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Volunteer Opportunities - Children Services

UC Cooperative Extension

4-H Program

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Do you enjoy interacting, teaching and mentoring the future movers, shakers and leaders of tomorrow? If the answer is yes, becoming a 4-H adult volunteer and club leader may be for you. 4-H isn’t about cookies and cows anymore - youth can study and learn about science literacy, veterinary science, citizenship, public speaking, photography and foods and nutrition to name just a few. Through hands-on learning and positive youth-adult partnerships youth acquire knowledge and develop life skills that enable them to find and focus their energy into their passions while also giving back to the community.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Lori Renstrom
(858) 822-7717
llrenstrom@ucanr.edu

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Health & Human Services

HHSA All Programs Coordinator

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​HHSA offers volunteer opportunities to assist with providing a broad range of health and social services, promoting wellness, self-sufficiency, and a better quality of life for all individuals and families in San Diego County.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Elizabeth Amstadter
(858) 636-3585
Personnel.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

HHSA Child Welfare Services - Foster Youth Mentor

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The Foster Youth Mentor Program (FYMP) provides mentors to youth starting at age 6 in the San Diego County Foster Care system. A volunteer mentor can be a significant help for a foster youth by being a consistent person in the child's life.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Ross Ramos
(619) 767-5211
rostum.ramos@sdcounty.ca.gov

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HHSA Child Welfare Services – A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center

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Polinsky emergency shelter volunteers provide special attention and activities for the children at PCC. This may include helping children up to 18 years of age with homework, gardening, art projects, sports, and social activities.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Linda Gonzales
(858) 874-1058
linda.gonzales2@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Library

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Volunteers perform a variety of duties, including, but not limited to: presenting and assisting with branch events, tutoring adult literacy learners, reading to children, helping students with homework, leading book discussion groups, etc.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Sheila Crosby
(858) 694-2370
sheila.crosby@sdcounty.ca.gov

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