Safety Guidelines



  • Obtain your agency's safety guidelines.
  • Tell someone your destination and time of return.
  • When in doubt, ask for help from your supervisor or another staff member.
  • Request an alternate service if you feel uncomfortable or unsafe with your current site.

Plan Ahead

  • Plan for "what if's" (what if car breaks down, what if I can't find site address).
  • Wear appropriate, easy to move in attire and sturdy shoes.
  • Don't engage in activities beyond your scope of course work or service agreement.


  • Drive carefully; EVC is not liable for risks involved in getting to and from your service site


  • Protect yourself: carry your own health insurance.
  • Evergreen Valley College does not cover student injuries.

If Something Happens…

  • Stay calm.
  • Contact your agency supervisor if you are injured, and inform the Center for Service-Learning and Public Service as well as your instructor. ​


  • Report to your service site under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Give a client a ride in your personal vehicle.
  • Give or loan clients money or other personal belongings.
  • Share too much personal information (home address, phone, etc).
  • Tolerate talk or behavior of sexual nature. Or engage in behavior that might be perceived as sexual with a client or community organization representative.
  • Tolerate verbal exchange or engage in behavior that might be perceived as discriminating against an individual on the basis of their age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ability, or ethnicity.
  • Engage in any type of business with clients during the term of your service.
  • Enter into a personal relationship with a client during your term of service.


Tiffany O'Brien

Program Assistant


Goggle Voice 408-780-0321

Marjorie Clark

Program Coordinator


Monday - Thursday

 12:00pm - 4:00pm


Acacia  Building A4-222

2nd Floor

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