Thursday, February 21, 2013

Speier Corps Volunteer Opportunities (including @ Sharp Park)

February 21, 2013

Dear Friends,

This time of year, I like to send thanks to everyone who gives a helping hand to those most in need. Many of you joined your friends and neighbors on January 19 for the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Day of Service, volunteering your time to serve your community. Now I invite you to keep the momentum going and continue your engagement with public service, and consider registering for an upcoming event with the Speier Corps team of volunteers.

If you have already participated in previous Speier Corps activities, you know how much fun it is to work together. We have sorted and packaged holidays gifts for underprivileged children, planted, painted and cleaned up local County parks, and volunteered for CORA and Second Harvest Food Bank. Looking forward, we are planning three opportunities over the next month, which I hope you will join if you have the free time to do so:

SPEIER CORPS DAY on San Bruno Mountain on Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 9AM- 12PM
We need 20-30 volunteers to weed and paint the Edward Bacciocco Jr. Group Area on San Bruno Mountain. This is a .3 mile walk up from the main parking area at 555 Guadalupe Canyon Parkway, Brisbane. Please wear comfortable attire appropriate for the weather and outdoor work. Water and snacks will be available for breaks. San Mateo County Parks will provide all needed materials, such as tools and gloves.

Please register here.

SPEIER CORPS DAY at Sharp Park, Pacifica on Friday, March 8, 2013, 9AM-12PM
This is a unique volunteer opportunity to help support the habitat of the endangered red legged frog by removing invasive ice plant alongside Natural Areas’ Program staff. Due to the sensitive nature and bio-monitoring required for this project, we have limited space for just 20 volunteers. More specific site information will be sent to registrants.

Please register here.

SPEIER CORPS DAY at Lake Merced, San Francisco on Saturday, March 16, 2013, 9AM-12PM
Learn more about Lake Merced and support the community that relies on this incredible park resource in the heart of the Park Merced neighborhood. Volunteers will engage in habitat and park restoration, with an opportunity to plant new sites after removing debris. We can accommodate up to 60 volunteers. More specific site information will be sent to registrants.

Please register here.

Please remember to regularly check my website for future volunteer opportunities and legislative updates from Capitol Hill. To learn about legislation that raises awareness of national service and expands service opportunities for all Americans, visit the webpages of the National Service Caucus.

If you have any questions about the Speier Corps, please contact my Volunteer Coordinator, Judy Bloom at or call my District Office at 650-342-0300.

All the best,


Washington D.C. Office
211 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: (202) 225-3531
Fax: (202) 226-4183
San Mateo Office
155 Bovet Road, Suite 780
San Mateo, CA 94402
Phone: (650) 342-0300
Fax: (650) 375-8270

Posted by Steve Sinai

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