(The following is from a press release)The City of Agoura Hills has expanded its annual Community Service Days (CSD) to offer many volunteer opportunities in the local community and beyond city limits. Individuals, families, churches, schools, service clubs, scouts, and seniors are invited to sign up for a morning of volunteering on Saturday, May 7, followed by a free lunch and community service fair.
Programs added to this year’s event includes creating care packages for the Agoura Hills adopted military group the Wild Boars. During April, items for the care packages are being collected at locations throughout Agoura Hills. For a list of accepted items and to locate collection boxes, visit www.ci.agoura-hills.ca.us/government/departments/community-services-parks-recreation/community-service-days.
Also added to this year’s community activism is a partnership with Big Sunday, a Los Angeles-based non profit organization, that provides a network of support for those in need, such as the homeless, seniors, and struggling families. During CSD, the organization will be collecting gently used and new items—clothing, backpacks, small household items—along with food items, (backyard fruits and vegetables welcome), to take to the Family Rescue Center in Canoga Park.
On the local level, the community can get involved with a variety of work projects that include painting, staining, landscaping/ planting, cleaning, and trash pick up at public parks, school and facilities. Volunteering helps make civic improvements that the community can enjoy everyday, serves as an opportunity to meet other residents, and provides community service hours for those who need them.
To sign up or for more information on volunteering on May 7, visit www.communityservicedays.org or call 818-597-7361. Volunteers may sign up to do a specific project of interest or in groups. (separate waivers are required for projects overseen by participating organizations.) Sunscreen, water bottle and a hat are recommended. Hours are approximately 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Meet at Chumash Park, 5550 Medea Valley Dr, Agoura Hills, CA 91301. Continental breakfast is available. Materials are provided for projects that require them. After the service projects are completed, volunteers are invited back to Chumash Park for a free lunch, entertainment, and a community service fair.
For more information about the program, contact Nick Newkirk at (818) 597-7361 or email [email protected]ol.com.