National Volunteer Week 2017


National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 and has grown exponentially each year, with thousands of volunteer projects and special events scheduled throughout the week. This signature week is about honoring the impact of changemakers in our communities, and inspiring others to serve.



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Spring into Action! Volunteer Week - Day of Service

Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego & the City of San Diego
9:30AM - 2:00PM
Sunday, April 30th
Logan Heights

In honor of both National Volunteer Week and the City of San Diego Week of Service, 100 volunteers will be taking on a variety of projects to beautify the Memorial Recreation Complex which includes the recreation center, a skate park, and the Logan Heights Library. Volunteer projects include: graffiti removal, painting picnic tables and planters, spreading mulch, sprucing up the baseball fields, sorting books, and cleaning and organizing parts of the library.


 



Week of Service
Hosted by: City of San Diego
Sunday April 23rd - Sunday April 30th
Throughout San Diego

The City of San Diego Park and Recreation Department is hosting 14 volunteer opportunities throughout the city of San Diego to beautify and revitalize our local parks and recreation facilities. 
 



Teen Community Cooking Day (Ages 12-18)
Hosted by: Kitchens for Good
11:00am - 2:00pm
San Diego
Community Cooking Day a volunteer program that brings together volunteers and students to transform reclaimed produce into hundreds of hunger relief meals. Volunteers learn culinary skills from Kitchen for Good’s students and create up to 300 meals per session for community partners like Jewish Family Service and Crisis House. This one will be specifically for teen volunteers. 
 



Fun with Finance!
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
8:00am - 1:30pm
Mission Valley

Junior Achievement needs volunteers that have experience with personal budgeting and are willing to lead a group of high school students through a tablet-based simulation that teaches them how to make critical life choices. 

Food Pantry Project: Merchandising & Stocking
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
10:00am - 12:00pm
Kearny Mesa

At the Jewish Family Service of San Diego Corner Market, clients can shop for their own groceries, including fresh produce, meat, bread, and non-perishables. Volunteers are needed to organize and stock the grocery items.

Community Cooking Days
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
6:00pm - 9:00pm
San Diego

Community Cooking Days is a weekly volunteer program that brings together volunteers and students to transform reclaimed produce into hundreds of hunger relief meals. Volunteers learn culinary skills from Kitchen for Good’s students and create up to 300 meals per session for community partners like Jewish Family Service and Crisis House. 
 



City Heights: Breakfast Service & Activities
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
7:00am - 10:00am
City Heights
Volunteers are needed to serve breakfast and to help with activities to engage community members while they wait for the food distribution to start.
 



Sort & Distribute Basic Necessities with Hugs & Bags
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
9:00am - 1:00pm
Downtown
Hugs & Bags is a monthly event that creates an opportunity for people to unite and help their fellow neighbors, and distributes meals and necessities to homeless and low-income communites.

Help Women Dress for Success
Hosted by: HandsOn San Diego
10:00am - 2:00pm
Normal Heights
Dress for Success San Diego collects donations of womens’ professional clothing, accessories, and personal care items at a local Church. Volunteers will help sort and size the donations.