PB NEEDS YOU! Here's a list of great places to volunteer in Pacific Beach

For those of us fortunate enough to live here, Pacific Beach has much to offer — fun in the sun, magnificent sunsets, after-dark entertainment, and a sense of community. PB also offers many volunteer opportunities for those who want to give back to the community by sharing their time and talents. Here's a few to consider joining forces with!

Discover PB

Volunteers needed for: Pacific Beachfest, PB Holiday Parade and various events. Duties can include beer pouring, staffing registration tables and concessions sales. Volunteers can also serve on several committees, including Board of Directors, Promotions, Special Events, Hospitality, Clean & Safe, Traffic & Parking, and Planning & Vision.

Days/times of duty: Vary, depending on event and committee.

Address: 1503 Garnet Ave.

Contact: (858) 273-3303, pacificbeach.org


beautifulPB (PB EcoDistrict)

Volunteers needed for: Setting up and breaking down the Holiday Lane event. Volunteers will work in shifts and can contribute based on skills and interests. During the year, volunteers are needed to serve on committees, such as Mobility, Vendors/Art, Lighting, Local Business Outreach, Working with Students and Volunteers.

Days/times of duty: Noon to 9 p.m., Friday, Dec. 14 for Holiday Lane event. Other days and times vary, depending on event. Volunteer meetings held 5:30 p.m. Thursdays.

Address: 910 Grand Ave., Suite 201; Volunteer meetings held at 3838 Kendall St.

Contact: beautifulpb.com, info@beautifulpb.com


Friends of the Pacific Beach Library (FOPBL)

Volunteers needed for: Membership in FOPBL to support and coordinate volunteer services for the library; Outdoor Book Sale, two-hour shifts on sale days or sorting and pricing donations on non-sale days; helping with lectures and workshops; shelving books and helping patrons.

Days/times of duty: FOPBL meets 3 p.m. second Wednesdays (not June, July, August and December). Outdoor Book Sale, 2-hour shifts on Monday, Wednesday or Saturday. Other days and times, depending on event or task.

Address: 4275 Cass St.

Contact: (858) 581-9934, pblibraryfriends.org


Kendall-Frost Mission Bay Marsh Reserve

Volunteers needed for: Planting, weeding, cleanup, Love Your Wetlands Day

Days/times of duty: 9 a.m. to Noon, first Saturdays; Saturday, Feb. 2, Love Your Wetlands Day.

Address: 2055 Pacific Beach Drive

Contact: (858) 534-2077, nrs.ucsd.edu/reserves/kendall.html


PB and Santa Clara Recreation Centers

Volunteers needed for: Special events, coaching sports teams, teaching classes. Volunteers with new programs and classes to offer are encouraged to apply. These can include sports, games, arts and crafts, exercise, music.

Days/times of duty: Vary, depending on activity. The Santa Clara/Pacific Beach Park & Recreation Council meets 5:30 p.m. third Tuesdays. Community members are encouraged to attend. Location alternates between Santa Clara and Pacific Beach rec centers.

Address: 1405 Diamond St. and 1008 Santa Clara Place.

Contact (858) 581-9927, sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers/

recctr/pacificb and (858) 581-9928, sandiego.gov/park-and-recreation/centers/recctr/santaclara


Friends of Rose Creek (Part of Rose Creek Watershed Alliance)

Volunteers needed for: Native plant gardening, including watering, removing invasive plants and trash, planting native species. (Bring heavy-duty work or gardening gloves. Wear a hat, closed-toe shoes and sunscreen.) Other opportunities include participating in creek clean-ups, tours, commenting on environmental impact reports, special events, community meetings.

Days/times of duty: 9-11 a.m., second Saturdays in the native plant garden behind Rose Creek Cottage, 2525 Garnet Ave. Park on Fogg Street. Other days and times, depend on event.

Address: 4629 Cass St., #188

Contact: (858) 405-7503 saverosecreek.org


San Diego Audubon

Volunteers needed for: Restoration service projects (coastline and habitat restoration, team leaders, dune defenders, Love Your Wetlands Day), sanctuaries (planting, event planning, hosting); office work including receptionist, administrative work, data entry; committees, including Conservation, Education, Outreach, Communications, Field Trips, Bird Festival, Finance, Fund Development.

Days/times of duty: Vary, depending on event or activity.

