Certified nursing assistant (NURS 160)

The following organizations are approved for NURS 160:

American Red Cross

Contact Person: Jacquie Dutchover (Jacquie.dutchover@redcross.org )
Contact Phone: (858) 232-0427
Address: 4229 Ponderosa Ave Suite C San Diego CA 92123
Volunteer Needs: One pint of blood can save up to three lives and you can be part of that process by being a registration table host to greet and educate the donors as they arrive. ARC Blood Services holds three to six blood drives a day somewhere in San Diego County, from the border to Temecula, everywhere you can imagine, schools, malls, military bases, and local businesses. Registration volunteers are needed to help check in donors. Drives last 6 hours long and volunteers can stay for the entire day or half of the day, hours are 7:30-7:00. Having a volunteer at the registration table is often the difference between our blood drives making goal or not. Bilingual volunteers are always needed especially in the North County. A volunteer application and online background check is required free of charge. Minimum age is 16.

Carlsbad By The Sea Retirement Community

Contact Person: Joan Johnson (jojohnson@frontporch.net)
Contact Phone: (760) 435-2300
Address: 2855 Carlsbad Blvd. Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Participate in individual and/or group activities with residents in Assisted Living, Independent Living and/or Skilled Nursing. Assist in social services components, and assist the fitness coordinator with residents who participate in the balance classes and with fitness equipment. TB clearance and fingerprinting required. Volunteers must also attend 1 1/2 hour orientation.

Escondido Care Center

Website:None Listed
Contact Person: Jeff Lynch (activities@escondidopostacute.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 747-0430
Address: 421 E. Mission Ave. Escondido CA 92025
Volunteer Needs: Assist the activities department with group activities and one to one visits. Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00. Saturday and Sunday 8:30-4:00.

Fraternity House Incorporated

Contact Person: Nicole Whadford (nicole@fraternityhouse-inc.org)
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

Ivey Ranch Park Association

Contact Person: Gina Lorenz (volunteer@iveyranch.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 722-4839
Address: 110 Rancho Del Oro Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides services to the special needs and able-bodied community. Help is needed with children's activities including: games, songs, arts and crafts, stories and snack. Volunteers are also needed to help with the equestrian program: work directly with riding instructor and special needs rider, help with grooming and turn-outs of horses, maintain stables and tack. Office tasks are also available: routine office work, special assignments, paperwork, data entry, event planning and phone calls. All students working in the children's program must obtain TB test clearance within the last year. Minimum time commitment is 10 hours. Children's activities: Monday- Friday 2:00-6:30 pm, Saturday 9:00-5:00pm. Equestrian program: Tuesday &Thursday 9:00-11:00am and afternoon hours, Wednesday & Friday afternoon hours, and Saturday 7:30am-12:00pm.

North County Adult Day Health Center

Website:None Listed
Contact Person: Rick Gilbert or Renee Wilburn (rene2967@gmail.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 758-2210
Address: 1221 W. Vista Way Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Help with activities, interact with participants, help with arts & crafts, food service, and exercise room. Minimum of 8 hours per semester. Hours are Mon.-Tues. & Thurs.-Fri. 9:30-2:00. *TB test required.

REINS - Therapeutic Riding Program

Contact Person: Maggie Schuur (maggie@reinsprogram.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 731-9168
Address: 4461 S. Mission Road Fallbrook CA 92028
Volunteer Needs: Assist with lessons for the disabled, leading horses, side walking with disabled riders, helping with ranch chores. Monday- Friday 8:30-12:00 or 1:00-5:00. Saturdays 8:30-12:00 or 12:30-4:00. 10 hours minimum.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Contact Person: Jenell Coker (jcoker@seacrestvillage.org)
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.

Special Olympics

Contact Person: Allie Margis (amargis@sosc.org)
Contact Phone: (619) 283-6100
Address: 10977 San Diego Mission Road San Diego CA 92108
Volunteer Needs: Assistance is needed on event and competition days, trainings for seasonal sports, office support. Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. Saturday 8:00-4:00 (events and competitions).

Teri Inc.

Contact Person: Laura Kauffman (info@teriinc.org)
Contact Phone: (760) 721-1706
Address: 251 Airport Road Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: This organization serves the special needs community. Assistance is needed with adult day program, residential program, K-12 school, equestrian program, and resale store. Artists, performing arts volunteers, and musicians are also needed to share time and talents with residents. Background screening, TB test, training, and 6 month commitment required. Monday- Saturday 10:00 am-5:00pm.

The Glenner Memory Care Centers

Contact Person: Uriel Perez (uperez@glenner.org)
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.

Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary

Contact Person: Deena DiStefano (dldistefano@hotmail.com)
Contact Phone: (760) 940-3125
Address: 4002 Vista Way Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: There are a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Most popular with college students are E.R., ICU, Maternity, lab, telemetry, physical therapy, and pavilion nursing unit. TB clearance and background check are required, provided by the hospital. Volunteers must serve a minimum of 2 times a month with a minimum of 4 hours per shift, and a one year commitment/100 hours. Hours and shifts vary from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.