Palm Springs Volunteerism– it’s part of the fabric of our community. It has been going on here for a very long time and goes hand in hand with some of the philanthropy and the “giving back” that is inherent in the area.
With everything from thrift shops to social organizations, food distribution to those in need and meals on wheels, its all here. People volunteer at Mizel Senior Center, Desert AIDS Project, The Golden Rainbow Senior Center, our Museum, The AIDS Assistance Program, Revivals Thrift Stores, Angel View Thrift Mart, and The City Of Palm Springs too. Not to mention libraries, senior centers, church groups, and more. In some cases, so many people are available to fill these non-paying positions, I’ve seen it where interviews are held for some of them.
There’ a cool website from Volunteer Palm Springs that’s totally dedicated to the community aspect of volunteering. Here are some highlights from their site:
I don’t know about you, but I always think about shopping local. It is amazing how many needs can be met by shopping on Palm Canyon Blvd. For a list of merchants taking part in this program, visit them at Shop Local Partners page.
VISITOR FRIENDSHIP PROGRAM
This unique program is intended to create and nurture partnerships with local residents, the ‘seasonal’ visitors and weekend visitors. The program will focus on introducing activities, events and volunteer opportunities in/around Palm Springs taking place during their stay.
The Volunteer Palm Springs organization conducts bi-monthly meet-and-greet receptions hosted and sponsored by local businesses/organizations to educate participants on the many programs available and make them feel a part of our community. These receptions are scheduled on the second Tuesday and third Thursday from 5 – 7 p.m. during the season, November through May.
The Visitor Friendship Program is part two of this program. Its goal is also geared to establish a network and reciprocal relationship with friendship cities like Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton, Canada; Seattle, Portland and Minneapolis. Working with the ‘Visitor Friendship Cities’, a strong relationship is forged to promote reciprocal tourism for our ‘Friendship Cities’ and the City of Palm Springs by promoting local activities and events, while highlighting ‘volunteering opportunities occurring during their visit.
VPS ASK ME!
Volunteerism Palm Springs ASK ME is a unique program that offers volunteers the opportunity to promote Palm Springs as a city, its businesses, attractions, activities and events with those requesting information and/or assistance. Essentially, VPS Ask Me are mobile concierges.
Their volunteers will be easily identifiable, friendly and knowledgeable making the ‘Palm Springs experience’ a memorable and enjoyable one.
For more information on this program VPS Ask Me!:
Volunteerism Palm Springs currently works in close partnership with neighborhood organizations, city-sponsored volunteer activities, as well as downtown merchants and within the community at large. Many communities are now recognizing the need to ‘go green’ and in Palm Springs, VPS is there to lend a helping hand and to bring people to together when the need arises.
For more information, or to become part of this program contact: Sustainability@volunteerpalmsprings.org.
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