Calendar of Volunteer Events

Spring 2016

Join the MiraCosta College Community and discover the power of service!

Visit the Service Learning and Volunteer Center to learn more about the Volunteer Program and pick up a time card.

One-time opportunities

We Need YOU! We’re looking for college students and clubs to plan and facilitate hands-on (STEM Focused) educational activities. The MiraCosta College Service Learning & Volunteer Center is hosting the first annual STREAM Festival (Science, Technology, Reading, Engineering, Arts, and Math), formerly known as the Community Science Fair, but we’ve now added Reading & Arts. With your help this event will offer a fun-filled afternoon of interactive educational activities for children grades K-8.  Share your knowledge and creativity and help us make this community outreach event a BIG success! For additional information please contact Bea Palmer at bpalmer@miracosta.edu or call (760) 795-6616. The event will be held on Saturday, April 16, 1:00-4:00 at our Oceanside Campus on Barnard Drive around the clock tower area.

Tuesday, February 9, 10:00am - 11:30am: The Angel's Depot is seeking volunteers to help with distribution of their Meal Box program at the Oceanside Senior Center. For more information, contact Bea Palmer as 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Friday, February 12, 11:00am - 1:00pm: The Angel's Depot is seeking volunteers to help with distribution of their Meal Box program at the San Marcos Senior Center. For more information, contact Bea Palmer as 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Thursday, February 11, 2:30pm - 5:30pm: Sustainable Surplus is hosting their Special Valentine BYOB (Bring-Your-Own-Box)! Schools and nonprofit organizations are able to bring a box to fill up with free office and lab supplies. Volunteers are needed to help with set up and during the event. Volunteers will get to enjoy some Valentine treats! Here's the twist, BYOB attendees will have "First Dibs" on hundreds of beautiful, new items donated by Pier 1 Imports! Items are way below half price. These WILL NOT be listed on the Exchange until after the BYOB. ;-)
It's like a private sale for our members. Non-members arenotinvited. Contact Sue Prelozni at 760-736-4416 or sue@sustainablesurplus.org.

Thursday-Friday, February 18-19, 9:00am – 2:00pm: Pilgrim Children’s Center needs help with registration for Fall 2016.  Volunteers will help make copies and create registration packets. They will also distribute registration forms in parent files. Contact Dominique Gary at 760-736-4416 or pilgrimchildctr@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, February 20, 9am – 12:00pm: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy will be hosting their habitat restoration project, Lagoon Platoon, an all-volunteer community event, occurs monthly on 3rd Saturdays. All the tools needed for restoration are provided, and garden experience is not necessary. Tasks include, invasive weed removal, planting of native species, debris removal and trail maintenance.  http://sanelijo.org/lagoonplatoon for more information or http://sanelijo.org/restoration-events-signup.  Contact Nick Regoli at 760-436-3944 x 709 or nick@sanelijo.org.

Thursday, February 25, 4:00pm - 7:00pm: ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY! MiraCosta College needs volunteers for the United Black Student Conference, Black Star Power is a revitalization of the soul and consciousness of past, present and future generations of great thinkers, scholars, inventors and family members demonized by stereotypical misconceptions. Volunteers are needed to prepare materials for the conference. Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Friday, February 26, 7:00am - 2:00pm: ON CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY! MiraCosta College needs volunteers for the United Black Student Conference, Black Star Power is a revitalization of the soul and consciousness of past, present and future generations of great thinkers, scholars, inventors and family members demonized by stereotypical misconceptions.This event is open to everyone!. Stay for one shift or all day, free food and free t-shirt. Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Saturday, February 27, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is inviting volunteers to participate in their Hubbs Trail Community Cleanup.  Volunteers will remove invasive species, plant native species, repair trail and pick up litter. Water, snacks, and tools provided.  Contact Morgan at morgan@aguahedionda.org.

