Opportunities

Upcoming Events

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Young adults (20's & 30's) — mark your calendars for June 22nd!

Ways to Get Involved

See what events and volunteer opportunities we and our affiliates are hosting.

At-Risk Youth

Tutors needed!

Where: Solana Beach, Escondido, or City Heights

When: Weekly, semester-long commitments requested

A Step Beyond, 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!

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 (San Diego Rescue Mission)

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!*

National City Navigation Center Set Up (San Diego Rescue Mission)

Where: National City

When: Saturday, May 25th 9:30am-12pm

San Diego Rescue Mission is opening a third Navigation Center site (an incredible addition to their downtown & Oceanside locations). This Navigation Center will include 162 beds for emergency shelter (the largest in the county!) and is opening for guests in June.

We need YOU to help make these beds prior to their grand opening! Please sign up below to volunteer. Ages 8+ with parent supervision

*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 (City Heights)

Where: Mid-City Nazarene Church, City Heights

When: Every Monday morning

Mid-City Nazarene Church is centrally located and serves a highly diverse population in the area. They partner with San Diego Rescue Mission to offer showers to migrants and unhoused neighbors once a week and need volunteers to help run the various stations. Volunteers can commit once or weekly!

*Good Opportunity for Groups!*

Cafe English - ESL Support (World Relief)

Where: Mid-City Nazarene Church, City Heights

When: Mondays at noon

Many refugees & immigrant children entering San Diego County schools lack formal education skills and English proficiency that hinder their academic progress. The emotional distress from fleeing their home country can pose further obstacles.

Cafe English is a once-a-week, drop-in conversational English hour starting in June. Volunteers will get paired with one of our clients, and no prior ESL experience is necessary.

Parenting Seminar Support (Alma Community Care)

Where: Logan Heights

When: Weekday mornings

The Greater Logan Heights area is one of the most diverse yet impoverished communities in San Diego. Alma Community Care provides mental health counseling, parenting education and seminars, and scholarships for individual therapy.

Volunteers are needed to help support parenting seminars at local schools with set up and break down and/or by providing food. 

At-Risk Youth Opportunities

Homelessness Opportunities

Immigrants & Refugees Opportunities