Child Development 210: Child, Family, Community

Approved Service Learning Sites

Best Foot Forward, Palmquist Elementary Oceanside

Interview students about books they have read. *1hr/wk required Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:00-3:00 & Wed.8:00-12:30.

Charlene West
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Buena Vista Elementary
Assist in special needs preschool class.Mon- Thurs 8:00-11:00 and 12:00-3:00. Opportunity to work with speech therapist, adaptive PE teacher, and OT.*TB test required

Debbie Basom
NCCSE Program Specialist 760.331.5073

Bethlehem Community Early Childhood Center

Assist teachers in the classroom. TB test required.

Gail Winterbourne
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Big Brothers Big Sisters, Operation Bigs
Camp Pendleton

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 Big & Little activities such as play board games, do arts and crafts or just run around outside playing sports, etc.  Volunteers must be 18 years old, able to commit to one year, complete background check, including DMV, criminal history, sex offender, etc.  A $20 application fee is required to complete the background check, fee will be collected at interview. Hours are Monday (2:30-4:00), Tuesday (3:30-4:45), and Wednesday  (1:00-2:30).


Molly Engblom
(619) 218-3532
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Boys and Girls Club of Carlsbad

Volunteers assist with supervising children ages 6-12 and leading activities such as sports, games, arts and crafts, computer lab, homework assistance and club clean-up. 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.)

Patty Tate
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Boys and Girls Club of Encinitas

Your time and talents make a big difference! Students are needed to serve as mentors, tutors, computer teachers and more. Mon.-Thur. 2:00-6:00pm, and Friday 1:00-5:00pm. Background check required.

Chris Ann Rosillo
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Boys and Girls Club of Oceanside

Students who have a passion and desire to work with and inspire youth are needed!  Work with k-8th grade. Middle School hours: Mon. 1:30-6:00, Tues.-Fri. 2:15-6:00, Elementary School: 3:00-6:00 Mon-Fri. Application, interview and fingerprinting required.

Jodi Diamond
760) 433-8920 ext. 10
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Boys and Girls Club of Vista

Provide guidance and leadership to youth members. Help with tutoring and recreation activities. Monday- Friday 6:30 am- 8:30 am and 2:00-6:00pm. Hours are flexible and various sites are available.  Background check & fingerprinting required.

Raul Castillo
760.724.6606 ext. 10
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Brother Bennos

Sort clothing and toys, help with distribution of clothing, assist with preparation of food packets, holiday assistance. Monday-Friday 6:00am-1:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-1:00pm..  All volunteers must attend an orientation on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m, no pre-registration for the orientation is required just show up at the site. 

Denise Seymour
(760) 439-1244 ext 107
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Camp Pendleton
Marine and Family Services


Opportunities are available in preschool, elementary school, youth programs, community center, and much more.

Candi Heinberger
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Carlsbad City Library

Students must attend a new volunteer orientation and commit to 6 months of service. Serve as a homework zone leader, assisting students with homework assignments (2 hrs. per week from 3:00-5:00).

Tammy Atherton
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Casa de Amistad
Solana Beach

Casa de Amistad is an organization dedicated to nurturing the education and development of Hispanic and Latino children and their families. Tutoring program: Tuesday & Thursday 4:15-5:45 PM and 6:00-7:30 PM.  Requirements: livescan fingerprinting.

Nicole Mione
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Casa de Amparo

Casa de Amparo is an organization that provides shelter and support services to children who have experienced child abuse and neglect. Assistance is needed with variety of children's programs. *TB test, background check, interview, reference check, and 6 month commitment is required.  The fee for fingerprinting is $91.00 (volunteers may be reimbursed after 6 months). 

Noah Lomax
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Community HousingWorks

Do you want to inspire children? Volunteer as a reading coach in an after school reading program, Running Readers. Ignite students' love of reading by exploring interesting literature and enriching activities. Great resume builder, flexible hours, it's a win-win. Three month commitment, 1-2 hours a week. Fingerprinting required. Hours: Monday-Friday 2:00-6:00 PM.

