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All-Volunteer Update Meeting


We were so happy to see your friendly faces at our All-Volunteer Update meeting on April 28. For those of you who didn’t make it, here’s a quick recap.

Our CEO, Tom Bakaly, shared an update on the Healthy Living Campus and planned programming. He also provided information on how the campus is being funded and he addressed rumors that have been circulating in the community.

Megan Vixie, our Chief Engagement Officer, presented an overview of our programs that are ramping up again and BCHD’s renewed need for in-person volunteer service.

During this meeting, volunteers asked how they could support BCHD and the development of the Healthy Living Campus. The answer -- SHARE YOUR EXPERIENCE! See below for more information. 

Share Your Experience with BCHD

As ambassadors and volunteers at BCHD, we would love for you to help us raise awareness about our programs and services. Here are a few ways you can help us get the word out in our community.

• Inform someone or refer a friend to one of BCHD’s programs or services. Let’s spread the word to our friends, family and neighbors!

• Get social!

  • Follow us on social media and engage with our posts by liking, commenting and sharing our posts.
  • Share your experience volunteering on social media and tag us!

                  Facebook & Instagram: @BeachCitiesHealth

                  Twitter: @BCHD

• Know a community group that BCHD should present to? Please pass along any ideas to

• Volunteer with BCHD at community events. Please visit for a listing of available opportunities.

• Attend or speak at public meetings, including BCHD board meetings, City Council meetings and more.

• Write a letter to the local newspaper or your elected official about your experience volunteering with BCHD.

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Volunteer Recognition Brunch

The Board of Directors and staff of Beach Cities Health District invite our active volunteers to join us for our annual Volunteer Recognition Brunch. We encourage you to come dressed in your favorite decade to fit the theme!

Saturday, June 18 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Westdrift, Manhattan Beach

RSVP Required by June 12

Details and RSVP here

Interested in volunteering (getting back to it or taking the next step to volunteer) with BCHD?

See below for what’s currently available and please stay tuned to our newsletters and website as new opportunities arise! Anyone interested is welcome to fill out our Volunteer Application at If you are or have been a BCHD volunteer or if you have questions, you’re invited to email us at

Camp Volunteer

AdventurePlex is looking for volunteers age 14 and up to help kids play their way to good health at our AdventureCamp, June 13 – August 19! Duties include monitoring adventure room, keeping facility area clean and safe, assisting with activities (arts and crafts, classes, rock climbing) and checking in/out guests at front desk. One shift a week required, Monday-Friday, either 9 a.m. – noon or 12:30-3:30 p.m.

Purpose Connector- High Need

With just four hours a week you can help interested community members become BCHD volunteers! The Volunteer Services department is looking to add another Purpose Connector to the department. Individuals well-suited to this role enjoy talking on the phone and working on the computer. Training will be provided but familiarity with BCHD volunteer programs, spreadsheets and database experience will help you have a head start.

Administrative Office Front Desk Volunteer - High Need

Our Administrative and Community Services departments are looking for volunteer help including telephone coverage, front desk screening of staff and visitors, periodic disinfection of shared spaces, mail and package distribution, badge making, supplies inventory, assembling marketing packets, assisting with Help Desk Ticket tasks and projects. Weekly 4-hour shift commitment on a regular basis is required.

Errand Volunteer: Support Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities

Errand Volunteers are matched with one of our Community Services Care Management clients and do weekly shopping for basic needs like groceries and prescriptions. Weekly 1-1.5 hours shift commitment for at least three months required.


Center for Health & Fitness Front Desk Volunteer

CHF is looking for volunteer support greeting members, helping them check in, and assisting with light equipment sanitation. Weekly commitment of two hours a week on a regular basis.

2022 Volunteer Hours

We appreciate all the commitment of our community to help others in 2021. We are grateful for the 25,716 reported hours of BCHD volunteer service in 2021. This number includes vaccines administered, groceries shopped for, prescriptions picked up, calls made, Center for Health & Fitness front desk check-ins, committees met, administrative support, intern projects, gardens kept, and more. Thank you all!

January 1,041

February 2,045

March 1,105

April 953

Total: 5,144

Volunteer Anniversaries

Although many of you still are not back to actively volunteering in your usual roles right now, we are endlessly grateful for your commitment. The many collective years of efforts toward a healthy beach community from our volunteer corps is truly incredible.


Toshi Takehara, 8

Susan Macwilliams, 7 

John Earle, 6


*Official years of service in BCHD system.

Event Volunteer Opportunities

It is important for Beach Cities Health District to be out in the community sharing our programs and resources to our residents. See below on the community events we’ll be participating in. Share with friends and family and volunteer together! You can sign up for as many volunteer events as you would like!

Summer Free Fitness - Mondays June - August

Get moving and de-stress with Beach Cities Health District's Free Fitness Series, a community-wide event that brings together fitness and fun! This year's lineup includes fan-favorite Zumba as well as Mindful Yoga. Mindful Yoga combines calming and stress-relieving yoga movements with a 10-minute guided meditation. Volunteers are needed to assist with greeting and registration. Volunteers are welcome to stay and participate starting at 6:30 p.m.


To sign up to volunteer at an event and for more information please fill out this form:


Summer Free Fitness 

Mindful Yoga on the Beach

  • Mondays, June 6, 13 and 27 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • South of the Manhattan Beach Pier in the sand
  • In partnership with the City of Manhattan Beach 
  • *No Free Fitness on Monday, June 20
  • Mondays, August 15, 22, 29 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • In front of Scotty’s Restaurant in the sand
  • In partnership with the City of Hermosa Beach


  • Mondays, June 27, July 11, 18 at 6:30 p.m.
  • Julia Field, Alta Vista
  • In partnership with the City of Redondo Beach 
  • *No Free Fitness on Monday, July 4
  • Mondays, July 25, August 1, 8 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Lincoln Elementary
  • In partnership with Redondo Beach Unified School District (RBUSD)
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Virtual Social Hour with BCHD Care Manager Charlotte Barnett

We want to provide a space for people to talk, ask questions and share their experience during COVID-19. Join us if you want to learn more about community resources or BCHD, or if you just want to connect! Open to all.

First & Third Tuesday of the Month

(June 7 & 21)

10  11 a.m.

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Virtual Mindfulness Drop-In

Take 30 minutes to downshift and practice mindfulness techniques. The guided session will be led by a trained Beach Cities Health District instructor.

First Wednesday of the Month

(June 1)

 4:30 p.m.

Register Now

Virtual Happiness Chats

This is a casual discussion group with light-hearted activities to spark conversation. Share ideas, tips, resources, jokes, quotes – anything that supports our happiness! 

Second Tuesday of the Month

(June 14)

12:30  1 p.m.

Register Now

BCHD Board Meeting

BCHD holds public board meetings at 6:30 p.m. every month (except Aug. and Dec.). Details about the meeting and agenda can be found online.

Wednesday, June 22

6:30 p.m.

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