Volunteer Update
August 29, 2019
Thank you to all of our summer volunteers ... while you were making memories, you were also making a difference!

Summer is a time for high school and college students to sleep in, enjoy some sunshine and maybe work a summer job. For some students, summer is a time where they choose to give back to their community through volunteering. A special thank you to all the high school and college students who volunteered in our Food and Nutrition Center, the Resale Stores and our special events this summer you provide much needed help while our school-year volunteers take vacations and breaks!
Volunteer Spotlight
And the award for furthest commute goes to ...

... Jingqiao Huang and Yi Xu (pictured here)! These hardworking young women volunteered in our Encinitas Resale Store while doing an exchange program from China this summer. Robert Pontier writes “they were hard working, diligent and always brought a smile!” 
Gearing up for the new school year

The Mira Costa Service Learning Group visited CRC to get a tour and learn more about the work we do! These students volunteer in subject-related areas such as food insecurity, homelessness and social justice. Some of these students go on to become life-long advocates for social services organizations like CRC.
Bethlehem Serves!  Thank you to Bethlehem Lutheran for coming out on Sunday August 18th to clean our Carlsbad Resale Store
Mailing party! Fifteen volunteers came out on Friday August 16th to address and stuff 800 invitations for our 40th Birthday Gala coming up in October. Thank you!  
Congratulations to our August Volunteer of the Month: Jeanette Pasut

Jeanette has been volunteering in the Food and Nutrition Center since early 2018 and holds the “Lead Volunteer” position for our Monday morning volunteer crew. As a lead volunteer, Jeanette schedules volunteers, oversees the daily operations of the Food Center and makes sure all participants receive the highest quality service during her shift. Yanira Frias, Food and Nutrition Manager says this: “Jeanette works hard and often steps in when we are short-handed.”

Jeanette displays a genuine compassion for others and passion for the work we do here at CRC – she is a star! 
Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like to sign up for any of these opportunities, please email Volunteer Manager, Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org .  
Introduction to Domestic Violence Class

Friday, September 6, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location in Encinitas

CRC volunteers are invited to attend this introductory training on the dynamics of violence in relationships, and the domestic violence prevention and intervention services offered by CRC.

For questions and to register, please contact Jani Sepanik, CRC Education and Prevention Manager, at (760) 230-6317, jsepanik@crcncc.org .
CRC Ambassador Training

Friday, October 11 at 3:00 pm

CRC Ambassadors represent our mission and programs out in the community. They are “Outreach and Development” volunteers who have a deeper understanding of CRC and have unique volunteer opportunities presented to them. They are “table hosts” at community events, work on special event planning committees, take on fundraising projects, give presentations, and more. We will provide extra information on providing outreach and support for our upcoming Holiday Baskets Program.

To sign up, contact Sara at srosenbaum@crcncc.org
Holiday Baskets Volunteer Opportunities

Holiday Baskets is gearing up! We are currently looking for volunteers who want to be a part of the Holiday Baskets Leadership Team. 

General scheduling for Holiday Baskets individual and group opportunities will begin in October – please wait for the scheduling to begin before contacting us about those opportunities. Thank you!
  • Registration Team: Help register families for Holiday Baskets or check in families on distribution days
  • Drives Captains: Help coordinate donation drives at local schools or businesses
  • Greeters/Volunteer check-in Captains: Check people in during Holiday Baskets, accept donations and more
  • Coats Co-captain: Help coordinate coats donations and oversee the coats area during Holiday Baskets
  • Cart-Runner Captain: Oversee the rotating cart-runner shifts during Holiday Baskets
View full descriptions of the positions on our website . Please email Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org if you are interested in any of these opportunities.
Group Volunteer Opportunities

Groups of 5-15 needed for the following:

  • Shed Organization: Organize and clean the CRC storage shed. Dates are flexible but must be on a weekday between 2 and 5 pm.  
  • 40th Birthday Bash: Help as part of our clean up crew from 9:45-11 pm at our 40th Anniversary gala on Saturday, October 5th.
Special Volunteer Offer for our 40th Birthday Bash!

Saturday, October 5 at the Del Mar Fairgrounds

Join us in celebrating CRC's 40th year of service in the community! As a special thank you, volunteers receive a 50% off discount to submit a tribute message or ad for our event program and slideshow. Use the discount code VOL50 and send in your tribute or ad by Thursday, September 12!
If you have a story you'd like to share about your experience volunteering at CRC, please share it with me at srosenbaum@crcncc.org . I can include those stories in future newsletters as an encouragement to our team.  
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