VOLUNTEER PROGRAM Spring 2003
OUT OUR volunteer database at www.csun.edu/volunteer,
OVER 400 AGENCIES ARE LISTED IN THIS COMPUTER DATABASE
There are many fantastic
one-time and on-going volunteer experiences open to you. It
is important to check-in with our office during the semester,
as there are always new opportunities available every week.
This is only a highlight of some of our opportunities. Please
mark your calendars now and sign-up early. Remember, friends
are always welcome. If you are interested in an on-going volunteer
position, come by the Career Center to research your interest.
CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS: The Volunteer Program
wants to HELP YOU and your club/organization plan your next
volunteer or community service activity with a nonprofit agency
of your choice. Please visit us in the Career Center, University
Hall Room 105, for additional information or call us at (818)
677-4105. Leave a message.
All students are invited to join the Volunteer Council. If you
are interested in community service and meeting some new friends
with common interests, this is the club for you! Meetings are
held in the Career Center at noon. Friends are welcome. Call
the Council Hotline: (818) 677-4106. Leave a message!
Volunteer for “Free Cash for College” sponsored
by Mayor Jim Hahn and the City of Los Angeles. The City of Los
Angeles in partnership with LAUSD is coming together to help
families complete the FAFSA at Canoga Park High School from
8AM to 4PM. To register with the CSUN Volunteer Program, contact
Jose at (818) 677- 5566.
Majors Fair from 10AM to 2PM on campus in the USU Northridge
Center. Volunteers re needed for set-up, student registration,
evaluation, room monitors, and guides. Help is also needed the
day before for event preparation. To sign up call (818) 677-2108.
February 24: Join CSUN’s Mind, Body and
Spirit Fair taking place at the Grand Salon in the USU from
10AM-1PM. Volunteers will be needed from 8AM-10PM to set up,
decorate, greet visitors, distribute materials, and from 1PM-
3PM for clean up. To sign up, call Kelley Morrow at (818) 677-7500.
CAMPUS WIDE Easter Food and Clothes Drive to benefit low-income
families and immigrants, the elderly and the disabled. Sponsored
by the CSUN Volunteer Program and San Fernando Valley Rescue
Mission. For additional information call the Volunteer Program
Event Hotline at (818) 677- 4105. Make a difference and join
the fight against homelessness and hunger.
The Los Angeles Marathon needs your help! They need over 4,000
volunteers to come out and assist at water stations. The Blind
Children’s Center needs volunteers for set-up on the bike
tour from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. and to cheer on marathon runners
and clean up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Laurie Headley (323)
664-2153 ext 342 to sign up! Tell them the CSUN Volunteer Program
March12: The Career Center presents, Spring
Job Fair 2003. Volunteers are needed to escort employers and
assist with registration. Food is provided for volunteers. This
is a great networking opportunity. Call: (818) 677- 4105 and
leave a message.
March 8: Volunteer at CSUN’s 4th Annual
Advancement to Graduate Education (A.G.E.) taking place at the
USU. Volunteer will be working as room and meal monitors, as
coordinator assistants, and helping with registration from 8a.m-4p.m.
This is a great opportunity to learn about graduate programs.
Call Cedric Hackett at (818) 677-2658 for more information.
Saturday, March 15: Volunteer
for the Best Buddies Bash at Griffith Park Springs Picnic Area.
Festivities include a 5K Run, 1 Mile Buddy Walk, live entertainment,
celebrity guests, booths, and games. Volunteers are needed to
help with registration, putting up signs, handing out food and
drinks, monitoring traffic, and handing out water for the 5K
runners. Best Buddies is a non-profit organization dedicated
to enhance the lives of people with developmental disabilities
through one-to-one friendships and integrated employment. Proceeds
from this event will directly benefit Best Buddies programs.
To sign up or for more information call us at (818) 677-4105.
March 13-15: Are you a service-minded student?
Join other students and service professionals at the 2003 COOL
(Campus Outreach Community League) National Conference at Cleveland
State University, Cleveland, OH. For more information go to:
March 19: Be a part of “College Day”-Take
a high school student to class. The El Nido Family Center will
host this program. Interested CSUN students will take an at-risk
high school student to their 11:00 AM class to expose the student
to college life. Volunteers will be needed from 8 AM to 2 PM.
Call Joana to sign up or for additional information at (818)
677-4105 and leave a message.
March 23: The American Diabetes Association
will host the Diabetes Education Seminar and Health Expo at
the Warner Center Marriott. Volunteer needs are: registration,
room monitors, ushers, and health fair assistance. Volunteer
hours are from 7AM to 4PM. To sign up call (818) 677-4105.
