Community Engagement

Many branch members help out the community by volunteering to help with the following:

Family Service

Through San Bernardino Family Service our members provide school supplies for Back to School program serving 50-75  children in RUSD Grades 1-8.

Don’t hesitate to send a donation or donate at a meeting. Thanks to all who have contributed.

Adult Literacy & Conversational English

The Redlands Adult Literacy Program, sponsored by the Friends of A. K. Smiley Public Library, provides professional tutoring in reading and writing English to adults, 18 years and older, seeking help in our community.  This year, the AAUW will also assist adults seeking help in conversational English with the new CHAT program. CHAT stands for: Conversation Helps Adults Transition.  We connect AAUW volunteers with adult learners to help the learners practice their conversational English, meeting at a time convenient to both the English learner and AAUW volunteer. The CHAT volunteers meet with the English learners and discuss their conversational goals, mutual interests, and future meeting times.

Redlands Bowl Ushers

During the summer our members are ushers for a Redlands Bowl performance.

YMCA Holiday Home Tour

Since 2003, AAUW has assisted the YMCA with its annual Holiday Home Tour by hosting a home. The YMCA Holiday Home Tour is held every year on the first Sunday of December. Home tour volunteers serve as hosts/docents in the tour home selected for AAUW. There are two shifts available, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. and 12:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.

Volunteering is a wonderful way to assist the YMCA with its key fund raiser. The money raised goes directly to support the Y’s Legal Aid Clinic which allows for hundreds in the community to receive affordable, quality legal care. Your gift of time and energy makes you feel good and benefits this worthwhile cause.

If you would like to join the fun and volunteer to be a host/docent for this year’s home tour, please let us know. Sign up sheets will be available at the September and October Branch meetings or contact one of us by email or phone with your name and preferred shift and we will add your name to the volunteer list.

Ann Leonard and Linda Browning
Co chairs