Calendar of Volunteer Events - spring 2017

Join the MiraCosta College Community and discover the power of service!

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.

Join Us for Cesar Chavez Day of Service!

Saturday, April 1, 6:45am-11am: Join the Service Learning & Volunteer Center in celebrating Cesar Chavez Day. We will be meeting at the Service Learning office, then heading to a local community kitchen to prepare food to take to day laborers. Orientation/Training on Friday, March 23rd, 3-4:30pm at OC3201; these hours count towards your service learning assignment too! For more information, email servicelearning@miracosta.edu. Sign Up Here.

Join Us for STREAM Festival!

Saturday, April 15th: Join us for the STREAM Festival, a free learning festival for students in K-8th grade, by hosting an educational booth. Lesson Plans due by March 1st. More information in the link below:

STREAM Festival

Spring Service Opportunities

Thursday, March 23, 12pm-2pm: Volunteers are needed to help Casa de Amparo clean up apartments for New Directions participants transition from foster care to independent living. Apartments are located in Vista, but we will meet at the New Direction office in Oceanside to caravan over. Move out/move in is scheduled to happen the same day. Anyone interested in staying to help with move in would be very helpful. To sign up, or for more information, contact Celeste Leichliter at volunteermail@volgistics.com.

Friday, March 24, 9am-4pm: North County Lifeline is looking for volunteers for Spring Cleanup. Lifeline staff is getting ready to do some much-needed Spring Cleaning! This is a day that is set aside specifically to organize and clean out desk drawers, supply rooms, closets, offices and anything that can accumulate clutter. This will help improve efficiency throughout the agency and focus on providing the best quality care and service to our clients. We are looking for a group of volunteers that will help us organize and clean our storage unit onsite. Anything that Lifeline no longer uses will be donated to our neighbors and clients. Things such as office furniture, supplies, toys, electronics, etc., will be available for pick up. Some volunteers will also transport things from other Lifeline locations back to our Vista storage for sorting. Lunch will be provided. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Anabel Melo at amelo@nclifeline.org.

Saturday, March 25, 9am-12pm: Volunteers are needed to help Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation keep the lagoon and its trails healthy and beautiful! Volunteers at this event will remove non-native plant species, help with erosion control, remove graffiti, and do small construction projects to help keep the trails accessible. Located at Cove Drive, Carlsbad. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Kyle Lunneberg at kyle2@aguahedionda.org.

Saturday, March 25, 5pm-8pm: Oceanside Museum of Art is in need of some volunteers for their next Exhibition Reception. Duties include set up/ greeters/ member check-in's/ food prep and runners/ gallery attendants/ break-down and clean-up. To volunteer, or for information, contact Kimberly Duncan at kimberly@oma-online.org.

Saturday, March 25, 5pm-8pm: Cardiff School SEA (Schools Education Association) are looking for volunteers for their Gala dinner, dance, and auction fundraiser to assist professional servers: fill water glasses at tables before seating, re-fill water pitchers on tables during dinner, wash wine glasses, clear plates from tables. Our event will be at the Garden Club in Rancho Santa Fe, 17025 Avenida de Acacias. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Joy Sheppard at (760) 579-8585 or at joyshep@cox.net.  

Friday, March 31, 2pm-5pm: Volunteers will help set up table, chairs, and other items in preparation for Community Resource Center's English Tea fundraising event. The event will be held at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive Encinitas. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Cathie Byrd, CRC Volunteer Manager at cbyrd@crcncc.org.

Saturday, April 1, 8am-5pm: Volunteers are needed for Alliance for Regional Solutions' Clean Slate Clinic. This is an event to help assist those with a felony background to have their records potentially expunged. The event will be held at 1949 Avenida Del Oro, #106, Oceanside. For more information or to sign-up, contact Lupe Gonzales at 760-877-1428 or email lgonzales@regionalsolutions.net.

Saturday, April 1, 12pm-3pm or 4pm-5:30pm: Volunteers will serve plated table food and pour tea for guests, or assist with clean-up, at Community Resource Center's English Tea fundraising event. Training on site. Please wear a white shirt, black pants and closed toed shoes. Hair below chin must be pulled back from face and secured tightly in either a braid or bun. The event will be held at the Encinitas Community and Senior Center, 1140 Oakcrest Park Drive Encinitas. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Cathie Byrd, CRC Volunteer Manager at cbyrd@crcncc.org.

Saturday, April 15, 8am-1pm: Volunteers are needed for the City of Encinitas: Parks & Rec Department's Easter Egg Hunt. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Ken Rundle at krundle@encinitasca.gov. Information attached: 2017 Egg Hunt Volunteer Form.

Saturday, April 22, 9am-12pm: Volunteers are needed to help Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation keep the lagoon and its trails healthy and beautiful! Volunteers at this event will remove non-native plant species, help with erosion control, remove graffiti, and do small construction projects to help keep the trails accessible. Located at Bayshore Drive, Carlsbad. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Kyle Lunneberg at kyle2@aguahedionda.org.

Saturday, April 22, 9am-12pm: Volunteers are needed for North County Lifeline & I Love A Clean San Diego's Creek to Bay Cleanup. In partnership with I love a Clean San Diego, North County Lifeline will host a “Street Sweep” of our local neighborhood in Vista. Did you know that the best way to prevent trash, litter, and debris from reaching our coast and oceans is to stop it at its inland source? This is why our Annual Creek to Bay cleanups are so important. By cleaning up our inland neighborhoods and preventing trash from reaching storm drains, we make a greater impact in keeping our coasts and oceans clean. Sign up with a friend or with a group to help us clean up our local neighborhood. To sign-up, contact the Service Learning office at (760) 795-6616 or email servicelearning@miracosta.edu.

Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23, 10am-5pm: Volunteers are needed for the North County Philanthropy Council's Oceanside Days of Art. You can sign up for different 4 hour shifts; assignments include: assisting visual artists set up/tear down, sitting in an artist's booth to allow artist to take a break, roadie for performers/performance stage, handing out programs, giving directions, and event MC. Dress code: no flip flops, short shorts, excessive cleavage, shirtless men, etc. The fair is located at the corner of Coast Hwy and Pier View Way. To volunteer, or for more information, contact info@ncphilanthropy.org.

Thursday, April 27, 9am-12pm: Volunteers are needed for North County Lifeline's Coast Office Beautification Project. Every other year, North Coast Church organizes a “Weekend of Service” for its church members. Throughout the weekend, church members volunteer on hundreds of projects that benefit dozens of organizations and schools throughout North County. This year, Lifeline will host volunteers at several beautification projects in 3 of our North County locations. Our Coast Office location needs some prep work before the Weekend of Service volunteers arrive; for example, removing art work and signage from walls, removing blinds and curtains from windows, placing painter’s tape around windows, door frames, outlets, etc. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Anabel Melo at amelo@nclifeline.org.

Friday, April 28, 2pm-5pm & Sunday, April 30, 9am-11am: Volunteers are needed to help North County Lifeline with Relay for Life set up (Friday) and clean up (Sunday). Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Relay is staffed and coordinated by volunteers in more than 5,200 communities and 27 countries. Lifeline staff, family, and friends have formed a team for this year’s annual Relay for Life in Oceanside (taking place at MiraCosta College). Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up Lifeline’s designated area during the event. Volunteers must be able to lift boxes, set-up and take down canopies, lift tables, etc. To sign-up, contact the Service Learning office at (760) 795-6616 or email at servicelearning@miracosta.edu.

Saturday, May 6, 9am-12pm: Volunteers are needed to help Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation keep the lagoon and its trails healthy and beautiful! Volunteers at this event will remove non-native plant species, help with erosion control, remove graffiti, and do small construction projects to help keep the trails accessible. Located at Garfield Street, Carlsbad. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Kyle Lunneberg at kyle2@aguahedionda.org.

Saturday, May 6, 5pm-11pm: Photographers are needed for the Boys & Girls Club of Vista's 2017 Diamond Gala to take photos of our guests and provide to the Club in digital format on a timely basis. Photos are needed of guests as they enter, candids of tables, auction area, gaming and cocktail hour, as well as coverage of presenters including gala chair, keynote, MC, award winners, and kids. This is a formal event so professional dress is requested. The event is located at the Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa. Informal portfolio review will be required and should include photos of people. For more information, or to volunteer, contact Ellen Clark at ellen@bgcvista.com.

Wednesday, May 17, 7:45am-12:30pm: Volunteers are needed to teach financial literacy curriculum with Junior Achievement to K-5th grade students at Libby Elementary, 423 W Redondo Drive, Oceanside. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Kerri DeJager at kdejager@jasandiego.org.

Saturday, May 20, 8am-1pm: Volunteers are needed to help with Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation's Family Fun Paddle Regatta. Volunteers will help set up and break down event, register attendees, Give out food, opportunity drawing tickets, coordinate games, etc. Located at 4215 Harrison Street, Carlsbad. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Cierra at cierra@aguahedionda.org.

Summer Opportunities

Sunday, May 28, 6am-6pm: Volunteers needed to work shifts at the North County Lifeline booth at the Vista Strawberry Festival. Vista was once the unofficial Strawberry Capital of the World. In the 1960's and 1970's, during peak season, strawberries were shipped from Vista all over the United States, as well as internationally. The Vista Strawberry Festival was created in 2010 to celebrate this part of Vista history. Every year, North County Lifeline hosts a booth in “Strawberry Court” with dozens of other non-profits and schools where we fundraise for Lifeline programs by selling hand-prepped “Strawberry Dessert Nachos.” Volunteers can help with set up, clean up, dessert prepping, making, and selling, and engaging with the community. There are several shifts available to break down this usually long day. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Anabel Melo at amelo@nclifeline.org.

Friday, June 2, 4:30pm-8pm: Volunteers are needed to help with Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation's Owl Howl Event. Volunteers will help set up and break down event, pass out food, etc. Located at Discover Center, 1580 Cannon Road, Carlsbad. To volunteer, or for more information, contact Cierra at cierra@aguahedionda.org.

The City of Carlsbad youth sports department is looking for volunteer coached for their upcoming Summer youth basketball league. This league offers divisions for boys and girls in grades 1st-8th. Practices start the week of May 15th and games start Saturday, June 3rd. The season wraps up late July/ early August. This volunteer commitment requires an hour of the volunteer’s time during the week for practice and a little over an hour for games on Saturdays. Games/practices are held either at the Calavera or Stagecoach gymnasiums in Carlsbad. For more information, or to sign-up, contact Grant Titus at (760) 434-2971 or grant.titus@carlsbadca.gov.

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 volunteer@casadeamistad.org or call (858) 356-4297.

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 Kerri DeJager at kdejager@jasandiego.org to volunteer, or for more information.

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. If you are interested, 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 and 9 – front desk and staff assistant positions are open! Supporting the clients in their work is way better than happy hour! Start your weekend off feeling great about giving back to the community; (3) Saturday and Sundays – all day (between 8 am and 9 pm), there are multiple shifts available; while there are set shifts on the schedule, we would gladly accommodate your existing plans! Sign Up Here.

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

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 moniqueseabrook@vistausd.org.