Calendar of Volunteer Events

Volunteers are needed to help with the American Cancer Society “Relay for Life” which will be held at MiraCosta College on April 26 and April 27. Volunteers are needed to drive carts and help with the silent auction. Saturday shifts are 6am-10am, 10am-2pm, 2pm-6pm, 6pm-10pm. Sunday shifts are 6am-10am, 2pm-6pm. For additional information or to sign up, please contact Carol Wilkinson at (760) 795-6616 or cwilkinson@miracosta.edu.

Angel’s Depot needs volunteers to help sort and pack food. For exact dates and times, contact Rick Cunningham at volunteer4us@theangelsdepot.org or call (760) 599-7093.

North County Community Services needs help at the Gardens at North River Road. This gardening project will help families to improve health and well-being by providing them access to healthy foods. Volunteer tasks will vary but may include weeding, cultivating soil, planting seeds and more. Upcoming dates and times include: 9am-11am on April 7, 14, 21 & 28, and May 12, 19 & 27. Contact Abby at (760) 471-5483 or aweglarz@sdnccs.org.

Buena Vista Nature Garden Center meets Monday mornings (9:15-12:00). Perfect outdoor service project, wear jeans or shorts, but wear sun protection and closed toe shoes. Gloves and tools provided. The center is located at 2202 South Coast Highway in Oceanside. It's the last building in Oceanside as you cross the lagoon into Carlsbad. Contact Joan Bockman at joanbockman@sbcglobal.net.

April:

Wednesday, April 16 & Thursday, April 17: MiraCosta Associated Student Goverment needs volunteers to assist with their voting polls. Various locations on all three campuses and times are available. Contact Jim Gonzales at 760-757-2121 ext. 6899, or email jgonzales@miracosta.edu.

Thursday, April 17, North County Lifeline needs volunteers for their Client Recognition event. RSVP required! For more information, contact Melissa at malcazar@nclifeline.org or call (760) 842-6254.

Saturday, April 19, 9:30am - 1:30pm: City of Carlsbad needs volunteers for their EGGStravaganza Spring Festival. Come celebrate by helping families enjoy this fun spring festival. You might be helping with the Adeline Maze, bounce houses or Fun Zone. There are also obstacle courses and a chance to "soak the bunny." Or you may end up helping children collect eggs in the ongoing “Egg Scramble” activity. To learn more, contact Natalie at Natalie.Alegre@carlsbadca.gov or call 760-602-7511.

Wednesday, April 23, 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Help North County’s Food Bank in their goal to eliminate hunger in North County! Help pack 60-100 boxes of food for at-risk families with children. Wear closed toed shoes and dress in layers. You must register online at http://www.handsonsandiego.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0Ci0000005upuXEAQ

Thursday, April 24, 8:30am - 12:00pm: MAAC Project Head Start Oceanside II needs volunteers for their Spring Fest. This fest is in combination with the Olive center located on Olive & Melrose. Volunteers will help with food preparation, health & safety (making sure no children leave premises without parents), greet guests, and playground safety patrol. Contact Pamela Peyton at ppeyton@maacproject.org or call (760) 941-7616.

Saturday, April 26: North County Lifeline needs volunteers for their Bay to Creek event. RSVP required! For more information, contact Melissa at malcazar@nclifeline.org or call (760) 842-6254.

Saturday, April 26, 9:00am - 12:00pm: San Elijo Lagoon needs volunteers for their Creek to Bay Cleanup event. Volunteers will assist with debris removal and habitat restoration. Contact Nick Regoli at nick@sanelijo.org or call (760) 436-3944 x 709.

Saturday, April 26: North County Lifeline, Creek to Bay Vista Clean-up, two different sites available: one group meets at the 200 Michigan Ave, Vista 92084; the second group meets at 460 Hacienda Drive, Vista 92081, the empty lot accross from Food 4 Less near the 78 freeway. A total of 55 volunteers are needed. Contact Melissa Alcazar at malcazar@nclifeline.org or call 760-842-6254.

Saturday - Sunday, April 26-27: Ivey Ranch Park is hosting the PATH Region 11 Conference and needs a few volunteers aged 16+. This organization provides services to the special needs and able-bodied community. Contact Gina Lorenz at (760) 722-4839.

Sunday, April 27: The Solana Center for Environmental Innovation seeks many volunteers for the 25th Annual Earth Day Fair at Balboa Park, the largest free Earth Day event in the world! Pick your 4 hour shift from 8:00-5:00 PM. Duties vary, but only qualification is that the volunteer can lift up to 40lbs. Contact Andrea Loyko at andrea@solanacenter.org or call (760) 436-7986 ext. 216.

Sunday, April 27, 12:00pm - 3:15pm: The Arc of San Diego needs 6-10 volunteers for their Spring Fling event. Volunteers will be helping out with setting up, checking in participants, getting people up and out on the dance floor, serving lunch and clean up. Call or email Lin Taylor at ltaylor@arc-sd.com or at (619) 685-1175 ext. 255 before April 24th at 3:00pm to sign up for this event. The event is located at North Shores Vocational Center Auditorium, 9575 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.

May:

Friday, May 2, 12:30pm - 4:30pm: Casa de Amparo needs volunteers for their Meet the Chefs Fundraising Event in Del Mar. Volunteers will assist with event set up. Contact Celeste Lampro at clampro@casadeamparo.org or call (760) 566-3553.

Saturday, May 3: North County Lifeline is hosting their Human Trafficking Conference at Cesar Chavez Middle School in Oceanside. They will need help with set up, registration, help desk, events during the program, and clean up. RSVP required! Contact Melissa at malcazar@nclifeline.org or call (760) 842-6254.

Sunday, May 4, 9:00am - 1:00pm: Special Olympics Southern California ~ San Diego County needs volunteers for their San Diego Artistic Gymnastics Competition at Oceanside Gymnastics. Contact Allie Margis at amargis@sosc.org or call (619) 283-6100.

Sunday, May 4, 9:00am - 5:30pm: Casa de Amparo needs volunteers for their Meet the Chefs Fundraising Event in Del Mar. Volunteers will assist with set up and breakdown of the event. During the event, volunteers will assist with registration, promote auction items, and help to sell opportunity wine tickets. Professional appearance and demeanor is a must. There are various shifts available. Contact Celeste Lampro at clampro@casadeamparo.org or call (760) 566-3553.

Saturday, May 17, 9:00am - 4:00pm: Special Olympics Southern California ~ San Diego County needs volunteers for their San Diego Regional Spring Games at La Jolla High School. Contact Allie Margis at amargis@sosc.org or call (619) 283-6100.

Wednesday, May 21, 3:00pm – 4:30pm: Help North County’s Food Bank in their goal to eliminate hunger in North County! Help pack 60-100 boxes of food for at-risk families with children. Wear closed toed shoes and dress in layers. You must register online at http://www.handsonsandiego.org/HOC__Volunteer_Opportunity_Details_Page?id=a0Ci0000005upuXEAQ

Sunday, May 25: North County Lifeline needs help at the Strawberry Festival. RSVP required! For more information, contact Melissa at malcazar@nclifeline.org or call (760) 842-6254.