Child Development 113: Child and Adolescent Growth and Dev.

The following organizations have been approved for service learning for Child Development 113. Students may also complete their service learning at any public K-12 school.

Arc of San Diego

Contact Person: Cara Jenkins (
Contact Phone: (619) 685-1175 ext. 254
Address: 3030 Market Street San Diego CA  92102
Volunteer Needs: The Arc of San Diego is the largest, most comprehensive provider of services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD) in San Diego County. Volunteers are needed to assist the PALS department with recreation activities Friday evening - Sunday. Activities range from rock climbing, dances, cooking classes, kayaking, movies, Padres games and more! Or at the wellness center providing personalized fitness plans for individuals. Join the fun and gain practical experience working with teens and adults with ID/DD today! The Arc requires fingerprints, TB test, background check, drug test, and physical at no cost to you.

AVID Program - Roosevelt Middle School

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Monique Seabrook (
Contact Phone: (760) 726-8003
Address: 850 Sagewood Drive Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: TB test is required. Volunteers must also complete a VUSD School Volunteer Application. Volunteers are needed Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00am - 3:00pm. College students will work in small groups of 4-5 7th and 8th grade students. They will facilitate Math, Science, Social Studies, and Language Arts tutorial groups.

Bethlehem Community Early Childhood Center

Contact Person: Gail Winterbourne (
Contact Phone: (760) 753-2471
Address: 925 Balour Drive Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist teacher in classroom with child development activities. A TB test is required for all volunteers, and a background check and fingerprinting are required if volunteering more than 10 hours per week.

Big Brothers, Big Sisters-Operation Bigs

Contact Person: Cory Scurlock (
Contact Phone:
Address: 4305 University Ave Suite 300 San Diego CA 92105
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are matched with a Little Brother or Little Sister to meet for one hour, one day a week at the child's school site on Camp Pendleton. During that hour the adult & child will participate in activities such as playing board games, doing arts and crafts or just running around outside playing sports, etc. Volunteers must be 18 years old, able to commit to one year, complete a background check, including DMV, criminal history, sex offender, etc. A $25 application fee is required to complete the background check, fee will be collected at interview. Hours are Monday (2:30-3:30 or 3:00-4:00), Tuesday (3:00-4:00 or 3:40-4:40), Wednesday (1:00-2:00 or 1:50-2:50), and Thursday (3:40-4:40).

Boys & Girls Clubs of Carlsbad

Contact Person: Brooke Price (
Contact Phone: (760) 585-9078
Address: 3115 Roosevelt St. Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers assist with supervising children ages 6-12 and leading activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, computer lab, and homework assistance. Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, & Friday 2:00-6:00, and Thursday 1:00-6:00. All 18 and older volunteers must complete an application and agree to a background check (paid by the B&GC and may take up to 2 weeks to process.)

Boys & Girls Club of San Dieguito

Contact Person: Jaymye Ross (
Contact Phone: (760) 755-9371
Address: 533 Lomas Santa Fe Drive Solana Beach CA 92075
Volunteer Needs: Your time and talents can make a big difference! We have 8 Branches that you could use your talents! Volunteers are needed to serve as mentors, tutors, art & computer teachers, and more. Tell us your interests and we'll match you with a Boys and Girls Club from Carmel Valley to Encinitas. All volunteers get the training and support they need to be a successful part of our club and the lives of our members. Coaching sports is also needed. Monday-Thursday 2:30-6:00pm and Friday 1:15-6:00. For the safety of our club members, everyone over the age of 18 is required to have a background check before being approved to volunteer.

