SAY San Diego is not accepting new volunteers. Our volunteer program is presently on hold. Periodically, you can check the following site for any updates on volunteer opportunities:


SAY San Diego relies on volunteers to make a positive difference for kids, families and communities. Volunteers bring a wealth of experience and a fresh perspective. While most of our volunteers work directly with youth, SAY San Diego also needs volunteers to help with office work, special events, and projects. Each year, volunteers contributed more than 15,000 hours to SAY San Diego!

The SAY San Diego Volunteer Experience

SAY San Diego wants you to have a successful and fulfilling volunteer experience.  Our volunteers receive appropriate training for their position and on-going support throughout their time with us.  Volunteer placements are made based on program needs, availability, and your interests and strengths.  In order to provide consistency to the children, youth, and families SAY San Diego serves, all volunteers in an ongoing position are asked to make a commitment of 4 months to 1 year, depending on the program for which you volunteer.

“I never would have thought I would speak to my high school student body about volunteer work, but SAY made it easier for me because I grew to become passionate about volunteering. I am certain that I will continue to volunteer with SAY in the years to come.”
-Andrea, volunteer youth tutor

Volunteer Philosophy

Volunteers are key partners in SAY San Diego’s mission to help children, youth, families and our communities. Volunteers provide their time, energy and skills to help with a variety of SAY San Diego programs and events. We welcome the contributions that volunteers bring to SAY. Their help is embraced, valued and appreciated. SAY is committed to providing growth and development for those who choose to contribute their time and talents. We hope you can join us.


National Leader in Volunteer Management

Since 2018, SAY San Diego is a proud Service Enterprise. We are one of 300 Service Enterprises nationwide that have committed to strategically engaging volunteer time and talent to deliver on mission. SAY San Diego is deeply committed to integrating volunteers into all facets of our work. We strive to leverage volunteers and their skills throughout our agency. Click here to read more about SAY’s certification with Points of Light.

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