Posts Tagged ‘volunteer’

OMG, Ride the E-Line “Twin Torpedos” for Free This Weekend! Volunteer to be a Temporary Streetcar Docent

Monday, October 1st, 2012

How would you like to volunteer as a docent helping out with the new-school / old-school E-line on October 6-7, 2012?

First, some background about how busy the 415 will be this weekend:

“Looking at what’s scheduled for that weekend, there might not be room in the city for many more people, much less cars. First, there’s the free Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park, a three-day event that drew about 800,000 people last year. That Sunday afternoon, the 49ers play the Buffalo Bills at Candlestick Park, while the Giants are hoping for weekend playoff games at AT&T Park, all guaranteed sellouts. About 60,000 people typically attend the Castro Street Fair, scheduled for that Sunday, while thousands more will jam North Beach for the annual Italian Heritage Parade at 12:30 on the same day. A different crowd will probably be at the Burning Man Decompression street fair, also that Sunday afternoon. To add to the fun, two mega cruise ships are expected to dock at Pier 35 over the weekend, disgorging thousands more tourists. Then, of course, there’s Fleet Week, which brings thousands of sailors and as many as a million visitors to the waterfront for the weekend.”

So you’ll be needed to help out all the visitors moving around on the Twin Torpedos, streetcars 1006 and 1008:

“We need several more docents to work the stops along the E-line on October 6 and 7, helping riders find the right platform and providing information about the service. We have docent books prepared by Paul Lucas, so it’s easy to learn what to do. If you’re interested, send us an email and we’ll get back to you.”

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Act now.

Today’s Fundraisers for the Victims of the Big Fire in the Western Addition from The Sisters and the AAACC

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Your District Five Blog has the deets on today’s events for the victims of the big fire in the Western Addition on December 22, 2011.

One fundraiser is being hosted by London Breed and the other by The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

Oh No, Ed Lee! Rose Pak and Willie Brown Throw Down Against SF Ethics Commission in Sing Tao Daily!

Monday, August 8th, 2011

I don’t know what to make of this image below.

Is it a portion of yesterday’s Sing Tao Daily? (And, if so, wouldn’t that please Caroline Chen of the SF Weekly?)

And does it have some bons mots from Chinatown ward healer Rose Pak and former Mayor Willie Brown?

And does it concern their reactions to the San Francisco Ethics Commission coming down hard on defunct (or maybe not-so-defunct after allRun Ed Run and area attorney Enrique Pearce?

As always, You Make The Call.

Exhibit A, from Rose Pak, on the topic of the recent statements from San Francisco Ethics Commission Executive Director John St. Croix:

“He doesn’t even know the U.S. Constitution. I don’t know how he does his job. How can you deprive people of their rights to volunteer for a campaign? It is unheard in history that if someone enters the race, those who helped him before are not allowed to help him again,” said Pak.

Snap!

And Exhibit B, from His Willieness*:

 ”Former Mayor Willie Brown said St. Croix obviously does not understand what democracy is about. His anti-Ed Lee position has disqualified himself for his post. “When you announce your candidacy, I will not be able to support you. This is just unbelievable,” said Brown.”

(Keep in mind when you hear allegations of constitutionality and whatnot, that Willie Brown went to UC Hastings School of Law and Enrique Pearce and Mayor Ed Lee both attended UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall.)

See? Read it for yourself:

Oh, how about this crude translation? It’s the best I can do right now:

“In response to the letter from San Francisco Ethics Commission Director John St. Croix, supporters of Ed Lee for Mayor reprimanded St. Croix for actions being based on nothing. They also questioned his qualification for the position. 

Chinese Chamber of Commerce consultant Rose Pak described it the biggest joke of the world. She said it is full of nonsense. He didn’t know what he’s talking about. “He doesn’t even know the U.S. Constitution. I don’t know how he does his job. How can you deprive people of their rights to volunteer for a campaign? It is unheard in history that if someone enters the race, those who helped him before are not allowed to help him again,” said Pak.

Enrique Pearce had consulted St. Croix. However, the latter said differently afterwards. Besides, he didn’t provide written replies to questions that Progress for All raised or gave explanations, said Rose Pak. “I will be the first one not to comply. You don’t have the authority to formulate the law, which is not free to go by your interpretation.”

 Former Mayor Willie Brown said St. Croix obviously does not understand what democracy is about. His anti-Ed Lee position has disqualified himself for his post. “When you announce your candidacy, I will not be able to support you. This is just unbelievable,” said Brown.