Boys & Girls Club of Oceanside

Contact Person: Kristen Robinson (
Contact Phone: (760) 433-8920
Address: 401 Country Club Lane Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers who have a passion and desire to work with and inspire youth are needed. Looking for fun and energetic people to share their interests, talents and skills. Work with K-12th grade, assists with homework, tutoring, mentoring. Must have the ability to implement activities in the areas of: science, music, environmental, education, sports, fitness and recreation or the arts. Middle School: Monday 1:30-6:00, Tuesday-Friday 2:15-6:00, Elementary School: Monday-Friday 3:00-6:00. We require fingerprinting through Live Scan and will cover the cost to do so. Participants can pick up volunteer applications and Live Scan information at our main site. All participants must interview with the BGC of Oceanside prior to being fingerprinted.

Boys and Girls Club of Vista

Contact Person: Raul Castillo (
Contact Phone: (760) 724-6606 x24
Address: 410 W. California Avenue Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Provide guidance and leadership to youth members (ages 6-18). Assist with daily tutoring, homework, recreation activities, pre-planned activities, classes, workshops, art projects, music. Help is also needed with general clerical tasks. Monday- Friday 2:00-6:00 pm, and 6:30-8:30 am at Vista Magnet School. Flexible hours and additional school sites are available. Background check, fingerprinting required. Experience with youth strongly preferred, Bilingual a plus.

Buena Vista Pre-Kindergarten Program

Contact Person: Brent Nielsen (
Contact Phone: (760) 331-5015
Address: 1330 Buena Vista Way Carlsbad CA  92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in special needs preschool class. Monday-Thursday 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Opportunity to work with speech therapist, adaptive PE teacher, and OT. *TB test required.

California Avenue School

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Marianne Merizalde (
Contact Phone: (760) 630-4870 x8441
Address: 215 West California Ave Vista CA  92083
Volunteer Needs: Assist teacher in special needs preschool class. Will accept up to 3 students maximum. Volunteers are welcome Monday - Thursday 8am - 11am (3-4 year old) and 11:45am - 2:45pm (4-5 year old).

Camp Pendleton MCCS/ Marine & Family Services

Contact Person: Candi Heinberger (
Contact Phone: (760) 725-3856
Address: P.O. BOX 555020, Bldg. 13150 Rm.317 (14th ST/C ST) Camp Pendleton CA 92055
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer opportunities are available in the following areas: elementary schools and youth centers.

Carlsbad High School, ELD Program

Contact Person: Elisa Ayala (
Contact Phone: (760) 331-5165 or (760) 331-5100
Address: 3557 Lancer Way Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: English Language Development Program provides supporting instruction for English Language learners in their classroom setting--through their various subjects (math, science, social studies, etc.). This assistance helps students who speak limited English to understand the teacher's instruction and complete assignments. This may also include pulling students out in a small group to further explain instruction. Carlsbad High is on an alternating block schedule, they meet every other day in alternating pattern. Volunteers may work in two different classrooms, alternating weekly dependent upon their availability. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-2:30. Volunteers must complete an application, provide ID, TB test clearance, bilingual English/Spanish preferred, and commit to 2 hours per week for a minimum of 8 weeks (holidays not included).

Casa de Amistad

Contact Person: Melissa Farrell (
Contact Phone: (858) 356-4297
Address: 120 Stevens Avenue Solana Beach CA 92075
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers at Casa de Amistad have the opportunity to work with underserved 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 dual-lingual children and their families in the coastal North County region. Mentors are needed on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:15-5:45 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM. Most volunteers choose one day and one time that works best for their schedule each week. They typically work with the same child throughout the semester and can choose the age group they prefer to work with. Fingerprinting is required. Please contact program coordinator, Melissa Farrell, for additional information. Thank you!

Casa de Amparo

Contact Person: Celeste Lampro (
Contact Phone: (760) 566-3553
Address: 325 Buena Creek Road San Marcos CA 92069
Volunteer Needs: Casa de Amparo is committed to supporting those affected by and at risk of child abuse and neglect through a range of programs and services that promote healing, growth and healthy relationships. Available volunteer opportunities include working with children ages one to seventeen years old. Short term and Long term opportunities are available. Long term opportunities require a TB clearance and background check is required ($96.00) and a six month commitment is required for volunteers working directly with clients.

