Opportunities

Upcoming Events

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Sign up for one of the “Learn & Serve” opportunities

We’re offering opportunities to engage with our affiliate partners as they care for the underserved neighbors in our city. Find more information here!

Ways to Get Involved

Please see additional events that we and our affiliates are hosting.

At-Risk Youth

Tutors needed!

Where: Solana Beach or City Heights

When: Semester-long commitments requested

San Diego Refugee Tutoring, Casa de Amistad, and UrbanLife are looking for tutors to come alongside underserved students to begin regular tutoring.

Food Distribution (Love Acts)

Where: Mira Mesa

When: 1st and 4th Thursday of the month

Prepare and hand out food packages at Love Acts’ monthly food distribution at Mira Mesa High School and Christ Community Church. Vulnerable neighbors in the community are highly impacted by this generosity each month!

Foster Care Closet (Restoration 225)

Where: Straight From The Heart, San Marcos

When: Any Saturday morning, by availability

Restoration 225 exists to support foster & kinship families as they serve children. You can help by organizing donations at a local foster closet. Location may vary depending on current needs.

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Support Youth (Just In Time For Foster Youth)

Where: County-wide

When: Start with a volunteer orientation, every 3rd Thursday of the month

Support teens in foster care who are aging-out of the system and most often overlooked. Just In Time For Foster Youth hosts volunteer info sessions each month and then will help match you with a youth for mentoring.

Homelessness

Prepare Meals (Solutions for Change)

Where: Solutions For Change, Vista

When: Any day of the week

Prepare a meal for families who have recently left homelessness and are newly joining the Solutions community. 

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Monthly Huddle Event

Where: North County, various locations

When: Last Wednesday of the month

Attend one of San Diego Recuse Mission’s monthly North County Huddle events to learn about the ongoing needs of the houseless in north county. There is always a story from a graduate, special guest from the county, and lunch included.

"Monday Nights" program (San Diego Rescue Mission)

Where: San Diego Rescue Mission, Downtown

When: Any Monday night

Join SDRM’s weekly program for residents of the Rescue Mission. You’ll have a chance to get to know residents and help facilitate the activities for the evening. This is a great opportunity for groups!

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Community Serve Days (San Diego Rescue Mission)

Where: San Diego Rescue Mission, Downtown

When: 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am-12:30pm

Groups help with a variety of tasks at the mission, and will have a chance to engage with other volunteers, SDRM staff, and residents. Minimum age to participate is 12 years old.

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Meals for the Houseless (We See You)

Where: Solway Church, Pacific Beach

When: Every Tuesday evening

Cook a meal, serve food, or hand out clothes at We See You’s weekly dinner for those experiencing homelessness. You & your group can serve once or weekly! All ages are welcome.

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Immigrants & Refugees

Refugee support (World Relief)

Where: County-wide, most often East County

When: Start with a virtual volunteer orientation

World Relief needs volunteers to serve as English tutors, offer career support, or be a friendship partner for a refugee. Sign up for an orientation to find out which opportunity is right for you.

Shower Trailer Ministry for Refugees

Where: Mid-City Nazarene Church, City Heights

When: Every Monday morning

Mid-City Nazarene Church is located across the street from a large day shelter for migrants. They partner with San Diego Rescue Mission to offer showers to migrants once a week and need volunteers to help run the various stations. Volunteers can commit once or weekly!

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Anti Sex-Trafficking

Meal for Survivors (Alabaster Jar Project)

Where: Alabaster Jar Resource Center, Escondido

When: Any Thursday evening

Prepare a meal for Alabaster’s Thursday evening support group for trafficking survivors. Volunteers can commit monthly or one time.

At-Risk Youth Opportunities

Homelessness Opportunities

Immigrants & Refugees Opportunities

Anti Sex-Trafficking Opportunities