Hey, what do you think? Is this an accurate translation? Tell me, tell me if you think the translation isn’t good.

*Speaking of Willie Brown (who still writes for the San Francisco Chronicle) and Rose Pak (who used to write for the San Francisco Chronicle), here’s a bit (in the San Francisco Chronicle) from Willie on Rose circa April 2011:

Holding court at the party for the opening of the new airport terminal, Rose was seated at the table with interim Mayor Ed Lee and his wife, Anita, and a host of other local officials.

“I want every one of you to call his office and tell him he should run for mayor,” Rose told the table. “And do it right away so that there’s no misunderstanding.”

Then she turned to the architect David Gensler.

“Didn’t you do this terminal?” she asked.

“Yes,” he said.

“Didn’t you remodel this terminal before?”

“Yes,” he said.

“Then your firm should raise a million dollars for his election campaign.”

Poor Gensler, he didn’t know what hit him.”

OMG, OMG the “Wings Over Wine Country” Airshow Near Santa Rosa Looks Awesome! Get Tickets Now for August 20-21, 2011

Monday, July 18th, 2011

Oh man, your 2011 Pacific Coast Air Museum Air Show, Wings Over Wine Country, is going to be soooooo much better than the wine-sipping alternative, it’s not even funny.

Check the slideshow, baby! Check the FAQ too. Get your tickets here.

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So, take a vacay from your Sunday Punch routine and get out there – let’s hope that B25J will be on hand this year. (Don’t Mess With Texas, or Tennessee, or, well, just don’t mess with 12 machine guns when they’re all firing together.)

See you there!

All the deets:

“Here’s a sneak preview of just some of our 2011 Air Show performers:

  • 7:30 – 10:30 a.m. – Pancake Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. – Warbird Photo Hour
  • Radio-controlled model aircraft
  • Opening ceremony with local Police and Fire Departments commemorating the 10th Anniversary of September 11, 2001
  • Eddie Andreini Stearman
  • Greg Colyer “Blue Angels” T-33 Shooting Star
  • Beale Air Force Base Military Flyby
  • World Class aerobatics with Aerobatic Competition winner Vicky Benzing in her beatiful Extra 300S
  • U.S.Air Force Reserve C-17 Globemaster III
    Aerial Demonstration
  • Mass WWII Warbird Flyby, featuring P-40 “Warhawks”
  • Tim Decker Pitts Special
  • Team Rocket
  • Dan Buchanan towed hang glider
  • More Warbirds – CJ-6s & T-6s
  • Greg Poe - MX-2 Aerobatics
  • U.S. Navy F/A-18 “Super Hornet” Aerial Demonstration (tentative)

Richmond District Supervisor Eric Mar Schools Volunteers at the Starbucks Coffee Ocean Beach Clean-Up

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Does Starbucks Coffee have a portable indoor-outdoor lectern ready for public events like today‘s at our non-closed-down* Ocean Beach?

No doubt. See?

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(Now, speaking of Supervisor Eric Mar, was he really “made to look like a fool on national television,” recently? Nope. E. M. knows exactly what he’s doing. And hey, K.G., don’t you wish you were a Supervisor on national television talking about your pet issue? Oh, that’s right, E. M. is electable and you, at least so far, are not. O.K. fine. But keep reaching for those rainbows, Ken Garcia.)

Bon courage, Starbucks volunteers!

*Well, as far as the Feds are concerned (is Boner really that orange, IRL? Replace Color; click anywhere on the face; saturation slider to the left, a way to the left; Save) it’s open, anyway.

Hey Kids! Volunteer to Sell Sell Sell the 2011 Bay to Breakers – Your Commish Will Be Zero Percent!

Wednesday, January 5th, 2011

You know what it takes to sell, sell, sell the 2011 Bay to Breakers Civic Event? Well, just ask Alec Baldwin.

And after that, send in your application, why not. Then you’ll be able to spend hundreds of hours “presenting sales opportunities” and “supporting the sales staff” with “sales efforts.” It’s going to be sell, sell, sell!

And best of all, you won’t get Jack. Thanks, AEG!

And if you don’t like it, leave. Now, here’s what it takes to sell the Bay to Breakers – it takes brass balls:

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Of course the gig’s in Los Angeles, ’cause, you know, not many people behind the oldest something-or-other that is BtoB actually live in the 415. They don’t mind visiting occasionally, but, overall, S.F. is just a skosh too faggy for them. Oh well.

Remember, sell! Just think of your zero commission.

