Volunteer Opportunities - Veterans

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
armida.martinez@sdcounty.ca.gov

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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
Beatriz.Sanchez@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Air Pollution Control (APCD)

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Volunteer opportunities in environmental education or enforcement. Volunteers perform entry-level activities in administrative services.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Heidi Snyder
(858) 568-2890
heidi.snyder@sdcounty.ca.gov

Department of Animal Services

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Our volunteers care for more than 25,000 thousands of cats, dogs, livestock and exotic animals every year. These are animals that have been abandoned, hurt, lost or neglected. They deserve the high level of care we give them. We can do that, in part, thanks to our dedicated volunteers.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Rosie Rascon
(619) 767-2611
Rosa.Rascon@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

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​Providing customer service in the Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk marriage room at the downtown location.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Ruby Reyes
(619) 531-5738
ruby.reyes@sdcounty.ca.gov

Clerk of the Board of Supervisors

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The Clerk of the Board department is looking for volunteers to assist with taking passport photos. Your job will be to take photos of customers that are applying for a passport, ensuring their photo meets the requirements of the Department of State. The department is looking for someone to assist during busy customer periods from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., particularly on Thursdays and Fridays.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Catherine Santos
(619) 531-4966
Catherine.Santos@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Health & Human Services

HHSA - Behavioral Health Services, Edgemoor

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Volunteer opportunities at Edgemoor include library activities, music, pet therapy support, recreational support, assist with chapel services, taking wheel chair residents on walks and other activities to enhance the resident's life at Edgemoor.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Frances Schaad
(619) 596-6356
frances.schaad@sdcounty.ca.gov

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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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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
cyndy.trinh-keo@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

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
connie.wolfe@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

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
sarah.alvarado@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

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
vicky.magsaysay@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

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
ebony.post@sdcounty.ca.gov

 

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
jennifer.busskohl@sdcounty.ca.gov

Office of Emergency Services

Emergency Management

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Volunteers help research, draft, review, and update disaster plans and procedures. Volunteers also help work on initiatives to increase community disaster preparedness, as well as assist staff on specific projects.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Bennett Cummings
(858) 565-3490
Bennett.cummings@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Parks & Recreation

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Student and Youth Volunteer Here

The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation offers many volunteer opportunities for citizens to give back to their community, allowing the Department to increase services to visitors, provide on-the-job experience, and raises the public's awareness of how we operate to protect and preserve the natural and historic resources. Volunteer opportunities include Docent/Naturalist, Day Volunteer, Community Center volunteer, Volunteer Patrol, Park Host, Youth/Student Learning and Coaching. We also provide episodic opportunities, including one-day group projects for military, scouts, non-profits, corporate team building and court ordered community service.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Cheryl Wegner
(858) 966-1335
cheryl.wegner@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Probation

Volunteers in Probation (VIP)

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Volunteers in Probation (VIP) provides volunteer opportunities for people who recognize the value of public service for their community. VIPs serve in a variety of capacities including: case aides; staff assistants; instructors and tutors, admin assistant

Volunteer Coordinator:
Veronica Velez
(858) 514-3123
veronica.velez@sdcounty.ca.gov

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Registrar of Voters

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In San Diego County, 7,000 to 8,000 poll workers are needed. We are looked upon to excel in our assigned duties and execute with precision. For volunteer poll workers, this means making a commitment to attend a 2-hour training, actively listen to instructors, read and understand instructive materials, practice, practice, practice and work in concert with fellow volunteers on the day of the event. Poll workers give their valuable time by working at community polling places on Election Day so their fellow citizens can exercise their voting rights.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Mireya Lara
(858) 505-7221
mireya.lara@sdcounty.ca.gov