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Foothiller students and parents: Below is a list of various opportunities for students. We do not endorse nor are we affiliated with any of the programs listed below.  We are just passing along information about the programs that advertise to Grossmont. Please feel free to research any program in which you may be interested.  Grossmont only provides information as a community service.

Volunteer & Job Opportunities

 

RUEBEN H. FLEET SCIENCE CENTER - VOLUNTEERING FOR STUDENTS

The Rueben H. Fleet Science Center is seeking high school volunteers for its many programs, especially as volunteer Museum Ambassadors and Origins of life Technicians.  For more information, please visit our website, www.rhfleet.org/volunteer

 

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY 

http://www.cancer.org
Phone: 619-682-7419 (Local contact: Ann Marino)

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS (San Diego - Imperial County Chapter)

www.sdarc.org
3650 5th Ave San Diego, CA 92103-4220 

E-mail: info@sdarc.org      

Phone: 619-542-7400 

Red Cross youth (15-18 years) and young adult (19-24 years) volunteers make a difference every day. Young people have enthusiasm and talent to offer. We can help them develop leadership skills and channel these qualities. Youth volunteers are actively involved in their communities.

Start a Red Cross Club in your school by contacting Brittany.rhyne@redcross.org to receive your student guide and we’ll work with you step-by-step, or become involved in some of the areas listed above. Leadership development camps are offered during the spring and summer. Training is necessary.

 

ANIMAL SHELTERS SAN DIEGO HUMANE SOCIETY 

www.sdhumane.org 
The San Diego Humane Society and SPCA 
5500 Gaines Street San Diego, CA 92110

Phone: 619-243-3406 
Minors must be a minimum of 14 years old to volunteer. All youth volunteers must have reliable transportation and a parent or guardian's consent to volunteer. Minors 14 - 15 years old must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and can only assist with our rabbits & guinea pigs. Minors 16-17 years old may volunteer alone and can assist in departments that do not specify a minimum age requirement. Minor volunteers must meet the commitment requirement for the department they are volunteering in. Community service volunteers (over age 13) are selected on an as-needed basis.

Education: Minors may volunteer to assist with Pet Pals events and Animal Adventure Camp. Community Programs interview required. For more information on program qualifications, please call Youth Education at (619) 299-7012 ext.2251

 

BIRCH AQUARIUM 
aquarium.ucsd.edu 

Email: volunteers@siomail.ucsd.edu

Phone (858)822-4934 

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and  must be able to commit to working a minimum of four shifts per month for a period of at least six months. We are open from 9am to 5pm seven days a week, and most shifts are 9:00am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-5:00pm. Please note that all volunteer and internship positions at the Birch Aquarium at Scripps are unpaid. 

 

BEACH CLEAN UP
 www.ilacsd.org

Email: volunteers@ilacsd.org   

Phone: (619) 291-0103 ext.3003
Through outreach, community involvement, and example, I Love A Clean San Diego leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.

 

GROSSMONT GARDENS CONVALESCENT HOME

www.healthcaregrp.com   
5480 Marengo Ave. La Mesa, CA 91942
Phone: (619) 463-0281 

 

GUARDIAN ANGELS PROGRAM

guardianangelvolunteers.org

Email: GuardianAngel@glenner.org

Phone: 619-543-4700

Volunteer your time to help minimize Senior Social Isolation and Loneliness.  No experience necessary. Choose Where and Whenyou volunteer.  Over 150 service sites throughout the county.

 

 

REGENCY PARK LA MESA RETIREMENT RESIDENCE 
5740 Lake Murray Blvd. La Mesa, CA 91942 

Phone: (619) 464-6801 (Activities Director)

 

 

EL CAJON COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION

www.downtownelcajon.com 
168 East Main Street El Cajon, CA 92020 

Phone: (619) 401-8858
Must be at least 14 years of age and have parent permission if younger than 18. Must attend volunteer interview/orientation.  Must review and sign volunteer code of conduct and waiver.

 

FOCAS Friends of County Animal Shelters

http://www.focas-sandiego.org 
Phone: (619) 685-3536 
This organization in San Diego is a volunteer, non-profit organization formed to provide shelter to animals: North (Carlsbad), South (Bonita), and Central San Diego. 

 

FOOD BANK 
http://www.sandiegofoodbank.org

Email: tbrown@sandiegofoodbank.org (Volunteer Coordinator)

 

GIRL SCOUTS
San Diego-Imperial Council, Inc. 
1231 Upas Street San Diego, CA 92103 
Phone: 619.298.8391 or 800.643.4798.

  

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY

www.sdhfh.org
10222 San Diego Mission Road San Diego CA 92108
Phone: (619) 283-4663

Building for the future through Habitat for Humanity, young people have the opportunity to put faith into action, to partner with a diverse group of people, and to make a positive impact in their communities. We strongly encourage youth groups to participate in making a difference! Youth under age 16 are not allowed on construction sites; however, participating in awareness activities and fundraising is a great way for young people to get involved with Habitat. Coins for Habitat, building playhouses for fundraisers, starting school chapters of Habitat and promoting the Aluminum Cans Build Habitat Homes program are just a few of the many opportunities. Volunteers age 16 and older are welcome at construction sites. It is up to the house leaders for a given house project to decide what duties youth volunteers may do at a work site. This decision will be made for each house and could vary from week to week. Activities can include all phases of construction except those activities involving power tools and heavy machinery. Volunteers aged 16 and 17 who are present on the job site must have a release signed by a parent or guardian allowing permission to volunteer on a construction site. Only individuals over age 18 are permitted to do actual construction, but 16 and 17-year-olds may help on-site with painting and cleanup duties. To ensure proper supervision, there will be a minimum of one adult for every two volunteers under the age of 18. Again, it is highly recommended that a parent or guardian accompany their child to the site.

