Community Partners

For additional assistance please visit the Service Learning and Volunteer Center located in Building 3300- Room 3306 on the Oceanside Campus or speak to the Interim Service Learning Coordinator, Bea Palmer, 760.795.6616.

Community Partners List

Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Contact Person: Lisa Rodman (
Contact Phone: (760) 804-1969
Address: 1580 Cannon Road Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Our mission is to inspire people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed. Volunteers needed Monday-Saturday 9am-4pm, and Sunday 12-4pm. Volunteer opportunities include: maintaining the trails, Discover Center maintenance, assisting in the Critter Care and School Program. Office and clerical opportunities include filing, data entry, customer service, gift shop upkeep and event planning.

Alta Vista Teen Parent Program

Contact Person: Rhonda Strange (
Contact Phone: (760) 941-4993 x82011
Address: 1575 Bonair Road Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: Alta Vista is a continuation High School where some of the students are teen parents. Volunteers are needed to help with tutoring in the following disciplines: math, geometry, algebra, English, and history. Help is needed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 12:30-2:00 PM. TB test clearance required.

American Red Cross

Contact Person: Jacquie Dutchover ( )
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.

Angel's Depot

Contact Person: Rick Cunningham (
Contact Phone: (760) 599-7093
Address: 1497 Poinsettia Avenue, Suite 158 Vista CA 92081
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides food and dignity for impoverished seniors living in San Diego & North County. Help is needed with sorting food, bulk mailings, office help, and special events. Monday-Friday 9:00AM-5:00PM.

Antique Gas & Steam Engine Museum

Contact Person: Mary Cortmyer (
Contact Phone: (760) 941-1791
Address: 2040 North Santa Fe Ave. Vista CA 92083
Volunteer Needs: Marketing for education and events. Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00-4:00.

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 Monday, Friday and Saturday. 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.

Before and After School Enrichment (BASE Programs)

Contact Person: Corie Slali (
Contact Phone: (760) 859-6005
Address: PO Box 2657 Oceanside CA 92051
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers needed Monday - Friday 2:00pm - 6:00pm (Wed. 12:30 - 6:00). No specific requirements for volunteers. No fingerprints or background checks required.

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 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 & 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 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 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.

Brother Benno's Foundation

Contact Person: Denise Seymour (
Contact Phone: (760) 439-1244 x107
Address: 3260 Production Ave Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Sort clothing and toys, help with distribution of clothing, assist with preparation of food packets, holiday assistance. Monday-Friday 6:00am-5:00pm and Saturday 8:00am-5:00pm.. 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.

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).

California Surf Museum

Contact Person: Camille (
Contact Phone: (760) 721-6876
Address: 312 Pier View Way Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Opportunities may include: archives and collections, data entry for membership/ guest book, administration, public relations, Museum store, and special projects. Students must be friendly and have basic computer skills. Minimum commitment of 8 hours is required. Monday- Friday 10:30-4:00.

California Welcome Center

Contact Person: Veronica Voorhees (
Contact Phone: (760) 721-1101
Address: 928 North Coast Highway, Bldg. A  Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: The California Welcome Center Oceanside offers opportunities for Volunteers to work with visitors from all over the country and world. Volunteers help provide travel information, direction, maps, things to do and see; acting as a travel concierge. Office work is occasionally available. Volunteer shifts available are: 7 days a week Monday through Sunday, 9:00-1:00 or 1:00-5:00. Dress attire is business casual.

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: animal shelter, Semper Fit, administrative support, elementary schools, history and museums, libraries, youth centers, and much more.

Carlsbad By The Sea Retirement Community

Contact Person: Shawnn Saenz (
Contact Phone: (760) 435-2308
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. Minimum of 6 hours per week for 3 months.

Carlsbad City Library

Contact Person: Tamara Enete (
Contact Phone: (760) 602-2042
Address: 1250 Carlsbad Village Dr. Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: The Carlsbad City Library offers numerous ways to give back to the community. Whether helping students with homework or delivering books to those who can’t get to the library, volunteers play an integral role in making Carlsbad City Library a fabulous place to learn, read and connect with others. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age, submit an application and attend an orientation. Six-month minimum commitment. Some volunteer positions require a background check. Please contact the volunteer coordinator for more information.

