Wednesday, May 17, 2006

SAVY Leaders Take Home Prestigious Award

On Thursday, May 4, 2006, Volunteer San Diego's youth program, SAVY Leaders, were recognized for their outstanding achievement in the community through their high-qulaity
service-learning efforts during the 2005-2006 school year.

The 24th Annual End-of-Year Community Recognition Event was held at SeaWorld San Diego and was sponsored by SeaWorld and California Coast Credit Union. The event award was received by our SAVY Leader co-chairs Michelle Lu and Shanika Hunter.

The "A+ Award - For Commitment and Support...Above and Beyond" was awarded to only 3 community partners out of 1100+ that collaborate with the San Diego City School District.

Volunteer San Diego wishes to thank the Partnerships in Education 2005-2006 Advisory Board, the Community Relations Department and Superintendent Dr. Carl Cohn for this prestigious award.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Stories of Service

Stories of Service is a Service-Learning program that gives High School students the opportunity to turn a War Veterans service experiences into a mini documentary by conducting an hour long oral history about the Veterans overall experience in the military. Adult Mentors, High School students, and Veterans work as a team to produce a 3-4 minute movie based on the interview, both of which are sent to be stored in the Library of Congress.

Veterans get recognition for their experiences, a permanent record of their experiences, and the opportunity to interact with youth and the community.

Volunteer San Diego in collaboration with the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center in Balboa Park will hold all trainings and has a computer lab set up to complete these heroic stories. You simply have to have ability and interest to learning something new and exciting!

We are looking for volunteers to be:

ADULT MENTORS - Assist in the script writing process, work with youth in the interviewing process, and provide general guidance in the production process and simply act as a liaison between the team and the Stories of Service Coordinator and site staff.

YOUTH PRODUCERS - Students gain life and job skills in interviewing, script writing, story boarding, video and audio production and service with the community.

Applications are available at our Stories of Service page.

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Monday, May 08, 2006

Mother's Day

Help make Mother's Day special for many San Diego women and raise money for Volunteer San Diego at the same time! Join us this week on either Thursday May 11, Friday May 12, or Saturday May 13 between 8:00AM - 4:00PM. We need help at Flowers by Coley in Kearny Mesa. Volunteers will work either in the store or delivering flowers. If you deliver flowers you will use their vehicles and gasoline and they will provide directions! You won't believe the wonderful smiles on their faces as you deliver flowers to these moms and grandmoms! Sign up from the Project Calendar on our website, for the shift that works for you.

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