One of the most valuable gifts you can give is time.

The Lucky Duck Foundation needs event volunteers. The Swing & Soirée would not be possible without passionate, dedicated, and energetic people like you. If you’re interested in sharing your time with the Lucky Duck Foundation for event planning and preparation or on the day of the event, email events@luckyduckfoundation.org.

For those volunteers looking for year-round opportunities, the Lucky Duck Foundation suggests you volunteer with our collaborative partners as your time keeps their daily operations going. If you’re interested in volunteering, please connect with our partners.

Alpha Project San Diego

Alpha Project is a human services organization that serves over 4,000 men, women, and children each day. Services include affordable housing, residential substance abuse treatment, supportive housing for people with special needs, necessary and emergency services for the homeless, transportation assistance, mental health counseling, employment training, preparation and placement, emergency shelter, HIV/AIDS, education, outreach and prevention, and community services.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities with Alpha Project, contact:
MJ Paullus at 619-542-1877 or officemanager2@alphaproject.org.

Family Health Centers of San Diego

For more than four decades, Family Health Centers of San Diego’s (FHCSD) has provided affordable, high-quality health care and support services to all people, with a commitment to the uninsured, low-income and medically underserved. They provide care to more than 190,000 patients citywide.

To inquire about special events volunteer opportunities with Family Health Centers of San Diego, contact Anthony White, at 619-515-2370 or anthonyw@fhcsd.org.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities within the clinic, contact Renee Gillenwater at reneeb@fhcsd.org or visit their volunteer site.

Father Joe’s Villages

The mission of Father Joe’s Villages is to prevent and end homelessness, one life at a time. Established in 1950 to serve San Diegans experiencing homelessness and poverty, they have grown to include a comprehensive campus and scattered-site programs that house over 2,000 people nightly.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities with Father Joe’s Villages, contact Volunteer Services at 619-645-6411, volunteer@neighbor.org, or visit their volunteer site.

Feeding San Diego

Feeding San Diego is the leading hunger relief organization in the county, providing 26 million meals with dignity to San Diego residents facing hunger last year. They have been innovating new logistical, technological, and relationship-building solutions to the problem of food insecurity since 2007. They provide food and resources to a network of more than 260 neighborhood partners serving 63,000 children, families and seniors each week.

Feeding San Diego relies heavily on volunteer service -from individuals age 6 and up to groups. For more information, contact Volunteer Services at 858-452-3663 x100, volunteersd@feedingsandiego.org, or visit their volunteer site.

Helen Woodward Animal Center

HWAC is a unique, private non-profit organization in San Diego County committed to the philosophy of people helping animals and animals helping people. Staying true to their philosophy, HWAC created the “Pets Without Walls” program to help homeless San Diegans by keeping their pets fed and healthy. The bond between people experiencing homelessness and their pets is strong.

HWAC needs pet-loving people, ages 14 and up, to volunteer in order to make all of their programs work. To learn about opportunities available including in-office to hosting pet food drives, visit their volunteer page or contact Megan McCarty, volunteers@animalcenter.org, or 858-756-4117 ext. 305.

Interfaith Community Services

Interfaith Community Services was founded in 1979 by several diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless and underserved people in San Diego County.  By combining forces they were able to collaborate to make a bigger impact on the needs of the people in our community. Interfaith evolved into a broad continuum of programs and services that provide the tools and resources people in crisis need to stabilize and rebuild their lives including nutrition and basic needs, employment, self-sufficiency and supportive services, behavioral health and recovery, and housing.

Interfaith Community Services relies on the volunteers with a varied skillset. From legal aid volunteers, to delivery drivers, to nutrition specialists, your experience is valued at Interfaith Community Services. For more information on opportunities available, visit their volunteer page.

Regional Task Force on the Homeless

RTFHSD is an integrated array of stakeholders committed to preventing and alleviating homelessness in San Diego. We provide essential data and insights on the issue of homelessness, informing policy and driving system design and performance. The goal of RTFH is to end homelessness in the San Diego region. RTFH coordinates WeAllCount, the federally mandated annual census of homeless persons known as the Point-in-Time-Count (PITC) conducted in January. The PITC is meant to be a one-day snapshot of persons living either on the streets or in short-term shelters.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities for We All Count, contact Kat Durant at 858-292-7627 ext. 22 or kathryn.durant@rtfhsd.org, or Brandon Torres at 858-292-7627 ext. 19 or brandon.torres@rtfhsd.org, or visit their volunteer site.

Veterans Village of San Diego

VVSD has served veterans since 1981 and is dedicated to “Leave No One Behind.” Nationally recognized as the leader in helping homeless military veterans, VVSD is the only program of its kind in the United States. Each year VVSD provides services to more than 2,000 military veterans throughout San Diego County.

To inquire about volunteer opportunities with Veterans Village of San Diego, contact: Volunteer Services at 619-393-2011 or volunteer@vvsd.net.

Our most vulnerable neighbors need your help.