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, administrative tasks, special events, teacher's aide, marketing, research, and the volunteering in the outreach team. Hours vary by program. 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 our North County Domestic Violence Emergency Shelter as Residential Assistants or Leaders of Children's Activities. Volunteers can be involved by responding to Hotline calls at our Escondido office. Volunteers can provide Domestic Violence Victim Advocacy at our San Marcos location. Volunteers can be Sexual Assault Response Team Volunteers for the North County Inland area. 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 & Fallbrook

City of Carlsbad

Contact Person: Sue Irey (
Contact Phone: (760) 434-2929
Address: 1200 Carlsbad Village Dr. Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Select from a wide range of opportunities. Help out at the fun zone or craft booth at the recreation department’s special family events on Saturdays. During the week, serve up some lunch to more than 100 seniors at the Carlsbad senior center. Help students do their homework after school at the Carlsbad libraries. To see the full list of options, check out the website at Hours and requirements vary with each position.

City of Encinitas: Parks and Recreation

Contact Person: Marilee Gorham (
Contact Phone: (760) 633-2754
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. 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.

City of Hope

Contact Person: Amanda Nixon (
Contact Phone: (858) 452-6846
Address: 5090 Shoreham Place, Suite 212 San Diego CA 92122
Volunteer Needs: City of Hope is working rapidly transforming scientific discoveries into better treatments for cancer, HIV/AIDS, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Volunteers needed Monday-Friday and occasional weekends for special events. Available volunteer opportunities include working with wellness partners, yoga studios and gyms, administrative tasks, marketing, research and community outreach to raise awareness of the benefits of a healthy lifestyle. Volunteers are required to have a passion for yoga or health as it relates to cancer prevention and long-term health benefits.

City of Oceanside

Contact Person: Alma Sanchez (
Contact Phone: (760) 435-3511
Address: 300 North Coast Hwy. (Human Resources Office) Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Ride the Tide in Oceanside, volunteer! A wide range of volunteer/intern opportunities are available. To see what departments use volunteers and interns, visit the website.

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, marketing, special event assistant, sports programs, sports management, coaching, elementary aged educational programs, program development, gift shop service, research genealogies, and more.

Community HousingWorks

Contact Person: Rachel Cherny (
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.

Community Resource Center

Contact Person: Cathie Byrd (
Contact Phone: (760)-753-1156 Ext. 1321
Address: 650 Second Street Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Opportunities for service learning students 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 check is required for some programs, TB test required for Social Services and Children and Domestic Violence Programs. More information will be provided after students have been accepted into the program (minimum of one college semester for Social Services students). Social Services department hours: Monday through Friday, 9:00-5:00. Food Pantry hours: Monday through Friday 10:00-3:00. Thrift stores hours: Seven days a week 9:00-5:00.

Cottonwood Creek Conservancy

Contact Person: Brad Roth (
Contact Phone: (760) 436-2632
Address: 1507 Rubenstein Ave. Cardiff by the Sea CA 92007
Volunteer Needs: Maintenance of native habitat, invasive plant removal, and planting native plants. Must be able to do physical work on uneven terrain. Every second Saturday of the month 8:30-12:30.

County of San Diego: Assessor/Recorder/County Clerk

Contact Person: Ruby Reyes (
Contact Phone: (619) 531-5738
Address: 1600 Pacific Highway, Rm 109 San Diego CA 92101
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed to help with filing, scanning, proofreading, and customer service. Good communication skills and basic computer skills are required. Sites include: San Marcos, El Cajon, Kearny Mesa, and Chula Vista branch offices. All volunteers must undergo a background check and medical screening at no cost to them. Hours vary, but a commitment of two hours per day is required.

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.

Escondido Post Acute Rehab

Contact Person: Jeff Lynch (
Contact Phone: (760) 690-5638
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.

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.

