Calendar of Volunteer Events - spring 2017

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Spring Service Opportunities

Saturday, February 25, 9am-12pm: Operation Hope-Financial Literacy is hosting HOPE Inside Escondido CMM Workshop. In this workshop, participants learn the basics of making a budget, how to read a credit report and what they can do to correct errors that may negatively affect their credit rating. The workshop also covers the participant's rights as a consumer and helps them understand how they can make the most of them. This is a great program for those who seek to attain self-sufficiency. Located at 300 West Grand Avenue, Escondido. To volunteer or for more information, contact Claudia Caywood at claudia.caywood@operationhope.org.

Saturday, February 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 Hubbs Trail off Garfield Street, Carlsbad. To volunteer or for more information, contact Kyle Lunneberg at kyle2@aguahedionda.org.

Saturday, February 25, 9am-12:30pm: Volunteers are needed at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting. In this workshop, you will assist with setting up and taking down our presentation area, event sign-ups and registration, handling our flip chart, and sharing props and visuals. Located at the Myrtle Creek Botanic Garden and Nursery in Fallbrook. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Tuesday, February 28, 9am-11am & 1pm-3pm: Volunteers are needed at Seacrest Village Retirement Community to help with the Sweetheart's Tea for Residents. Responsibilities will include helping with set-up, transporting residents within the buildings to event location, walker valet, serving tea and visiting with the residents. Located at 211 Saxony Road, Encinitas. To volunteer or for more information, contact Sheryl Seltser at (760) 632-3718 or sseltser@seacrestvillage.org.

Friday, March 3, 9am-12pm: Volunteers are needed at Laurel Elementary to help with Read Across America. To volunteer or for more information, contact the Service Learning Office at servicelearning@miracosta.edu.

Saturday, March 4, 9am-12:30pm: Volunteers are needed at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting. In this workshop, you will assist with setting up and taking down our presentation area, event sign-ups and registration, handling our flip chart, and sharing props and visuals. Located at the Red Door Restaurant Family Garden in La Mesa. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Saturday, March 4, 8am-11am & 11am-1:30pm: Volunteers are needed to work with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation helping San Diego County save water by helping prepare rain barrels for distribution. San Diegans from all over the county will be coming by to collect their pre-purchased barrels. Help save hundreds of gallons of water by getting these barrels home with their new families. Located at Olivenhain Recycled Water Facility in 4S Ranch. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Saturday, March 4, 7am-10:30am: Volunteers are needed at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting. In this workshop, you will assist with setting up and taking down our presentation area, event sign-ups and registration, handling our flip chart, and sharing props and visuals. Located at the San Diego Zoo. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Friday, March 10, 7:30am-10:30am & 10:30am-1:30pm: Volunteers are needed to assist an educator from the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to support the next generation of Eco-stewards! These school programs give students hands on experiences with composting, watershed protection, and other environmental topics. You may help them build compost bins for their school, learn to sort their lunch waste properly, or get down in the dirt with the worms. Located at Martin Gang Ranch in Valley Center. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Saturday, March 11, 7:30am-2pm: Volunteers are needed to assist with Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation's Tip Top Run Leprechaun Dash & Bash. Help make this 5/10K run a success! Volunteers will help set up and break down the event, hold signs for runners along the route, pass out water and medals, cheer runners on at the finish line, etc. Volunteers need not stay the entire event, we will have three 2-3 hour shifts available. To volunteer or for more information, contact Genesis Gilroy at genesis@aguahedionda.org.

Saturday, March 11, 8am-11am & 11am-1:30pm: Volunteers are needed to work with the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation helping San Diego County save water by helping prepare rain barrels for distribution. San Diegans from all over the county will be coming by to collect their pre-purchased barrels. Help save hundreds of gallons of water by getting these barrels home with their new families. Located at Lakeside River Park Conservancy in Lakeside. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Saturday, March 11, 9am-5pm: Volunteers needed for Inter Tribal Sports's ITS Basketball Championship Day & Annual Health Fair. The event will be held at Pechanga Recreation Center, 12705 Pechanga Rd, Temecula, CA 92592. Various shifts available. To sign-up, email info@intertribalsports.org.

Saturday, March 11, 9am-12:30pm: Volunteers are needed at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting. In this workshop, you will assist with setting up and taking down our presentation area, event sign-ups and registration, handling our flip chart, and sharing props and visuals. Located at the Terra Madre Gardens in Escondido. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Sunday, March 12, 12pm-3:30pm: Volunteers are needed at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting. In this workshop, you will assist with setting up and taking down our presentation area, event sign-ups and registration, handling our flip chart, and sharing props and visuals. Located at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Escondido. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.org.

Saturday, March 18, 8:30am-11am: Volunteers are needed at Solana Center for Environmental Innovation to make a difference and help our community learn about improving the quality of our soil, reducing waste and air pollution, and saving energy, money, and water through composting. In this workshop, you will assist with setting up and taking down our presentation area, event sign-ups and registration, handling our flip chart, and sharing props and visuals. Located at the Santee Library. To volunteer or for more information, contact Jackie Bookstein at jackie.bookstein@solanacenter.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.

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, 12pm-3pm: Volunteers will serve plated table food and pour tea for guests 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 1, 4pm-5:30pm: Volunteers will assist committee members with clean up following the Community Resource Center's English Tea fundraising event. 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.

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 & 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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Close toed shoes and proper attire is 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.

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.