Open Positions

AFTER-SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS (HOMEWORK ASSISTANCE & ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES) – RECRUITMENT CLOSED UNTIL NOV/DEC 2019

SAY San Diego has after-school programs at more than 40 schools in San Diego County. Volunteers are needed to provide homework help or enrichment activities (sports, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, STEAM) to children in elementary and middle school. Volunteers work a minimum of one hour per week and commit to volunteer for a minimum of four months. Note: after-school programs start at 2:30pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm, depending on the school. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you must have availability during program hours.

Recruitment for after-school program volunteers has CLOSED for the fall semester. If you are interested in volunteering, please email the Volunteer Engagement Manager at *protected email* in November or December 2019, for a start date in January 2020.

  • Dates/Hours: Scheduling is based on availability of volunteers and the needs of each school. Volunteers set individual schedules with school Site Supervisors.
  • Location: One of over 40 schools; location decided based on closest proximity to the volunteer’s work/school/home
  • Total number of hours: Starting in January, a minimum of one hour per week, for a minimum of four months
  • Volunteers must be at least 18 years old

If you are interested in this opportunity or have questions, please write directly to Agnes Zsigovics, Volunteer Engagement Manager at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@reet1569026255nulov1569026255 during the months of November or December 2019.

COMMUNICATIONS VOLUNTEER (SOCIAL MEDIA FOCUS) – SAN DIEGO MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER

SAY San Diego is looking for a volunteer to provide social media support at our Healthy Start Military Family Resource Center (MFRC). The volunteer will update social media platforms, post and distribute information on the San Diego Military Family Collaborative website, conduct Facebook Live sessions, moderate/encourage comments after live streams, and support the development of marketing materials.

MFRC serves active duty, transitioning, and veteran military personnel and their families. The MFRC strengthens families and communities by offering connections to resources such as food, housing, counseling, financial assistance, parenting classes and support groups, and more. The center also provides yoga classes to military spouses.

  • Starting: Immediate start date
  • Location: MFRC – 3487 Santo Road, San Diego, CA 92124 (Murphy Canyon)
  • Hours: TBD; volunteer work will be during regular operating hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm) AND on the 3rd Thursday of each month
  • Time Commitment: 5-10 hours weekly for a minimum of 4 months
  • Volunteer must be at least 18 years old

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@reet1569026255nulov1569026255 or visit https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3142718.jsp.

VOLUNTEER RECEPTIONIST POOL – FRONT DESK

SAY San Diego is looking for volunteers who have interest and the potential availability to act in the role of receptionist.
A few times a month, we have gaps in our coverage of the front desk. Volunteers mainly greet guests and accept packages. Volunteer receptionists do not have to manage phone lines. If you join the pool, you will receive emails with information on opportunities to fill in at reception. When you receive an email requesting assistance, you can respond if you can fill in.

  • Available immediately
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: 4775 Viewridge Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 (Kearny Mesa area)
  • Shifts usually last for three hours, sometime between 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@reet1569026255nulov1569026255 or visit https://www.volunteermatch.org/search/opp3092202.jsp

RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT VOLUNTEER POOL – ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT

SAY San Diego is looking for volunteers who have interest and the potential availability to volunteer with our Resource Development (RD) team. This department is responsible for fundraising events, communications/marketing, grants, and sharing the story of SAY San Diego to inspire others to support SAY’s mission.

Periodically, RD is in need of one-time support with administrative/miscellaneous tasks. Tasks can include: sorting, organizing, filing, copying, creating folders, and assisting with mailings. If you join the pool, you will receive emails with information on opportunities to volunteer. When you receive an email requesting assistance, you can respond if you can fill in.

  • Available immediately
  • Hours: TBD
  • Location: 4775 Viewridge Avenue, San Diego, CA 92123 (Kearny Mesa area)
  • Shifts usually last for three hours, sometime between 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday

For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@reet1569026255nulov1569026255.

Special Events & Projects

Holiday Hopes

Create joy and wonder in the lives of San Diego families whose pressing needs can overshadow their winter holidays. SAY San Diego’s Holiday Hopes campaign offers several ways to spread the warmth to families in need, including Adopt a Family. This holiday program assists low-income SAY families & children. Volunteers sort, organize, wrap, load, and unload on pick up & drop off days. For more information, contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager.

