Biology 101L: General Biology Laboratory
The following organizations have been approved for service learning for Biology 101
American Red Cross
Contact Person: Jacquie Dutchover (Jacquie.firstname.lastname@example.org )
Contact Phone: (858) 232-0427
Address: 4229 Ponderosa Ave Suite C San Diego CA 92123
Volunteer Needs: One pint of blood can save up to three lives and you can be part of that process by being a registration table host to greet and educate the donors as they arrive. ARC Blood Services holds three to six blood drives a day somewhere in San Diego County, from the border to Temecula, everywhere you can imagine, schools, malls, military bases, and local businesses. Registration volunteers are needed to help check in donors. Drives last 6 hours long and volunteers can stay for the entire day or half of the day, hours are 7:30-7:00. Having a volunteer at the registration table is often the difference between our blood drives making goal or not. Bilingual volunteers are always needed especially in the North County. A volunteer application and online background check is required free of charge. Minimum age is 16.
Arc of San Diego
Contact Person: Cara Jenkins (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 619-685-1175
Address: 3030 Market Street San Diego CA 92102
Volunteer Needs: : The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive provider of services for individuals with disabilities in San Diego County. Volunteers are needed to assist the PALS department with recreation activities Friday - Sunday. Activities range from rock climbing, dances, cooking classes, kayaking, movies, Padres games and more! Join the fun and gain practical experience today! The Arc requires fingerprints, TB test, background check, drug test, and physical at no cost to you.
Buena Vista Pre-Kindergarten Program
Contact Person: Debbie Basom
Contact Phone: 760-331-5073
Address: 1330 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in special needs preschool class.Mon- Thurs 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Opportunity to work with speech therapist, adaptive PE teacher, and OT.*TB test required
Cottonwood Creek Conservancy
Contact Person: Brad Roth (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 436-2632
Address: 1507 Rubenstein Ave. Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007
Volunteer Needs: Maintenance of native habitat, invasive plant removal, planting native plants, litter clean up. *Must be able to do physical work on uneven terrain. Every third Saturday of the month (except December) 8:30-12:30.
Fraternity House Incorporated
Contact Phone: (760) 736-0292 x102
Address: 20702 Elfin Forest Rd. Escondido CA 92029
Volunteer Needs: Fraternity House (Escondido)and Michaelle House (Vista) are residential homes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteer needs include: visiting with residents, playing games, assisting with resident activities / outings. *TB test is mandatory, volunteer application, and orientation session
Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
Contact Person: Suzy Lee (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 448-2021
Address: 2011 Palomar Airport RD Carlsbad CA 92011
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides free surgery for children with physical deformities. Help is needed with surgery weekends. Saturdays and Sundays 6:00am-5:00pm. All volunteers must complete an application.
Ivey Ranch Park Association
Contact Person: Gina Lorenz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 722-4839
Address: 110 Rancho Del Oro Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides services to the special needs and able-bodied community. Help is needed with children's activities including: games, songs, arts and crafts, stories and snack. Volunteers are also needed to help with the equestrian program: work directly with riding instructor and special needs rider, help with grooming and turn-outs of horses, maintain stables and tack. Office tasks are also available: routine office work, special assignments, paperwork, data entry, event planning and phone calls. All students working in the children's program must obtain TB test clearance within the last year. Minimum time commitment is 10 hours. Children's activities: Monday- Friday 2:00-6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00-5:00pm. Equestrian program: Tuesday &Thursday 9:00-11:00am and afternoon hours, Wednesday & Friday afternoon hours, and Saturday 7:30am-12:00pm.
La Colonia de Eden Gardens
Contact Person: Manny Aguilar (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 619-672-5872
Address: 1111 Santa Rufina Court Solana Beach CA 92075
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed for the community garden, Saturday work schedule is 8:00-2:00. Hydroponic gardening.
MADD San Diego County
Contact Person: Alicia Vicencio (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (858) 564-0780 x3031
Address: 10731 Treena Street, Suite 100 San Diego CA 92131
Volunteer Needs: Numerous volunteer opportunities are available: Victim Impact Panel, Speakers Bureau, Public Awareness Booths.Application and training required. Must not be involved in current DUI offense. Hours are based on student's interest and MADD projects available.
North County Adult Day Health Center
Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Rick Gilbert or Renee Wilburn (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 758-2210
Address: 1221 W. Vista WY Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Help with activities, interact with participants, help with arts & crafts, food service, and exercise room. Minimum of 8 hours per semester. Hours are Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Fri. 9:30-2:00. *TB test required.
