Volunteer Update
March 27, 2019
Volunteers + Tracking Hours = $930,880!

A HUGE “Thank You” to all volunteers who make sure to track their hours for CRC each month! Tracking your time might seem like a nuisance and just another “to-do” item, but it is of tremendous value to our organization. 

Last year, CRC volunteers tracked more than 32,000 hours for CRC. As of 2017, California's value for volunteer time is 29.00/hr.  That is valued at $930,880! Our Grants Manager can use that number to show the true cost of running CRC when applying for valuable grants that help fund our programs.  

Tips for tracking hours: 

  • Make sure you have an online volunteer application on file for us
  • Know your volunteer pin number
  • Clock in or out of your shifts either onsite or on our website OR add in hours using our Volunteer Portal (for more information on how to do this, contact the Volunteer Manager at srosenbaum@crcncc.org)
Volunteer Spotlight
Student Volunteers

Thank you to the Grauer Middle School students who came out on a spring day in March during school hours to deep clean our new refrigerated truck, Ruby! Our truck works hard bringing donated food to CRC to distribute to close to 500 families a month. Thank you for making Ruby shine!  

Looking for an opportunity like this for your group? Please contact Sara for more information.
Congratulations to our March Volunteer of the Month: Sue Dowd

Sue Dowd is a regular volunteer in our Food and Nutrition Center and also volunteers for the Holiday Baskets Program and our English Tea fundraiser. She has spent the last few months coordinating the auction items that will be used to raise funds at the Tea on April 13th. She is also co-chair for the Tea. Lauren Montague, who nominated her says this: “Sue is an incredibly dedicated volunteer! She puts so much time and thought into the Tea to help raise funds for those in need and she volunteers weekly in our food center to directly serve families in our community. We couldn't do the work we do without people like Sue!"
Volunteer Opportunities
If you would like information on any of these opportunities, please email Volunteer Manager, Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org .  
English Tea Event: Saturday, April 13

We still have spots available to volunteer at our English Tea, a fundraiser for our programs that work to end hunger, homelessness and domestic violence. This is a great opportunity for students looking for community service hours and for those who have weekend availability. 

Volunteer spots are open for set up (4), registration (1) and some event volunteers (2) as well as auction runner/clean up (13). The tea is scheduled for Saturday April 13th and set up will take place on Friday afternoon April 12th. We also need help with servers (14). 

Postal Food Drive: Saturday, May 11

Volunteer at the Stamp Out Hunger postal food drive ! We still have a few spots open at the Encinitas Post Office site. Shifts are for 2-4 p.m. and 3:30-6:30 p.m. Contact Sheri , our volunteer program assistant, to sign up.

This opportunity consists of sorting food into crates and heavy lifting (for some volunteers). Limited number of spots available for children under 14. 
Operations Team

We are looking for a team to be “on call” for volunteer opportunities at our Carlsbad warehouse. Must be able to lift 30 pounds or more and enjoy organizing. If you are trained on a fork lift or able to use a pallet jack, that is a bonus!  

Volunteer Appreciation Team

Small group of volunteers interested in setting up, cleaning up and some bartending help at the Volunteer Appreciation Event. Do you know of a local Encinitas Restaurant who might be able to donate food to CRC at a free or discounted rate? Or would you be interested in donating something to the event? Contact Sara Rosenbaum at srosenbaum@crcncc.org .  
More Ways to Get Involved
Domestic Violence Advocate Training

Registration is now open for CRC’s 40-hour Domestic Violence Advocate Training taking place in May/June 2019. Participants will gain a comprehensive understanding of the dynamics, prevalence and facts about domestic violence and its impact on adults, youth, children and our communities. Through lectures, films and interactive engagement, participants will learn from many subject experts in the domestic violence field - including survivors of violence who will share their experiences and insights. This training is designed for those who work with victims and survivors of domestic violence but is open to all adults who wish to broaden their knowledge.

If you have a good story of volunteering, please share with me at srosenbaum@crcncc.org . I can include those stories in future newsletters as an encouragement to our team.  
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