Center for Community Solutions

Contact Person: Corinne Sylvestre (
Contact Phone: (858) 272-5777 ext. 145
Address: 240 S. Hickory Suite 110 Escondido CA 92025
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers can be involved at the North County Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter as Leaders of Children's Activities. References, clear background check and negative results for TB (for shelter) are needed. Training and orientation is provided to confirmed volunteers.

Children's Atelier Center

Contact Person: Doris Roldan or Brisa Diaz (
Contact Phone: (760) 942-3240
Address: 1508 Windson Road Cardiff CA 92007
Volunteer Needs: Plan and implement appropriate age activities for children. Introduce vocabulary words and engage in conversations with children. Music and movement activities, songs and games. Work with teachers and make materials for children. Fifteen hour week commitment required, TB test required for students volunteering 15+ hours. Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. Volunteer opportunities available at Encinitas, Oceanside, and Fallbrook.

City of Vista

Contact Person: Rob Anderson (
Contact Phone: (760) 643-5264
Address: 200 Civic Center Dr. Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Assistance is needed in the following areas: preschool programs, sports programs, coaching, elementary aged educational programs.

Community HousingWorks

Contact Person: Rachel Cherney (
Contact Phone:
Address: 1820 South Escondido Blvd. Suite 101 Escondido CA 92025
Volunteer Needs: Running Readers is a literacy enhancement program designed to ignite a passion for reading in students kindergarten through third grade. Volunteers will read aloud with small groups of children and participate in shared reading, reader's theater, phonic games, interactive activities and more! Be ready to laugh, have fun and make a difference in the life of a child. Hours are Monday-Thursday 3:00-6:00. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of 1 hour/week for 3 months. Background check is required (via any LiveScan location) and is fully reimbursable.

Del Mar Heights Elementary School

Contact Person: Tracy Polivka (
Contact Phone: (858) 755-9367 x3323
Address: 13555 Boquita Dr. Del Mar CA 92014
Volunteer Needs: Tutoring, classroom assistance, physical education activities, help with school garden and many more activities. Minimum of one hour per week. *TB test required Contact Tracy Polivka by email for more information.

Del Rio Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Janis Jones (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7300
Address: 5207 E. Parker Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Assist in preschool program.

Encinitas Parks and Recreation Department

Contact Person: Caroline Moreno (
Contact Phone: (760) 633-2759
Address: 505 S. Vulcan Ave Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: The City of Encinitas needs volunteers to help with tutoring/homework for K-8th grade community. All volunteers must go through personal interview, provide TB clearance and background check, reimbursable up to $20 dollars after a 20 hour commitment. Hours are Mondays and Wednesdays 3:30-5:30 for homework/tutoring program.

Everyone a Reader Literacy Program, SDCOE

Contact Person: Cindy Dunlevy (
Contact Phone: (619) 718-3120
Address: 5304 Metro St., Suite C San Diego CA 92110
Volunteer Needs: Reading tutors for first through third grade students with a commitment of one hour per week. Attend a two hour training session and at that time you will be placed in a school convenient to you. This program places reading tutors at schools throughout the county. Background check and TB clearance required. Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00-3:00.

First Presbyterian Preschool

Contact Person: Julie Faumuina (
Contact Phone: (760) 757-5120
Address: 2001 El Camino Real Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Volunteering in a preschool classroom under the direct supervision of teachers.*TB clearance required. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:00-5:30.

Foussat Elementary School

Contact Person: Sam Glassford (
Contact Phone: (760) 721-2200
Address: 3800 Pala Road Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Foussat is a large school and there will be opportunities to volunteer in grades kindergarten through 5th grade. Volunteers can assist the classroom teacher in a variety of activities; this could include language arts, physical education, math, science or social studies.

