Want to Get Involved? Check Out “Make a Difference In San Carlos”.

May 17, 2010


Looking for Volunteer Opportunities?

Are you interested in volunteering your time for a good cause in San Carlos, but don't have a clue what do to, or where to start?  That's exactly the problem that White Oaks resident Dena Myers faced this past year.  After moving to White Oaks nearly 5 years ago and completely falling in love with her neighborhood and community, she felt compelled to give something back.  But with small kids, a teenager and a hectic schedule, it wasn't easy to find family-appropriate volunteer opportunities that fit their needs.  So she took matters into her own hands…

Introducing “Make a Difference in San Carlos”

Utilizing the web service Meetup.com, Dena has created a dedicated page for volunteering right here at home:

Make a Difference in San Carlos.

This special-purpose social-network site makes it simple for people to suggest ideas for volunteering, organize an event, or even connect with other meet-up groups in the area.  One idea that Dena is considering as the inaugural event is delivering flowers from our own Farmer's Market and hand-made cards to residents at the San Carlos Elms.    How cool is that?

So be sure to check out Make a Difference in San Carlos.   There is no obligation to participate in any specific activity upon joining — the group simply offers opportunities for community involvement.   But it's easy to see how a small group of people can make a big difference in our town.

Posted in:


  1. Pat B on May 17, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Great idea. Have you connected with San Carlos Together? It sounds like your missions are about the same, and they’ve been doing it for several years, have tax-exempt status, etc.

  2. Vol on May 17, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    There are also a number of opportunities to volunteer in the City’s Parks and Recreation Department.

    Check out their “Volunteer Opportunities” web site at http://www.cityofsancarlos.org/gov/depts/parks_rec/volunteer_opportunities/default.asp

Leave a Comment