Calendar of Volunteer Events - summer 2017

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Visit the Service Learning and Volunteer Center to learn more about the Volunteer Program and pick up a time card to record your hours of service.

One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Friday, December 1st - Wednesday, December 20th (shifts will vary depending on date) the Community Resource Center is in need of volunteers to help build holiday baskets. To register to volunteer, please go here

Thursday, December 7th, at 10am, the BASE Program is helping put together the OUSD Holiday Foster Youth Event. They are in need of volunteers to help decorate tables and assist with the event in other capacities. The event will be help at El Camino High School. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Corie Slali at or 760.859.6005.

Sunday, December 31st, from 2:30pm-5:00pm, the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration for their residents. Two volunteers are needed during this time slot. The first volunteer is needed to assist with applying make-up on residents. The second volunteer is needed to take photos of special moments during the pre-party & dinner celebration and escort residents to the GRC dining room. The location for this event will be the Goldberg Healthcare Center-Skilled Nursing. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Sheryl Seltser, Volunteer Liaison, at or 760-632-3718.

Sunday, December 31st, from 3:30pm-6:30pm, the Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is hosting a New Year’s Eve celebration for their residents. One volunteer is needed during this time slot. The volunteer is needed to capture special moments during the pre-party & dinner celebration and escort residents to and from the GRC dining room. The location for this event will be the The Katzin Residence – Memory Care. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Sheryl Seltser, Volunteer Liaison, at or 760-632-3718.

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 Laura Bagheri 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