Bart Mendoza 5 a.m., Dec. 8
There are many ways to volunteer in San Diego, and whether you are want to connect with your community, give back because you've benefitted in the past, or use your skills and time in a way that will help others, here are two places that are looking for volunteers.
The San Diego Council on Literacy (2515 Camino Del Rio South, Suite 125) Volunteers can work one-on-one with adults and children, or tutor small groups to improve English as a second language. In addition, volunteers can assist in GED, ESL, or Adult Basic Education classes and families with children ages 0-5. Training ranges from 12-15 hours and the average commitment per week is 2-5 hours.
Rady's Children's Hospital (3685 Kearny Villa Rd) A variety of positions are open from information desk greeters to surgery ambassadors and interactive positions in the Helen Bernardy Center for Medically Fragile Children and Alexa's PlayC in the Autism Discover Institute. The next information session is January 2013; volunteers are asked to commit to one year (100 hours). Those interested are able to take a self-assessment.