Play 4 SAY

Dedicated volunteers make our annual event, Play 4 SAY, a meaningful way for business professionals, local leaders, and SAY supporters to be kids for a day at a friendly lawn games tournament. On a Thursday in July, teams compete in rounds of Bocce, Corn Hole, and Ladder Golf, and a Giant Tumble Tower playoff. The day also includes tasty refreshments and a silent auction.

Prom Drive

SAY San Diego hosts an annual Prom Drive through our Crawford Community Connection program. The Prom Drive provides free donated dress, tuxedos, suits, shoes, and accessories to Crawford High School seniors with financial need. During the month of May, volunteers are needed to sort, organize, and display donations. Volunteers also help students select clothing and accessories.

Back to School

Every year countless San Diego youth come to school without the essential school supplies they need because their families cannot afford them. SAY San Diego helps thousands of children and teens get the basic supplies they need to start the year off right. Volunteers are needed to sort and organize school supplies during the month of August.

Dia de los Muertos Celebration in City Heights

Each October, SAY San Diego participates in the Dia de los Muertos celebration in City Heights. This free event brings together community members and organizations to celebrate the importance of Dia de los Muertos. Participants use culturally appropriate material and traditional alters to celebrate those who have passed away. Altars are displayed as a way to educate and provide enjoyment to attendees. Volunteers are needed to help set up the venue in the morning and clean up in the late afternoon.

Ongoing Opportunities

After School Volunteers

SAY San Diego has after-school programs at more than 40 schools in San Diego County Volunteers are needed to provide homework help or enrichment activities (sports, dance, yoga, arts & crafts, STEAM) to children in elementary and middle school. Volunteers work a minimum of one hour per week and commit to volunteer for a minimum of four months. Note: after-school programs start at 2:30pm, 3:00pm, and 4:00pm, depending on the school. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, you must have availability during program hours.

Recruitment for after-school program volunteers happens twice a year – in July (for a September start) and November (for a January start). Please email the Volunteer Engagement Manager at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@reet1569026255nulov1569026255 in July or November to express interest.

Tutoring

Tutor an elementary, middle, or high school student on a one-to-one basis at one of our locations. Needed in a variety of academic subjects, tutors do more than help improve grades—they also help build self-esteem and instill confidence! One session per week is the minimum.

O’Farrell Volunteers

Provide support for students at our O’Farrell Community School location. Volunteers are needed for a wide range of duties whether it be assisting students with homework and tutoring, office administration assistance, or even helping with P.E. classes!

Teen Court

SAY San Diego’s Teen Court is designed to provide diversion services for juveniles involved with the justice system for the first time, who accept responsibility for their offense and agree to have a binding sentence selected by a jury of their peers. Successful completion of program requirements ensures that the charge will not be moved forward to Juvenile Court and the minor will not have an arrest on his/her record.

  • Volunteers are needed to serve as judges. Volunteer judges must have a law degree and be available to volunteer at least once a month.
  • Volunteers are needed to serve as case assistants.
  • Youth volunteers are needed to serve as peer jury members. Youth volunteers must be high school students. Note this is the only program in which SAY San Diego allows volunteers under the age of 18.

If you are interested in Teen Court, please contact Yesenia Barragan directly at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@naga1569026255rraby1569026255 or 619.285.4405.

Administrative Support

Volunteers can also assist in an office setting. Various departments often need administrative support, but these opportunities are not always available. If there is a need, you will see the position listed under Open Positions.

Group Opportunities

If you are interested in a volunteer opportunity for a group to work together, our Play 4 SAY event in July is a great way to get involved. We recruit approximately 70 volunteers starting in mid-May. If you would like to form a group, please contact the Volunteer Engagement Manager at gro.o1569026255geidn1569026255asyas1569026255@reet1569026255nulov1569026255 as soon as possible for more information.

Although we do not have other volunteer opportunities for large groups at this time, we would love to hear your ideas.