Garrison Elementary School

Contact Person: Martina Boeck (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7600
Address: 333 Garrison St.  Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Garrison Elementary is a school for the Visual and Performing Arts. Volunteers are needed to assist teachers with classroom activities for kids in preschool-5th grade.

Ivey Ranch Elementary School

Contact Person: Dieter Swank (
Contact Phone: (760) 967-9720
Address: 4275 Via Rancho Rd Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers will work assisting classroom teacher with individuals or a small groups of students in a classroom setting. Help students succeed in reading or math activities. Easy, enjoyable, meaningful work, great experience for aspiring teachers. TB test is required.

Ivey Ranch Park Association

Contact Person: Gina Lorenz (
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, and 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 2:00-6:30pm, Saturday 9:00am-5:00pm. Equestrian program: Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-11:00am and afternoon hours, Wednesday & Friday afternoon hours, and Saturday 7:30am-12:00pm.

Joe and Mary Mottino YMCA

Contact Person: Kim Sonoda (
Contact Phone: (760) 758-0808 ext. 14027
Address: 4701 Mesa Drive Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: We are looking for volunteers for all departments here at the Mottino YMCA. Please apply online through our branch website and you will be contacted by our Volunteer Coordinator. You will also need to complete two online modules regarding child abuse and background screening. We are also seeking one time volunteers for special events such as the annual Gala, Healthy Kids Day, Bike the Coast and more.

La Costa Heights Elementary School

Contact Person: Lillian Volkening (
Contact Phone: (760) 944-4375
Address: 3035 Levante St Carlsbad CA 92009
Volunteer Needs: Projects include: kinder play time at recess, small group reading activities, 6th grade leadership team. Call to schedule, sign in and wear visitor's badge.

Laurel Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Alexander Duarte (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-4200
Address: 1410 Laurel St. Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assist in preschool program.

Libby Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Liliana Gonzalez (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7000
Address: 423 W. Redondo Dr. Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: This preschool is located at Libby Elementary School in Oceanside. Volunteers are needed to assist teacher in a preschool environment. A current T.B. clearance is required. A.M class is from 8:15-11:15 and P.M. Class is from 12:30 -3:30.

MAAC Project Head Start Carlsbad

Contact Person: Tracey Astorga (
Contact Phone: (760) 720-4378
Address: 3368 Eureka Place Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist in a child development environment with 3-5 year olds, help is needed in the classroom. TB clearance is preferred. Must complete a volunteer packet. Hours are Monday-Thursday 7:00-5:00, and some Fridays.

MAAC Project Head Start Oceanside II

Contact Person: Ariana Ayazi (
Contact Phone: (760) 941-7616
Address: 2322 Catalina Cr. Oceanside, CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Assist Lead Teacher, co-teacher and Director to implement the curriculum through educational play and age appropriate interaction with the children ages 3-5. Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00. *After 16 volunteer hours, TB test is required.

MAAC Project Head Start, Olive

Contact Person: Jane Fabrigas (
Contact Phone: (760) 726-4272
Address: 739 Olive Avenue Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Assist Lead Teacher, Co-teacher and Director to implement the curriculum through educational play and age appropriate interaction with the children in the program. After 16 hrs. TB test and fingerprints are required. Hours: Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00

MAAC Project Head Start, Old Grove

Contact Person: Karen Case or Sue Kondos ( or
Contact Phone: (760) 433-7589
Address: 235 Via Pelicano Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer will assist in the classroom under the direction of the Lead Teacher. College students will interact with preschool children with indoor and outdoor activities. The program serves children from low income families and children with disabilities. Volunteers must complete an application and bring proof of TB clearance. Call before visiting school to make sure staff are present and not in trainings.

MiraCosta Child Development Center

Contact Person: Katie Donahue (
Contact Phone: (760) 795-6656 ext. 6689
Address: MS 2 Oceanside CA 
Volunteer Needs: Assisting with children's activities. *TB test is required.

