Calendar of Volunteer Events - summer 2017

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One-Time Volunteer Opportunities

Wednesday, January 31 - (On-going opportunity), the Everyone A Reader Program at Felicita Elementary School is looking for volunteers to assist with the 1:1 reading program. Volunteers are needed between 8:45am-10:10am & 10:20am-12:10pm, every Wednesday. Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer form, prior to assisting with the program. For more information and to sign-up, contact Sandra Flores at sfloresvidal@eusd.org.

Thursday, February 15th, from 12pm-1pm, the Oceanside Campus will be hosting a Volunteer & Community Resource Fair! Come talk to representatives from various community organizations and learn about volunteer opportunities. The fair will be located around the water fountain outside the library.

Friday, February 16th, from 8:30am-11:30am, Project LIKE is hosting their 2nd Annual Project LIKE Global Literacy Fair and they are in need of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to go around classrooms to read to students. This event will take place at Del Rio Elementary on 5200 N. River Road, Oceanside, CA 92057. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Edwina Williams at projectlike365@gmail.com.

Saturday, February 17th (volunteer shifts vary), The City of Carlsbad is hosting Epic Tween Nights: Party at the Park and they are in need of volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help with event activities, from 4:30pm-9:00pm and with clean-up from 8:30pm-11:00pm. The event will be located at Calavera Hills Community Center on 2997 Glasgow Drive. Also note, a Letter of Appreciation is provided to all military personnel who volunteer for a City of Carlsbad special event or program. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Natalie Alegre at natalie.alegre@carlsbadca.gov.

Thursday, February 22nd, from 2:30pm-5:30pm, Sustainable Surplus Exchange is hosting BYOB - Bring Your Own Box event for teachers and nonprofits and they are in need of volunteers! Volunteer(s) will help set up tables, signs, and guest lists; help check in guests; help direct guests in the BYOB area with supplies; straighten supplies. Volunteers are also needed to help monitor the store to help guests while they shop and help with check-out. The BYOB is an event where Sustainable Surplus gives away free office supplies. Guests bring an average size box and fill it with the supplies they need. We encourage sharing; and quietly remind them to not hoard anything. There is a designated area in SSE's shop for the BYOB. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Sue Prelozni at sue@sustainablesurplus.org or Mike Liles at (888) 780-4416 ext 3.

Thursday, February 22nd, from 5:30pm-8:45pm, the Solutions for Change Graduation event is taking place and they are in need of volunteers! Volunteer are needed to create a safe playful environment for resident's children, ages 0-12, while their parents celebrate their individual successes. The location of this event will take place at 722 W California Ave. Vista, CA 92083. For more information, please contact Francine Sanchez, fsanchez@solutionsforchange.org or (760) 941-6545 x319. To sign-up, go to http://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c084aafac2dabfc1-winter.

Thursday, February 22nd, from 11:45am-12:45pm, the San Elijo Campus will be hosting a Volunteer & Community Resource Fair! Come talk to representatives from various community organizations and learn about volunteer opportunities. The fair will be located around along the library lawn.

Friday, March 2, from 8:00am-2:00pm, Maryland Elementary is hosting Read Across America and they are in need of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to drop in and read to students at Maryland Elementary (700 North Avenue, Vista, CA 92083). Volunteers are welcome to read in English or Spanish. Upon arriving, volunteers much check-in and pick-up a book, or bring their own favorite children's book to read. The school needs 100 readers! Come earn 1 or even 6 hours of volunteer work. For more information, please contact Sue Bentley at shbentley639@gmail.com or (760) 445-4049.

Friday, March 2nd, from 8:00am-3:15pm, the United Black Student Conference is in need of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to help with registration, meal distribution, campus tours & directions, the opening event, resource fair, the workshop facilitators, security, etc. These volunteer hours can be used towards Service Learning, Extra Credit (with professor permission), and the Quest for Success volunteer stamp. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Yasmine Willis at ywillis@miracosta.edu.

Saturday, March 10th, (various shifts), the Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad is hosting Taste of Bressi! Taste of Bressi is a Beer, Wine, and Food festival. They are in need of volunteers to help in various capacities (set-up, helping vendors, check-in, etc.). Volunteers will be given a complimentary tasting pass (worth $48) to attend the event before/after your shift. Volunteers are asked to arrive 10-15 minutes before your time slot. Must be 21 to volunteer. To sign up, go to http://signup.com/go/VCynbHc.

Saturday, March 17th, from 7:30am-2:00pm (various shifts available), the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is hosting the 2018 Tip Top Run Leprechaun Dash & Bash ft. World Water Day and they are in need of 50 volunteers! For more information and to sign-up, please contact Samantha Richter at samantha@aguahedionda.org or (760) 804-1969.