March 23: Wyngs invites you to their Fashion
in Motion Charity Fashion Show and Luncheon. Wyngs is a non-profit
corporation dedicated to rebuilding lives by providing financial,
emotional and educational support for individuals with spinal
cord injury. Volunteers are needed from 10AM-2PM to work back
stage and assist with the clothing (hanging garments and organizing
by designer), silent action, and directing people. Volunteers
are also needed a month prior to the event to help with sending
invitations. For more information, call Michelle Altamirano
(818) 888-3209. Tell them the CSUN Volunteer Program sent you!
“Do Something Alternative to the
Same Old Traditional”
Monday-Friday (Spring Break): We will have information available
for Break activities on March 1
This is the month of Earth Week. Join CSUN in our support of
environmental awareness. For questions or to request information
about Earth Week activities call Cindy at (818) 677-2477.
April 4: A Silent Auction Fundraising Gala for
Tierra Del Sol will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Universal
Studios. Tierra Del Sol needs volunteers to assist with the
Auction from 5PM to 10PM. Dinner will be given to all volunteers.
Contact Diana at (818) 365-9621 ext 203.
April 1-6: Become a supporter of City of Hope
and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) by volunteering
for the Office Depot Championship hosted by Amy Alcott, the
only LA stop on the LPGA Tour. The tournament will take place
at El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana. 800 volunteers are
needed in over 30 different areas! There are a variety of volunteer
positions available from Walking Scorers and Greens Report to
TV Liaisons assisting ESPN with television coverage and Transportation.
Contact Alice Gray, Director of Volunteer Services at 800-667-5310
or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 8-9: Campus Blood Drive with the American
Red Cross. Look for the Blood Mobile on campus. Donors are desperately
needed as well as volunteers to help with the registration desk.
Volunteers will also be greatly needed weeks prior to the blood
drive to pre-register donors. Volunteer hours are flexible.
Questions? Contact: Sharon Aronoff at (818) 677-6328.
IN THE HEALTH FIELD? UP-COMING HEALTH FAIRS NEED YOUR HELP!!
April 5: Melvin/Winnetka Healthy Start 4th Annual
Health Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Melvin Elementary School
in Reseda. Volunteers will be needed for set up at 9:00AM, clean
up from 2-3PM, and helping to direct people during the fair.
Breakfast and lunch will be served to all volunteers! We are
also looking for clubs interested in hosting a booth with a
health related theme! Melvin Elementary School is located at
7700 Melvin Avenue, Reseda, 91335. For more information, contact
Rebecca Ivanoff in the “Service-Learning for Family Health
AmeriCorps Program” at (818) 677-4105, or email her at
April 21-Tuesday, May 6: Join us in celebrating
our 4th Annual Mother’s Day Drive by donating items for
single moms on Mother’s Day. We are collecting personal
care items, gift certificates, candy, or anything you would
give your own mom. Donation drop-off is in the Volunteer Program
office or call 677-4105 for additional information.
April 23: The National Center on Deafness invites
you to their Career Information Exchange, which will take place
from 10AM to 1PM at the quad in front of the Student Services
Building. It is a job fair targeting people with disabilities.
The employers are aware that a majority of the people in attendance
will have a disability. Volunteers are needed before and after
the event for room set-up and clean up. During the job fair,
volunteers will be passing out information packets, escort guests
who are blind or have other disabilities to go from table-to-table,
collect information, and guide employers. For more information,
contact Mandy Sherlock at (818) 677-2099 or email at email@example.com.
April 26: Special Olympics taking place at Glendale
High School from 7AM to 5PM. More than 800 athletes will be
participating. Volunteers are needed to assist the Head Coach.
The training areas for the Special Olympics are located in various
places in the San Fernando Valley. To help train the athletes
or to volunteer for the actual event, contact the Area Director
for the Special Olympics, Jan Maseda at (818) 342-0017. Tell
them the CSUN Volunteer Program sent you!
April 26: Join us for the Latino Diabetes Education
Seminar and Health Expo taking place on campus at the University
Student Union. Volunteer needs are: registration, room monitors,
ushers, and health fair assistance. Bilingual (Spanish) volunteers
are needed. Volunteer hours are from 7AM to 4PM. To sign up
call (818) 677-4105.
April 26: March of Dimes, WalkAmerica will be
held at Griffith Park next to the Los Angeles Zoo. Volunteers
are needed from 6AM to 2 PM. Contact Barbara Gauss with the
March of Dimes at (213) 637-5045 to volunteer or to walk. They
need administrative assistance that consists of helping with
mass mailings, filing, and data entry. Office hours are from
9AM-5PM, Monday-Friday. Tell them the CSUN Volunteer Program
& Sunday, April 26 & 27: Volunteer for
the L.A. Times 6th Annual Festival of Books at UCLA. This event
brings together people who create books and people who read
them. Volunteers receive free parking, shuttle, lunch and an
event t-shirt. They need author escorts, children’s events,
book signing assistance, etc. To register, call Larry Deckel
at (213) 237-6503 or www.troutco.com/fob/. Tell them the CSUN
Volunteer Program sent you!
