Volunteering in San Diego

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities
Looking for ways to give back and spread cheer during the New Year? Here are some things you can do to help, right from the comfort of your home!
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Volunteer Program

Our volunteers are vital to the ongoing success of The Arc of San Diego. They come from all walks of life with the common pursuit of making a difference in the lives of others. Over 200 dedicated people help The Arc carry out its mission of empowering individuals to achieve their life goals each year. As an organization, we do everything to ensure you have the best experience volunteering in our programs. From a comprehensive training program to continued staff support, we want every volunteer experience to be rewarding and fulfilling. Contact us today to schedule an interview, and together we can determine how you will best be able to help The Arc!

Leadership Opportunities:
The Arc of San Diego invites community and business leaders who share and support the vital interests of our organization to serve on our Board of Directors, Chapter Advisory Boards, and Committees. For more information regarding these leadership opportunities, click here.

Ready to make a difference? Please contact Alba Sanchez, Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator, at (619) 685-1175, ext. 292 or via email.

Volunteer Documents

Program Support:

*Due to COVID-19, several of our on-site volunteer opportunities are currently suspended. For more details, contact Alba Sanchez, Marketing & Community Outreach Coordinator at (619) 685-1175 ext. 292 or via email. 

Classroom Assistant

Assist staff in developing and implementing activities at one of our centers
located across San Diego County. Subjects often include: arts & crafts,
computers, fitness, and much more!

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Music Classroom Asssitant
Assist with developing and implementing music-related activities (Performance, Choirs, Dance) 
at The Arc of San Diego's Sol and Ruth Gerber Family Center in Chula Vista. 

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Exercise Guide
Assist our program participants in developing and maintaining a healthy
and active lifestyle.

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Personal and Leisure Services (PALS) Volunteer
Make a difference and gain practical experience with this volunteer
opportunity in San Diego. PALS is looking for outgoing, empathetic,
patient, and understanding individuals who would like to work with
teens and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities
in a recreation setting. Recreational outings include but are not limited
to: rock climbing, dances, movies, plays, baseball games,
cooking classes, museums, amusement parks, and arts & crafts.

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Marketing & Development
Volunteer in San Diego as a Marketing & Development intern and assist
with the implementation of The Arc's marketing & development plan to
increase awareness and visibility of our organization while raising much
needed funds. This opportunity is suitable for current college students
and new graduates looking for professional grant writing and fundraising experience.

Click here for more information about our Marketing & Development Internship

Personal & Leisure Services
Would you like to make a difference in the lives of adults with disabilities
while earning your CTRS certification? The Arc of San Diego's Personal &
Leisure Services is offering an internship for 14 weeks, 560 hours to
undergraduate and graduate students.

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Community Living Services Volunteer (NEW!)
Do you want to play an integral role in the daily functions of a program at one of
the largest nonprofits in San Diego County? The Community Living Services
Volunteer will assist staff in the daily operations of the Community Living Services
program, which includes communicating with clients, families and San Diego 
Regional Center coordinators to coordinate services, among other duties! 

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Front Desk Assistant

Take advantage of our volunteer opportunities in San Diego by joining
our dynamic and dedicated administrative staff. You will assist with
administrative duties such as: managing projects, maintaining databases,
conducting research, copying, filing, and more!

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Hands on Projects:

Hands-On Project Team Leader

Assist The Arc of San Diego with a variety of one-time events such as:
dances and facility renovation projects that both directly and indirectly
benefit program participants.

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Special Events:

Special Event Volunteer
Assist staff in coordinating, organizing, and implementing special
event activities such as fundraising events that both directly and
indirectly benefit program participants.

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The Arc of San Diego is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All participants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, national origin, veteran, ancestry, age, religion, disability, citizenship status or any other group protected by the law.

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