Dear Community Partner,
California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB), invites you to participate in Coyote Cares Day. This special event will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2020 from 9am – 12:00pm. Sponsors for the event include Office of Community Engagement, Office of Student Engagement, CSUSB Recreation & Wellness Center, and the Office of Special Events and Guest Services.
This event will be in observance of National Volunteer Week. The purpose for this event is to provide students with the opportunity to engage and develop an understanding of the nonprofit organizations that serve the San Bernardino area.
It is important to note that a submitted application does not guarantee assistance. Inclusion in Coyote Cares Day is up to the discretion of the OCE staff with preference given to projects within the City of San Bernardino. In addition to registering, we ask that all project sites provide at least one staff member to be on site the day of the event to answer any questions or concerns. We would also like each project site to prepare a short presentation on the programs provided by your organization and
how volunteers benefit your organization.
Upon receipt of your service site request form you will receive a confirmation email. If you have any questions regarding Coyote Cares Day, please contact the OCE office at 909.537.5793 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support of CSUSB students and our tradition of community involvement.
Diane Podolske, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Community Engagement
Why should you host a project site?
Last year's event featured over 25 project sites that received assistance from over 300 CSUSB volunteers! Organizations who have benefited from Coyote Cares Day include:
- Community Centers
- Community Gardens
- Food Pantries
- City Park and Recreation
- Neighborhood Associations
Through your participation, CSUSB students, faculty and staff develop an awareness your agency's mission and needs, which may foster future service and support. The service provided on Coyote Cares Day benefits our local community, your agency and the campus community - a "win" for everyone involved!
What type of projects?
As the popularity of the event has grown, we have found ourselves continuing to expand our outreach to compile enough projects for our CSUSB volunteers. As you begin to think about your participation, we encourage you to think outside the box for projects that will benefit your organization. Perhaps there is a project you've been intending to start but could use some extra hands to help? Or a project that can be started in April and maintained by your regular volunteers for the summer? Big or small, we look forward to all project submissions. Need ideas? Feel free to contact us via email at email@example.com - we can help brainstorm some ideas with you!
Overview of commitment to be a project site
- Register to be a service site to include project proposal received by the Office of Community by no later than March, 9, 2020.
- Project sites provide at least one staff member to be on site the day of the event to answer any questions or concerns.
- Project site to prepare a short presentation on the programs provided by your organization and how volunteers benefit your organization.