Volunteer Opportunities - Health/Human Services

Aging & Independence Services

Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)

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Volunteers, age 50+, engage in community activities and give back to the community in significant ways. They receive assistance to find the volunteer activity that best meets their goals in volunteering. Volunteer positions are available throughout the County in many areas, such as museums, parks, law enforcement and human services.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Armida Martinez
(858) 505-6448

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Long Term Care Ombudsman

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The Long Term Care Ombudsman program advocates for residents in Long Term Care Facilities, such as nursing homes, as well as investigates abuse in other licensed facilities.  An Ombudsman listens to concerns, provides information and assistance when requested and will investigate and resolve complaints related to care or personal rights. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the county.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Beatriz Sanchez
(858) 505-6322

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Health and 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


HHSA Facilities Management

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The Live Well San Diego values should be reflected in the state of our facilities. Staff should be proud to work in our buildings and customers need to feel respected when they come through our doors. We believe well-care-for and properly maintained facilities are essential in creating a healthy, safe and thriving business environment for staff and customers and strive to ensure an efficient approach in the delivery of our services.

We are seeking a volunteer who is interested in learning more about how we execute our vision for Live Well San Diego. Volunteers will be exposed to various areas of competencies and administrative responsibilities including: database/spreadsheet design and logic, project management, and contract administration.  If you’re up for a challenge, our office offers a different learning opportunity daily, surrounded by good people.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Cyndy Trinh-Keo
(619) 692-8078


HHSA Maternal Child & Family Health Services

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Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services (MCFHS) is a multidisciplinary, multicultural division dedicated to working with community and Health and Human Services Agency partners to    promote health and to protect and support pregnant women, children, families and communities.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Connie Wolfe
(619) 542-4139


HHSA Central Regions

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Volunteer opportunities in public health, community health promotions, and family resource centers.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Sarah "Dani" Alvarado
(619) 338-2720


HHSA South Region

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HHSA offers volunteer opportunities in Administration for the South Region, as well as a Public Health Center, and a Family Resource Center.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Ebony Post
(619) 409-3303


HHSA North Coastal & North Inland Regions

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The Health and Human Services Agency provides 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.  Regional internship (volunteer) opportunities in North County are available with the following programs: Child Welfare Services, Family Resource Center, Public Health Center, Community Health Promotion.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Vicky Magsaysay
(760) 740-3034


Housing and Community Development Services

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To promote safe, healthy and thriving communities, we administer programs that: help low-income people pay their rent, promote affordable housing development, support low- and moderate-income homeowners and home buyers, and improve the living environment in our communities most in need.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Jennifer Busskohl
(858) 636-3523