Events & Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to engage with your community, your county, your state, and more. From working on political campaigns to donating to neighbors in need to helping clean local trails to serving on any of a number of local committees, we hope to keep you informed about the various ways you can involve yourself.

CHECK OUR THIS PAGE AND OUR CALENDAR PAGE OFTEN FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND EVENTS.

YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A MEMBER OF SAN MARCOS DEMOCRATS TO PARTICIPATE IN THESE ACTIVITIES!!! BRING YOUR FRIENDS AND NEIGHBORS.


WEEKLY EVENTS

VACCINE CLINICS

  • Date/Time: March 26, 2022
  • Location: La Mirada Academy
  • Description: Volunteers needed to canvass neighborhoods and hand out fliers to get the word out about the clinic. 
  • For more information contact: 760-659-0109 or info@unipopular.org

COMMUNITY GARDEN AT HERITAGE PARK

  • Date/Time:     March 26, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Heritage Park, Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Dr., San Marcos
  • Description: Join us to prepare the garden for planting! Bring a shovel and a rake. 
  • For more information contact: Tanis Brown: tanis@sanmarcosdems.org
  • Date/Time:     April 2, 2022, 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Location: Heritage Park, Walnut Grove Park, 1952 Sycamore Dr., San Marcos
  • Description: Join us to plant the garden! Gloves and trowels will be provided.
  • For more information contact: Tanis Brown: tanis@sanmarcosdems.org

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS

  • Date/Time:     May 28, 2022, 9:30 a.m.
  • Location: San Marcos Cemetery, 1021 Mulberry Dr., San Marcos
  • Description: Join us as we pay our respects to Veterans and their spouses by placing flags on their gravesites. Please wear comfortable shoes and be aware they might get wet. 
  • For more information contact: Tanis Brown: tanis@sanmarcosdems.org
  • Date/Time:     May 30, 2022, 10 a.m.
  • Location: San Marcos Cemetery, 1021 Mulberry Dr., San Marcos
  • Description: Memorial Day Ceremony. Celebrate the service of veterans from San Marcos and beyond.
  • For more information contact: Tanis Brown: tanis@sanmarcosdems.org

MONTHLY EVENTS

FOOD AND PERSONAL CARE DRIVE FOR UNIVERSIDAD POPULAR

  • OPORTUNITY SHOP RETAIL
    Location: 442 W. Mission Rd., San Marcos
  • Description: Your local place to make donations of your used treasures so you can find places for your new treasures. This resale shop is run by SMUSD students through the adult transition program. Students help with cleaning, organizing, and selling the items. All proceeds benefit the students’ recreation program. 
  • For more information contact: Tanis Brown: tanis@sanmarcosdems.org
  • Date/Time:     Last day to drop off this month – April 15, 2022, 4 p.m.
  • Description: Each month, SMDC and Universidad Popular provide bags of food and personal care items to families in San Marcos who are food insecure. Food donations are accepted all month, but if you have perishables, you need to drop them off on this day. Or you can order online through Amazon Wish List: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/363XJKYVLDBMH?ref_=wl_shareI
  • Check the newsletter for the food and personal items wish list.
  • If you or anyone you know is food insecure, please contact this group for assistance.
  • For more information or if you need someone to pick up your donation contact: Kathy Steel: steel.kathleen@gmail.com

SAN MARCOS DEMOCRATS COMMUNITY ACTION GROUP (CAG)

  • Date/Time:     First Monday of each month – April 4, 2022, 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: Home of Tanis Brown
  • Description: Each month the Community Action Group meets to discuss and plan these and other Volunteer Opportunities and Events. Be a part of CAG and serve the San Marcos Community. The meeting will be in person, held outdoors and is a potluck. Bring a dish to share!!
  • For more information contact: Kathy Steel: steel.kathleen@gmail.com

SAN MARCOS DEMOCRATS RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE GROUP (RSJG)

  • Date/Time:     First Wednesday of each month – April 6, 2022, 4:45 p.m.
  • Location: ZOOM
  • Description: Each month the Racial and Social Justice Group meets to hear speakers, discuss and learn current topics related to race and society. Their topics have ranged from how to converse with others who are polar opposites to the history of and current state of abortion in this nation.
  • For more information contact: Kathy Steel: steel.kathleen@gmail.com

OTHER OPPORTUNITIES

THE FOUNDATION FOR SENIOR WELLBEING (FFSW) is a local non-profit organization that has resources and programs for seniors and their families living in North San Diego County. It is located right here in San Marcos at 131 Richmar Avenue, San Marcos, CA 92069.

FFSW’S THE FRIENDSHIP TREE connects volunteers with seniors the old fashion way – through weekly phone calls which allow participants to share life experiences and reminisce, and hopefully create some new friendships along the way. If you are interested in being a part of the Friendship Tree either by making calls or receive a weekly phone call, please contact the Foundation for Senior Wellbeing toll free at 844-654-INFO (4636) or email: fswinforesourcecenter@gmail.com