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Others First

Others First Congratulates High Achieving Student Volunteers    2019-2020

Others First would like to recognize the following students who have been awarded a Principal's Award for their many hours of service to our community:

Jessica Hui - 146 hours

Nicole Hui - 138.25 hours

Gabriel Gutierrez - 37.25 hours

Audrey Hu - 34.5 hours

Angela Kohr - 29.5 hours

Daniel Xiang - 20.5 hours

Carson Blair - 20 hours

Both Jessica and Nicole have also earned a Gold President's Volunteer Service Award from the President of the United States.

We would also like to thank each and every one of our student volunteers for the hours they put in helping others this school year. 


Qualifying independent activity hours earned after March 31, 2020 will be credited towards the

2020 -2021 school year.  


Others First Receives the William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award!

Congratulations to Others First for receiving the William Penn Mott, Jr. Environmental Award! We received this because so many of you participate in Others First. Please continue your support by signing up for activities online now!

Read about it in the Orinda News!

Learn more about William Penn Mott and his dedication to California State Parks.

"Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?"

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Online Sign Up!

We are blessed with so much; let's give back a little and help others in our community! Sign up for any or all of the following activities.

By using SignUp Genius we will no longer be sending out confirmation emails. If you sign up, we expect that you will mark your calendar and honor your commitment. The system will send out a reminder email 2-3 days before the activity to the email address you used to login with SignUp Genius. If something comes up where you cannot go, it is your responsibility to remove your name from SignUp Genius as soon as possible to free up spots for others and for us to plan accordingly. If you are canceling or adding within 24 hours of the activity, please contact Tania Harrick directly. The number of spots available is a little generous to make sure we have enough. We will contact you if we need to wait list anyone. The sign ups are time/date stamped; it will be first come first serve but with first priority to anyone wait listed previously or with parents chaperoning. Please refer to the descriptions below for drop off and pick up instructions. 

If you sign up for an Others First Activity through Sign Up Genius, you do not have to fill out an Independent Activity Form.


March Activities Click here to sign up

Wagner Ranch Nature Area, March 8 

Join Toris Jaeger at WRNA in a variety of caretaking, clean up, and planting activities. Come lend a hand to keep our Nature Area beautiful! Meet at WRNA at 12:30 p.m. Pick up from same location at 3:30 p.m.


April Activities - Click here to sign up

All Events Cancelled


May Activities - Click here to sign up

All Events Cancelled

Lunchtime Activities - No Advance Sign-ups needed!

Knit-A-Square Project for Africa: Wednesdays, Room 33 (Ms. Hodder's room).
Come join us on Wednesdays during lunch in room 33 for a special knitting project. (No sign-ups necessary).  Students will be making 8' x 8' squares that will be sent to Africa and turned into blankets for abandoned orphans. Don't know how to knit? It's easy. We will show you the basics. This project will be on going throughout the year.  No knitting experience necessary.

ARF Lunchtime Volunteer Event: Wednesday, March 18th, (Mini Gym) 

Please join us in the Mini Gym for an Other's First Lunch time activity on Wednesday, March 18th and earn 30 minutes volunteer credit.  We are supporting ARF and making dog and cat toys.  Bring a friend!


Participating this month? Thank you!

Please Note:

  • An annual permission form must be on file for each student volunteer (included in on-line registration).
  • Please ensure the student has no conflict with the times or dates of the activities checked below.
  • Make every effort to honor the commitments signed up for as the community organizations rely on our ability to show up, be on time and fulfill the commitments.
  • Because of the large number of students signing up for activities, your student might not get the activity(ies) he/she has signed up for.
  • Students whose parents can drive will be given first priority!
  • We will contact you if we need to waitlist anyone.