Calendar of Volunteer Events

Angel’s Depot needs volunteers to help sort and pack food. For exact dates and times, contact Andrew Holmes at volunteer4us@theangelsdepot.org or call 760-599-7093.

The Oceanside Public Library is looking for volunteers to assist with their Basic Computer Classes, offered to the public.  Volunteers will assist with pre-designed computer courses, during one-hour classes, twice per week on Monday and Wednesday mornings, or once per week on Saturday mornings; these are six week courses. This is a wonderful service opportunity for a tech savvy student or someone looking to become a teacher.  Contact Cheri Noel at 760-435-5564 or email cnoel@ci.oceanside.ca.us.

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 joanbockman@sbcglobal.net.

The Education Center aboard Camp Pendleton is in need a volunteer who can help with translating Spanish to English conversations, question and answers for struggling students. Contact Lynette at lynette.brauer@usmc.mil.

Through the month of October, The Angel's Depot needs help preparing for their annual Gala. For exact dates and times, contact Susan at susanhall@theangelsdepot.org.

Friday, October 17, 2:30pm -9:00pm: Kelly Elementary School is looking for volunteers to help set up their school Carnival. Minimum age to volunteer is 18. Help with assembling Carnival booths and the Haunted House for the event. Also help transport materials from storage unit for construction and decorations. Contact Ciny at cindylam21@yahoo.com or Lydia at lillycarnival@gmail.com.

Friday, October 17, 3:00pm - 9:00pm: Ivey Ranch Elementary is looking for 30 volunteers to support this year's Harvest Festival. This event will have Hot Dog on a Stick, Chick-fil-A, Urban Chow pizza, games, pony rides, petting zoo, jump houses, bake sale, crafts, DJ, photo booth, raffle and more. Volunteers will be primarily focused on running the games, monitoring the jumpies/slides, and assisting at the pony rides and petting zoo area. Help is also needed for set-up, tear-down, hanging lights, etc. Contact Darcy Clevenger at 760-419-1591 with any questions or to register.

Friday, October 17, 5pm - 7pm: St. Mark Lutheran Preschool in Encinitas is having a Fall Festival. Help set up, clean up, and with the festival itself. Contact Anne Lewis at anne@stmarkpreschool.org.

Friday, October 17: North Terrace School is in need of volunteers for their School Carnival. Minimum age to volunteer is 18. Duties for volunteers will include: set up, tear down, ticket booth attendee, carnival games attendee, zipline attendee, petting zoo attendee, and more. Contact Kristen at northterracepto@yahoo.com.

Saturday, October 18, 6:30am - 1:30pm: Support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) by joining their biggest event of the year - Walk Like MADD in San Diego. They are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, registration, cheer on walkers along the walk route, and clean-up. Contact Alicia Vicencio at 858-564-0780 x6664 or alicia.vicencio@madd.org.

Saturday, October 18, 7am - 9pm: Kelly Elementary School is looking for volunteers for their school Carnival. Three shifts are available: 7am - 11am Set-Up, including assembling booth and transporting materials and decorations; 11am - 5pm During the Fair, including manning the inflatable obstacle course; and 5pm - 9pm Tear-Down, including disassembling booths and the Haunted House. Contact Ciny at cindylam21@yahoo.com or Lydia at lillycarnival@gmail.com.

Saturday, October 18, 7:30am - 12:00pm: MAAC Project Head Start Parent Involvement will host a Family Fishing Day at Lake Dixon. Volunteers are needed to help families learn how to hook the fishing poles, show families where they can fish, and supervise the children (making sure the kids don't jump in the water). They are expecting 130-250 families. Lunch will be provided to volunteers. Contact Rebecca Kirkpatrick at rkirkpatrick@maacproject.org or call 760-471-4210.

Saturday, October 18, 8:00am - 6:15pm: Casa de Amparo is hosting Slater's 50/50 Brew Fest in San Marcos. Four shifts are available: 8am - 11am Set-Up, 10:45am - 2:15pm Registration, 10:45am - 4:15pm Security (must be at least 21 years old), and 3:45pm - 6:15pm Break-Down. Training will be provided on the day of the event. Contact Celeste Lampro at 760-566-3553 or clampro@casadeamparo.org.

Friday, October 24, 5:00pm - 9:00pm: Pilgrim Children's Center needs volunteers for their Fall Festival. Help with setting up the venue, serving food, managing activity, assisting with clean-up, and helping teachers manage the event. No fingerprint or TB testing required. Contact Dominique Gary at 760-729-4464 or pilgrimchildctr@sbcglobal.net.

Saturday, October 25, 4:30pm - 10:30pm: Wounded Warrior Homes is looking for volunteers for "The Legends of Surf" concert at the Moonlight Theater in Vista. Four shifts are available: 4:30-10:30 Parking Attendant, 5-9:30 Amp Attendant, 5:15-6:45 Gate Scanner, and 5:15-9:15 Usher. Contact Mia Roseberry at 760-483-3553 or mia@woundedwarriorhomes.org.