Fraternity House Incorporated

Contact Person: Nicole Whadford (
Contact Phone: (760) 736-0292 x110
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

Fresh Start Surgical Gifts

Contact Person: Dayna Hardtman (
Contact Phone: (760) 448-2021
Address: 2011 Palomar Airport Rd Carlsbad CA 92011
Volunteer Needs: This organization provides free surgery for children with physical deformities. Help is needed with administrative/clerical work and possibly a surgery weekend. Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm, some Saturdays and Sundays 6:00am-5:00pm. All volunteers must complete an application.

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.

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.

Helen Woodward Animal Center

Contact Person: Steve Miller (
Contact Phone: (858) 756-4117 x312
Address: 6523 Helen Woodward Way Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067
Volunteer Needs: No fingerprinting or TB test needed, but volunteers will need to attend an orientation. Volunteers need to be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Research online. The Center requires 2-3 hours per visit. Monday - Friday 9am - 2pm. Volunteers will be working with a supervisor collecting research on sponsorships and communicating with businesses through emails. Volunteers may have the opportunity to help and work an event. There is no direct interaction with animals in this position.

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.

Las Valientes

Contact Person: Ana M. Serrano (
Contact Phone: 760-521-5295
Address: 916 Capistrano Drive Oceanside CA 92058
Volunteer Needs: Interpret for clients and attorneys, assisting with filling out legal forms, restraining order clinic, legal clinics, and recording client's testimonies. College students must be speak Spanish and English, have transportation, and have a thick skin.

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, office, and sorting community donations. Willing to work with students of different disciplines/majors to create projects that meet student needs. 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 children ages 3-5. Monday-Friday 7:30-5:00. *After 16 volunteer hours, TB test is required.

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.

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--Parent Involvement

Contact Person: Rebecca Kirkpatrick (
Contact Phone: 760-471-4210
Address: (Administration) 800 W. Los Vallecitos Blvd San Marcos CA 
Volunteer Needs: Under the direction of the site supervisor, college students will have the opportunity to practice their Spanish skills through various tasks. Students from Spanish 203, will assist with evening parent meetings, provide translations (Spanish/English), assist with sign-in activities, help answer incoming Spanish phone calls and help Spanish speaking walk-in clients. The program serves children from low income families and children with disabilities. To complete a volunteer application, first email Rebecca Kirkpatrick with your name, contact information, time of availability, and location of interest (Oceanside, Vista, Carlsbad, San Marcos or Escondido). All volunteers must complete an application and bring proof of TB clearance.

MADD San Diego County

Contact Person: Alicia Espinoza (
Contact Phone: (858) 564-0780 x6664
Address: 10731 Treena Street, Suite 100 San Diego CA 92131
Volunteer Needs: Numerous volunteer opportunities are available: Victim Impact Panel, Speakers Bureau, Public Awareness Booths, Youth in Action, Law Enforcement Recognition Luncheon, Golf Outing, Walk Like MADD and Tie one on for Safety Campaign. Volunteer job descriptions for each of these areas are available in the Service Learning Office. Application and training required. Must not be involved in current DUI offense. Hours are based on student's interest and MADD projects available.

Magdalena Ecke Family YMCA

Contact Person: Catriona Macdonald (
Contact Phone: (760) 942-9622
Address: 200 Saxony Rd Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist with various youth programs and services. Monday-Wednesday 1:00-5:00, Thursday and Friday 12:00-5:00 and Saturday 8:00-3:00. *A volunteer application, background check (no cost) and child abuse training (online) is required. Some positions require a minimum of 10 hours and some require a minimum of 20 hours.

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 Athletics

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Patrick Conahan (
Contact Phone: (760) 757-2121 x6242
Address: 1 Barnard Drive MS15 Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: Marketing, publicity via social media and other outlets that increase visibility of our service project. Student volunteers will also assist in sorting and bagging shoes. Perfect project for social sciences, environmental sciences, and business (including economics, marketing, communications, and social media). Some hours will be indirect service.

MiraCosta College Basic Skills Special Education Class

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Krista Warren (
Contact Phone: (760) 214-1200
Address: 1831 Mission Ave. Room 121 Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Service learning students are needed to assist learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the classroom at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center located on Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Our students build social and communication skills and benefit from all interactions with others in the community. We especially need hand over hand help in the computer lab (Lab 135). Classes meet Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday and the hours are 12:00-2:35. Please call Krista for more information.