MiraCosta College Community Services Parent Toddler Workshop

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Rita Overman (
Contact Phone: 760-436-9378
Address: 2002 California Street Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Assist college instructor with parent, toddler program. Children are ages 1-2 years. Provide care and playground supervision. Monday and Wednesday 10:30-12:30. Students are asked to attend one day per week for the duration of the semester (December 3, 2014).

Mission CDC, Quality Children's Services

Contact Person: Doris Roldan or Gabriella Romero (
Contact Phone: (760) 967-1370
Address: 3870 Mission Avenue D6 Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers in the classroom and on the playground in a Montessori environment. TB test required and volunteers must bring identification. The center is open 6:30-5:00.

Mission Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Gloria Martinez (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-8700
Address: 2100 Mission Ave. Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Preschool assistance.

Mission Elementary School

Contact Person: Gloria Martinez (
Contact Phone: (760) 966-8700
Address: 2100 Mission Ave Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Classroom assistance. *TB test required.

Noah's Ark Learning Center

Contact Person: Peggy Hughes (
Contact Phone: (760) 724-5445
Address: 1410 Foothill Dr. Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers with children 6 weeks to 6 years. TB test required (within last two years). Monday-Friday 6:00am-6:00pm.

North County Community Services

Contact Person: 
Contact Phone: (760) 471-5483
Address: Various locations in North County   
Volunteer Needs: North County Community Services six preschools for income qualified families. Preschool volunteers may assist in our kitchens preparing meals, in the classroom attending children. Preschool volunteers must have a current TB test and be able to pass a background check. To become a volunteer, fill out our volunteer application here:

North Terrace Elementary - Preschool Program

Contact Person: Denise Fennell (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7505
Address: 141 Santa Rosa Dr. Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assists with preschool children. Current TB test and 3-4 hours per week commitment is required.

North Terrace Elementary School

Contact Person: Cris Troupe and Jennifer Rutledge ( and
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7505
Address: 141 Santa Rosa Dr. Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Tutoring, after school program, and assisting with preschool, working with small groups K-5 in math and reading. TB test clearance and 3-4 hours per week commitment required.

Nutrition Education, Vista Unified School District

Contact Person: Amy Haessly (
Contact Phone: (760) 726-2170 x2912
Address: 4680 North Ave. Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: Support nutrition education efforts in grades K-12 with a variety of activities such as teaching classroom lessons, conducting student taste tests of new foods, helping in school gardens, guiding student nutrition groups, and more! Volunteers must complete a registration packet, and submit their TB test results and a copy of drivers license.

Oak Crest Middle School

Contact Person: Ben Taylor (
Contact Phone: 760-753-6241 x3307
Address: 675 Balour Dr Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Classroom assistance is needed during the day Mon-Fri 7:35-2:15. Math tutors are also needed for after school tutoring. If interested, first contact classified personnel office at (760) 753-6491, students must pay for their own fingerprinting costs.

Oceanside Adventist Elementary School

Contact Person: Julia Payaban (
Contact Phone: (760) 722-6894
Address: 1943 California Street Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Students are needed to serve as classroom assistants and playground supervisors. Help is also needed with secretarial support. Monday- Friday 7:30-4:00. *TB test required. Students interested in assisting with PE class are encouraged to volunteer.

Olive Elementary School

Contact Person: Susie Rivas-Hagler (
Contact Phone: (760) 724-7129
Address: 740 Olive Avenue Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers in K-5 classes during school hours or during the after school tutorial program. Volunteers can also help with the garden club that meets after school on Fridays. TB test and volunteer application required. Students must also commit to one hour per week. For a schedule of time slots available, please contact the Service Learning Office.

