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Day of Service Sites

2022 Community Partner Sites

Students in volunteer shirts
students in field weeding
student volunteers smiling

For the 9th Annual César Chávez Day of Service (CCDoS) we have selected sites that have longstanding community partnership connections to CSUSM and MCC. To adhere to the evolving COVID-19 protocols, we have selected sites that are outdoors or with great indoor ventillation. Each of the projects are representative of the legacy of César Chávez and farmworkers contributions to bring food to our table and social justice. 

Important Confirmed Volunteer Details

  • Day of Service Agenda

    How to Plan Your Day

    • 7:30 AM: Light Breakfast and Registration
    • 8:00 AM: Keynote Address (Oscar Caralimpio)
    • 8:30 AM:Bus Transportation to Service Sites
    • 9:00 AM - 11:45 AM: Service Site Orientation and Community Service Project
    • 12:00 PM: Bus Transportation Back to CSUSM
    • 12:30/12:45 PM: Arrive Back at CSUSM

    ***Plan to arrive early for a prompt check-in at 7:30 AM, grab your t-shirt, sign the liability waiver and to find a seat for breakfast ahead of the keynote speaker Call to Service address.

  • CSUSM Main Campus Check-In Location

    CSUSM Main Campus Check-in Location 

    • 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA.
    • Tables will be set up in front of the USU ballroom.
  • Parking at CSUSM Main Campus

    Free Parking on the 6th Floor of Parking Structure 1

    • Park on the 6th floor only to ensure you do not receive a parking ticket.
    • There will also be signs and parking attendants to assist.
    • From there, you will follow the signs to the University Student Union and enter on the 4th floor. The event will be held in the Ballroom on the 2nd floor. You can either take the stairs or use the elevators in the building.

    Map from Highway 78 to Parking Structure 1 to University Student Union (USU) Ballroom


  • CSUSM at Temecula Check-In Location

    CSUSM at Temecula Check-in Location 

    • 43890 Margarita Rd, Temecula, CA.
    • Tables will be set up in front of the main entrance.
  • Volunteer Suggested Dress Code

    Volunteer What to Wear

    • Wear comfortable close-toed shoes
    • A long-sleeves shirt.
    • Any clothes that you can get dirty.
    • Dress for sun protection: hats, sunglasses, long sleeves, and sunscreen are recommended.
    • We have limited t-shirts, so if you have an old César Chávez Day of Service t-shirt from a prior year, please bring it.
  • No Plastic Water Bottles Allowed - Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle

    Bring a Reusable Water Bottle

    • We will be providing limited drinks, so plan to bring a refillable water bottle to quench your thirst.
    • Most sites will have hydration stations.
  • Get on the Bus!

    Transportation to Sites

    • You are strongly encouraged to take the CSUSM provided transportation to your site.
    • Bus transportation will be provided to and from CSUSM main campus to sites in North County.
    • Bus transportation will be provided to and from CSUSM Temecula and Habitat for Humanity.

    If you prefer not to ride the bus, you will still need to come to CSUSM-main campus or CSUSM-Temecula to sign a liability waiver and receive the address of the site. Note the address on their website may not be where the community service project is taking place. If you plan to drive yourself to your community service site, please email Rochelle Smarr with your request at by Wednesday, March 30.

  • COVID-19 Health and Safety Protocol

    COVID-19 Protocol

    All attendees are encouraged to follow San Diego County and California Department of Public Health recommendation to be fully vaccinated and/or have a negative COVID-19 test within 2 days prior to attending any large gatherings or events with people outside your household.

  • How to Cancel Your Volunteer Registration


    Should you need to: cancel your registration

2022 Confirmed Volunteer Sites and Projects

  • Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

     "Hubbs Trail Erosion Prevention" 

    Assist in building a fence along the border of our Hubbs trail. Install sandbags to prevent landslides down the bluffs and remove invasive plants and trash. Assist in habitat restoration by planting native, drought-resistant plants.

    **Students are encouraged to wear close toe shoes for this project**

  • Botanical Community Development Initiatives (Community Roots Garden)

    “Food Justice Through Farming”

    Learn about how communities can come together through access to green space and growing food together.  We will have projects for people of all abilities from prepping garden beds, sorting seeds, painting, and working in the plant nursery.

  • Boys and Girls Club of Vista

    "Together All Things Are Possible"

    Assemble "literacy kits" for children that included flashcards and books. Paint club mural, clean up and organize youth community spaces.

  • CSU San Marcos Sustainable Food Project Garden and Pollinator Garden

    "Campus Gardening and Pollinator Garden"

    Farm projects related to weeding and create planting beds and other garden related activities. [ACCESSIBLE SITE]

    **Students are encouraged to wear close toe shoes for this project**

  • Habitat for Humanity – Inland Valley (Temecula)

    “Making Garden Boxes out of Recycled Materials”

    Disassemble recycled material to make sellable, low-cost garden boxes for personalized gardens. The garden boxes will be made in two sizes for home or apartment use. Proceeds from the sale of the boxes will support housing programs at Habitat for Humanity. 

    [For CSUSM@Temecula students primarily and CSUSM Main Campus students that live in that region.]

    **Students are encouraged to wear close toe shoes for this project**

  • Produce Good

    "Pick Food Justice!"

    Help fight food insecurity by picking oranges from the orchard to donate to local food banks.

    **Students are encouraged to wear close toe shoes for this project**

  • San Pasqual Academy Dragon Organics

    "Serenity Garden Clean Up"

    Weeding the garden at the Academy that serves as a quiet area for students, staff, faculty, and grandparents. Assist with getting the area ready for the planting of wildflowers and herbs.

    **Students are encouraged to wear close toe shoes for this project**