Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Welcome to the wonder of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon. This 400-acre lagoon is home to a wide array of flora and fauna and invites us to appreciate our water resources through such uses as a YMCA day camp, recreational boating, a mussel and oyster aquaculture facility, a white-sea bass hatchery, and a power generating plant. It connects us to a greater world in so many ways. Come join the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation in our work to preserve and protect this valuable resource.


AHLF - Trail Clean Up

Come out and volunteer with the AHLF to keep the Agua Hedionda Lagoon Watershed healthy and accessible. Trail and habitat volunteers remove invasive plants, plant native species, remove litter, improve trails, and help with other works as needed. Each event is led by experienced staff and volunteers, who oversee activities and lead participants. This work is dirty so come with appropriate clothes, closed-toe footwear, and sun protection. All the tools are provided, and garden experience is not necessary.

Contact Kyle Lunneberg at kyle2@aguahedionda.org to find out how to get involved.


Solutions for Change

Solutions for Change is a nonprofit committed to solving family homelessness through our Solutions University program. This unique program is a 1,000-day partnership that equips families with the skills, knowledge, and resources that create amazing life transformations. It’s not just a housing solution, it’s a “change your life” solution. Our focus is creating strong, independent families that are capable of pursuing every opportunity they want in life, from raising a happy family, to creating a successful career, to buying a home and sending kids to college. Each adult in our program follows an individualized program crafted to meet his or her goals.


Solutions for Change - Giving Good Opportunity

Solutions has two properties that need regular landscape maintenance. On Saturdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am volunteers are needed to mow, weed, trim, and clean up around the Vista properties. Another opportunity is to volunteer during the week and help prepare homes for families. Volunteers must be 18 and older for this volunteer program.

Contact Karen Andersen at  kandersen@solutionsforchange.org or (760) 941-6545, ext. 319 for more information on both volunteer opportunities.


Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad

The BGCMC Mission Statement & Vision is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.


BGCC - Giving Good Opportunity

There are two Boys and Girls Clubs in Carlsbad with a number of Giving Good opportunities. From building back packs for underprivileged kids going back to school to food pantries and Senior Citizen campaigns, our Project Manager can tailor events according to size and interest. Helping kids is a mission everyone can embrace.

If you are interested in volunteering, please call (760) 729-0956 or email info@bgccarlsbad.org for more information.

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