Calendar of Volunteer Events - summer 2017

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One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

MiraCosta College - Make a Difference Day!

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October 27th & 28th, times vary, Service Learning & Volunteer Center is hosting Make a Difference Day!. This event is in honor of combating food insecurity and promoting literacy. The Service Projects include San Diego Food Bank, La Casita After School Program (spooktacular science), Growing Minds Community Garden, Operation Hope - Vista, Fallbrook Food Pantry, and Salvation Army's Silvercrest Retirement Community (Madd Hatter Crafts and Bingo Fun)! Invite a friend, join as a group or come alone & meet other Spartans! Be one of the 200 MiraCosta Spartans, Making a Difference! For specific times, locations, and to sign up on SignUpGenius, click here.

Friday, October 20th, from 9am-2:30pm, the San Diego Food Bank is hosting a Kids Education event at Libby Elementary School in Oceanside. Volunteers would assist with 8 thirty minutes lessons. For more information, please contact Callie Brust at 858-863-5197 or

Friday, October 20th, from 9am-5pm, the NCAAWA is in need of volunteers to help decorate and set-up for the 21st Annual Fundraiser taking place on Saturday, October 21st. Volunteers are welcome to dress comfortably. The location will be St. Margaret Parish Hall on 4300 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside CA 92057. Volunteers are welcome between the hours of 9am-5pm (staying the whole 8 hours is not mandatory).  For more information and to sign-up, please contact Alice Conover at (760) 672-4903 or email

Saturday, October 21st, from 4pm-10pm, the NCAAWA is hosting their 21st Annual Fundraiser, “A Night on the Nile.” Volunteers are needed to assist the chef committee, man the tables, assist with the silent auction, and with various other tasks. Dress code: Volunteers are welcome to dress in Egyptian/Nubian attire. If unable, men are encouraged to wear black/khaki pants, white/black button-up shirt, & black shoes. Women are encouraged to wear either a black dress with black shoes or white blouse, black pants, & black shoes.  The location for this event is St. Margaret Parish Hall on 4300 Oceanside Blvd, Oceanside CA 92057ST. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Alice Conover at (760) 672-4903 or email

Monday, October 23rd - Friday, October 27th, 2017, from 12:35pm-2:10pm (Wednesday, 11:25am-1:00pm), Del Rio Elementary is hosting Red Ribbon Week! Coordinators for the event are planning lunchtime activities during the week and are looking for volunteers to help run the games. The games include Sponge Race (Monday), Jump It Up (Tuesday), Spoon Zoom (Wednesday), Hula Hoop Pass ( Thursday) and Beach Ball Hop (Friday). For more information and to sign-up to volunteer, please contact Janis Jones at 760-901-7312.

Friday, October 27th, from 2:30pm-6:30pm, Project Like is hosting a Mawata Scare Fest! Volunteers are needed to help set-up, man, and takedown the event. The event will be located at the Boys and Girls Club of Vista (410 W California Ave, Vista, CA 92083). For more information and to sign-up, please contact Carolyn Goodspeed at

Sunday, October 29th, from 10am-4pm, Associate Faculty of MiraCosta College, Karla Cordero, is hosting an altar building event at the Mission San Luis Rey Dia de los Muertos celebration. Volunteers are needed to help decorate and build an altar. The event will be located at Mission San Luis Rey (4050 Mission Ave, Oceanside CA 92057). For more information, please contact Karla Cordero at

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Brother Benno's Foundation welcomes students to volunteer at their thrift shop located at 3965 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Their hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-6pm. Before volunteering, students must take a tour of the center at 3260 Production Avenue in Oceanside. Please call Denise at (760) 439-1244 x104 to schedule a tour or come the first Saturday of the month at 9am. After the tour call the thrift shop at (760) 967-7505 and ask to speak with a manager or leave a message with the hours you'd like to come in. Closed-toed shoes and proper attire are required.

Casa de Amistad is looking for volunteers to act as a mentor and help with homework, reading, and being a positive role model for underserved students in grades K-12. Mentors are needed on Tuesdays & Thursdays from 4:15-5:45pm and 6:00-7:30pm. Fingerprinting is required. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Melissa Salvatore Farrell at or call (858) 356-4297.

