Oceanside SUN 2013

Oceanside SUN 2013: Make A Difference - October 26th in Eastside

On Saturday, October 26, 2013, the City of Oceanside will partner with community residents, volunteer groups, and corporate sponsors for the annual Oceanside SUN (Supporting Urban Neighborhoods) Project. Oceanside SUN 2013 will make improvements to homes and neighborhood facilities in the Eastside neighborhood. October 26th is  “Make A Difference Day”, a national day of service dedicated to helping others. 

SUN Project activities will include house painting, trash and debris removal, and other area enhancements. Neighborhood meetings will be held at the Eastside Community Resource Center at which residents can provide input regarding all aspects of the project.  A planning committee comprised of City staff and neighborhood leaders will focus on the details of the event, gather volunteers, obtain sponsorships and donations, and prepare the way for a successful workday.  Sponsors will be announced as they are solidified. 

Volunteers may join as individuals or as a group. A house captain will be assigned to each house/project site and will have a detailed plan for improvements. Volunteers will be directed to their project site on the day of the event.  Staging areas will be set up at various locations to allow easy access to materials, and sections of some streets in the project area will be closed for the day as a safety precaution.

Pre-registration is highly recommended in order to guarantee participation in the project.  Walk-up volunteers will be accepted only after pre-registered volunteers receive their project t-shirts and job assignments.  Registration will take place next to the Chavez Community Resource Center site at 605 San Diego Street on the morning of the event.

All volunteers are required to complete a Volunteer Registration form and volunteers under 18 must also have a Minor Volunteer Permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian to participate. We have had wonderful participation in the past from area residents, schools, churches, civic service organizations, business groups, our neighbors at Camp Pendleton, and City officials and employees. We look forward to their participation again this year and new volunteers are always welcome. 

Project volunteers will be treated to food and drinks, a Project T-shirt, and a full day of work to improve the neighborhood. Oceanside SUN 2013 will have a lasting influence on the community as well as providing a rewarding experience for those who participate. Come and join us to make a difference in Oceanside this year!   

To volunteer, simply complete and return the Oceanside SUN 2013 volunteer registration form/s on this website. Driving directions and parking information are included on the volunteer form.  Volunteers under 18 years old must also have a parent or legal guardian complete the Minor Volunteer Permission form.  If you have further questions about volunteering after viewing the website information, please contact Brendan Mangan from the Neighborhood Services Department at 760-435-3385 or via email at bmangan@ci.oceanside.ca.us.  Sponsors interested in providing materials or donations for the project are invited to contact David Manley at 760-435-3949 or via email at dmanley@ci.oceanside.ca.us.