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:
Leah Taylor
(619) 829-3753

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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:
Sheri Boose
(858) 495-5225



HHSA Child Welfare Services - Foster Youth Mentor

Promises2Kids volunteers work side by side with Promises2Kids staff in order to fulfill their mission of creating a brighter future for foster children.

Their volunteer opportunities accommodate a wide range of interests and provide flexible ways to get involved

Volunteer Coordinator:
Matthew Clark

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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:
Elizabeth Rosas
(619) 336-5711

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California Children’s Services

Are you interested in learning about the Healthcare field to become a Physical or Occupational Therapist? We would love for you to volunteer with us to learn more about our this great profession.   

California Children’s Services is a State/County program that provides Physical and Occupational Therapy to children from Birth to 21 years old who have an eligible physical disability such Cerebral Palsy, Spina Bifida and many others. 

  • We have Therapy offices located throughout the County in Chula Vista, City of San Diego, Poway, El Cajon, Escondido and Vista. 
  • This is a fun and educational for college level students pursuing a career in Physical or Occupational Therapy.
  • We ask for a commitment of 100 hours of volunteer time with flexible hours Monday-Friday.
  • Duties include assisting therapists, light clerical work, light cleaning, special projects, and treatment observations.
  • Interested volunteers must undergo County of San Diego background check with finger printing and medical clearance.

Volunteer Coordinator:

Rachel Shaw (619) 528-4004


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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:
Renuka Pottathil
(858) 694-2429

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Parks & Recreation

Our award-winning park system features 154 facilities across 56,000 acres of land, including parks, camping parks, sports parks, community and teen centers, open-space preserves, nature centers, and historic sites. Some 380 miles of trails take visitors through multiple climates and habitats - from the coast to the desert and the valleys to the mountains.

That is a lot of outside! To maintain, operate, and enjoy these incredible locations, we engage local community members who volunteer their time so everyone can experience “the upside of outside” throughout San Diego County!

Volunteer Coordinator:
Tony Richardson

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