The San Diego Sheriff’s Department offers undergraduate and graduate school students an exciting insider’s view of the department’s operations and provides an opportunity to explore the many career opportunities within the department. You’ll be working with Deputy Sheriffs and Civilian Staff personnel on important cases and management issues and may be exposed to other law enforcement agencies. You’ll feel like you’re a part of the department…because you are.
The San Diego Police Department offers internships to college students on an ongoing basis. Benefits of an internship include college credit for work experience and training (paid positions are available on a limited basis), and the satisfaction in giving back to the community. Interns help the Department carry out many vital and support functions and also help develop closer links to the communities of San Diego.
STAR/PAL (Sports Training, Academics, Recreation/Police Athletic League) is a nonprofit organization that provides over 10,000 youth services annually in inner-city neighborhoods throughout the city and county of San Diego. By bringing youth and law enforcement officers together in this manner, STAR/PAL helps build safer communities in the future.
Volunteers assist the City’s workforce in enhancing services to the public by performing tasks beyond the capacity and scope of current City employees, including fundraising efforts.
We believe everyone should have the chance to make a difference. That’s why we make it easy for good people and good causes to connect. We’ve connected millions of people with a great place to volunteer and helped tens of thousands of organizations better leverage volunteers to create real impact.
Compassionate, dedicated volunteers are needed in all areas of our shelters. It’s important to us that volunteering be a full and meaningful experience for everyone who participates. We recruit new volunteers for our general program on an every-other-month basis, giving us time to meet the hundreds of people who submit applications and make sure they are properly trained and placed in an appropriate program before they begin. Other locations: Oceanside: (760) 757-4357, 572 Airport Road, Oceanside, CA 92058 and Escondido: (760) 888-2275, 3450 E. Valley Parkway, Escondido, CA 92027
Women’s Resource Center (WRC) is dedicated to providing the highest quality supportive services, counseling, shelter and education to North San Diego County women, children and men involved in or threatened by domestic violence or sexual assault.
The face of hunger in San Diego has changed. Many people associate the Food Bank with those who are homeless, but the majority of the people we feed are low-income individuals and families who have homes but struggle daily to put food on the table. And increasingly in this tough economic climate middle class families are now seeking help from the Food Bank.
Call: 1-866-350-FOOD (3663)
Numerous locations throughout San Diego County. Call or visit website to search for the food distribution site closest to you.
Brother Benno’s was started by Harold and Kay Kutler as a Soup Kitchen in downtown Oceanside. They named it after Brother Benno Garrity, a Benedictine monk who was well known for his tireless service to the poor in the Oceanside area. The first meal was served on October 21, 1983; and Brother Benno himself made a big cauldron of soup at his abbey and brought it to the little house that bore his name. For the first few years, those who came to the Kitchen were mainly street people. Now most of our guests are the working poor (parents and children who struggle on a daily basis for their most basic needs), the disabled, and low-income senior citizens. In order to provide these needs, Brother Benno’s has expanded its services beyond food
Interfaith Community Services, was founded in 1982 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless, and underserved people in North San Diego County. Separately, these congregations were providing relief to people in need, but by creating Interfaith they were better able to collaborate to make a bigger impact on the needs of people in our community. As participation grew, Interfaith evolved into broad continuum of programs and services that provides the tools and resources people in crisis need to stabilize and rebuild their lives. These programs are organized into nine main areas: food and basic needs, shelters and housing, family and social services, employment services, children and youth programs, senior services, veterans assistance, addiction recovery, and community connections. Under these department headings are numerous programs covering a broad spectrum of support. Programs are designed to overlap so that each client receives as many services as necessary for his/her specific situation.