Calendar of Volunteer Events

Angel’s Depot needs volunteers to help sort and pack food. For exact dates and times, contact Rick Cunningham at 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. Contact Abby at (760) 471-5483 or

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

Saturday, June 21, 9:00am - 12:00 pm: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy needs volunteers for their Lagoon Platoon Habitat Restoration event. Please RSVP! Contact Nick Regoli at or call (760) 436-3944 x 709.

Saturday, July 12; 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. OR 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Assistance is needed with the Carlsbad Lifestyle and Fitness Festival.This festival combines healthy lifestyle information with the opportunity for athletes to pick up their race packets. Volunteers are needed to check-in athletes, manage the Fitness Fun Zone and hand out goodie bags. Contact Natalie at or 760-602-7511.

Sunday, July 13; 5:30 – 10:30 a.m. OR 7 – 11:30 a.m. Carlsbad Triathlon. Join the excitement of the race as a member of the set up crew, athlete check-in, body marking, timing crew, hospitality tent or water stations. The 33rd year of this race along beaches, lagoons, and a wildlife preserve draws competitors from beginners to elites. Contact Natalie at or 760-602-7511.