CRC Volunteer Update

Dear CRC Volunteer,

April is Volunteer Appreciation Month!!
Thank you to all of our amazing volunteers who provide much-needed help to all of our programs!

This past month, you supported the Food and Nutrition Center, resale stores, development department, and more! Special thanks go out to all of the volunteers who helped make our annual English Tea event on April 14th go exceptionally smoothly!

Below, please find some of our current volunteer opportunities. Please email Sara Rosenbaum, Volunteer Manager, at to sign up or be considered for an opportunity.
Current & Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Appreciation Event Team

We are looking for individuals who have experience with or enjoy party planning to help with any of the following areas: food and drink donations, eco-friendly serve-ware donations, food pick-up and delivery, decorations, set up and clean up for the event on Thursday, May 3. Our needs include:

Various Dates: 5-10 volunteers needed; planning, decorations, and food donations

May 3rd: Set up and clean up
Stamp Out Hunger Postal Food Drive
Saturday, May 12th
Help the CRC sort food from the annual food drive at the Encinitas and Solana Beach post offices! Collected items are used by our Food and Nutrition Center to provide much-needed help to families and individuals in need.

Encinitas Post Office: 1150 Garden View Road in Encinitas, CA 92024

2:00-5:00 p.m.: 25 volunteers needed. This is a great opportunity for families to serve together. Volunteers aged 16 and up are welcome, as well as younger children who will be supervised by an adult. Space is limited and there will be postal trucks driving by often.

5:00-6:30 p.m.: 15 volunteers needed. Volunteers need to be able to lift 50-75 pounds repeatedly.

Solana Beach Post Office: 153 S Sierra Avenue in Solana Beach, CA 92075

2:00-4:30 p.m.: 7 volunteers needed to sort food into bins. Must be able to focus and work efficiently. Space is limited and there will be postal trucks driving by often.

4:00-6:30 p.m.: 5 volunteers needed to sort food into bins and lift crates into the CRC truck. Volunteers must be able to lift 50-75 pounds repeatedly.
Resale Store Help!
The Encinitas resale store has a current need for volunteers Th/Fr/Sat/Sun between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (2-3 hour shifts).

Love to clean? Your help is needed to make our resale stores shine! Weekly or monthly assistance is needed at the Encinitas, Carlsbad, and San Marcos stores.
Encinitas Street Faire
Saturday, April 28
CRC will have a booth at the Encinitas Street Faire on Saturday, April 28! We are have openings for one volunteer during each of the below shifts:

Shift 1:  6:00-10:00 a.m. (Note: Set-up is between 6:00 and 7:00 a.m.)
Shift 2: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Shift 3: 2:00-6:00 p.m. (Note: Break down is between 5:00 and 6:00 p.m.)

Interested in this opportunity? Please email Lauren Montague, Development & Marketing Manager, at by Monday, April 23.
New Feature: Volunteer of the Month!
While we love ALL of our volunteers here at the Community Resource Center, there are times that someone stands out. This feature is dedicated to highlighting volunteers who catch the eye of a program manager for doing something "extra".

This month's Volunteer of the Month is Nima Salima , a volunteer in our Food and Nutrition Center (FNC). Our FNC manager, Yanira, said of Nima:

"All of my interactions with Nima have been outstanding! He is such a kind and wonderful person to staff, leads, volunteers, and participants. He has gone above and beyond for the Food and Nutrition Center."

Congratulations, Nima! We're grateful for your service.
Do you have a story to share about volunteering?
Email us, and it could be included in future newsletters!
Please contact Sara Rosenbaum, Volunteer Manager, at or (760) 230-6501.
Thank you for your ongoing support!

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