North County Community Services
Contact Person: Abby Weglarz (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 471-5483
Address: Various locations in North County
Volunteer Needs: North County Community Services operates North County’s Food Bank, seven preschools for income qualified families, and a community garden program to grow food for the preschools. Garden volunteers help planting, harvesting, weeding, and watering. All volunteer opportunities need to be scheduled ahead of time, no drop-ins.
Oak Crest Middle School
Contact Person: Molly Ravenscroft (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: 760-753-6241 x3307.
Address: 675 Balour DR Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Classroom assistance is needed. Ask to volunteer in biology classes. If interested, first contact classified personnel office at (760) 753-6491, students must pay for their own fingerprinting costs.
Rancho Coastal Humane Society
Contact Person: Mary Pilon (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 753-6413
Address: 389 Requeza St. Encinitas, CA CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer jobs available: animal companions (dogs, cats, and rabbits). Volunteers are required to serve 6 hours/month, and would prefer to have a six month commitment. Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:30-5:00 for dog & rabbit companions and 10:30-5:00 for cat companions.
REINS - Therapeutic Riding Program
Contact Person: Maggie Schuur (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 731-9168
Address: 4461 S. Mission RD Fallbrook CA 92028
Volunteer Needs: Assist with lessons for the disabled, leading horses, side walking with disabled riders, helping with ranch chores. Monday- Friday 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-5:00. Saturdays 8:30-12:00 or 12:30-4:00. 10 hours minimum.
San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy
Contact Person: Nick Regoli (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 436-3944 x709
Address: P.O. Box 230634 Encinitas CA 92023
Volunteer Needs: Help conserve the pristine San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve through habitat restoration, scientific monitoring, and environmental education. Long-term internships are available for committed volunteers. Visit the SELC website to RSVP for a volunteer event, submit an application for an internship or learn more about the wildlife of the Reserve. Keep it wild!
Seacrest Village Retirement Communities
Contact Person: Jenell Coker (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 632-3704
Address: 211 Saxony Road Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is a vibrant not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare organization with communities in both Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo, California. Known for our caring and nurturing environment, SVRC has been serving the ever-growing San Diego community in the Jewish tradition since 1944. We use volunteers in a variety of ways. We offer four levels of care where volunteers can help with visits, computers, outings, memory care, clerical work, classes and more. Students must agree to serve a minimum of 20 hours and attend an orientation and interview. Typically students are scheduled one day each week for two hours for the duration of their service learning class. Day time volunteer availability is required. Please call the volunteer coordinator directly at 760-632-3704 for more information.
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Contact Person: Erin Short (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 436-7986 x223
Address: 137 N. El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist with compost bins used for demonstrations and assist with tending the garden. No prior composting or gardening knowledge necessary. Volunteers work closely with a master composter. Hours are Tuesday's and Thursday's with various shifts available between 9:00-4:00 PM.
Contact Person: Allie Margis (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: (619) 283-6100
Address: 10977 San Diego Mission Road San Diego CA 92108
Volunteer Needs: Assistance is needed on event and competition days, trainings for seasonal sports, office support. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. Saturday 8:00-4:00 (events and competitions).
The Glenner Memory Care Centers
Contact Person: Uriel Perez (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 635-1895
Address: 335 Saxony Road Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: We service a senior population with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our adult day care center is activity-focused, and volunteers help our participants with their exercises, arts & crafts or to share their musical talents. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.
Vista Community Clinic
Contact Person: Kara Lowery (email@example.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 631-5000 x8189
Address: 465 La Tortuga Drive, Suite 210 Vista CA 92081
Volunteer Needs: Call for available opportunities. Students must commit to a minimum of 48 hours.
Zoofari, Inc./Wild Wonders, Inc.
Contact Person: Jackie Navarro (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 630-9230
Address: P.O. Box 2771 Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Keeper Aides Mon.-Sun. 8am-12pm. Gain experience with exotic animals at a local non-profit conservation and education facility through duties such as assisting staff with general husbandry (cleaning cages and distributing diets), socializing animals, and occasional education programs and events. Must be in good physical condition (able to lift 50 pounds) and able to commit to 4 shifts per month. Volunteers are also needed to help with marketing and development needs. Duties would include implementing the organization's business plan while following the institutional mission, database entry (excel, access). All volunteers must pay a $25.00 orientation fee.