Sunday, October 26, 11:00am - 3:00pm: Helen Woodward Animal Shelter needs volunteers at their HOPE Telethon. The telethon will broadcast from the KPBS studios at San Diego State University and air live on KUSI. Viewership for last year's HOPE Telethon was nearly 40,000 homes throughout San Diego County. Volunteer times and duties vary. Contact Stephen Miller at 858-756-4117 ext. 312 or stevem@animalcenter.org.

Monday, October 27: Fresh Start Surgical Gifts needs volunteers for the 11th Annual Charity Golf Tournament hosted by Imaging Healthcare Specialists. You participation will support Fresh Start Surgical Gifts' mission for positive change in a child's life through reconstructive surgery. Contact Dayna Hardtman at 760-448-2021 or dayna@freshstart.org.

Friday, October 31, 8:00am - 8:00pm: Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast is one of the popular sporting events that takes place in Oceanside and they are looking for volunteers. Multiple 4-hour shifts are available throughout the day, from 10:00am to 8:00pm. Help is needed with registration, site setup, and expo setup. All volunteers receive a crew T-shift, food, and a beverage. Contact Tommy Head at 760-271-2662 or volunteer@bike-the-coast.com.

Friday, October 31, 9am - 2pm: Casa de Amparo needs volunteers to help set-up their Crystal Ball Gala event. Two shifts are available: 9am - 11:30am and 11:30am - 2pm. Contact Celeste Lampro at 760-566-3553 or clampro@casadeamparo.org.

Friday, October 31, 3:30pm - 7pm: North County Lifeline is looking for volunteers to help with the Bike the Coast event. Contact Melissa Alcazar at malcazar@nclifeline.org.

Saturday, November 1, 5:00am - 6:00pm: Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast is one of the popular sporting events that takes place in Oceanside and they are looking for volunteers. Multiple 4-hour shifts are available throughout the day, from 5:30am to 5:00pm in Oceanside, and from 7:00am to 4:00pm in Encinitas and Sorrento Valley. Help is needed with registration, setup, traffic control, water/goodie bag handout, event breakdown, and more. All volunteers receive a crew T-shirt, food, and a beverage. Contact Tommy Head at 760-271-2662 or volunteer@bike-the-coast.com.

Saturday, November 1, 6:30am - 1:30pm: Support Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) by joining their biggest event of the year - Walk Like MADD in San Marcos. They are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, registration, cheer on walkers along the walk route, and clean-up. Contact Alicia Vicencio at 858-564-0780 x6664 or alicia.vicencio@madd.org.

Saturday, November 1, 4:30pm - 11:30pm. The Crystal Ball Gala is Casa de Amparo's largest fund-raising event of the year. This event takes place at the Del Mar Country Club. Volunteers will assist with check-in, promote auction items, sell opportunity tickets, and more. All of the proceeds of this event will go to benefit Casa de Amparo. Dinner will be provided to those volunteers during the event support. Two shifts are available: 4:30pm - 10:30pm Event Support, and 8:00pm - 11:30pm Break down. Contact Celeste Lampro at 760-566-3553 or clampro@casadeamparo.org.

Saturday, November 1, 1:30pm - 6pm: North County Lifeline is looking for volunteers to help with the Bike the Coast event. Help is needed with merchandise sales, handing out goodie bags, and breakdown. Contact Melissa Alcazar at malcazar@nclifeline.org.

Tuesday, November 4, 10:00am - 12:30pm: Casa de Amparo needs help cleaning up at their Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos. Contact Celeste Lampro at 760-566-3553 or clampro@casadeamparo.org.

November 26 & 27: Make a difference in your community and have some fun by volunteering at the 2014 Pacific Marine Credit Union O'side Turkey Trot. Shifts are available on Wednesday, November 26 and Thanksgiving morning, November 27. All volunteer will receive a volunteer shirt and credit hours, if necessary. All shifts on Thanksgiving are done by 11am. Move your feet before you eat and sign up today! http://www.osideturkeytrot.com/volunteer.html

Tuesday, December 2, 9:00am - 2:00pm: Every year Casa de Amparo opens a holiday donation center where people can drop off gifts for Casa Kids. Volunteers will set up boxes, wrap windows with gift wrap, and help to decorate the donation center. Two shifts are available: 9:00am - 11:30am and 11:30am - 2:00pm. Contact Celeste Lampro at 760-566-3553 or clampro@casadeamparo.org.

Friday, December 19: Fresh Start Surgical Gifts needs volunteers for their 23rd Annual Red Nose Run. Come celebrate the coming Holidays at the Powerhouse Park in Del Mar. The festivities get started with a 5K run/walk on the beach followed by refreshments, auctions, and raffles. Contact Dayna Hardtman at 760-448-2021 or dayna@freshstart.org.

Sunday, January 18: Fresh Start Surgical Gifts needs volunteers for the Carlsbad Tri-City Medical Center Marathon. Help at the Fresh Start water station as well as course assistance. Contact Dayna Hardtman at 760-448-2021 or dayna@freshstart.org.