The SRCA Board is looking for residents to represent two of our community's 20 designated neighborhood districts. We need representatives for: District 11, including Renaissance and Lakeview; and, District 19, including Legacy and the area around Cypress Canyon Park. To find your district, check the map on the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org]. For details, please call SRCA executive vice president Jan Kane at 577-0014.

The Gluten Free Foundation is seeking volunteers to perform data entry for our emerging website. The Gluten Free Foundation, founded by a longtime Scripps Ranch family, raises awareness and provides resources to enhance the lives of people affected by gluten intolerance. You can enhance someone's daily life by volunteering just minutes a day. For information, please call 653-4605 or email [[email protected]].

RSVP really needs you! The San Diego Police Department is seeking applicants for the Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP). You must be 50 years of age or older and have a driver's license. Members are given classroom instruction and field training. Members patrol about three times a month in our area with another member. For more information, please call Les Brandon at 538-8120.

Volunteers are urgently needed to help sort and price used books for Grace's Book Nook, the used bookstore at the Scripps Ranch Library. Please contact Kathi Busch at 271-4479.

Scripps Ranch needs you! In a major disaster, professional emergency services will not be available to help for 72 hours or more. Join the Scripps Ranch Community Emergency Response Team (SRCERT) and learn skills that will help your family, friends, and community. For more information, contact us at [[email protected]], 863-0364, or visit [www.scrippsranchcert.org].

There's no business like show business--be part of the Scripps Ranch Theater company. Volunteer webmaster and designer needed: We are looking for someone to redesign and maintain our website, which you can visit at [www.scrippsranchtheatre.org]. Volunteer facilities manager: Responsible for the upkeep of the theater including backstage, work area, and off-site storage. This person would be the point of contact for maintenance, parking, and security issues. Our theatre group is made up entirely of volunteers. If you are interested in either position, please call Joe Casali at 619-884-0570.

Plan Scripps Ranch! The Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee needs members. This group is one of two in Scripps Ranch that are responsible for advising the city on land-use decisions in and around our community. To become a member, call Bill Crooks at 653-3753.


A new Rotary Club is looking for members from Scripps Ranch interested in helping others. Be part of the team as we make our final push to eradicate polio from the face of the earth. Work side by side with fellow Rotarians in hands-on projects in our own community. Partner with Rotarians around the world to provide clean water, alleviate hunger, improve health, and encourage literacy. This club meets at the MCAS Miramar Officers Club on Tuesdays at 11:30 am.


Do you like to sing? Use your talent to bring hope, inspiration, and a smile to residents of area nursing homes. Join the Scripps Ranch Gospel Choir. Attend four rehearsals on Wednesday nights, followed by two Sunday performances. Participate in any or all of these six-week commitments throughout the year. For details, call Debbie Gordon at 693-3346.


Help local military families by volunteering at the Navy Marine Corps Relief Society Thrift Shop at MCAS Miramar. This is a perfect opportunity for retirees or stay-at-home parents looking to help others and meet new people. Transportation and child care costs are reimbursed. To volunteer, please contact Roberta at 549-1885 or [[email protected]].

Volunteer! Become a child advocate. San Diego's abused and neglected children need you. Volunteer to serve as a Court Appointed Special Advocate-- lend support to the children, research a case, and make recommendations to the court. Men and bilingual speakers are especially needed. Our next information sessions are on Wednesdays, Oct. 17, Nov. 7, and Dec. 12. For more details, please call Voices for Children at 569-2019 or visit [www.speakupnow.org].

The American Cancer Society is seeking patient service volunteers to provide information and support to the public and patients. Patient service volunteer positions are available in our Mission Valley office or from one's own home. Bilingual volunteers are especially needed. For more information, please contact Kay Clark at 619-682-7415. To find out more about American Cancer Society programs, please visit our website at [www.cancer.org].

Enjoy learning about different cultures? AFS, the 57-year-old exchange program for high school students, seeks volunteers to serve as student/host liaisons, hosts for foreign students, event coordinators, and more. To find out more, please contact Nick Felfe, AFS volunteer coordinator, at 619-284-5195 or [[email protected]]. Please visit [www.afssd.org] for more details.

Volunteer at Project Wildlife and help orphaned and injured animals. Project Wildlife's mission is to "care for injured, orphaned, and sick native wildlife of San Diego County." Won't you help us help the animals? If you would like volunteer information, please call 866-0557 or visit [www.projectwildlife.org].

The Flying Leatherneck Historical Foundation (FLHF) provides volunteers to support the only museum in the world dedicated to preserving the achievements of those who flew and maintained U.S. Marine Corps aircraft. The museum is at MCAS Miramar. To volunteer, call 693-1723 or visit [www.flyingleathernecks.org].