Volunteer Opportunities

Santa Barbara Organic Raw Food Meetup Group

1. Gourmet Raw Organic Events & Potlucks
Elizabeth Yossem-Guy

a. Identify monthly potluck hosts
b. Coordinate date and time with potluck host
c. Create text to announce the potluck and email it at least three weeks prior to scheduled potluck date for posting on the Meet Up website
d. Coordinate with host regarding chairs/set up/clean up
e. Coordinate with children’s activities coordinator (if we have one) for children’s events at the potluck (if there are to be any)

2. Education/Support
Leader is needed (You will get to work with Pioneers in the Raw Food World!)

a. Book Study
b. Cooking Classes: Coordinates, organizes, and promotes.
c. Movie Nights – Raw Food Movies
d. Raw Life Support Meetings
• How do you incorporate raw into your life
• What challenges do you have
• Members share with each other challenges and successes
• Foodless event – easy for everyone to attend

3. Social Events
Leader is needed

a. Hiking
b. Group Dinners at LA Restaurants
c. Foraging
d. Sail Boat, Picnics, Plays, Country Dancing, etc.
e. Group Raw Food Preparation (RawWork)

4. Children’s Activities
Leader is needed

a. Coordinate volunteers or at larger public events, perhaps professional care for kids at Raw Meet Up events, perhaps organized group games in the yard or at a park or bookreading for example.
b. coordinate child-oriented raw events – for example, kids raw food preparation party, play day at a park, or museum outings that are focused on raw parents and their kids socializing together
c. Goal: For parents to more easily attend Raw events where there might be speakers or movies creating need for quiet times or challenging homes for kids (lots of breakables, for example)
d. Goal: For kids to be able to socialize with other raw kids (and thus gain their own support network too)

5. Produce Exchanges Coordinator
Leader is needed

a. Coordinate event postings with Mesa Exchange.org or other produce exchange groups

6. Raw Restaurant Committee
Leader is needed

a. Lead Restaurant Committee meetings
b. Goal is to organize energy towards someone or a group starting a raw restaurant in SB

7. Raw and Organic Food Political Action Coordinator
Leader is needed

Raw foodists face regulations that hamper our lifestyle: rules to destroy most almonds and prohibit fresh dairy sales have been passed. Genetically modified food is insidious in our foods supply and Obama’s appointments to the Ag. Commission will be important. School’s food is influenced unfairly by large SAD food conglomerates. Larger subsidies are given to the meat industry than to our local farmer’s markets, our food costs are disproportionate to that of the larger population as a result. Labeling laws are not as helpful as they could be. Our medical system and taxes dole out pills instead of organic raw foods and exercise. Together, our group can politicize for raw foods lifestyles to be supported in our larger community.
a. Monitor publications for important alerts: Organic Consumers Association, newsletters from David Wolfe, Matt Monarch, etc., Pesticide Action Network, Co-Op America quarterlies, raw food radio shows, etc.
b. Make announcements at events regarding relevant political organizing needs.
c. Bring relevant petitions to club events for signatures.

8. Kindness Coordinator
Leader is needed

Sometimes a raw food member gets sick (yes it can still happen to us sometimes too) or overwhelmed in life. Good things also happen to club members too that it might be fun to acknowledge and celebrate. Would it be nice if someone was on the alert for members in distress, and might be able to bring a left over plate of potluck food to that person? Or perhaps coordinate cards for club members to sign if there is a significant event in someone’s life? Is there an angel in our club that would like this role?

9. Raw Spirit Festival Liaison
Michael David is a liaison for the Raw Spirit Festival.

a. Encourage members to attend Raw Spirit Festival, June 4 – 6 at Live Oak Campground
b. Distribute Raw Spirit Festival flyers at events and around town
c. Coordinate staffing for Meet Up booth at Raw Spirit Festival
d. Coordinate a special welcome potluck event immediately before the Raw Spirit Festival (?)
e. Coordinate with Raw Spirit Festival Staff

10. Organic Lifestyle
Heather Baker leads this branch.

As a complement to a raw foods diet. Organic raw foods minimize toxins and maximize health support, and so can our immediate environment, through our skin, breath, etc.
a. Workshop to make organic beauty products
b. Workshop to make organic cleaning products
c. Organic spa party
d. Essential oils aromatherapy workshop
e. Organic clothing Los Angeles shopping trip
f. Décor organic makeover for a home event
g. Coordinate eco-lodging for Raw Spirit Festival with local hotels
h. Educational talks on health benefits of organic clothing, personal care and home decor
i. Study books on compliments to raw lifestyles, for example: “Beauty by Nature” by Bridgette Mars and “Your Right to be Beautiful” by Tonya Zavasta

11. Other (?)
What else is there that would be great for our group to do? Tell us your thoughts!

* How to contact Members
On the left click on: MEMBERS
On the top RIGHT side there is a white box "Find a Member": enter members name
Click on the envelope (send email)

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Resources July 17, 2010 10:56 PM Michael, Heather & K.
Volunteer Opportunities June 28, 2010 7:20 PM Michael, Heather & K.
About SB Raw Foods & Organic Lifestyles Events January 17, 2012 12:51 PM Michael, Heather & K.

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