Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Come Party With US!

Volunteer San Diego Spring Fling

April is National Volunteer Month; come celebrate with us and help us ring in the spring! The party starts at 8pm this Friday, April 25th and will be held at Tio Leo's (5302 Napa St. in San Diego). Live music by the Catillacs begins at 9pm and runs to midnight. Raffle prizes will be available, as well.

There is a $20 cover at the door. All proceeds go to Volunteer San Diego.

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Global Youth Service Day is this week!

Volunteer San Diego's SAVY Leaders have been preparing all year for the signature Global Youth Service Day project on April 26th. We need volunteers to help paint classrooms and murals, organize, clean and much more at three National City Head Start locations.

Kids of all ages are welcome to volunteer!
What is Global Youth Service Day?
Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) is April 21 - 27. It is the largest service event in the world, engaging millions of young people (ages 5-25). It promotes public awareness and education and highlights the amazing contributions that young people make to their communities. GYSD supports and encourages youth to begin on a life-long path of service and civic engagement.
Volunteer San Diego will be coordinating GYSD projects during the entire week of April 21 - 27, 2007, so keep your eye on the April Project Calendar and sign up as a volunteer!

For more information, please e-mail Jaci Feinstein.

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Wednesday, April 02, 2008

San Diego Ranks #19 of U.S Metro Areas for Volunteering

According to a new federal report, San Diego ranks #19 in volunteerism:

San Diego ranked #19 in a recent list of major U.S. metropolitan areas for
its average number of volunteer hours in the country – 39.5 volunteer hours
per resident in the metro area compared to the nation’s average of 36.5
volunteer hours per metro area resident, according to a new federal

Volunteering in America: 2007 City Trends and
Rankings, released today by the Corporation for National and Community
Service, is the first report of its kind to look at volunteering trends in
50 of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. San Diego
ranked #25 for its volunteer rate – 29.2 percent – compared to the nation’s
average volunteer rate of 28.1 percent.
Lets shoot for #1!

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