“Address: 714 W Olympic Blvd Ste 301

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: Part-Time, Unpaid
Timeframe: 01/10/11 – ?
Description:
The AEG Sales & Marketing Department is seeking an energetic and hardworking individual to join our team! This internship will focus around the longest continuously run footrace in America – the Bay to Breakers 12K in San Francisco (***.*************.***). The internship will provide qualified college students the opportunity to gain access and insight into the highly competitive world of professional sports. Our goal is to allow each intern with the opportunity to provide their input through their creativity and resources. Qualified individuals must be current college students and receive college credit for this internship since this is an unpaid position. Flexible hours to correspond with their school schedule.

Responsibilities:
Job Responsibilities

Assist the Sales & Marketing Department’s programs and initiatives
- Support sales staff on sales efforts
- Operational support on Festival and VIP Experiences
- Implement execution of grassroots campaign within the running community
- Present sales opportunities to running clubs and organized groups within the targeted demographics.
- Engage on collegiate campuses to create awareness of AEG events.
- Collect, organize and import new customer and prospect leads into database
- Weekly Reports and updates
- Use the Internet to research industry trends and opportunities

Requirements:
- Currently enrolled in an accredited college or university
- Able to receive school credit
- Detail oriented with strong follow-up skills
- Proficiency in the following Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, Power Point & Outlook
- Candidates must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
- Ability to work 20 hours a week

The No on Proposition 16 People to Hold an Anti-PGE, Pro-CCA Victory Party on Thursday

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

From Rebecca Bowe comes the news of  the No On 16 Victory Party / Workshop / Awards  Show. You are welcome to celebrate the recent loss of Proposition 16 at an afternoon event coming Thursday, August 5, 2010.

Check it:

NO on PROPOSITION 16
CAMPAIGN VICTORY WORKSHOP
VOLUNTEER HERO AWARDS and
CELEBRATION PARTY
AUGUST 5, 2010

Merchants Exchange Building
Julia Morgan Ballroom
465 California Street  San Francisco

AGENDA OUTLINE

1:00-1:30 p.m.            Registration Check-in

1:30 p.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks

VICTORY WORKSHOP

1:45-2:45 p.m. The Campaign        The Victory

  • Moderator: Nancy Miller Panelists :John Geesman; Gale Kaufman; Jim Pope

3:00-4:00 p.m. The Ongoing Challenges of Obstruction

  • Moderator:  Jim Metropulos Panelists: Ross Mirkarimi; Mark  Toney; Jeff Shields

4:15-5:15 p.m. The Future: Common Ground for CCA and Public Power?

  • Moderator: Cynthia Wooten Panelists: Charles McGlashan; Paul Fenn; Renata Brillinger; Dave Room

4:15-5:15 p.m. The Legal Team: Litigation, Regulation and Support

Panelists:        Matt Jacobs; Ann Trowbridge; Dennis Herrera

** Ample time will  be provided for Q&A, participant statements

VOLUNTEER HERO AWARDS and PARTY

5:30 p.m. Delicious  Buffet        Libations         Talk & Play

6:30 p.m. Volunteer Hero Awards Presentation         Mark Toney

Music  and Party!

REMEMBER                NO COST TO ATTEND                        IT’S FREE

Please distribute to your lists!

National Day of Service – Volunteer at Fort Scott in the Presidio this MLK Day

Friday, January 15th, 2010

Our Presidio Trust wants you from 9:00 AM to Noon on MLK Day, this Monday, January 18th, 2010, on the National Day of Service for 2010.

You need to register first though. Deets below

PRESIDIO HEEDS PRESIDENT’S CALL TO SERVICE
 
Answering President Barack Obama’s national call to service, the Presidio Trust is proudly hosting a volunteer event as part of the National Day of Service. Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day by helping care for the Presidio. The family-friendly event features habitat, forest, and garden restoration projects in the Fort Scott district of the Presidio.”

             WHAT:   National Day of Service at the Presidio
 
            WHEN:   Monday, January 18, 2010
                             9:00 am to Noon
 
            WHERE: Fort Scott, in the Presidio of San Francisco
 
            HOW:     Interested volunteers must register in advance.

For more information and to register call (415-561-5333) or email: volunteer@presidiotrust.gov.

To find out about National Day of Service opportunities in other parts of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, visit www.parksconservancy.org, call (415-561-3077) or email volunteer@parksconservancy.org.

First Annual Golden Gate Park Volunteer Fair is Coming February 10, 2010

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Here’s what you should do – turn off the Ricki Lake and volunteer at Golden Gate Park.