MiraCosta College Basic Skills Special Education Class

Website: None Listed
Contact Person: Leslie Mangini (
Contact Phone: (760) 420-1142
Address: 1831 Mission Avenue Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Service learning students are needed to assist learners with intellectual and developmental disabilities in the classroom at the MiraCosta College Community Learning Center located on Mission Avenue in Oceanside. Our students build social and communication skills and benefit from all interactions with others in the community. We especially need hand over hand help in the computer lab (Lab 135). Classes meet Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday and the hours are 12:15-3:00 PM. You are welcome to come for any part or all of the hours. Please call Leslie for more information.

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).

MiraCosta College Disabled Student Services

Contact Person: Connie Wilbur (
Contact Phone: (760) 795-6658
Address: One Barnard Drive Oceanside CA 92056
Volunteer Needs: In class aides; note takers. Commitment and dependability a must.

MiraCosta Student Health Services

Contact Person: Marge Reyzer (
Contact Phone: (760) 795-6675
Address: MS 10C Oceanside CA 
Volunteer Needs: Assist Health Services Department organizing materials for College Hour, set up outreach booths for health promotion events, assist with advertising creating eye-catching bulletin boards, posters, flyers. Opportunities available at Oceanside and San Elijo Thursdays from 12 – 1:30 pm.

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.

Move Your Feet Before You Eat

Contact Person: Tierra Murguia (
Contact Phone: 760-717-0313
Address: 800 Grand Ave. Suite C Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Opportunities are available in the following areas: events, office assistance, public relations, social media, and technology. Students are also needed to present health and nutrition related workshops to children during after school programs.

Museum of Making Music

Contact Person: Bill Kilpatrick (
Contact Phone: (760) 304-5819
Address: 5790 Armada Dr Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Help with museum gift store, gallery attendant, gallery greeter, curatorial assistance, concerts & various office tasks and other needs as they arise. Docent (adult & senior tour guide) and facilitator (school group tour guide) opportunities are also available; extra training required. Interested parties can apply in person or via the Museum of Making Music website: Volunteer training sessions are scheduled on an “as needed” basis. Prospective volunteers will first have a one-on-one interview with Mr. Kilpatrick. Once participants are selected, an orientation session will be scheduled, followed by a training class which will run once per week, two hours per session. Number of weekly sessions TBD, based on museum needs. Volunteers must serve a minimum of 40 hours per year to maintain their active volunteer status.

Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society

Contact Person: Celeste Chavira (
Contact Phone: (760) 725-6729
Address: PO Box 555006 Camp Pendleton CA 92055
Volunteer Needs: Volunteer opportunities include: receptionist, casework assistance, budget for baby instructors, and thrift shop help. Mon.-Fri. 8:00-4:00.

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 operates North County’s Food Bank, six 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. See North County's Food Bank listing for more information about this program. To become a volunteer, fill out our volunteer application here:

North County Lifeline

Contact Person: Melissa Alcazar (
Contact Phone: (760) 842-6254
Address: 200 Michigan Avenue Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: North County Lifeline is a health and human services provider that serves all of North County. While we have a wide range of programs that we offer to clients, we have a limited number of volunteer and service learning opportunities. We strongly encourage you to review our website before scheduling an interview. Current service learning and volunteer opportunities include: • After school program assistant (including assisting the tutoring club)- 4 positions available – Oceanside Location, 3PM-5PM, minimum one shift per week for the entire semester• Opportunities for hands-on long term volunteering/internships are available in the areas of juvenile diversion/youth development and employment & housing. Some programs/volunteer opportunities may require a minimum commitment of 90 hours. TB test, drug screen and fingerprints are required and paid for by North County Lifeline.

