Administrative Front Desk Volunteers Needed
Our Administrative and Community Services departments are looking for front desk volunteers. Volunteer tasks include telephone coverage, providing information to the public via phone, periodic disinfection of shared spaces, mail and package distribution, badge making, supplies inventory, assembling marketing packets, assisting with Help Desk Ticket tasks and projects, and other administrative tasks. Weekly four-hour shift commitment on a regular basis is required. Must be really comfortable with speaking on the phone. If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please contact the volunteer services department at [email protected]
All - Volunteer Meeting - BCHD Update

Please join our CEO Tom Bakaly for an update on what’s taking place at the District now, what will be upcoming in this next fiscal year and how volunteers can get involved!
Thursday, April 28th, 2022
3 - 4pm
RSVP here and we will send you the information. See you there!
We Want to Hear about your Volunteer Experience…

Volunteer Services would like to gather some volunteer testimonials on your experience at the District and the impact volunteering has made in your lives. Our goal is to highlight the benefits of volunteering and encourage more people to volunteer. If you have time, below is a survey to help capture your responses. Those who complete the survey by Wednesday, April 13 will be entered into a drawing and will be entered into a drawing for one of three $50 gift cards to a Blue Zones Project approved restaurant. Winners will be announced in our April Volunteer Newsletter!
Earth Day at Wilderness Park

Earth Day takes place each April and is widely recognized as the largest secular observance in the world, marked by more than a billion people every year as a day of action to change human behavior and create global, national and local environmental policy changes. Volunteers are called to come together for acts of service in April to celebrate this year’s theme of “Invest in Our Planet.”

Join BCHD staff and volunteers for a day of service at Wilderness Park with South Bay Parkland Conservancy (SBPC), a local organization that has been committed to preserving open space and creating more parks in the coastal cities of the South Bay. SBPC’s goal is to plant 100-200 plants per work day throughout this last year, preparing the restoration areas for the 45th anniversary of Wilderness Park (celebrated this year on Earth Day), and the official ribbon cutting of the Wilderness Park habitat restoration project. 

Date: Sunday, April 24

Shift Times:
Booth Support
9:30am - 12:30pm 
12:30 - 3:30pm 
Restoration work in the park 
10am - 2pm

For more information and to sign up, fill out this form.

2022 Volunteer Hours

We appreciate your commitment to help others in 2021. We are grateful for the 25,716 reported hours of BCHD volunteer service in 2021. This number includes vaccines administered, groceries shopped for, prescriptions picked up, calls made, Center for Health & Fitness front desk hours, committees met, administrative support, intern projects, gardens kept, and more. Thank you all!

January 1,041
February 2,018
Volunteer Anniversaries

Although many of you still are not back to actively volunteering in your usual roles right now, we are grateful for your commitment. The many collective years of efforts toward a healthy beach community from our volunteer corps is truly incredible. Special shoutout to Julie Fairbanks and Kathleen Terry for hitting the five year mark! We are so glad for everyone’s support, time, and dedication.

Cheryl Tarango, 17
Fred Manna, 16
Donna Lombardi, 8
Cory O'Meara, 7
Elle Oliver, 6
Julie Fairbanks, 5
Kathleen Terry, 5
Kitty Spencer, 4
Max Kelber, 3
Desiree Galassi, 1
Lawrence Moreau, 1
*Official years of service in BCHD system.
Virtual Social Hour with BCHD Care Manager Charlotte Barnett
We want to provide a space for people to talk, ask questions and share their experience during COVID-19. Join us if you want to learn more about community resources or BCHD, or if you just want to connect! Open to all.

First & Third Tuesday of the Month
(April 5 & 19)
10  11 a.m.
Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In
Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. The guided session will be led by a trained Beach Cities Health District instructor.

First Wednesday of the Month
(April 6)
 4:30 p.m.
Virtual Happiness Chats
This is a casual discussion group with light-hearted activities to spark conversation. Share ideas, tips, resources, jokes, quotes – anything that supports our happiness! 

Second Tuesday of the Month
(April 12)
12:30  1 p.m.
Virtual BCHD Board Meeting
BCHD holds public board meetings at 6:30 p.m. every month (except Aug. and Dec.). Details about the meeting and agenda can be found online.

Wednesday, April 27
6:30 p.m.