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New Opportunity To Volunteer - South Bay Botanical Garden 2021

Help in our new butterfly pavilion, SOAR, and earn volunteer hours! We've extended our hours Thursday-Saturday for May and June and are looking for help from 3:45pm - 6:45pm each week. 

To give volunteering a try, please use this link through Sign Up Genius to sign up and view open volunteer opportunities. These are our openings for one-time, temporary volunteers. No prior training is required but volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Shifts are first come, first serve and are limited so please only sign up for shifts you know you can commit to. Due to limited capacity in the pavilion we have a limited capacity for volunteers. 

Sign uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0d4ea4ad23aaf4c70-soar1 

Tip: If you create a sign up genius account, you can edit your shift up until 3 days prior to the volunteer date!

Volunteers will be interacting with the public so make sure you feel comfortable talking with guests and standing for long periods of time before signing up.

If you are interested in becoming an official SOAR Guide there is an application and two trainings to get you up to speed. Feel free to try volunteering with us before applying. If you have any questions about becoming an official SOAR Guide, please let our staff know when you show up to volunteer or email me! SOAR runs through July 31st so we'll need a lot of help!


Thank you for your help, we rely heavily on volunteer support to run this exhibit. Your help matters!

Roundhouse Aquarium

Find your purpose at the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center and become a Roundhouse Aquarium Interpretive Volunteer! The Roundhouse Aquarium is looking for enthusiastic people interested in teaching guests of all ages and backgrounds about local Southern California marine life and environmental conservation related topics. Our tide pool touch tank is an example of one of our Roundhouse teaching stations where our interpretive volunteers engage, inspire, and connect others to the ocean! For more information about requirements please visit www.roundhouseaquarium.org/volunteers/ to read more about this opportunity and apply online!

South Bay Food Initiative

Approximately 1.4 million people in Los Angeles County live with food insecurity. That equates to 16% of people, just like you, not knowing where their next meal will come from! But you can help...

Sign up to volunteer to help collect food items, sort food, make baskets, distribute and serve food. Make a difference! You will not only help us eradicate hunger, you will earn valuable community service hours.  For more information please go to:

The 17th Street Mural House Community Service Volunteer Hours 
Earn 5 hours of community service volunteer hours in exchange for performing an act of kindness.
Go to the 17th St. Mural House located at 95 17th St., HB * Take your picture in front of "The Hermosa Beach I Love you Wall" * Like us on Facebook * Write about the good deed you performed in a paragraph or less * Post the picture of yourself and the description of your deed on the 17th St. Mural House Facebook page * 
Contact Director Betsy Ryan with any questions - 310-570-9559 or email Rosebud5333@me.com 
AYSO Region 18 - Volunteer Opportunities 
 AYSO is looking for volunteer referees!
Refs can earn service hours/credit by reffing. You can choose your schedule and hourly commitment which is good for students with busy schedules.
They have a class on September 2 from 8am to 2pm specifically for teens who want to start refereeing; they also have several other ref courses coming up.
For more information, please contact Ben Donahue at benrdonohoe@gmail.com
Manhattan Beach Library Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to help with the Library's Summer Programs for Children.  Please fill out the volunteer application attached and drop off at the Library.

For more information, please contact: Claire Moore, Teen/Adult Librarian, Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 310.545.8595



Pediatric Therapy Network 
PTN is looking for students ages 15 and older to volunteer as a Camper "Buddy" or Activities Assistant for Camp Escapades 2017! Camp Escapades is PTN's annual summer day camp for children with developmental concerns and their siblings.  Camp Escapades takes place from August 7 – 18, 2017 at Rolling Hills Country Day School.  Volunteer registration opens on Monday, May 1st. Link with more infohttp://www.pediatrictherapynetwork.org/campescapades/index.cfm

Beach Cities Health District – Volunteers Needed!

Students can also visit http://www.bchd.org/get-involved/volunteer-bchd/current-bchd-opportunities for volunteer opportunities.



The Hermosa Beach Historical Society 

Seeking responsible and reliable volunteers to assist in the following tasks at the Hermosa Beach Museum:

1. Day-to-day facilities maintenance (cleaning galleries, organizing work and storage space, assisting curator with moving displays, installing and uninstalling displays, other duties as assigned). Required: 14+, attention to detail, basic knowledge of tools and/or interest in learning, interest in history a plus

2. Collections assistance/cataloging (assisting the curator with cataloging the Museum’s collection into an electronic database, other data-entry, other duties as assigned). Required: 16+, attention to detail, strong organization skills, strong computer skills, experience with MS Office Applications, interest in history a plus

Time commitment: 3:30 -5:30PM on Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons. Additional hours/opportunities available during the summer months. Please Contact Christopher Uebelhor ( Curator & Manager, Hermosa Beach Historical Society) hermosabeachmuseum@gmail.com/ 310-318-9421



Walk for Sally

A group helping children with families impacted by cancer needs volunteers. Their office is located in El Segundo and they serve families in the South Bay. Volunteer to help with office work weekdays after school or with weekend events.

Please contact Julie Cegelski at jcegelski@walkwithsally.org.



Community Helpline Volunteer Opportunities

Are you at least 16 years old and need significant community service opportunities? Community Helpline needs volunteers ASAP. Please contact chelpline@yahoo.com or call at 310-793-1415 to learn how to apply.




Heal the Bay Volunteer Opportunities:




International Student Volunteers

Programs combine volunteer projects with adventure travel in the following locations:  Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, New Zealand, South Africa, and Thailand.




Visions Service Adventures

Visions is a family of partner communities, volunteers, and leaders working together to make a difference.  Visions work includes construction projects both big and small, environmental initiatives, and human outreach.   English speaking, French Immersion, and Spanish Immersion programs available.

www.visions-service.com or email http://info@visions-service.com