San Diego Volunteer Opportunities – United Way

Community involvement is important to employees at AIS.
I’ve continued my discussions with the staff and volunteers at United Way in order to determine the most effective ways for us to contribute.
The folks at United Way have asked that I forward the list of volunteer opportunities below that we might consider for helping those in need.
There are numbers and contacts for the various organizations in the list — and we already have a few employees who have stepped up and are getting involved.
Best Regards,
Ken Valenti, Sr. Program Manager
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January

Emerson-Bandini Elementary Third Grade Reading and Math Tutors: Emerson-Bandini needs one reading and one math tutor for each of its four third grade classes, comprising the entirety of the third grade for this school.  Volunteers are required to get a TB test. This once a week, or once every other week, opportunity is available on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays from 1:30 pm – 2:15 pm. It is a 5 month volunteer commitment. If you are interested in discussing how your company can volunteer for this opportunity, please contact United Way of San Diego County’s Group Volunteer Coordinator, Monica Johnson, at (858) 636-4163 of at mjohnson@uwsd.org.

Dates: Times: Volunteers Needed:
JanuaryTuesday, January 22Thursday January 24
Friday, January 25
Monday, January 28
Tuesday, January 29
Thursday, January 31
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 2 each day
FebruaryFriday, February 1Monday, February 4
Tuesday, February 5
Thursday, February 7
Friday, February 8
Monday, February 11
Tuesday, February 12
Thursday, February 14
Friday, February 15
Monday, February 18
Tuesday, February 19
Thursday, February 21
Friday, February 22
Monday, February 25
Tuesday, February 26
Thursday, February 28
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm 2 each day

Friday, January 25 Regional Task Force on the Homeless – We All Count: The annual WeAllCount homeless census enables our entire region to better understand the scope, impact and potential solutions to homelessness; and empowers our community to qualify for millions of dollars in critical federal funds. 700 Volunteers are needed throughout San Diego County to count and interview homeless individuals and families.  Training is provided. Enumerators are needed to count on Friday, January 25, 2013 (5am-8am); Surveyors are needed to conduct interviews between January 25th, 2013 and January 27th, 2013 (various times available). To sign up and get more information, please visit www.CountSD.org or contact Cindy Williams at CountSD@rtfhsd.org or (858) 292-7627, ext. 13.

February

Friday February 22, 9:45 am – 12:15 pm International Rescue Committee Youth Mock Interviews: United Way of San Diego County is partnering with the International Rescue Committee to provide local youth the opportunity to practice their job interviewing skills during a Mock Interview session. We are recruiting volunteers to interview these youth and provide them with feedback on their performance.  This will help them gain confidence to enter the workforce.  Please contact Monica Johnson, Group Volunteer Coordinator at United Way of San Diego County, at (858)636-4163 and mjohnson@uwsd.org if you are interested in volunteering
Tuesday, February 26 9:00 am – 12:00 pm International Rescue Committee Mock Interviews:  United Way of San Diego County is partnering with the International Rescue Committee’s El Cajon Refugee Support Center to provide recently arrived adult refugees the opportunity to practice their job interviewing skills during a Mock Interview session. The refugees being interviewed are students in an 8 week long Vocational English course which provides them with intensive English language instruction that heavily emphasizes workplace English vocabulary and grammar. This mock interview event is happening during the last week of the Vocational English course in order to reinforce what the refugees have learned. We are recruiting volunteers to interview the refugees and provide them with feedback on their performance to help them gain confidence as they enter the American workforce.
Please contact Monica Johnson, Group Volunteer Coordinator at United Way of San Diego County, at (858) 636-4163 and mjohnson@uwsd.org if you are interested in volunteering on Tuesday February 26th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

March

NEW OPPORTUNITY!!!
Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair March 15 – 25
The Science Fair provides opportunities for achievement in science and technology for all 7 -12 grade students from San Diego and Imperial Counties.  You don’t have to be a scientist to help a young scientist. A variety of General Activities:
-Volunteer as little or as much as you want! You do not have to stay for the entire time listed.
-No science experience necessary!
-Handicapped accessible
Please contact Monica Johnson, Group Volunteer Coordinator at United Way of San Diego County, if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities. mjohnson@uwsd.org (858)636-4163:

Day

Time

Location

Description

FRI MARCH 15TH 10:00 am – 1:00 pm PRICE STORAGE UNIT Retrieval of items from storage for setup.
FRI MARCH 15TH 12:00pm -5:00pm BALBOA PARK ACTIVITY CENTER (BPAC)2145 Park Blvd Laying of floor covering, unloading truck (fair setup items) and table set-up.
SUN MARCH 17TH 9:00 am-12:00 pm BPAC SCIENCE FAIR SET-UP DAY. Table covering for student science fair displays), computer and office equipment setup, signage, assisting management with various set-up duties for station setup.
TUES MARCH 19TH 12:00 pm -7:00 pm BPAC REGISTRATION DAY. Prep for student registration, traffic and crowd control, entrance monitoring, assisting students and teachers with project setup and directions and assisting management with student registration and general duties.
WED MARCH 20TH 6:00 am-7:00 pm BPAC JUDGING DAY-Entrance monitoring, monitoring of students at their projects, general duties, helping with student lunch, traffic control, lunch setup/service for judges.
THURS MARCH 21ST 9:00 am-3:30 pm BPAC PUBLIC VIEWING DAY – Assist students and visitors to the fair, entrance monitoring, assist in collating awards/certificates for Thursday evening awards ceremony, giftshop and assisting with general duties.
THURS MARCH 21ST 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Viejas Arena -SDSU AWARDS CEREMONY -Monitoring students, passing out awards programs, passing out awards and assisting management with ceremony.
FRI MARCH 22ND 9:00 am-4:00 pm BPAC MEDIA DAY- Public Viewing -Assist with media (news stations, and newspaper reporters), monitor and assist students, teachers and visitors and general duties.
SAT MARCH 23RD 9:30 am-5:00 pm BPAC PUBLIC VIEWING- Monitoring doors and student projects, assisting with general duties.
SUN MARCH 24TH 10:00 am-9:00 pm BPAC FAMILY DAY-Public Viewing – Assisting with Family Day Activities, entrance monitoring, awards hand-out (if had not been picked up) and crowd control and general duties.
SUN MARCH 24TH 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm BPAC PROJECT PICKUP – Assisting management during student project pickup.
SUN MARCH 24TH 5:00 pm -9:00 pm BPAC TEAR DOWN Taking down tables, chairs, signage, packing away setup items to go back to storage, rolling up of floor covering and general cleanup.
MON MARCH 25TH 10:00 pm – 12:00 pm PRICE STORAGE UNIT Set-up items back to storage.

 
International Rescue Committee
Throughout the month of March, United Way of San Diego County is partnering with the International Rescue Committee to provide local youth the opportunity to practice their job interviewing skills during a Mock Interview session. We are recruiting volunteers to interview these youth and provide them with feedback on their performance.  This will help them gain confidence to enter the workforce.  Please contact Monica Johnson, Group Volunteer Coordinator at United Way of San Diego County, at (858) 636-4163 and mjohnson@uwsd.org if you are interested in volunteering on any of the following days and times:

Dates: Times: Locations: Number of Volunteers needed
Monday, March 18th 3:00 – 5:00 @ Crawford High School 5
Wednesday, March 20th 1:00 – 3:00 @ Crawford High School 4
Thursday, March 21st 3:00 – 5:00 @ Crawford High School 3
Thursday, March 28th 10:00 – 12:00 @ International Rescue Committee Office5348 University Avenue #205 San Diego, CA 92105 5

 

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