Calendar of Volunteer Events

Fall 2015

Join MiraCosta College Community in our annual National Make a Difference Day. We'll kick off our week of service, leading up to October 24, Natioanl Make a Difference Day. Pick a project or two, come alone or with a club or group of friends! Call or email to reserve your spot, spaces are limited. Free T-shirt for the first 100 participants. Contact the Service Learning & Volunteer Center 760-795-6616, or email Antonitte Roebuck at or Bea Palmer at

Saturday, October 17: 9:00-1:00 PM—15 spots: MAAC Project Head Start: Teach Them How to Fish Project (Dixon Lake, Escondido)

Saturday, October 17:  9:00-12:00 PM—35 spots: Teri, Inc. (Vista) Gardening, Harvest and more!

Saturday, October 17:  9:00-12:00 PM—25 spots: San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy (Starts at Solana Beach) Environmental/Nature Outdoor Work

Saturday, October 17, 8:00-2:00 PM—20 spots: Wounded Warrior Homes (Vista): Construction, Meditation Gardening, and more!

Wednesday, October 21, 2:00-5:00 PM—15 spots: La Casita After School Program (Oceanside) Fun Day & Outdoor Play

Friday, October 23, 3:00-6:00 PM—15 spots: La Casita After School Program (Oceanside) Reading & Crafts

Friday, October 23, 12:00-3:00 PM—25 spots: Mission Elementary School (Oceanside) Outdoor Games & Gardening

Friday, October 23, 10:00-12:00 PM—22 spots: Casa de Amparo a Shelter for Abused/Neglected Youth (San Marcos)--Gala Fundraiser Prep

Saturday, October 24, AM/PM Shifts Available—20 spots: MiraCosta Encuentros Conference (Oceanside)— for Latino Male Youth. Encuentros, an education/career exploration conference for Latino males in middle school and high school. Volunteers are needed for various tasks including set-up, room hosts, etc. Half day and full day shifts are available.Encuentros.volunteer form

Take Back the Night/Shine Your Light Domestic Violence Awareness (on campus) October 28 and 29. Help promote Domestic Violence Awarness at all three campuses. Contact the Service Learning & Volunteer Center 760-795-6616.

Sunday, November 1, 12:00-4:00. Dia de los Muertos at La Colonia Park in Solana Beach. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, kids booth, altar set-up and tear down. Volunteers are needed starting at 10:00. Contact MaryAnn Aguilar at

Saturday, November 7: Casa de Amparo: Crystal Ball Gala, at the Del Mar Country Club, a beautiful annual fundraiser to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect, various shifts and tasks available. For more information contact Jane McGuire at

Saturday, October 17, 4:30- 7:30: City of Carlsbad, Pumpkin Plunge at Alga Norte Aquatics Center, 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad. Volunteers needed a spooky splash Halloween fun. Carlsbad’s newest pool will be site of spooky fun including Diving for Treasures, Bone Collector, Creepy Animal races and more. Dry activities include a slide, bounce house, cookie decorating, mutant fishing and spider ring toss. The night ends with a special movie presentation on a giant outdoor movie screen. Contact Natalie Alegre at

O'side Turkey Trot 2015: Volunteers are needed for the week of Monday, November 23, Tuesday, November 24th, Wednesday, November 25th and Thursday, November 26th. If you have a large group that would like to volunteer together, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator Contact Kristen Heffington, Kinane Events, Inc. or call Phone: (760) 434-5255.

Saturday, November 14, 9:00-2:00: Girl Tech Conference and Expo at MiraCosta Oceanside Campus, sponsored by Oceanside Unified School District and Civic Lights Projects. This conference promotes STEM for 400 5th-8th grade girls. Volunteers are needed to help with set-up, presenter’s check-in table, and for classroom monitors. Contact Bea Palmer at

North County Lifeline is looking for volunteers for the following: MiraCosta College Club/Homework club for grades k-5 needed at La Casita and Homework Helpers needed for 6th-12th grade at Club Crown Heights!! – Oceanside. Tax Preparers and administrative support needed! – Vista Office! Administrative assistance – Oceanside Administration Office.  For more information, or to register for any of the above, please contact Melissa Alcazar at