Local environmental organizations remind that volunteer opportunities still exist
SAN DIEGO, Oct. 7, 2011 – Volunteer San Diego, an organization matching community members with the local volunteer opportunities, announced it will discontinue its service. Thousands of San Diegans used Volunteer San Diego to find opportunities to improve their local community. Some even relied on it to fulfill requirements for school or court. Even though the community will miss the closing non-profit, local environmental organizations remind that opportunities are still available.
San Diego Coastkeeper, San Diego River Park Foundation and Project Wildlife came together to announce that while they will feel the loss of the valuable volunteer recruitment service, they still have many volunteer needs. All three organizations will increase their volunteer opportunities for community members to help them find meaningful projects as well as create chances to fill community service requirements.
“Volunteer San Diego played a major role connecting our needs with volunteer resources in the community and we’re all saddened to see the organization close,” said Dylan Edwards, volunteer coordinator of San Diego Coastkeeper, “There’s no doubt that our local environment can continue to benefit from volunteer service and I’m proud of this group of environmental non-profits coming together to connect people to our community’s needs.”
San Diego Coastkeeper has opportunities for volunteers in a variety of its programs including beach cleanups, Water Quality Monitoring, Pollution Patrollers and community education. Volunteers can visit localhost/sdcoastkeeper for more information.
The San Diego River Park Foundation has opportunities for volunteers in helping create and care for parks, river clean-ups, nature education and more. A list of current opportunities can be found at www.sandiegoriver.org.
Project Wildlife is always looking for volunteers to help care for wildlife patients, answer hotline calls, educate the public on wildlife issues and provide administrative support. For more information or to download a volunteer application, visit www.projectwildlife.org.
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About San Diego Coastkeeper
Founded in 1995, San Diego Coastkeeper protects the region’s bays, beaches, watersheds and ocean for the people and wildlife that depend on them. We balance community outreach, education, and advocacy to promote stewardship of clean water and a healthy coastal ecosystem.
About San Diego River Park Foundation
The San Diego River Park Foundation is dedicated to creating a better future for the historic 52 mile long San Diego River through the creation of a river-long park system and offering programs to conserve this incredible natural resource. For more information, visit www.sandiegoriver.org