EcoLIFE Conservation is looking for volunteers to help plant and harvest produce for people in need at their solar powered ECO-Ranch every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30am-12:30pm. For more information, contact Kait Cole at

Fallbrook Food Pantry welcomes volunteers on Monday - Fridays from 8:30-12:30pm & 10:00-1:00pm, and Saturdays from 9:00-12:00pm to help sort and distribute. The last Wednesday of each month, FFP offers a special off-site produce distribution in the community. Volunteers are needed to assist at the distribution from 8:00-10:00am & 10:30-12:30pm at the pantry. FFP also needs volunteers during Senior Distribution days, the first is held the Wednesday of the third full week each month from 1:00-3:00pm and the fourth Monday of each month from 1:00-2:00pm. For more information, contact Jennifer Vetch at or call (760) 728-7608.

Garrison Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help with their afterschool Drama Club on Fridays from 3:45pm-5:15pm. Volunteers are needed to help with group activities related to acting, music and dance. Garrison Elementary is located at 333 Garrison St, Oceanside, CA 92054. For more information, please contact Michael Rael at 760-901-7640 or Delia Goodwin at 760-901-7672.

Inter Tribal Sports is looking for volunteers for their headquarters in Temecula, CA. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. To sign-up, email

Junior Achievement is currently seeking volunteers to teach financial literacy curriculum to students in the Oceanside Unified School District. Traditional programming will have volunteers go into classrooms once a week for about an hour and teach one session at a time until all sessions are completed, usually 5-7 weeks depending on how many sessions are in a particular curriculum. Opportunities are available at Chavez Middle School, King Middle School and Lincoln Middle School, at various times Tuesday - Friday from 7:30am-2:15pm. Please contact Kerri DeJager at to volunteer or for more information.

Las Valientes is currently looking for volunteers to do fundraisers and grant writing for corporate and foundation grants. For more information, contact Ana Maria Serrano at or call (760) 439-1133

MAAC Head Start Island Club is currently seeking regular volunteers to help with afternoon class support. Are you currently studying behavior management? Then you may want to consider this opportunity. Hours are available Monday-Wednesday, 12:30pm-4pm. Current immunizations and TB test required. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact M'Linda Rosol at

Maryland Elementary School is seeking tutors for their after school reading program. They are especially interested in connecting with students who are pursuing early childhood education and child development. To sign-up, or for more information, contact Sue Bentley at

Operation Hope-Vista is looking for volunteers on: (1) Monday afternoons between 4 and 9 – front desk/receptionist shifts, healthy snack guru in the community room, staff assistant, and the Youth Club all need folks to fill in; (2) Friday afternoons between 4-9pm. Front desk and staff assistant positions are open!; (3) Saturday and Sundays – all day (between 8am-9pm), there are multiple shifts available. While there are set shifts on the schedule, we would gladly accommodate your existing plans! Sign Up Here.

San Dieguito Heritage Museum is look for several long-term volunteers! Options for volunteer positions include School Tour Instructor (teach one or more of the 3 sections; Local History with museum tour, Pioneering skills: Butter Making & Bartening, and Local Native American History with storytelling & sand painting), Docent (full museum ground & history tour), School Tour Director (oversee, schedule, and staff School Tour Program), Volunteer Coordinator (receive requests to and from volunteers for all museum needs and functions), Data Entry Specialist (special skills and and training in logging artifact accessions, monitoring and communicating with museum donors, and membershop), and Event promotion-fundraising (media liason, graphic art production, theme & activity creation & implementation, event planning & coordination, and ensure consistency of all event promotional information). For more information, contact Cathryn Beeks at or call (760) 632-9711.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is looking for volunteers. Tasks include: arts & crafts, playing board games, assisting with special events, & helping the residents with a new art computer program. Locations are in Encinitas & Rancho Bernardo. To sign-up, email

Solutions for Change is looking for volunteers to assist in chidcare. Volunteers are needed on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th Thursday of each month, 6-7:45pm, (Sign Up Here For This Day/Time Slot), Monday-Friday, either 9am-12pm or 2-4pm, (Sign Up Here For This Day/Time Slot), & Saturdays 8:45am-12pm, (Sign Up Here For This Day/Time Slot).

Vista Unified School District is looking for AVID tutors to facilitate tutorial groups for 7th and 8th graders. Shifts are available Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am-12:30pm. To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Monique Seabrook at