Volunteer Opportunites

Posted in: Local Philanthropy, Volunteer Opportunities
January 14, 2019

When RSVP’ing to these events, please note the email address; replying to this email does not automatically get you on the appropriate list.

Palm Springs 2019 Point-In-Time Homeless Count

Volunteers are needed to count and survey homeless persons in the City of Palm Springs. The Point-In-Time Homeless Count is an effort to learn who are experiencing homelessness. The resulting information is beneficial toward accomplishing local and federal goals to end homelessness. No prior experience with the Homeless Count is needed!

Volunteers are needed Tuesday, January 29, 2019, for the following shifts:

6:00 AM – 9:30 AM Street count (street-based assignment) 
This is the time when the largest number of volunteers is needed.

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM Services count (service-based assignment) – Count taken
during the time agencies offer free lunches to the homeless.

To register, go to www.rivcoexchange.com, be sure to click “Palm Springs” when asked for location!

Volunteers are encouraged to attend a training session on one the dates below. If you are unable to attend a training session you can still participate in the Count and will be assigned to a group with an experienced leader.


Tuesday, January 15, 2019, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Palm Springs City Hall, Council Chambers
3200 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Thursday, January 17, 2019, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Palm Springs Fire Training Facility
3000 E. Alejo Road, Palm Springs, CA 92262

For further information, please visit: www.pspoint-in-timecount.com

Rancho Mirage Wine and Food Festival (25 volunteers needed)

Saturday, February 2, 2019, Rancho Mirage Community Park, 71-560 San Jacinto Dr. Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Various Shifts from 7 AM – 4:30 PM

The various duties include a silent auction, check-in, set-up, clean-up, and other general assistance.

The wineries and restaurants participating in this wonderful event all donate items that will be included in a silent auction that benefits the clients of Desert AIDS Project.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email David Fraschetti at david@rmwff.com

Steve Chase Star Dedication / VIP Party (20 volunteers needed)

Friday February 8, 2019, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 N Museum Dr. Palm Springs
The Star Dedication Team will arrive at 3 PM and stay until 8 PM. 
The duties will include putting nametags on 100 chairs outside, security and clean up.
The VIP Party Check-In and Security Team will arrive at 4:30 PM and stay until 8 PM.  These duties include check-in, security and clean up.
If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Chris Wyant at cwyant@desertaidsproject.org

2019 Steve Chase Humanitarian Awards Gala

Saturday, February 9, 2019, Palm Springs Convention Center, 277 N Avenida Caballeros, Palm Springs

Volunteer Arrival Time is 3:30 (we are providing an early dinner) and the event runs until 11 PM.

We are looking for volunteers to help with red carpet, security, pre-registration, silent auction table monitoring, ballroom ushers, live auction and live ask assistants, and clean up.
This is a formal event. The attire is formal for women and dark suits or tuxedos for men.

If you are interested in volunteering for this event, please email Chris Wyant at cwyant@desertaidsproject.org

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