Calendar of Volunteer Events

Fall 2015

Thursday, September 24, 12:00-1:30: Service Learning & Volunteer Center & ASG  will host the spring 2015 Volunteer Fair during College Hour. Do you have a service learning assignment and need to find an organization? Do you want to get connected with your community, learn about its resources, explore careers, find your voice, learn about social justice, or learn about how to become civically engaged? Come visit our community partners and get informed, get connected and serve! Studies show that college students who are civically engaged in their communities have better college experiences personally and academically. Engage in your communities; learn to become part of processes and solutions through community engagement. For more information contact our center at 760-795-6616 or email or

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.

Saturday, September 26, 8:30-11:30 AM: Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation is partnering with City of Carlsbad to work on the Kelly Trail to clear overgrown brush, improve surface structure, and pick up litter. Contact Morgan Wofford at or call 760-804-1969.

Saturday, September 26: PIFA will be hosting its 21st Annual Pacific Islander Festival: Heroes of the Pacific in Mission Beach.  Volunteers are needed for set-up, loss prevention and crowd control in the Cultural Village area. Please print the volunteer forms from the website: and drop off completed forms at the Service Learning and Volunteer Center or stop by the Service Learning and Volunteer Center and fill out a volunteer form, transportation available for the first 10 people. Deadline to submit volunteer information is Wednesday, September 17, 2015.

Saturday, October 3: Carlsbad’s Rotary Oktoberfest, various shifts available. Volunteers are needed to help with this fundraising event at Holiday Park. Each shift is 3-4 hours. Volunteers that sign-up through the Agua Hedionda Foundation will benefit the foundation, every volunteer’s hours is translated into funds. Contact Samantha Richter at or 760-804-1969.

Saturday, October 24, 9:00-1:00—Operation Hope of Vista, a winter family and single women homeless shelter seeks volunteers to help get the shelter ready for the season. Contact Bea Palmer at or 760-795-6618.

Saturday, October 24: 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. Volunteers must register at or pick-up a volunteer form in the Service Learning & Volunteer Center.

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 3; 7:30– 12:30: City of Carlsbad Super Hero Obstacle Race, at Alga Norte Community Park, 6565 Alicante Road, Carlsbad. Picture this event. More than 90 volunteers are needed to assist these dynamic duos throughout the race. You might be assigned to the Tower Run, the Web Crawler or even the Wrecking Ball. Spend the morning having as much fun as the racers. Contact Natalie Alegre 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

AVID Program at Roosevelt Middle School, help prepare middle school kids for college, facilitate tutorial groups in math, science, social studies, and language arts. College students will work with small groups of 4-5, 7-8th grade students. College students must complete a VUSD School Volunteer Application and TB screening. Flexible schedules: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. Contact Monique Seabrook at or call 760-726-8003. The school is located within driving distance of MiraCosta College: 850 Sagewood Drive Oceanside CA 92057.