The SRCA Board needs residents to represent some of our community’s 20 neighborhood districts. We need a rep for these areas: District 2, Hoyt Park; District 10, Lake Condos; District 13, Gateway; District 17, St. Gregory’s; and, District 18, Angelique. To find your district, check the map on the SRCA website at [www.scrippsranch.org]. For details, please contact Mary Drummond at [[email protected]].
Help keep your neighborhood safe! The SRCA Neighborhood Watch (NW) encourages you to set up a NW group on your block. You help your community fight crime by being the eyes and ears for the police. Just set up a time to meet with your neighbors. The SRCANW provides the guest speaker and all materials. It’s easy! If you would like more information, please contact Cheryl Shaw at [[email protected]].
Another way to help fight crime in our community is to join the RSVP. The Retired Senior Volunteer Patrol (RSVP) keeps an eye on our neighborhoods, checks on the elderly and vacation homes, and alerts police to problems. You must be 50+ years, retired or semi-retired, and have a California driver’s license. For more, contact John Sunde at 538-8156 or [[email protected]].
Plan Scripps Ranch! The Miramar Ranch North Planning Committee needs members. This group is one of two in Scripps Ranch that advises the city on land-use decisions in and around our area. For information, call MRNPC chair Dustin Steiner at 869-9701.
Help a student become a great reader! Volunteer to be a K-3 tutor with Everyone A Reader (EAR) at Ellen Browning Scripps Elementary School! No experience needed…just enthusiasm! If you can commit to 1 hours a week and a three-hour training class, you can be an EAR tutor! If you’re interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Cindy Thomas at 693-1818 or [[email protected]].
The Community Fair is a Scripps Ranch tradition for the entire family. You can enjoy food, fun, activities, music, and so much more at the Scripps Ranch Community Park on Sunday, May 19. Volunteers are needed to make it happen. If you would like to help plan the event or can give a couple of hours of your time that day, contact Jan McGinn at [[email protected]].
Scripps Ranch Theatre is very interested in hearing from folks in the Scripps Ranch community who might like to become active volunteer associates or even board members. Marketing and production management are areas where board-level help is needed. If you are interested, please contact David McClure at [[email protected]]. Other volunteer positions would help with set construction, ushering, and hospitality. For more information on those positions, please email Jerry Neimark at [[email protected]].
October marks 10 years since the Cedar Fire. October 26, 2003, is a date that is seared in the memories of Scripps Ranch residents who lived through the tragedy. While the fire devastated our community with the loss of more than 300 homes, it also brought out the best in our friends and neighbors. The SRCA plans to mark the anniversary with various events. If you would like to help celebrate the Scripps Ranch spirit, please contact SRCA president Bob Ilko at [[email protected]].
Be prepared to help your family and your community during a disaster. In a major catastrophe, emergency services may not be available for days. Join the Scripps Ranch Community Emergency Response Team (SRCERT) and learn skills to help. For more information, please contact Jim Treglio at [[email protected]] and visit our website at [www.scrippsranchcert.org].
Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library can use your help with our children’s programs, concert series, Grace’s Book Nook, creating posters and flyers, display case decorating, and so much more! We will match your skills and interests with one of our many volunteer opportunities. What a wonderful way to give of your time! If you can help in any way, please email [[email protected]] or check at the library circulation desk.
Every child deserves a safe and permanent home. Voices for Children’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are trained to assist the thousands of children in San Diego’s foster care system. Volunteers support children in court and give recommendations to the judge. The next information session is on Wednesday, Mar. 13, from 5:30 to 7 pm. If you would like more information, please contact Susan Smith at 598-2235, or visit [www.voices4children.com].
Innovations Academy is a public charter school in Scripps Ranch. We have a need for volunteers who are willing to work in K-8 classrooms, volunteer in the front office, and work one on one with specific students in reading and mathematics. Interested volunteers can contact us at [[email protected]].
Volunteer at Project Wildlife and help animals. The mission of this nonprofit group is to “care for injured, orphaned, and sick native wildlife of San Diego County.” There are many ways you can provide assistance. To volunteer and help animals, please visit [www.projectwildlife.org/volunteer.php].
Scripps Ranch Girl Scouts are looking for volunteers! You do not need to be the parent of a girl scout! We love grandparents, aunts, uncles, former scouts…anyone who wants to help! This is your opportunity to inspire and empower girls, meet new people, and have fun! To volunteer, please contact Scripps Ranch service unit co-manager Jacqueline Yang at [[email protected]]. There also is a need for troop leaders. For more, visit [http://srgirlscouts.clubspaces.com/Default_css.aspx].
Become a foster family for orphaned dogs or cats. Helen Woodward Animal Center’s foster families provide care for orphaned pets that have special needs. The only experience you need is love! We provide all the training. Please contact Trisha Crawford, volunteer supervisor, at 756-4117, ext. 375, or visit [www.animalcenter.org].
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. 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, contact Lori at 538-4745.
Help cancer patients. 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 information, contact Kay Clark at 619-682-7415. For more about American Cancer Society programs, visit [www.cancer.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].
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.
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]].
A new Rotary Club is looking for members from Scripps Ranch who want to help others. Work side by side with fellow Rotarians in hands-on projects in our community. Partner with Rotarians around the world to provide clean water, alleviate hunger, and encourage literacy. This club meets at the MCAS Miramar Golf Course Palm Room on Thursdays at 11 am. For details, please visit [www.miramarsemperfidelisrotary.org].
Grace’s Book Nook needs volunteers to help sort and price used books to sell in our used bookstore at the library. The shifts are only 2 hours. Please email [[email protected]] or call Joan Reese at 695-9364. To explore other volunteer opportunities with the Scripps Ranch Friends of the Library, please email [[email protected]].