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Are you looking for a way to help your community live well? Volunteer your time and talents to help all San Diegans be healthy, safe and thriving.
San Diego Region
- American Heart Association - Advocate, teach, walk, host, and learn!
- American Lung Association, Lung Force Walk - Sunday, January 26 - Volunteers to help with set up, tear down, and general event logistics
- American Red Cross - San Diego/Imperial Valley - Daily, weekly, monthly volunteer opportunities for adults and teens
- Braille Institute - Range from short-term to long-term assignments in education, communications, technology, research and administrative work.
- City of San Diego - Volunteer opportunities with the City of San Diego departments
- County of San Diego - Discover volunteer opportunities in your area of interest with the County of San Diego
- Del Mar Community Connections - Drivers, bus hosts, community outreach, administrative work, teach a class or join a committee.
- Escondido Education Compact - Volunteer or internship opportunities available.
- Episcopal Community Services - Administrative support help for ECS offices, contact Deann at email@example.com or 619-228-2840 to learn more.
- George G. Glenner Alzheimer's Family Centers - Offering opportunities to volunteer in residential care communities and skilled nursing facilities throughout San Diego.
- HandsOn San Diego - Volunteer project calendar; Team Leader training and placement
- Jewish Family Service -Volunteer to deliver meals, keep older adults company, or help refugees feel more at home.
- Junior Achievement of San Diego County - Opportunities to volunteer in schools, teaching lessons about business to kids.
- Retired & Senior Volunteer Program - Volunteer opportunities for older adults
- San Diego Blood Bank - Volunteer to be a greeter, donor center host, or other special projects.
- San Diego Oasis - Intergenerational tutoring or center volunteers, instructors, or ambassadors
- San Diego Padres Volunteer Team
- San Diego River Park Foundation - Garden, restoration, clean-ups, water quality monitoring, and more!
- San Dieguito River Park - Trail maintenance, restoration, trail patrols, and more!
- United Way of San Diego County - Education, income, homelessness, health, and internal United Way volunteer opportunity database.
- Uplift - Work with students as a tutor or mentor or be a homeless advocate.
- Voices for Children - Court Appointed Special Advocates make a commitment to advocate for the needs of the child or sibling group with whom they are matched.
National Databases that Can Be Searched for Local Opportunities
- AllforGood.org - Volunteer database
- BoardnetUSA - Nonprofit board database
- Catchafire - Skill-based volunteer database
- Corporation for National and Community Service - Volunteer database
- Create the good/AARP - Volunteer database
- Idealist.org - Volunteer and intern database
- Taproot+.org - Skill-based volunteer database
- Volunteer.gov - Public service and volunteer database
- VolunteerMatch - Volunteer database
Professional Development and Capacity Building
San Diego Region
- AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Program (VIP) - One-year service from an AmeriCorps member to support volunteer engagement capacity building; hosted by Jewish Family Services
- Nonprofit Management Solutions - Learning Circles for volunteer administrators
- Right Hand Events - For-profit that manages group volunteer projects for corporate clients
- USD Nonprofit Institute - Nonprofit Governance Symposium, City of San Diego Nonprofit Academy, Lean Six Sigma for Social Impact, Nonprofit Governance and Community Leadership Programs, San Diego Regional Climate Collaborative, and Leaders for Outdoor Equity.
- Volunteer Administrators Network (VAN) - Monthly roundtable discussions and networking
- BoardSource - Training and resources for boards and committees
- Points of Light - Resources for nonprofits, companies and volunteers to take action on causes they care about in celebration of a culture of service
- Learn How To Become - Tips for turning life's passions into a rewarding career.