Olivenhain Pioneer Elementary School

Contact Person: Elaine Feuer-Barton (
Contact Phone: (760) 943-2027 or (760) 943-2000
Address: 8000 Calle Acervo Carlsbad CA 92009
Volunteer Needs: Need help with this tutorial program (Everyone a Reader) where tutors work with 4 elementary students on a one on one basis for about 90 minutes per week. The program lasts through early June with breaks for school holidays. *Volunteers must attend a 2-3 hr. training and provide references. Interest in education is desired, but anyone interested in helping kids are welcome. *M-Th. 8:15-9:30, 10:00-11:15 and 12:15-1:30.

Palmquist Elementary School

Contact Person: Charlene West (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-8500
Address: 1999 California Street Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Students are needed to assist with the Best Foot Program, a literacy program. Interview kindergarten and first grade students & ask them questions about what they have read. *1 hr./wk. required. Mon.. Tues. Thurs. & Fri.. 8:55-3:35 and Wed. 8:55-12:35.

Paul Ecke Elementary School

Contact Person: Joan Whitley (
Contact Phone: (760) 944-4323
Address: 185 Union Street Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Work side by side with teachers to make classroom observations, work with small groups of students, and do one to one tutoring. The best way to contact Joan Whitley is via email.

Pilgrim Children's Center

Contact Person: Dominique Gary (
Contact Phone: (760) 729-4464
Address: 2020 Chesnut Ave. Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers with classroom activities for children ages 2-5 years of age. Center hours are 7am-6pm. Volunteer hours are flexible. Also seeking volunteers for campus improvement projects like gardening, building play houses, painting murals, etc. Volunteers working with kids must be fingerprinted and TB tested.

Poinsettia Elementary School

Contact Person: Marjorie Giordani (
Contact Phone: (760) 331-6500
Address: 2445 Mica Rd. Carlsbad CA 92009
Volunteer Needs: Assist with supporting English Language Development Programs, that provide instruction for English Language learners in their classroom setting. This helps students who speak limited English to understand the teacher's instruction and helps them complete assignments. This may also include working with students in small groups to further explain instruction or work on vocabulary or writing. School hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-2:30, and volunteer hours can be flexible. Volunteers must complete an application, have valid identification, TB clearance, bilingual English/Spanish preferred, and must commit to 2 hours per week.

Project REACH

Contact Person: Uriel D. Espinoza (
Contact Phone: 760-216-4790 ext. 7144
Address: 4700 North River Road Oceanside CA 92057
Volunteer Needs: Project REACH is a free afterschool youth development program for youth 6th-12th grade. The program has three sites 1) Project REACH Libby Lake, 4700 North River Road, Oceanside, CA. 92057. 2) Balderrama REACH, 709 San Diego St., Oceanside, CA. 92058. 3) RBV REACH located on the Rancho Buena Vista High School campus. The program focuses on prevention of drug abuse and teen pregnancy. We are in need of college volunteers to assist with tutoring, prevention curriculum, after school activities, and serve as a mentors. Additional mentoring opportunities are available through the STEP UP Mentoring Program in Vista, Oceanside with high school, middle school and elementary school students.

REINS - Therapeutic Riding Program

Contact Person: Maggie Schuur (
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.

Salvation Army of Oceanside

Contact Person: Lt. Dave Preston and Lt. Dawn Preston (
Contact Phone: (760) 631-8212 ext. 202 and 203
Address: 3935 Lake Blvd. Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: There are several areas to volunteer in: after school programs, tutoring, social services, case workers, youth programs. Volunteer application must be completed and background check required; fee for background check is waived if volunteers agree to 20 hours commitment.

Santa Margarita Elementary School

Contact Person: Donna Wilkins (
Contact Phone: (760) 430-7110
Address: 1 Carnes Road Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Listening to students read, tutoring in reading, writing, and math. Hours-M,T,Th,F 8:15am-2:55pm & W 8:15am-1:05pm. *TB Test required.