Representatives from the California Academy of Sciences, the de Young Museum, the Conservatory of Flowers, the San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department and the San Francisco Parks Trust will all be on hand to recruit you this coming Feb. 10:  

Become a Volunteer at the Golden Gate Park Volunteer Fair!

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010 – 10 AM to 2 PM

Location: Conservatory of Flower’s Orchid Gallery, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, SF, CA 94118

Representatives of the California Academy of Sciences, de Young Museum, Conservatory of Flowers, San Francisco Botanical Garden Society, San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, San Francisco Parks Trust and affiliated community groups will be on hand at the Conservatory of Flowers to provide information about volunteer opportunities in Golden Gate Park. The fair is a one stop shop for an exciting and meaningful way to meet new people, pursue lifelong passions, educate the public and lend a helping hand in one of the Bay Area’s most beautiful parks! For more information, please contact, Erika Frank at 415-637-4326 or efrank@sfcof.org.

Volunteering at the Conservatory of Flowers is a great way to learn more about tropical plants, meet people with similar interests and share your knowledge and enthusiasm for plants with visitors. We invite you to become a greeter, docent, horticultural volunteer or a children’s Jungle Guide.

Volunteer opportunities

Greeters welcome visitors, check tickets and answer general questions.*
Gift Shop volunteers sell souvenirs to visitors in our Gift Shop in the Special Exhibits Gallery.
Docents provide visitors with information about the plant collections, the Conservatory, and provide guided tours.
Horticultural volunteers work directly with our plant collections and Nursery Specialists.*
Children’s Jungle Guides lead 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes on scheduled tours through the Conservatory.
Young Ambassadors are volunteers from high schools and colleges who staff the “Young Explorers Adventure Carts” for children.
Volunteer requirements

The Conservatory is looking for volunteers who can commit to working at least twice a month, or approximately 6 hours a month.

All volunteers are required to have an interview with the Director of Volunteer Services- Erika Frank, complete an application, and go through our Training Program (depending on the position). We provide our volunteers with the training they need for their position, along with ongoing educational and social programs that promote a positive volunteer experience.

We appreciate our volunteers and invite you to join our dedicated and fun group.

Interested volunteers should contact Erika Frank, Director of Volunteer Services, at (415) 637-4326 or efrank@sfcof.org.

* Full training program not required for this position

Your Stimulus Money at Work – UCSF and Kaiser Team up for Huge Gene Study, 100,000 Volunteers Wanted

Monday, October 12th, 2009

Our federal government wants to stimulate the economy, so the NIH is announcing that they’re giving a boatload of money to Kaiser and UCSF for the Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH). Will you volunteer?

A model of UCSF’s Main Campus under glass, complete with tiny plastic Godzilla for some reason:

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This study seems like big news, to say the least.

All the deets:

Kaiser Permanente, UCSF Awarded $25 Million From NIH to Build Groundbreaking Resource for Genetic Epidemiology Research

100,000 Kaiser Permanente members who have donated DNA for research into the genetic and environmental causes of disease to be studied

OAKLAND, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12 – The Kaiser Permanente Research Program on Genes, Environment, and Health (RPGEH) and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) have been awarded $24.8 million over two years by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to create a new resource for studying disease, health, and aging.

With this support, Kaiser Permanente’s RPGEH and UCSF will conduct a genome-wide analysis of DNA samples from 100,000 Kaiser Permanente members from Northern California who have volunteered to join the RPGEH. This new and detailed genetic information – which has never before been generated on such a large and diverse population – will be linked to decades of historical clinical and other health-related information on these participants, taken from health surveys and the Kaiser Permanente electronic health record, the world’s largest civilian electronic health record. Environmental information will also be included in the new resource, such as information about air and water quality, proximity to parks and healthy foods, and much more. The resulting resource will give researchers an entirely new platform for studying genetic and environmental influences over time on a wide variety of health conditions, across diverse populations.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), part of the NIH, was the key driver for the grant, in part because the average age of those whose DNA will be genotyped is 65. “A body of research tells us that both genes and environmental factors influence how we age,” explains NIA director Richard J. Hodes, MD. “We are very excited about the opportunity to develop this extraordinary database in an older population, to facilitate studies of gene-environment interaction as determinants of health, disease, and longevity.”

The UCSF Institute for Human Genetics is the partner on the project and will perform the actual genotyping. Grant funds will be shared by both institutions.

Ever more deets, after the jump.

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