Urgent Needs

You can offer hope!

The current crisis has only applied more pressure to an already fragile situation for many of our under-served neighbors living in poverty. Please join us by safely volunteering to give them hope during this tumultuous time.


With the rapidly changing landscape of the pandemic, urgent needs from our affiliates arise that we want to communicate to volunteers who are ready to serve. Please sign up and you’ll receive emails regularly (about twice a month) with updates on how you can care for our under-served neighbors right now.


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Opportunities to Serve Now

Updated 4/6/2021

Jewish Family Services (Downtown)

Jewish Family Services is re-opening their shelter for incoming asylum seekers (families and individuals who have received qualifications and shown proof that they have been persecuted and are now awaiting an official trial). They are looking for volunteers in the following areas:
On-Call Airport/Greyhound Guide
On-Call Medical Advocate
Shelter Courier (Contactless) – Delivering essential goods to asylum-seekers in hotels.

Interested? Email [email protected] to get the step-by-step instructions.

Leave It To Us – Fee Free Shopping for Seniors (Varies)

The San Diego chapter of Leave It To Us was started by a group of undergrads at San Diego State University to provide senior citizens eligibility to pay for groceries, have them purchased by a volunteer, and then have them delivered without any additional fees. We have had volunteers endorse this new organization and if you want to get involved, email [email protected] and indicate that you are interested in becoming a volunteer.

Bridge Builders Network (Varies)

The Bridge Builders Network, whose mission is to promote bridge-building efforts through education and service at the intersection of culture and faith. They are looking for tutors (virtual or in-person), monitors, and educational advocates for their new learning center. Click here for more info and this link will bring you to their site to sign up.

Care Communities for Foster Families & Kinship Care (Varies)

Our foster family agencies and organizations are expecting a rise in the need for foster families. We are working with Restoration 225 to provide care communities around foster and kinship care families all across San Diego County. Want to learn more? Reach out to us at [email protected] and we will connect you to an upcoming info session.

St. Luke’s Food Distribution (North Park)

St. Luke’s Church is looking for additional help at their weekly food distribution. This takes place from 9:00 to 11:00 am each Thursday.

Reach out to [email protected] or (619) 379-5324 for more information.

The Lucky Duck Foundation (Miramar & Chula Vista)

There are 4,000+ unsheltered homeless individuals on the streets with scarce access to food and water. This initiative provides food and water to outreach workers who distribute it to unsheltered individuals to provide nourishment and water and to ultimately help end their homelessness.

Miramar Option – Sign Up Here

Chula Vista Option – Sign Up Here

San Diego Rescue Mission (Downtown) 

The San Diego Rescue Mission is looking for volunteers to help serve meals to their students. Times and dates will vary. If interested, please let us know to sign up.

Ladle Fellowship (At-Home)

Ladle Fellowship is looking for more masks to give to their homeless clients and friends. If you have masks, are making masks, or want to help in some way with these, please let us know.

San Diego Food Bank (Varies)

The San Diego Food Bank has created for 2020 34 new “super pantries” for larger distributions of food as demands have continued to increase. Please consider registering as a volunteer and then going to a shift at a location near you: 

Interfaith Community Services (Varies)

Interfaith offers a variety of volunteer opportunities in North County.



Thank you for serving our most vulnerable neighbors!