Calendar of Volunteer Events
December 3-22: The Community Resource Center is hosting a Holiday Basket event and is in need of volunteers to serve as Holiday Baskets Ambassadors, which is similar to a concierge/host/hostess position. Help greet volunteers, sign them in, accept donations and provide donation receipts, and serve as an assistant. The event runs from December 3 - December 20, and is held at the Del Mar Fair Grounds grandstands bottom floor. Interested volunteers can go to http://www.communityresourcecenter.org/ and click on "Volunteer for Holiday Baskets".
December 7, 7pm - 11pm: Each year the City of Carlsbad parks and recreation staff and volunteers turn Leo Carrillo Ranch into a wonderland with holiday decorations. Families come pouring into the Holiday at the Rancho special event to get into the holiday spirit. Staff needs LOTS of help to take it all down. They are looking for about six hard-working students. Contact Natalie at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 602-7511 for more information.
December 7, 8: The California Dental Association Foundation will be hosting a free dental clinic at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. CDA has a need for most dental professionals and community volunteers to assist with registration, setup, data entry, translating and much more. If you are interesting in volunteering, contact Robyn Alongi at (916) 554-5305.
North County Community Services needs student volunteers in a local community garden on North River Road during the month of December on the following dates and times:
- December 7, 10am - 12pm
- December 9, 9am - 11am
- December 14, 10am - 12pm
- December 16, 9am - 11am
- December 23, 9am - 11am
- December 30, 9am - 11am
Contact Abby Weglarz at email@example.com or (760) 471-5483 for more information.
Throughout the month of December Casa de Amparo opens a holiday donation center and collects gifts for the children and families of Casa de Amparo. In addition to providing gifts to the children and families of Casa de Amparo, the donation center is able provide gifts to more than 200 San Diego families who are in need. Casa de Amparo utilizes the help from gracious volunteers to run the donation center. Volunteers will help to collect, sort, and wrap gifts. Gather your friends and spread some holiday
- December 11, 12, 13, 4pm - 7pm
- December 14, 10am - 2pm
- December 16, 18, 19, 4pm - 7pm
- December 20, 23, 11am - 2pm
- December 26, 27, 11am - 2pm: Clean up
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org with the date & time you are available.
December 14, 9am - 12pm: Join the thrill of hands-on conservation in the San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve. Lagoon Platoon, an all-volunteer community habitat restoration event, occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month (2nd Saturday in December). All the tools needed for restoration are provided, and garden experience is not necessary. For more information go to sanelijo.org/restoration-events.
December 14, 17, 18: North County Lifeline needs holiday volunteers on the following dates and times (registration required):
- December 14, 10am - 3pm: Holiday Food Baskets. Help fill 150 food baskets for needy clients this holiday season.
- December 17, 9am - 2pm: Toy Distribution & Give-A-Way. Help sort and distribute toys to kids in need.
- December 18, 9am - 12pm: Toy Distribution & Give-A-Way. Help sort and distribute toys to kids in need.
To register, contact Melissa Alcazar at (760) 842-6254 or Kenia Valdovinos at (760) 842-6273.
December 18, 19, 20: TERI serves individuals with autism and other intellectual differences. TERI needs help backstage for their TERI Players Annual Holiday Benefit Performance at the STAR Theater. Help is needed on the following dates and times:
- December 18, 9:30am - 12pm. Tech rehearsal.
- December 19, 10:30am - 1:30pm. Dress rehearsal.
- December 20, 5:30pm - 8pm. Evening Performance.
Contact Greg Snaer at email@example.com or (760) 721-1706 for more information.
December 19, 2pm - 5:30pm: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad Village Branch is asking for volunteers to run various stations, including cookie decorating, crafts, etc, at their Christmas celebration. Contact Brooke Price at (760) 585-9078 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
December: The Joe & Mary Mottino Family YMCA needs help with their upcoming garden project. Help dig and get the plot ready for planting. Interested students can contact Alexis Kramer at (760) 758-0808 x110 or email@example.com for more information.
January 19, 6:30am - 12pm: North County's Food Bank needs your help at their water station and course support at the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and Half! Volunteers ages 13+ welcome. To sign up, contact Abby Weglarz at (760) 471-5483 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 7, 2014, 5:30pm – 8:30pm: Pilgrim Children’s Center needs volunteers for their Parent’s Night Out. Contact Dominique Gary at email@example.com or (760) 729-8578 for more information..
March 14, 2014, 5:30pm – 8pm: Pilgrim Children’s Center needs volunteers for their Spaghetti Dinner. Contact Dominique Gary at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 729-8578 for more information..
North County Adult Day Health Care Center needs volunteers who like to interact with the elderly population in regards to co-facilitating activites, helping to serve lunch, and assisting with workouts. Volunteers who are in, or are thinking about going into, the nursing program are especially helpful and will gain a lot of hands-on experience. TB test required. Contact Rene Wilburn at (760) 758-2210 or email@example.com for more information.
Wild Wonders, Inc. needs help with clean their small mammal building, outdoor enclosures, and prep room. Help is also needed with painting and data entry. Contact Jackie Navarro at firstname.lastname@example.org or (760) 630-9230 for more information.