South Oceanside Elementary School

Contact Person: Melanie Stone (
Contact Phone: (760) 435-2100 x2136
Address: 1806 S. Horne Street Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Assist teachers with individual students or small groups of students, grades kindergarten through fifth grade. *TB test required, appropriate attire, and a minimum of 1-2 hours per week for the semester. Hours are Mon-Tues and Thurs.-Fri. 8:15-2:10(kdg.), 8:15-2:55 (1st grade-5th grade) and Wed. 8:15-12:25

Special Olympics

Contact Person: Allie Margis (
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).

St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Elementary School and Preschool

Contact Person: Jennifer Paino (
Contact Phone: (760) 630-7964
Address: 525 W. Vista Way Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Classroom aides needed. Includes play yard supervision. Program hours M-F 8am-12pm, and M-F 2:30-5:00pm. TB test required. Fingerprinting not required if working less than 10 hours per week.

St. Mark Lutheran Preschool

Contact Person: Anne K. Lewis (
Contact Phone: 760-231-1917
Address: 556 S. El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist in a preschool environment. Hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30-12:00. Volunteers need a TB screening and must commit to a minimum of 2 hours.

St. Mary, Star of the Sea Preschool and Elementary

Contact Person: Debbie Shapiro (
Contact Phone: (760) 722-7475
Address: 515 Wisconsin Avenue Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: In the preschool setting volunteers will assist teachers in preparing classroom environments, implementing curriculum plans, and working with children constructively while they play. In the kindergarten setting, volunteers will work one-on-one with students who are in need of special attention during class time, with an emphasis in fine motor skills and early pre-math and reading. In physical education, volunteers can assist PE coaches in setting up and implementing curriculum for K-8th grade students. Hours vary by day and grade setting. All volunteers must present proof of current TB (not older than 4 years) and must obtain a background and fingerprinting check, processed through "Choice Point" and paid by St. Mary Star of Sea.

Stuart Mesa Elementary School

Contact Person: Kathleen Kimsey (
Contact Phone: 760-901-7700
Address: 100 Yamanako Way Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Assisting teachers with indoor and outdoor classroom instruction. Volunteers must be over 18 years of age, have TB clearance, and have valid California ID to get on military base. Class hours are 8:30-11:30 AM and 12:15-3:15 PM, Monday-Friday.

Temple Heights Elementary Schools

Contact Person: Kim Morton (
Contact Phone: (760) 631-6242
Address: 1550 Temple Heights Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: Reading with elementary students, working with small groups of students, helping a classroom teacher, playing outside games with students, and leading art or music activities with students.

Temple Solel Early Childhood Center

Contact Person: Cathy Goldberg (
Contact Phone: (760) 944-1285
Address: 3575 Manchester Ave. Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007
Volunteer Needs: Activities include: classroom assistance, designing developmentally appropriate learning activities, interacting with young children, and working with teaching team. Monday-Friday 9:00am-3:00pm. *TB test required.

Valley Middle School, ELD Program

Contact Person: Elisa Ayala (
Contact Phone: (760) 331-5165 or (760) 331-5300
Address: 1645 Magnolia Ave Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: English Language Development Program provides supporting instruction for English Language learners in their classroom setting--through their various subjects (math, science, social studies, etc.). This assistance helps students who speak limited English to understand the teacher's instruction and complete assignments. This may also include pulling students out in a small group to further explain instruction. Hours are Monday-Friday 7:30-2:30. Volunteers must complete an application, provide ID, TB test clearance, bilingual English/Spanish preferred, and commit to 2 hours per week.

Women's Resource Center Children's Program

Contact Person: Arnita Moore (
Contact Phone: (760) 757-3500 x122
Address: 1963 Apple St. Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Help care for children at the transitional house while parents are in classes, counseling, etc. Assist with playing with the children, reading to them, giving snacks, etc. Hours are: 1st and 3rd Monday (6:30-8pm), Wed. 5:30pm-7:30pm, Thursdays (6:30-7:30pm - dates may vary) & Sat. 10am-12pm. Volunteer requirements: criminal background check (cost is $34), and volunteers must complete an application and interview process and submit a monthly time sheet.