Selene Miranda
760.432.6878 ext. 5457
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Center for Community Solutions

This organization is committed to healing and preventing sexual assault and relationship violence.  Volunteer needs include: children's activity leaders, residential counselor and office assistant.  Some specialized positions require a 62 hour training.  If volunteering over 10 hours, fingerprinting and background check is required.  Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, Saturday by appt. 

Corinne Sylvestre
(858) 272-5777 ext. 145
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Children's Atelier Center
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 commitment required, TB test needed. Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30. Lenika Lopez
(760) 942-3240
Community Resource Center   Encinitas Social Services: volunteers case manage clients, Counseling: volunteers assist with counseling programs and assist in children's center. Bilingual volunteers are needed to help register Spanish speaking families especially during Holiday Basket Programs. Fingerprinting & background check is required for some programs, TB test required for Children and Domestic Violence Programs more information will be provided after volunteers have been excepted into the program (minimum of 6 month commitment.) Hours: Seven Days a Week 9:00-5:00. Lare J. Sweeney
(760) 753-1156
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Del Rio -Title 5 Preschool Oceanside

Assist in preschool program.

Janis Jones
(760) 901-7300

Encinitas Parks and

The City of Encinitas needs volunteers to help with tutoring/homework for K-8th grade community. Help with some office and special events are also needed; from time-to-time help in translating flyers and documents from English to Spanish may also be needed. 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.

Caroline Moreno
(760) 633-2759

Everyone a Reader Program
San Diego County Office of Education

Reading tutor for 1st-3rd graders with a commitment of 1 hr. per week. Requirements: Attend 3 hour training session provided by the SD County Office of Education,TB test and application. 

Cindy Dunlevy
(619) 718-3120
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First Presbyterian Preschool Oceanside

Volunteering in a preschool classroom under the direct supervision of teachers.  Fall school year begins September 12. *TB clearance required.Hours are Monday-Friday 7:00-5:30.

Julie Faumuina
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Foussat Elementary
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.

Linda Adelman
Sam Glassford
760) 721-2200 or
(760) 721-2203

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts
Carlsbad/ San Diego

This organization provides free surgery for children with physical deformities. Help is needed with clerical work and surgery weekends. Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, some Saturdays and Sundays 6:00am-5:00pm. All volunteers must complete an application.

Suzy Lee
(760) 448-2021
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Garrison Preschool

State funded program that requires an 8-1 ratio, this preschool is located at Garrison Elementary School. 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 12:15 -3:15.

Nellie Maya
(760) 901-7600
Ivey Ranck Park Association

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. 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.


Gina Lorenz
(760) 722-4839
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Laurel Elementary -Title 5 Preschool Program

Assist in preschool program.

Traci Galloway

Libby Elementary -Title 5 Preschool Program

Assist in preschool program.

Liliana Gonzalez

MAAC Project Head Start Oceanside II

Classroom assistance with 3-5 year old children.  *After 16 hrs. TB test is required.

Pam Peyton
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MAAC Project Head Start
Vista 1

Classroom assistance. After 16 hrs, TB test and fingerprints are required.  Hours:  Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00

Marlo Dinkins
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MAAC Project Head Start
Old Grove

Classroom assistance. After 16 hrs, TB test and fingerprints are required.  Hours:  Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:00

Karen Case
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Madison Middle School Oceanside

Assist teachers with before school program (7:30-8:40am) and after school program (3:30-4:40).  Monday-Thursday. Reading volunteers are needed for strategic reading classes.  Volunteers can help between 8:55-11:28 and also from 1:10-3:33. For the reading program contact April Diaz for the after school program contact Kathleen Renshaw.

Kathleen Renshaw
April Diaz
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Migrant Education

Tutor Migrant Education students (K-12) in coastal districts, and also to assist with children's activities during parent meetings.  Dates and times vary.

Beverly Prange
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Mission Elementary- Title 5 Preschool Oceanside-

Assist in preschool program.

Gloria Martinez

Noah's Ark Learning Center Vista

Help with children's activities( 12 months-6years). Mon.-Fri. 6:00-6:00. TB test (within two years)and volunteer application. 

Peggy Hughes
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North Terrace Elementary Oceanside

Assist in preschool program.

