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The Spirit of the Fourth is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that works year round to provide Rancho Bernardo with its annual Independence Day celebration, a tradition almost fifty years old.  Volunteers are always welcome, to serve on the board in planning and coordinating the celebration, to serve on the many committees that put it together, and to work the day of the events.  Whether you can volunteer from your home, onsite, year round or just one day, we would love to have you as part of our volunteer team.  Find an opportunity from the list below.  Contact the Spirit of the Fourth at president@spiritofthefourth.com if you are interested in volunteering.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Children's Activities Volunteer (day of the Fourth of July, shifts available between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Webb Park)
  • Community Fair Volunteer (day of of the Fourth of July, shifts available between 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Webb Park)
  • Parade Traffic Volunteer (day of the Fourth of July, 2:30 - 5 p.m. on Bernardo Center Drive, during the parade)
  • Fireworks Event Volunteer (evening of the Fourth of July, shifts available between 5 - 9 p.m. at Bernardo Heights Middle School, before the fireworks)

Committees in Need of Volunteers:

  • Community Fair
  • Logistics
  • Parade
  • VIP Reception
  • Marketing & Fundraising

A special thank you to our volunteer photographers, whose featured artwork on this website captures the Spirit of the Fourth - Amanda Jolley, Steve Tutunjian, and Hans Wiesenfarth.

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RB Community Council members Ruth Coddington, Rhonda Mi, and Robin Kaufman take a break at the VIP Reception after successfully running the Patriotic Pet Contest

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Spirit of the Fourth Volunteers Vince Jolley and Steve DeMatteo prepare for parade traffic duty
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Public Support Provided Through Grants

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The Spirit of the Fourth "Public Support Grantors" for 2018 are:


The County of San Diego, courtesy of Kristin Gaspar, Board of Supervisors Member for District 3.
The City of San Diego, courtesy of Mark Kersey, City Council Member for District 5.
Rancho Bernardo Community Foundation A Proud Affiliate of the San Diego Foundation

"Stars" Major Sponsors

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The Spirit of the Fourth "Stars Sponsors" for 2018 are:


Silvergate Rancho Bernardo "Where Everyday Matters", .
Perspecta Imagine, Innovate, Achieve

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Resa Coopat and Myrna De la Pena - marketing@spiritofthefourth.org


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