 

HOSPICE 

8881 Fletcher Parkway La Mesa, Ca. 91941 
Volunteer Coordinator: Debbie Patenaude

Phone: (619) 667-1900

 

ALVARADO HOSPITAL 
6655 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA  92120
Phone: (619) 229-4619

 

 

RADY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL SAN DIEGO
3020 Childrens Way, San Diego, CA  92123
Phone: (858) 966-4021 and  www.chsd.org

 

SHARP GROSSMONT HOSPITAL JUNIOR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
www.sharp.com 

Phone: 619-644-4175 - Volunteer Information

 

All applicants must meet the following criteria:
            Must be 14 years or older and in high school
            Have a minimum 3.0 GPA
            Good citizenship         
Expected commitment:
            You MUST be able to commit for a minimum of one year. 
            Commitment is one day per week – the shift is 3-1/2 hours.
Available Shift Times are:  
            Monday through Friday: 4:00 pm – 7:30 pm (some exceptions)
            Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 am – 12:30 pm and 12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

 Please note: Sharp Grossmont does not accept students who are seniors in high school due to the year commitment requirement of the program. Seniors are welcome to apply to Sharp’s college or adult program once they graduate high school.

Go to this link for more information and an application: http://www.sharp.com/grossmont/volunteer-application-process.cfm.

 

 

LA MESA COMMUNITY SERVICES 
4975 Memorial Drive La Mesa, CA 91941 
Phone:  (619) 667-1333 
Contact: Michele Greenberg-McClung mgreenberg-mcclung@ci.la-mesa.ca.us

 

 

LIBRARIES 
www.sdcl.org (click on branch listings)

 

LA MESA BRANCH
8055 University Avenue La Mesa, CA 91941 
Phone: (619) 469-2151

 

EL CAJON BRANCH
201 E. Douglas El Cajon, CA 92020 
Phone: (619) 588-3718 
Handicap accessible

 

LEMON GROVE BRANCH
8073 Broadway Lemon Grove, CA 91945 
Phone: (619) 463-9819 
Handicap accessible

 

SPRING VALLEY BRANCH
836 Kempton Street Spring Valley, CA 91977 
Phone: (619) 463-3006 

Handicap accessible

 

MARCH OF DIMES 
www.sandiego.modimes.org 

San Diego-Imperial Division 
9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 250, San Diego,CA 92123-4383 
Phone: (858) 576-1211 

 

MEALS ON WHEELS 
http://www.meals-on-wheels.org

2254 San Diego Ave. Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92110 

 

MISSION TRAILS REGIONAL PARK 
Visitor Center Director & Volunteer Opportunities 

Email: dlee@mtrp.org
Phone: (619) 668-3278 (David Lee) 

 

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS FOUNDATION 
www.mfpacific.org 

8840 Complex Dr San Diego, CA 92123 
Coordinators: Linda or Julie

Phone: (760) 448-8400

 

 

READ
READ San Diego is a literacy program for families with children under 5 years of age. There are various programs available in English and Spanish. Teens ages 13 and up will volunteer with the Children's Literacy program. Students 18 years and up will assist with the Adult Literacy program. 

Email: readstaff@sandiego.gov 
Phone: (619) 527-5475 

 

RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE 
3101 Berger Avenue San Diego, California 92123 
Email: grivers@rmhcsd.org

Phone:  (858) 292-7413 (Gabi)

 

 

SALVATION ARM
6737 University Ave., San Diego, Ca. 
Phone: (619) 269-1498 
The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center (RJKCCC) is a 12-acre family support, education, recreation, and cultural arts center.

 

 

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
http://www.svdpv.org 
Email: volunteer@neighbor.org

Phone: (619) 645-6411 (General Information)

Phone: (619) 687-1073 (Volunteer Coordinator)

 

TUTORS WANTED

Email: momentumtutoring@cox.net

Looking for SMART, ENTHUSIASTIC, RESPONSIBLE individuals that want to make a difference. Two location in Santee; on campus at Carlton Oaks School and 9500 Cuyamaca Street, Suite 101. Tutors most needed Monday - Thursday from 2:00-6:00pm.   

 

 

UNITED WAY OF SAN DIEGO 
http://national.unitedway.org
Adventure in Service!
For information in San Diego area go to:  http://apps.unitedway.org/myuw/luindex.cfm

 

 

EVERYONE A READER PROGRAM

http://www.sdcoe.net/lret/la/ear
Murray Manor Elementary School
8305 El Paso Street La Mesa, CA 91942

Email: medlin.sherri@gmail.com
Phone: (619) 204-1393 (Sherri Medlin-Site Coordinator)
Please contact Sherri Medlin to get signed up to tutor at Murray Manor Elementary.

 

 

ADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
For a list of additional opportunities for volunteering in San Diego, visit these links:
http://volunteersandiego.com  
www.volunteermatch.org  
www.servenet.org