Thursday, March 3, 10:00am – 3:00pm: Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation will be hosting a Paint Party.  Their Discovery Center is in dire need of a fresh coat of paint on the outside walls. This must be done in March before nesting season begins for the native birds, or else they’ll have to wait until next year! Wear clothes you don’t mind getting paint on. All supplies provided. Help brighten up the community, by brightening up the Discovery Center!  Contact Samantha at samantha@aguahedionda.org.

Saturday, March 5, 9:00am – 12:00pm: Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is asking for help with their DC Trail Cleanup.  Volunteers will remove invasive species, plant native species, repair trail and pick up litter. Water, snacks, and tools provided. For more information, Contact Morgan at morgan@aguahedionda.org.

Thursday, March 17, 530pm – 8:00pm: Kelly Elementary will be hosting a Science Night in Carlsbad. Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Saturday-Thursday, March 19-24, MiraCosta Alternative Spring Break (Information forthcoming..)

Saturday, March 21, 9:00am - 1:00pm: San Elijo Lagoon Platoon needs help with their upcoming Habitat Restoration Project. Volunteers can sign up to receive details at http://sanelijo.org/restoration-events-signup. Contact Nick Regoli at 760-436-3944 x 709 or nick@sanelijo.org.

Friday, March 25, 8:00am – 130pm: Alamosa Park Elementary is having a Healthy Hawk Run (jogathon fundraiser).  Volunteers will help cheer runners on, mark laps, hand out waters and keep things positive and moving.  Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Saturday, March 26, 8:00am - 2:00pm: The City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation is hosting its 2016 Encinitas Spring Egg Hunt and are seeking volunteers to help with decorating, event and booth setup, egg hunt assistance and clean-up. Volunteer must be 14 years old or older. Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu for the application and/or Ken Rundle for more information at 760-943-2261.

Wednesday, March 30, 12:30pm – 2:00pm: Del Rio Elementary will be hosting their Green Team event.  They will be cleaning and beautifying the campus and will be tie-dying t-shirts with student volunteers who are in the 3rd – 5th grade.  Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu.

Saturday, April 2, 9:00am - 5:00pm: Community Resource Center is seeking volunteers for its English Tea "Creating A Safe Place to Bloom." Opportunities include event setup, serving guests, assisting with silent auction and clean up in 2-4 hour shifts. For more information, Contact Cathie Byrd at cbyrd@crcncc.org.

Saturday, April 9, Santa Anita Park will be hosting the 2016 Santa Anita Derby Day 5K.  Contact Bea Palmer at 760-795-6616 or bpalmer@miracosta.edu  or Tierra Murguia at tierram@kinaneevents.com.

On-going opportunities

Casa de Amparo is looking for volunteers interested in help with processing as an In-Kind Sorting Person. This postition is available on Wednesdays from 10am - 12pm with 1-2 people per shift. To sign up, visit the volunteer section of www.casadeamparo.org and complete the one-time event volunteer application.

Casa de Amparo is seeking volunteers to help with transportation in the form of a Pickup & Delivery Support Person on Thursdays from 10am - 12pm. They are asking for 1-2 people per shift and they must be able to lift 50lbs. To sign up, visit the volunteer section of www.casadeamparo.org and complete the one-time event volunteer application.

AVID Program at Roosevelt Middle School needs help preparing middle school kids for college, facilitate tutorial groups in math, science, social studies, and language arts. College students will work with small groups of 4-5, 7-8th grade students. College students must complete a VUSD School Volunteer Application and TB screening. Flexible schedules: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Contact Monique Seabrook at moniqueseabrook@vistausd.org or call 760-726-8003. The school is located within driving distance of MiraCosta College: 850 Sagewood Drive Oceanside CA 92057.

North County Lifeline is looking for volunteers for the following:

Virtual and office opportunities:

For more information, or to register for any of the North County Lifeline opportunities above, please contact Jori Oreilly at joreilly@nclifeline.org