Volunteer Opportunities - Public Safety

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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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:
 Rachael Borrelli
(760) 966-3237

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Child Support Services

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Support the department’s mission of enhancing the lives and well-being of children and promote family self-sufficiency by establishing and enforcing support orders. Volunteers are legal interns and must be in law school.

Volunteer Coordinator:
Maria Pacheco
(858) 650-6536

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:
Anne Monaco
(619) 596-5581

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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:
Nicholas Thomlison

Erin McCann
(858) 715-2339 

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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

For more information, please email:

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Sheriff's Department

San Diego Sheriff Volunteer Program

The San Diego Sheriff's Department depends on many volunteers to provide programs and services to our communities. These volunteers work with deputies and civilian staff to provide public safety.

For more information, please email:

"Sheriff's Department Volunteer Page"