Child Welfare Services

Interested in a Career as a Protective Services Worker?

Please click here to watch a short video about the job of a Protective Services Worker for Child Welfare Services.

Volunteer with Child Welfare Services

For more information phone 858-874-1058 or send us an email.

Volunteers ... the first to lend a hand, the last to walk away.

Child Welfare Services is proud of its volunteer accomplishments. Much of the success and growth can be attributed to the national increase in volunteerism, and the generosity of the people of San Diego County far exceeds the national average.

Volunteers share not only their time, talents and treasures, but also:

  • The desire to help others
  • A sympathetic ear and an open mind
  • A positive outlook

Basic Volunteer Requirements:

  • Participate in an overview and orientation
  • Complete all application forms
  • Receive fingerprint clearance
  • Complete TB test, LiveScan fingerprinting, and a Health Statement for volunteering at Polinsky Children's Center
  • Undergo supervision
  • Volunteer at least 8 hours per month, for a minimum of one year?
  • Possess a valid California driver's license and auto insurance (if you drive during your volunteer assignment)
  • Follow current policies and procedures
  • Submit Time Sheets and Mileage Forms when necessary

Volunteer Options

Camp Connect

Each year, Camp Connect organizes a fun-filled four-day summer camp in the mountains of Julian.

To learn more about Camp Connect, to volunteer or to provide support,
contact Patricia King at (858) 751-6617 or email


Foster Youth Mentors

Provide a child with a supportive and enriching one-on-one relationship that will aid in developing self esteem. Activities may include providing transportation, tutoring and taking the child on various social outings.

Email Ross Ramos or call (619) 767-5211 or Margarita Trias at (619) 767-5178.


Jessie's Angels (Polinsky Volunteer Program)

Provide comfort, care and a variety of activities for children from infant to age 17 who are living temporarily at the A.B. Jessie Polinsky Children's Center.

E-mail Linda Gonzales or phone (858) 874-1058.

Volunteers must be at least 21 years old and cannot have a criminal history. It is the policy of the Health and Human Services Agency that all its programs, aids, and services are available to all people regardless of race, color, national origin, political affiliation, religion, sex, marital status, disability or age.

For more information phone 858-874-1058 or send us an email.