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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 one year 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. 

 
 
We have listed contact information below for possible volunteer opportunities. Please note that students are welcome to volunteer with organizations not listed below.

 

​​Desert Recreation District

Description

Patriot Ride for our Heroes:
Friday, October 20 - Sunday October 22, 2017.

 
Desert Recreation District is looking for volunteers for their 5th Annual Patriot Ride taking place Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. 
The Patriot Ride is an open event and all are welcome to come out, ride, or walk to show support for our local fire, military, and police who serve in our community. 

 
Please refer to the application and waiver below. If interested please fill out and return the forms to the Desert Recreation Distrcit Human Resources office as soon as possible. 
Once your information is received you will be contacted and asked for your availability.  

 

 

 
For further information you may visit http://www.patriotrideforourheroes.com/.​  

 
The Disability Sports Festival:
January 27, 2018 in Palm Desert.

 
Palm Desert Senior Games & International Sports Festival:
Thursday, February 8 – Sunday, February 11 2018 in Palm Desert.

 
Fall Festivals, Fairs, Princess Party, Haunted House Event, and Santa’s Hotline:                                                        

 
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

Variety Golf Scramble:
October 6th at Mission Hills Country Club, Rancho Mirage. Please note, this is an all day event.
 
Radiothon:
November 7th & 8th at KPLM radio station, 45150 Merle Drive, Palm Desert.

 
Volunteers are needed to answer phones both days in 1-hour shifts beginning at 6:00am until 7:00pm.
 
Bike giveaway:
December 10th at Palm Springs Motors, 69200 Highway 111, Cathedral City. The even takes place from 7:00am until 1:00pm.
 
*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

Please join us to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Martha’s Village and Kitchen!

 
Orientation is held at 6:00pm on the following dates listed at the MVK campus located at: 83791 Date Avenue, Indio.
 
Orientation includes an overview of volunteer policies and procedures, a tour of the facility, and a discussion of current opportunities.

 
Orientation Dates:
September 6, 2017
September 20, 2017
October 4, 2017
October 18, 2017
November 1, 2017
December 6, 2017

 

​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.
 
Classes begin October 3, 2017
52 hour training course
Location to be announced

 
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

 
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