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Out in the Community
Upcoming Togetherhood Volunteer Opportunities:
Friday, February 22
FOOD Share – Food Sorting 4156 Southbank Road, Oxnard, CA 93036
We’re here for the whole community, and that’s why we’re partnering with FOOD Share. We’re seeking volunteers to donate their time to help our neighbors get nutritious meals. Volunteers will check expiration dates, quality of packing, boxing and weighing food items, preparing it for our agency distribution.
Ages 12 and over can participate. Please wear closed toed shoes, layered casual clothing. Anyone wearing flip-flops or other inappropriate shoes will not be able to participate. All participants must be able to walk, bend and lift boxes of product weighing up to 35 lbs without assistance.
Togetherhood - Activating People for Good
The Y’s Togetherhood program connects people from all backgrounds to plan and carry out volunteer projects that address a real need in their community.
Benefits of Volunteering
Good for You
Volunteering can improve personal well-being, build relationships, and provide an outlet to discover purpose. Research shows that volunteers experience wellness benefits, including lower depression, improved mood and self-esteem, less stress, better heart health and lower mortality rates.
Good for the Community
Togetherhood leverages the Y’s charitable mission to unlock people’s potential to improve lives and create a more connected society. Bringing diverse people together to tackle social issues creates more cohesive communities. A culture of volunteerism can also yield social benefits such as lower unemployment, greater income equality, and youth that are more likely to stay in school and avoid risky behaviors.
How It Works
A Y staff advisor guides a committee of Y members who plan and lead volunteer service projects. A comprehensive resource toolkit ensures Togetherhood committees are supported each step of the way, from planning the year of service to running projects to reporting and celebrating their successes.
How to Get Involved
The Y is mobilizing thousands of volunteers nationwide who are using their creativity, passion and hard work to transform communities. We invite you to join us! Ask our front desk staff if your Y offers the Togetherhood program. With Togetherhood, there are opportunities to serve on a committee throughout the year or volunteer on individual projects that interest you.
For more information please contact Rejeana Mira at Rejeana.Mira@ciymca.org or (805) 642-2131 ext 16