May 10: Permanent Charities presents the Revlon
Run/Walk for Women (5km) to help eradicate breast and ovarian
cancer. The event will take place at the Los Angeles Coliseum
in support of the UCLA Medical Center. Volunteers will help
with registration, t-shirt distribution, refreshments and other
activities. For more information or to register as a volunteer,
log in at http://www.revlonrunwalk.com/la/html.main/volunteer.html.
May 22: The American Diabetes Association will
be hosting their Testimonial/Tribute Dinner at the Marriott
Warner Center. Help out with decorations, set-up, registration
etc. between the hours of 5PM to 9PM. Contact Diana at (818)
365-9621 ext 203 for more information.
Register today to be a part of the official Great Strides Walk
to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis by participating in the 10km
walk at Valencia. They also need volunteers for the day of the
event to help with registration, set up, clean up and passing
out food. Volunteers will be needed from 8 AM to 2 PM. Contact
Jennifer Flamming at (310) 479-8585. Tell them the CSUN Volunteer
Program sent you!
EXAMS WEEK----- MAY 20-24
towards the future?: Do you want serve your community? Earn
a scholarship in 2003-2004? You may find your perfect match
in the HELP AmeriCorps program. Serve your community and serve
your future! Call Nikki at (818) 677-3260.
Kids Rock the World Day Camp for teens with diabetes. Visit
www.diabetes.org for more information.
June 14: Be part of L.A. Neighborhood Housing
Services’ South Crenshaw and San Pedro Projects. Volunteers
will paint homes and make minor repairs for low-income families
and senior citizens in South Central LA and San Pedro. The event
will take place from 8AM-1PM and breakfast and lunch will be
provided. Volunteers are needed for exterior house painting,
graffiti removal and cleanup. For Crenshaw Project: (213) 381-2862
Ext. 111 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For San Pedro Project:
(310) 514-9444 or email at email@example.com.
ON-GOING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
If you call these agencies, please tell them the CSUN Volunteer
Program sent you!
Directions For Youth:
New Directions for Youth needs volunteers to mentor at-risk
youth in the Operation Read Program at Grant High School, in
the North Hollywood area. The program offers one on one tutoring
in reading skills for at-risk youths. Supportive, confident,
outgoing Mentors are needed. Possible internship credit given
through school. Volunteer hours are M-Th from 3PM to 4:30PM.
Contact Amy Ford, Tutoring Coordinator, at 818-375-1000.
Institute: Braille Institute is a private, non-profit
organization committed to assisting visually impaired people
to help themselves live with integrity in a world designed for
sighted people. Custom-designed schedules may include working
as a classroom assistant for creative arts, ESL, exercise, or
computer classes; lunch guides; reading; working in Braille
Press or Library Circulation; data entry; clerical and more.
Contact Cristina Rivera (323) 663-1111.
are our Future: Beautification projects, mentors,
tutors all subjects- bilingual, office volunteer work, computer
works, and more! Please contact Nancy Linquata at (818) 773-8213,
or Karen Coulston at (818) 773-8136 for more information.
Nido Family Centers: Provides services to children,
adolescents, teen parents and families in need, most are from
disadvantaged communities. They need volunteer case manager
assistants, child development assistants; tutor-group assistants
(with homework & teen pregnancy prevention program) program
assistants (drill team, crafts, etc.) teen workshop assistants.
Internship with fieldwork, community service, special events,
and group facilitators. Call Patricia Cervante at (818) 896-7776.
Scout Council Of San Fernando Valley: Provides
programs for girls ages 5-17. Girls participate in existing
activities to help them develop values, learn decision-making
skills, and become strong women. The following volunteer positions
are available: Troop Leader, day camp counselor, program leader,
adult leaders trainer, office support, translator and much more.
Contact Lora Garbin at (818) 886-1801 or check their website
Animal Services: If you’d like to work
with and learn more about animals, become a volunteer at L.A.
Animal Services. They offer a wide range of volunteer opportunities
at the Animal Service Centers, from assisting with animal care
to helping people adopt companion animals. You don’t need
experience, just a desire to assist in the enhancement of the
lives of animals. For more information call Steve Cuninghan
at (213) 485-8542.
Gay and Lesbian Center: Its mission is to empower
people to lead full and rewarding lives without limits; heal
damage caused by discrimination based on sexual orientation;
advocate full access and equality for all people. There are
many different kinds of volunteer opportunities available in
a wide-variety of departments including Cultural Arts, Community
Outreach & Education, the Career Center, Lambda Medical
Group, Health Education & Prevention, and more. For more
information call (323) 993-7400.
People: Many different events every month such
as mountain forestry, urban forestry, on-going projects, and
special projects. Its mission is to help heal the environment.
Volunteers are need to plant/water trees, mulch, community outreach,
public speaking, and fundraising parties. Call Alma: (818) 623-4879.