Global Volunteer Week 2014

Request for Proposals


Schools and community organizations are invited to apply for the opportunity to be selected as the recipient of Synopsys’ Global Volunteer Week service project where employees, their families, and community members spend the day transforming an important community resource in Silicon Valley. This is not a grant application; it’s an opportunity for a large-scale volunteer event.

Benefits to the selected recipient include:

  • Materials, project management services, and volunteer support valued at $100,000 - $150,000
  • Up to 500 volunteers to help make significant change at your site

The ideal candidates for this project include schools, community centers, parks, neighborhood coalitions and associations, community gardens, and other organizations that have the need for transformative change to improve how they serve their community.

See what Synopsys did for its 2013 Global Volunteer Week project


Selection Criteria

  • Applications will be accepted from organizations located within the following cities: San Jose, Los Gatos, Campbell, Saratoga, Cupertino, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, Mountain View, Los Altos, East Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Redwood City, San Carlos, Belmont, Fremont, Newark and Milpitas
  • The selected site must serve a significant number of underserved individuals
  • Proposed projects offer enough work for up to 500 volunteers and can be completed by unskilled volunteers (not professionals)
  • We regret that we won't be able to accept applications from churches, religious schools, or organizations that discriminate based race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, marital status, military service, or any other status protected by law. Synopsys Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.


Process and Timeline (2014):

  • February – March 31: Accepting applications
  • April 1– April 30: Finalists selected for site visits
  • May: Partner selected
  • May – September: Event planning
  • September 20 or 27: Global Volunteer Week event

Download the Application Form