If you are interested, please complete this Volunteer FORM and we'll contact you!

View our slide show for more information on Volunteering!

We are looking for help on each of our Committees 

Programming Committee 

 You can help by: 

  • Contacting local employers to schedule work-site visits that complement our workshops and talk to them about paid internship opportunities


  • Helping us identify programming needs, and review (and create) curriculum so that we can provide workshops aligned with our trainees’ dreams and aspirations (and local business community needs)


  • Getting donations for our workshops so that our trainees get a chance to use real workplace tools and materials to prepare for jobs with our local employers!  


Chairs: Lucile Lynch and Janet Schenker


Public Relations Committee 

 You can help by: 

  • We need help collecting emails from the following for our Master Contact List

    • NPS / Private School

    • Interested families

    • Local businesses & organizations

    • Community Leaders

    • HS Special Ed Teachers & Directors

    • SLPs & OTs

    • Advocate Agencies, Psychiatrists, Developmental Doctors

  • We need a Volunteer(s) for Logistics Organizer(s) to Lead & Facilitate all other volunteers

  • AND…. we need your help spreading the word on Social Media!


Chair: Karen Rusnak


Fundraising Committee

You can help by: 

Fundraising is a critical part of all nonprofits to help keep programs affordable and available.

We need help creating and managing these events to support the programming needs at Beacons.

5/4/19: Spring Marketplace:


  • Help get vendors

  • Help young adults make items for sale

  • Provide support at the event, set up, clean up

  • Booth Management/Sales

  • FUNdraisers” - We could use help coming up with some ideas for fun events to raise money. 

    • Annual Fundraiser Dance

      • Help create and run our first big fundraising event to be held in Winter

    • All Abilities Walk/Run

      • Help create and run our first event of this kind


Co-Chair: Mary Turk


Club Beacons Committee

You can help by: 

Event Preparation & Craft Facilitation

  • Set up and clean up at events

  • Facilitate craft making during Club Beacons

  • Donate craft items

  • Donate decorations  based on the theme

  • Donate food and and help with prep and serve

  • Business donations - spread the word about CB

  • Typical Peers ages 16+ welcome to volunteer - PLEASE


Co-Chair: Laura Makings


Leadership Council Committee

You can help by: 

  • Finding public speakers with varied experiences from our community to speak at our

      LC meetings - Business owners, Community leaders, other community members with disabilities


  • Obtaining community contacts to book speaking engagements for our LC members - Chamber of Commerce, city organizations, Lions Club, Woman’s Club of Carlsbad etc.


  • Creating volunteer opportunities for our LC members in community opportunities and activities….work on trail maintenance, beach cleanups, Humane Society & Animal Shelters, plant trees, food pantry, serving food to the homeless.


  • Marketplace - We need volunteers to facilitate functional roles for LC members during

      the event - food server, set up, clean up, greeting at entrance of event, check in


  • Volunteers with specific skill sets and knowledge for Mentorship to LC members

Chairs: Lucile Lynch and Karen Rusnak


Beacons, Inc. is a California 501(c)(3) tax exempt public benefit corporation.
EIN #82-5388073

Physical Address:

6150 Yarrow Drive, Suite E

Carlsbad, CA 92011

Contact Emails 

General: BeaconsNorthCounty@gmail.com
Club Beacons: Club@BeaconsNorthCounty.com
Leadership Council: Leadership@BeaconsNorthCounty.com
Pathfinder Workshops: Pathfinder@BeaconsNorthCounty.com



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