Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Stories of Service Popcorn Premier and Orientation Sunday, August 27th, 2006

A viewing of our recently produced stories and

preview of the process and commitment

Sunday, August 27th, from 1:00 to 2:30 pm, we will be convening upstairs in the hall at the Veterans Museum and Memorial Center at beautiful Balboa Park to celebrate our newly produced stories from San Diego and preview the program to new participants.

We will begin with a showing of several Stories of Service and end with an overview of the program and acceptance of applications and agreements. Here is the additional agenda:

Why Stories of Service? What is a digital story?

How to create a digital story?

What is the commitment? Fill out applications.

Please click here to see the event flyer.

If you would like additional information, or would like to RSVP for the event, please contact Jon Baird at 858.636.4125 or

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Friday, August 18, 2006

Help Young Audiences of San Diego - volunteer

Help Young Audiences of San Diego raise funds for arts education programs for San Diego schools
by volunteering at our fun Summer Salsa fundraiser!

Details of the Event:

This year the event will be held at the beautiful McMillin Event Center at NTC Foundation on Saturday, August 26, from 7 - 10 PM. Summer Salsa 2006 will feature salsa instruction, live music, dancing, food, and drink. We are looking for volunteers to help on the day of the event as well as in the preparation.

All volunteers will receive a free entrance to the event and will be partnered for each volunteer activity so you too can join in on the fun!

Here's How you can help:

Set up for the event (all ages welcome!)
Greeting guests at the check in table (14 years or older)
Serving Alcohol (21 or older)
Selling Raffle Tickets (18 or older)
Manning the Silent Auction Tables (18 or older)
Manning the dinner tables (14 or older)
Selling desserts in the Dessert Room (14 or older)
Salsa Dance Instruction (must have some Salsa Dancing experience)
Clean up for the event (all ages welcome!)

Please contact Jennifer Oliver to sign up for this fun and worthy cause!

Jennifer Oliver
Education Director

Young Audiences of San Diego
4007 Camino del Rio South, Ste. 212
San Diego, CA 92108
T: (619) 282–7599
F: (619) 282–7598

Volunteer San Diego

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

SAVY Leaders Celebrate Another Successful Year!

Volunteer San Diego’s SAVY Leaders recently celebrated the completion of another successful year of leadership and service to the community. On June 6th, Volunteer San Diego staff hosted a Recognition Dinner to honor the many accomplishments the SAVY Leaders had this year as they worked to raise awareness for their chosen issue: the lack of funding to arts and sports programs and facilities in schools.

Each SAVY Leader was presented with the San Diego City Schools “A+” Award for exemplary leadership and commitment to volunteerism, and a Participation Award for successfully completing one year of service as a SAVY Leader. Six SAVY Leaders were recognized as Outstanding SAVY Leaders who went above and beyond the requirements: Mike Baek, Brad Bowen, Iris Do, Shanika Hunter, John Lee and Hong Van Pham.

Six additional SAVY Leaders received the President’s Volunteer Service Award. This award is given to those demonstrating outstanding volunteer service and civic participation by volunteering at least 100 hours over a one year period. The SAVY Leaders who received this award are: Shanika Hunter (250 hours), Philip Lin (216), Schuyler Marquez (175), Paulette Murillo (134), Iris Do (125), and Hong Van Pham (118).

Several SAVY Leaders have written articles to be shared with the community that reflect on what activities the SAVY Leaders planned and participated in and the success they had in raising awareness for their issue. Please click on each author’s name to read their story!
Nikita Ahmad, Brad Bowen, Schuyler Marquez, Savannah Lake.

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