SOC 102: Contemporary social problems

The following organizations have been approved for SOC 102.

Casa de Amistad

Contact Person: Nicole Mione (
Contact Phone: (858) 509-2590
Address: 120 Stevens Avenue Solana Beach CA 92075
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers at Casa de Amistad have the opportunity to work with Latino students in grades K-12. Volunteers act as a mentor and help with homework, reading and being a positive role model. This organization is dedicated to nurturing the educational and character development of Latino children and their families. Mentors are needed: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM. Most volunteers choose one day and time that works best for their schedule. Volunteers typically work with the same child throughout the semester. Volunteers can choose the age group they prefer to work with. Fingerprinting is required. Please contact program director for additional information.

Community Resource Center

Contact Person: Laura J. Sweeney (
Contact Phone: (760)-753-1156 Ext. 1321
Address: 650 Second Street Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Opportunities for student Interns would be assisting in case managing clients in our Social Services department. Opportunities for general service learning volunteers are: Ongoing data entry and administration projects, bilingual volunteers are needed to help register Spanish speaking families especially during Holiday Basket Programs, serving in our Client Center/ food pantry, and thrift stores. Fingerprinting and a background check is required for some programs, TB test required for Children and Domestic Violence Programs. More information will be provided after interns/ volunteers have been accepted into the program (minimum of one college semester for Social Services Interns.) Social Services department hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00. Client Center/ Food Pantry hours: Monday 10:00 to 3:00, Tuesday 10:00 to 1:00, Wednesday 12:00 to 3:00 Thursday 10:00 to 3:00, Friday Closed. Thrift stores hours: Seven days a week 9:00 to 5:00.

Fraternity House Incorporated

Contact Person: Nicole Whadford (
Contact Phone: (760) 736-0292 x102
Address: 20702 Elfin Forest Rd. Escondido CA 92029
Volunteer Needs: Fraternity House (Escondido)and Michaelle House (Vista) are residential homes for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Volunteer needs include: visiting with residents, playing games, assisting with resident activities / outings. Assist with household tasks, yard work, cooking, baking, and tutoring for residents who are studying for the GED. *TB test is mandatory, volunteer application, and orientation session

The Glenner Memory Care Centers

Contact Person: Uriel Perez (
Contact Phone: (760) 635-1895
Address: 335 Saxony Road Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: We service a senior population with memory impairments, such as Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Our adult day care center is activity-focused, and volunteers help our participants with their exercises, arts & crafts or to share their musical talents. Hours are Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00.

North County Lifeline

Contact Person: Melissa Alcazar (
Contact Phone: (760) 842-6254
Address: 200 Michigan Avenue Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Assist with clerical support, client intake, youth development clubs, special projects (photography, tech support, web design, marketing, etc.), translation (Spanish/English), tax preparation, fair housing education, mediation, benefits screening, reception desk coverage. Hours of operation: M-Th 8:30am – 7:00pm, F 8:30am – 2:30pm. Opportunities for hands-on long term volunteering/internships are available in the areas of counseling/behavioral health, juvenile diversion/youth development, and family self-sufficiency services. Some programs/volunteer opportunities may require a minimum commitment of 50 hours. TB test, drug screen and fingerprint are required for most volunteer position (paid for by North County Lifeline). Hours of operation: M-Th 8:30am – 7:00pm, F 8:30am – 2:30pm.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Contact Person: Jenell Coker (
Contact Phone: (760) 632-3704
Address: 211 Saxony Road Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Seacrest Village Retirement Communities is a vibrant not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) senior housing and healthcare organization with communities in both Encinitas and Rancho Bernardo, California. Known for our caring and nurturing environment, SVRC has been serving the ever-growing San Diego community in the Jewish tradition since 1944. We use volunteers in a variety of ways. We offer four levels of care where volunteers can help with visits, computers, outings, memory care, clerical work, classes and more. Students must agree to serve a minimum of 20 hours and attend an orientation and interview. Typically students are scheduled one day each week for two hours for the duration of their service learning class. Day time volunteer availability is required. Please call the volunteer coordinator directly at 760-632-3704 for more information. Due to the population this organization serves, they can only accept students who are fluent English speakers.