Facebook Pixel for Tracking
Navigate Up
Sign In
Skip to Content

plEDGE Volunteer Information

plEDGE students are required to complete 10 hours of community service during the Fall 2017-Spring 2018 academic year. This requirement must be met to remain eligible for the two years of free tuition through plEDGE. 
 
A plEDGE volunteer form must be filled out, indicating that the required 10 volunteer hours have been completed. This form must be completed and turned in at the EDGE Office located at the Palm Desert Campus, in Liberal Arts 1. It may also be turned at the respective administrative offices at our College of the Desert Indio, Mecca, or Desert Hot Springs campus locations. 

 To download the plEDGE Volunteer Form, please click on the form below. 
 
Volunteer Opportunities
We have listed contact information below for possible volunteer opportunities. Please note that students are welcome to volunteer with organizations not listed below.

 

College of the Desert

Description

COD students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a free film screening of "The Freedom to Marry", and discussion about the struggle for marriage equality in the United States.
 
Volunteers are needed for this event on May 1st between the hours of 1-8pm. If interested please contact Katie Chartier to sign up.
 

Contact Information

Katie Chartier
Assistant Director, First Year Experience/EDGE
 
Phone:
(760) 674-7635
 
 

Desert Recreation District

Description

Desert Recreation District has several special events throughout the year. These events would be a great place for students majoring in Theatre Arts, Kinesiology, Child Development, as well as other areas of emphasis.  
 
If interested, volunteers would contact Marie in advance to fill out a volunteer application. The application will be reviewed by the Supervisor and Coordinator, and students will also be assigned a placement.
 
These events are a fun, and an inspiring way to volunteer. It serves as a pathway for employment through the COD work-experience program as well. 

Contact Information

Marie A. Sanchez,
SHRM-CP, PHR
 
Phone:
(760) 347-3484
 
Email:

 
 

Variety-The Children's Charity Scramble

Description

*Volunteer orientation is the 2nd Monday monthly from 10:00 am-11:00am in the Variety office.

Contact Information

Becky Moreno,
Executive Director
 
Phone:
(760) 773-9800
 
Email:

 

Kindred Hospice

Description

This volunteer opportunity requires only one thing: your heart.
Volunteer today to help patients and their families when they need help the most.
Volunteers give their time in two ways:
 
Patient Visit Volunteer: Providing companionship and support through conversation, leisure activities or by being a supportive presence.
 
Administrative Volunteer: Providing office support through clerical duties such as data entry, filing, or phone calling.
 
Additional Information:
  • Volunteers will go through a background check (no charge)
  • 8-hour training provided (divided into 2 sessions/days)
  • TB Test, Hepatitis B, and Flu shot will be free of charge as well
  • A letter of recommendation will be provided to student volunteers who complete a minimum of 60 hours through the Work Experience class.

Contact Information

Phone:
(760) 346-2816
 
Email:


 

Martha's Village and Kitchen

Description

Learn more about volunteer opportunities at Martha’s Village and Kitchen!

Contact Information

Erica Siqueiros
Phone:
(760) 347-4741 ext. 128
 
Email:

 

Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services

Description

Coachella Valley Sexual Assault Services is seeking community members who would like to volunteer their time with survivors in the community.
 

 
If you would like additional information about becoming an advocate or would like to submit an application call: (760) 568-9071 or sign up online http://www.sbsas.org/Volunteer.

Contact Information

Phone:
(760) 568-9071