Calendar of Volunteer Events

Operation Hope opens its doors November 1. They are a cold-weather homeless shelter for single women and families with children. Volunteers are needed to help with reception desk, homework tutoring, make a craft, hang out with kids (playing indoors and outdoors, reading or just listening to them.) Various shifts are available--weekdays and weekends. For more information contact Rose at 760-583-0678 or email volunteer@operationhopeshelter.org. The shelter is located at 859 Vista Way, Vista, CA.

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

American Red Cross has various service learning and volunteer opportunities in North County to assist with blood drives. Interested volunteers should contact Jacquie Dutchover at jacquie.dutchover@redcross.org. The calendar of locations is available at the Service Learning and Volunteer Center.

Thursday, December 11, 3:30pm - 5:30pm: Sustainable Surplus needs help at their BYOB event. BYOB is a fun-filled event where teachers and nonprofit workers are invited to come to the warehouse with an empty box and fill it with free office supplies. The warehouse is located at 760 Shadowridge Dr, Vista, CA. Contact Sandy at info@sustainablesurplus.org. Please type VOLUNTEER in the subject line.

Saturday, December 13: The Womens Resource Center will host their annual Spirit of Giving event. This event supports close to 100 families by providing them with a Christmas dinner and holiday gifts. Volunteers are needed to help with these event. If interested please e-mail Arnita Moore at arnita.moore@wrcsd.org. The deadline to sign-up to volunteer is November 21--only serious inquiries please.

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.

Saturday, December 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm: The San Elijo Lagoon Platoon has a habitat restoration volunteer opportunity at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Contact Nick Regoli at 760-436-3944 x709 or nick@sanelijo.org.

Saturday, January 17, 9:00am - 12:00pm: The San Elijo Lagoon Platoon has a habitat restoration volunteer opportunity at the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Contact Nick Regoli at 760-436-3944 x709 or nick@sanelijo.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.