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Volunteer at the Migrant Shelter

Due to a change in U.S. “Remain in Mexico” policy, resettlement agencies are expecting a steady flow of asylum-seekers over the next several months. Your help is needed to ensure these neighbors receive basic assistance during their brief stay in San Diego. The Catholic Charities shelter receives referrals of people who have recently completed their screening through Homeland Security after coming across the border. Asylum-seekers remain in the shelter for 48 hours while they arrange to travel to their final destination—usually to a family member who will host them while they await their hearing.

Migrants are arriving from many Spanish-speaking countries in Central and South America, but also from Russia and locations in Europe and Africa. Language skills are not necessary for volunteering.

Volunteering Details

The migrant shelter operates 24-hours-a-day, so volunteers are needed during the day, but also evenings and weekends. Volunteers will deliver food and hygiene items to rooms as well as packing food bags and sorting donations. Groups of 4-6 are welcome. Complete the form below and we will send you a link to the Catholic Charities volunteer application. Once that is completed and you are approved as a volunteer, you will be able to schedule your volunteer shifts through Catholic Charities.

August 18 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

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Mission Valley
San Diego,CAUnited States
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