Vicki Gravlin

North County Community Services

Multiple sites in Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos, and Escondido, the addresses will be disclosed after you have contacted the volunteer coordinator. Volunteer Needs: North County Community Services operates North County’s Food Bank, seven preschools for income qualified families, and a garden program to grow food for our preschools. We have volunteer opportunities in all of these programs and the administrative office. Preschool volunteers may assist in our kitchens preparing meals, in the classroom attending children, or maintaining preschool gardens. Office volunteers may assist with copying, filing, data entry, and other office tasks. Garden volunteers help planting, harvesting, weeding, and watering. Preschool volunteers must have a current TB test and be able to pass a background check. All volunteer opportunities need to be scheduled ahead of time, no drop-ins.See North County's Food Bank listing for more information about this program.

Abby Weglarz
(760) 471-5483
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North County Lifeline
Social Services

Help with clerical support, intake assistance (counseling programs), after school programs, special projects (photography, tech support, web design, marketing, etc.), financial education for youth and adults, translation (Spanish/English), tax preparation/support, reception desk coverage. Opportunities for hands-on learning in the areas of counseling, social services, legal/mediation services, and youth programs. Request 50 hours commitment from volunteers. 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.

Melissa Schlueter
(760) 842-6254
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Oceanside Adventist Elementary School

Assist teachers in the classroom and on the playground. Monday- Friday 7:30-4:00.
*TB test required.

Julia Payaban

Operation Hope

Seasonal homeless shelter serves single women & families. Brand new, bigger facility. Open Jan 24, 2013 – May 15, 2013. Hours: Mon-Fri, 4:00PM-9:00 PM. Sat-Sun shifts 7:00AM-12noon, 12-4:00PM, 4:00PM – 9:00PM. Volunteer needs – reception, supervision, interaction with clients. Homework help, read to children, games, arts & crafts. Computer help. Provide an educational program for adults/children, supply an evening meal. Special projects/events. Minimum 10 hrs monthly, stay through end of season. Paperwork & background check required - $10 fee.


Susan Hume

Paul Ecke Elementary School  Encinitas

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.

Joan Whitley

Poinsettia Elementary School  Carlsbad

teachers in K-5th grade classrooms, duties include making copies, helping students, grading, helping with art, music, science, and other small group instruction. Students can also help create/implement educational games, activities, etc. Bilingual students can provide translation help in the classroom. Hours are Mon., Tues., Wed., & Fri. from8:15-2:30 and Thursdays from 8:15-1:15. Must complete a volunteer application (available in the Poinsettia office) and obtain a TB test.

Silvia Clary

REINS Therapeutic Horseback Program   Fallbrook Assist with lessons for the disabled by leading horses & side walking with students, M-Sat. 8:30am-12pm or 1:00-5p.m. and Sat. 8:30-12:00 & 12:30-4:00

Chris Merry
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South Oceanside Elementary School Assist K-5th grade teachers with classroom activities. * TB test required, appropriate attire, no visible tattoos. Minimum of 12 hour commitment.

Heather Hurley

Salvation Army
There are several areas to volunteer in: music, social service, programming, community relations. Monday 9:00-8:00, Tuesday & Thursday 9:00-5:00, Wednesday 9:00-9:00,Friday 9:00-12, Saturday varies. Volunteer application must be completed and background check required

Jay Koebel
(760) 631-8212 ext.1

Special Olympics
San Diego County
Assistance is needed on event and competition days, training for seasoal sports, office support. Brian Richter

St. Mary's Star of the Sea Oceanside

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.

Debbie Shapiro
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Temple Solel Early Childhood Center
Cardiff by the Sea

Help as teacher's aide. Monday-Friday 9:00-3:00

Cathy Goldberg
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Women's Reource Center

Students are needed to assist with children's activities. Children's activities hours are: Monday 6-7:30pm, Wednesday 6-7:30pm and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm. Students must attend an information session, submit an application, interview, and submit a monthly time sheet.  All volunteers are required to pass a background check -cost is $34.00 (non-refundable). 

Franchette Padrigon
(760) 757-3500 ext. 122
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