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Friends of Committee

Volunteer on the Friends of Committee

Purpose: To engage the community more fully in the activities
and mission of the agency, enriching the lives of all.

The Friends Committees are located in San Bernardino, San Diego and Santa Clara. They meet once a month and are comprised of families, employers and potential employers, and other interested community members and we want you to join!

The Friends of Committees are responsible for the planning of and providing support for our annual events. San Diego hosts a tasting event, Taste of Our Community, every March and Santa Clara hosts a tasting event, Taste & Toast, every fall. San Bernardino hosts a Masquerade every October.

Each member is asked to use their talents to enhance the event by contributing to the planning process and working on various tasks that include:

  • Recruit wineries, breweries, restaurants and caterers to participate
  • Secure in-kind auction item donations
  • Invite guests to attend from personal network

We are seeking people who:

  • Possess strong organizational and people skills
  • Think creatively
  • Able to follow deadlines and work independently
  • Are dynamic and marketing minded
  • Are team players

Volunteer on the Friends Committee near you! Contact Alaina Purcell at 858-565-9870 x101 or apurcell@communityoptions.org for more information and our next meeting date.

Upcoming Friends Events

Past Event Photos

Volunteer Your Time

Friends Committees and Local Contacts
Friends of the Bay Area (Santa Clara)
~Katy Chevalier: 408-423-9484 x11 or kchavalier@communityoptions.org
Friends of Inland Empire (San Bernardino)
~Sheronna Quinine: 909-475-9503 x103 or squinine@communityoptions.org
Friends of San Diego
~Alaina Purcell: 858-565-9870 x101 or apurcell@communityoptions.org

View other volunteer committees here!