North County's Food Bank

Contact Person: Jeremiah Luster (
Contact Phone: 760-761-1140
Address: 680 Rancheros Drive, Suite 100 San Marcos CA 92069
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers help with every aspect of operations at the food bank: collecting donations, sorting food, packing and distributing food boxes and cleaning. Volunteer opportunities are on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Before your first shift, you need to attend an orientation and training session, which we have at different days and times, usually once per week. The time spent in training will go towards your total service hours. Orientations need to be scheduled ahead of time, no drop-ins. To become a volunteer, fill out our new volunteer application here: North County's Food Bank is operated by North County Community Services (NCCS). NCCS has additional volunteer opportunities available.

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 x92404
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.

Oceanside Public Library

Contact Person: Cheri Noel (
Contact Phone: (760) 435-5564
Address: 330 N. Coast Highway Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Wide variety of opportunities including tutoring, children's services, processing and mending books, computer assistance, bookstores, book sales, and Board members. Background checks are required and paid for by the city. Interested students must first visit Cheri Noel in the Library Administration Dept. to begin the application process. Monday-Saturday: times vary. Prefer volunteers who are willing to make an ongoing commitment to the library (except students studying Library Services).

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.

Operation HOPE

Contact Person: Rose McGreal (
Contact Phone: (760) 583-0678
Address: 859 E Vista Way Vista CA 92081
Volunteer Needs: Operation Hope is a cold weather homeless shelter serving families & single women. SHELTER SEASON RUNS FROM 11/1/2014 – 3/31/2015. Volunteer needs include: reception desk, client interaction, playground & child supervision, homework help, games, arts & crafts, computer help, and provide an educational program for adults/children. Help is also needed with special projects/events. Various shift are available: M-F 3-6 pm and 6- 9pm , Sat & Sun 8am-12noon, 12-4pm, 4-9pm. Volunteer must commit to serving a minimum of 10 hours. Paperwork & background check is required - $15 fee, paid by the volunteer. For the next orientation/training contact Rose, the volunteer coordinator.

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: 760-631-5000 ext. 7144
Address: Various Locations in North County 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.

Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Contact Person: Mary Pilon (
Contact Phone: (760) 753-6413
Address: 389 Requeza St. Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assistance is needed with the RCHS Community Pet Food Bank. The Food Bank is open on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9:00am-11:00am. Pet food and supplies are distributed to people in need. Students must attend an orientation and are asked to complete a minimum of 15-20 hours.

Rancho Santa Fe Historical Society

Contact Person: Sharon Alix (
Contact Phone: (858) 756-9291
Address: PO Box 1 Rancho Santa Fe CA 92067
Volunteer Needs: Assist with answering phones, research, customer service, walking tours, computer (Microsoft Word/Excel), collection and inventory, data entry, and other volunteer opportunities. All volunteers must sign a confidentiality agreement and agree to comply with the rules of the museum.

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, nutrition programs, senior programs, public relations, graphic design, and web design. Hours vary and can be worked in conjunction with your schedule. Summer, seasonal and temporary employment positions available as well. Volunteer application must be completed and background check required; fee for background check is waived if volunteers agree to 20 hours commitment.

San Diego County Library - Vista Branch

Contact Person: Cecilia Rincon (
Contact Phone: 760-643-5100
Address: 700 Eucalyptus Ave Vista CA 92084
Volunteer Needs: No requirements if volunteering less than 15 hours. Students are able to volunteer: Monday-Thursday 9:30am - 8:00pm; Friday-Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm; and Sunday 1:00pm - 5:00pm.

San Diego Superior Court

Contact Person: Annette Wine (Annette.Wine@SDCourt.CA.Gov)
Contact Phone: 760-201-8669
Address: 325 South Melrose Drive Vista CA 92081
Volunteer Needs: Working in jury lounge, assisting in business offices with court runs and filing, information desk, and traffic business. *Minimum of 100 volunteer hours and at least one shift per week. All volunteers must fill out a volunteer application, be fingerprinted, and have a background check.

San Dieguito Heritage Museum

Contact Person: Barbara Grice (
Contact Phone: (760) 693-1871
Address: 450 Quail Gardens Drive Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Help process museum acquisitions, file archives, prepare index for museum albums, create promotional materials, and more. The Museum is open Thursday-Sunday from 12:00-4:00. Volunteer times can be adjusted to suit volunteer needs.

