Volunteer Opportunities - Court Ordered
If you have court-ordered community service hours to complete, you may be able to find opportunities by reaching the below list of County Volunteer Coordinators. Please note a volunteer opportunity is not guaranteed.
Department of Animal Services
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.
Health & Human Services
HHSA North Coastal & North Inland Regions
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.
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.
Parks & Recreation
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.
DPW is responsible for the design, engineering, construction and maintenance of County roads. DPW also manages County airports, wastewater systems, inactive landfills and special districts. DPW also provides environmental review services, private land development construction inspections; land surveying and map processing; cartographic services; solid waste planning and diversion; and ensures watershed quality and flood protection.