Saturday, March 17th, from 9:00am-12:00pm, Ivey Ranch Park is in need of volunteers for a big project: Barn Cleaning! Volunteers will have a chance to support Ivey Ranch Park as they prepare for a very special event: Donor Appreciation Dinner. This opportunity will be a single morning of beautifying their space. You will also have the opportunity to get friendly with their sweet horses! Please wear closed-toe shoes and pants.Cleaning the barn is a big job, but together you can do it! For more information, please contact Katie Melendez at (760) 722-4839 or volunteer@iveyranch.com.

Saturday, March 24th, (volunteer shifts vary), the Junior Carlsbad, a running event for kids 12 and under, is in need of volunteers! Visit the website http://competitorgroupinc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=26065 to view the list of days, volunteer jobs & shifts, and to SIGN-UP ONLINE. Be a RACE CREW volunteer! Race Crew volunteers assist with every aspect of the event. All race crew volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Most positions are assigned in-person at Volunteer Check-in when your shift begins. For more information, contact Rita Spiegel at (760) 575-4606.

Sunday, March 25th, (volunteer shifts vary) the Carlsbad 5000 is in need of volunteers. Visit the website http://competitorgroupinc.volunteerlocal.com/volunteer/?start_over&id=26065 to view the list of days, volunteer jobs & shifts, and to SIGN-UP ONLINE. Be a RACE CREW volunteer! Race Crew volunteers assist with every aspect of the event. All race crew volunteers receive a free t-shirt! Most positions are assigned in-person at Volunteer Check-in when your shift begins. For more information, contact Rita Spiegel at (760) 575-4606.

Saturday, April 21st, from 8:00am-1:00pm, Monte Vista Elementary is hosting a Site Beautification Day and they are in need of volunteers. Volunteers are needed to assist with general maintenance work such as weeding, painting, and cleaning. All of the work will take place outdoors. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Charlene Smith at charlenesmith@vistausd.org or (760) 726-0410.

Thursday, April 26, (hours vary), the North County LGBTQ Resource Center is hosting Dining Out For Life in Oceanside, Encinitas, Vista, and Escondido. This is a fundraiser event for local HIV AIDS services. They need volunteer "Ambassadors" throughout the day and on different shifts that can greet guests and share what the event is all about. The participating restaurants contribute 25% of their proceed to the center's services. A volunteer orientation will be held two weeks prior to the event and it is only for an hour. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Max Disposti at maxrome@cox.net.

Saturday, October 13, from 7:00am-7:00pm (shifts vary), the North County LGBTQ Resource Center is hosting Pride by the Beach. It is a fun and safe volunteer experience held in downtown Oceanside by the Civic Center. The center engages between 60 to 80 volunteers in different capacities (Ambassadors, customer services, stage, marketing etc). For this event, volunteers will need to attend a 1 hour orientation two weeks prior to the event. For more information and to sign-up, please contact Max Disposti at maxrome@cox.net.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Brother Benno's Foundation welcomes students to volunteer at their thrift shop located at 3955 Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Their hours are Tuesday - Saturday, 9am-6pm (Last Saturday of each month they close at 5pm).Volunteers are needed to assist with multiple projects at the shop, including sorting donations, receiving donations, assisting customers, and cashiering. They also need assistance in the “man cave” area for testing and replacing batteries. 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 volunteer@casadeamistad.org 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 kcole@ecolifeconservation.org.

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 info@fallbrookfoodpantry.org 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 info@intertribalsports.org.

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 lbagheri@jasandiego.org 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 anaserrano@lasvalientes.org 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 mrosol@maacproject.org.

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 shbentley639@gmail.com.

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 volunteer@sdheritage.org 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 sseltser@seacrestvillage.org.

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation is looking for volunteers for their Build and Beautify initiative. This occurs every second Tuesday of the month, from 9am - 11am. Solana Center invites volunteers to come get involved with their Zero Waste programs from their home base. Activities vary, and may include playing in our demonstration worm bins, gardening, building compost tools, beautifying our grounds with your own artistic contributions, and more. Sign up or get more info at solanacenter.org/volunteer-opportunities. Contact Jackie at volunteer@solanacenter.org or (760) 436-7986.

Solutions for Change is in need of childcare volunteers! Volunteers are needed on Mondays, 6-8pm (Sign up HERE),Thursdays, 6-8pm (Sign up HERE) and Saturday, 9am-12pm (Sign up Here). Your help enables residents to work on changing their own life patterns and permanently ending the churn of family homelessness.

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 moniqueseabrook@vistausd.org.