Fall Volunteer Opportunities

FALL for Volunteering at CRC! 

Please email Sara Rosenbaum, Volunteer Manager, if you would like to sign up or be considered for any of the following volunteer opportunities: 

Create Training Videos for VITA and our Food Center: In order to make great programs even better, we would like to create short training videos for our volunteers and we need your help! This is a 4-8 hour commitment and novices welcomed!

Resale Stores: Help sort clothing, organize the store and more. Or help create a fun window display at one of our stores!

Painting our Transitional Housing: We are looking for a group to be “on-call” to paint our transitional housing when families move out. Requirements: Signed Volunteer Waiver and Confidentiality Agreement and attention to detail.

Accounting Volunteer: Needed one day a week. Great opportunity for volunteer with accounting/finance/admin experience looking to give back!

About Holiday Baskets Season

We are excited to serve 6,000 people this year with food, coats, blankets and toys at our 36th Annual Holiday Baskets! Holiday Baskets happens with a team of 1,500 volunteers, and many of you have participated in the past. Thank you! Please note our scheduling timeline below:

Through September: Priority scheduling for Holiday Baskets Sponsors
October 1 – 22: Group scheduling begins – Apply here
October 23: Individual Application will be available online for self-scheduling

Get involved or Spread the word!

Become a Sponsor: Help ensure that every family receives a complete Holiday Basket, filled with food, warm clothing and gifts! We have a variety of sponsorship opportunities for both our Holiday Baskets Program and Jingle & Mingle preview event. To learn more, please visit our sponsorship page or contact Lauren Montague at development@crcncc.org or (760) 230-6538.

Host a Donation Drive: Check out our Donation Drives Toolkit for all the tools you need to host a successful drives to collect much-needed Holiday Baskets items. Please contact Pat Moore for more information.

Save the Date for Jingle & Mingle: Join us for a festive preview party in support of Holiday Baskets, taking place on Tuesday, December 11 at 5:30 pm at the Del Mar Fairgrounds. More information to come!


  • Host a food or personal care drive to collect most-requested items
  • Sunday Produce Good Program volunteers needed: 3-4 pm twice a month to unload produce donated from the local farmer’s market
  • Become a CRC Ambassador – next training in February
  • Volunteer in our Food and Nutrition Center (time commitment 4-6 month minimum)

*Opportunities for court mandated, school mandated, and service learning volunteers available.

Interested in any of these opportunities?  Contact Sara Rosenbaum, CRC Volunteer Manager at srosenbaum@crcncc.org

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