Respond as indicated and show up. If you desire to do street outreach or counseling at the Outreach Center, you should shadow twice at the Center first.

5. Three online training lessons

Download each lesson and submit each lesson’s quiz online. Each one should take you about 30 minutes or less. It may be helpful to have two internet browser windows open while you complete each lesson – one with the PDF and the other with the quiz. Take the quiz as you go along. You will receive your scores automatically at the end of each quiz.

Lesson 1: Stage of a Helping Relationships - Lesson | Quiz

Lesson 2: Motivational Interviewing - Lesson | Quiz 

Lesson 3: Trauma - Lesson | Quiz

Once you complete all of these steps, you will be officially designated as a StandUp for Kids Counselor. Congratulations in advance!