VAVI Sport & Social Club offers volunteer opportunities throughout San Diego with local organizations. Our website and email newsletter will notify you of potential opportunities that you can potentially volunteer for. We have been involved with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Cancer Relay For Life, and many more organizations throughout the San Diego area.
If you have any questions, feel free to email Jaylynne at firstname.lastname@example.org subject line "Volunteer" or call us at 858-273-3485
Become a Big Brother!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County
What's it about?
Big Brothers Big Sisters and VAVi have teamed up to recruit men to become Big Brothers to the youth of San Diego County.
If you are over 18, you can volunteer in one of the following two programs:
The Community-Based Mentoring Program, where you meet with your Little Brother just 2-4 times a month and do activities you both enjoy in the community, like going to the beach or watching a baseball game.
The School-Based Mentoring Program, which is just one hour a week at the child's elementary school, after the school day has ended. This is your chance to be a kid again (remember recess?!)
Why we need you...
At this time the need is especially great for men to serve as Big Brothers. About 70% of the kids currently waiting for a ‘”Big” are male, but only 30% of our volunteer inquiries come from men. On average, a boy will end up waiting more than 33% longer for a “Big” than a girl. Throughout the county boys and young men are looking for someone to have fun with, and by sharing a friendship with a child through time spent simply playing catch or going on a hike can help a child avoid negative behaviors and succeed in life.
It is just a one-year commitment, with flexible hours to fit your schedule.
Remember, you don't have to find more time in your schedule to be a "Big", just put more fun in the time you have!
Every Saturday of this season, we will meet at different locations and participate in various community service projects. Starting time will change with each project, but projects will occur for approximately 2-3 hours. Each volunteer must commit to at least 3 of the 4 projects:
Hands to Heart: Arts and crafts with Ronald McDonald House! When: Saturday from 2-4pm July 17, 2010 Where: Ronald McDonald House
2929 Children's Way
San Diego, CA 92123
WE ARE THE CHAMPS: Fun fill day of activities with the students of Champions summer school program! Details TBD
VAVi’s Cleans Sweep: Recreation Center Clean up! When: Saturday from 12am-2:30pm July 31, 2010 Where: Presidio Recreation Center
2811 Jackson Street SD, CA 92110
Clean-A-thon: Beach cleanup in Ocean Beach! When: Saturday from 9am-11am August 7, 2010 Where: Ocean Beach – at the Pier
Certificate of accomplishment of service to the San Diego community will be distributed by VAVi to all volunteer members! Volunteers will receive free VAVi t-shirts at the start of the service project! Organized social event and game will be planned for the last service project! Water and sponsor snacks will be provided at each event and all project supplies will be provided at the project location.