San Elijo Lagoon Conservancy

Contact Person: Nick Regoli (
Contact Phone: (760) 436-3944 x709
Address: P.O. Box 230634 Encinitas CA 92023
Volunteer Needs: Help conserve the pristine San Elijo Lagoon Ecological Reserve through habitat restoration, scientific monitoring, and environmental education. Long-term internships are available for committed volunteers. Visit the SELC website to RSVP for a volunteer event, submit an application for an internship or learn more about the wildlife of the Reserve. Keep it wild!

Santa Margarita Elementary School

Contact Person: Donna Wilkins (
Contact Phone: (760) 901-7900
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.

Seacrest Village Retirement Communities

Contact Person: Bailey Seibel (
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. Email is the preferred method of communication.

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Contact Person: Andrea Loyko (
Contact Phone: (760) 436-7986
Address: 137 N. El Camino Real Encinitas CA 92024
Volunteer Needs: Assist with compost bins used for demonstrations and assist with tending the garden. No prior composting or gardening knowledge necessary. Volunteers work closely with a master composter. Hours are Tuesday's and Thursday's with various shifts available between 9:00-4:00 PM.

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. Volunteers are also needed to help in our school garden and Computer tech lab. 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.

Sustainable Surplus Exchange

Contact Person: Sue Prelozni (
Contact Phone: (760) 736-4416
Address: 2647 Gateway Road, #105-404 Carlsbad CA 92009
Volunteer Needs: If you are environmentally minded, our organization needs you! Students are able to volunteer in any of several areas that will convert to real life skills: event/program coordination, social media/marketing, fund raising and community outreach. Hours are flexible Mon- Thurs, as most work is done virtually. Events are usually held on Tuesday or Thursday afternoons (after school).

Temple Heights Elementary School

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.

Teri Inc.

Contact Person: Laura Kauffman (
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.

Tri-City Hospital Auxiliary

Contact Person: Sandy Tucker
Contact Phone: (760) 949-3126
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. All interested should register through the website. Fall 2014 orientation dates: September 10, October 8, and November 12, 9:00-11:30 a.m.

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. Minimum 8-week commitment, 2 hours per week.

Vista Community Clinic

Contact Person: Jessica Barnes (
Contact Phone: (760) 631-5000 x8115
Address: 465 La Tortuga Drive, Suite 210 Vista CA 92081
Volunteer Needs: The only volunteer position at this time is clerical assistance. Students must commit to a minimum of 40 hours. Occasionally other opportunities may be available.

Wild Wonders, Inc.

Contact Person: Jackie Navarro (
Contact Phone: (760) 630-9230
Address: P.O. Box 2771 Carlsbad CA 92008
Volunteer Needs: Volunteers are needed to serve as Keeper Aides Mon.-Sun. 8am-12pm. Gain experience with exotic animals at a local non-profit conservation and education facility through duties such as assisting staff with general husbandry (cleaning cages and distributing diets), socializing animals, and occasional education programs and events. Must be in good physical condition (able to lift 50 pounds) and able to commit to 4 shifts per month. Volunteers are also needed to help with marketing and development needs. Duties would include implementing the organization's business plan while following the institutional mission, database entry (excel, access). All volunteers must pay a $25.00 orientation fee.

Women's Resource Center

Contact Person: Arnita Moore (
Contact Phone: (760) 757-3500 x122
Address: 1963 Apple St. Oceanside CA 92054
Volunteer Needs: Students are needed to assist with children's activities and in the thrift store. Thrift store volunteer hours are: Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm. Children's activities hours are: Monday 6-7:30pm, Wednesday 6-7:30pm and Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm. Students must 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).

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.

Wounded Warrior Homes

Contact Person: Gigi Irvin or Mia Roseberry (
Contact Phone: 760-483-3553
Address: 827 Plumosa Avenue Vista CA 92081
Volunteer Needs: Students needed to assist with office work, graphic design (Illustrator), social media, event planning, and data entry. Hours needed: Monday-Friday 9-3, and occasional weekends for events. Complete volunteer application in Service Learning office, and an interview may also be required.