Address: 4010 Morena Blvd., Suite 100

Contact: (858) 273-7800, sandiegoaudubon.org, Jill Cooper, volunteer coordinator, cooper@sandiegoaudubon.org


PB's Public Schools

• Mission Bay High volunteers needed for: Membership in Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools) FOPBSS, and events and activities throughout the year. Classroom assistance. Volunteers must complete San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD) required forms, a TB test and have a valid driver's license

Days/times of duty: Vary, according to event or activity.

Address: 2475 Grand Ave.

Contact: (858) 273-1313. missionbayhigh.com, fopbss.org


Pacific Beach Middle School volunteers needed for: Membership in FOPBSS, and fundraising, classroom assistance, overseeing donations, grant writing, plus assisting in events throughout the year, and many PB events like the Holiday Parade and Beachfest. Volunteers must complete SDUSD required forms, a TB test and have a valid driver's license.

Days/times of duty: Vary, according to event or activity.

Address: 4676 Ingraham St.

Contact: (858) 273-9070, sandiegounified.org/schools/pacific-beach-middle, fopbss.org


• Pacific Beach Elementary School volunteers needed for: FOPBE board membership, chairing and assisting with school events such as Pizza Wednesday, garden coordination, annual contribution drive, Halloween carnival, book fair, yearbook, assisting teachers in the classroom. Volunteers must complete SDUSD required forms, a TB test and have a valid driver's license. Ideas for volunteer activities are welcome.

Days/times of duty: Vary, depending on event or activity.

Address: 1234 Tourmaline St.

Contact: (858) 488-6316, fopbe.org, help@fopbe.org for questions about volunteering


• Kate Sessions Elementary School volunteers needed for: PTO Board (one-year terms); fundraising; chairing and helping with school events; running a booth at Halloween Carnival.

Days/times of duty: Vary, depending on event or activity.

Address: 2150 Beryl St.

Contact: (858) 273-3111, sandiegounified.org/schools/sessions


Friends of Crown Point Junior Music Academy Volunteers needed for: Events throughout the year, including art projects, book fairs, Earth Day and Cinco de Mayo celebrations, family dance and movie nights, field trips, PB Holiday Parade, auctions, summer resource fair. Also needed for board positions, fundraising, publicity and various school assistance such as office work, lunchtime supervision and classroom help. Volunteers must complete SDUSD required forms, a TB test and have a valid driver's license.

Days/times of duty: Vary, depending on event or activity.

Address: 4033 Ingraham St.

Contact: (858) 273-9830, friendsofcpjma.com


Pacific Beach Town Council

Volunteers needed for: Council membership and participation in events such as dine out, wine-tasting, Police and Emergency Services Appreciation Night (PAESAN), installation dinner, Concerts on the Green. Other activities include contributing to monthly newsletter, serving on the MB/PB Recreation Council, Neighborhood Cleanup.

Days/times of duty: General meeting 6:30-8:30 p.m. third Wednesdays at 4033 Ingraham St. (Crown Point Jr. Music Academy)

Address: Town Council office is at 1706 Garnet Ave. in the Union Bank Building.

Contact: (858) 483-6666, pbtowncouncil.org


Pacific Beach Planning Group

Volunteers needed for: Group membership and chairing subcommittees, including Commercial/Residential/Mixed Use, Streets and Sidewalks, Code Compliance, Elections, EcoDistrict and Communications. Also needed for ad-hoc subcommittees, including De Anza Revitalization, Balboa Transit, Vacation Rentals, North PB Lifeguard Tower and Alcohol License Review.

Days/times of duty: General board meeting is 6:30 p.m. fourth Wednesdays. For subcommittee meeting times and locations, see website.

Address: Pacific Beach Library, 4275 Cass St.

Contact: pbplanning.org


Pacific Beach Woman's Club

Meets 6 p.m. first Wednesdays, 1721 Hornblend St., has many opportunities for engaging with community. (858) 882-7729, pbwomansclub.org


Mission Beach Women's Club

Meets 5 p.m. second Mondays 840 Santa Clara Place and seeking new members who would like to contribute to the beach community. Prospective members must be age 21 or older and attend two meetings and one event. (858) 488-2628, mbwc.org


Pacific Beach Kiwanis Club

Meets 7:20 a.m. for breakfast Thursdays at the Broken Yolk Café, 1851 Garnet Ave. Call (619) 804-4917 for membership details.


Rotoract Pacific Beach

A partner of Rotary Club for young adults, meets 6:30 p.m. first Tuesdays at Discover PB, 1503 Garnet Ave. (619) 376-3346. Learn about volunteer opportunities at pacificbeachrotoract@gmail.com

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