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Nonprofit Agencies

Nonprofit Agencies

*The agencies listed below may have volunteer opportunities available for teens.  If the agency contact has changed, you may need to Google the agency itself to find the updated contact info for their volunteer coordinator.  ►Click here for a downloadable list of Nonprofits.


Feeding America

Volunteer Coordinator: Alicia Saake   (858) 768-7422 x 100



SD Food Bank

Volunteer Director: Sylvia Fiero  (858) 527-1419

Project Coordinator: Xavier Hernandez (858) 863-5115 x 15

Bread of Life Rescue Mission

Kimberly Wokeman (760) 415-6166

Director: Raylene Bassett (760) 458-2612 


Habitat for Humanity

Volunteer Coordinator: Shayna Hensley (619) 906-4486, (619) 283-4663 x316

youth hostel volunteer coordinator: Amelia Barrett  619-525-1531 x304


Community Resource Center in Encinitas

Volunteer Coordinator: Susie Colby
 (760) 753-1156 x1305 (Susie)


Women's Resource Center

*With your parents, you can volunteer to coordinate a party for the children on their site.  Contact them to make arrangements.

Director of Residential Services: Lindsay Samson (760) 757-3500 x 121

Jill Morgan (760) 757-3500 

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American Red Cross

Start a Red Cross High School Volunteer Club:

Madison Victor (619) 542-7400 

Joseph Lenihan

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Batiquitos Lagoon

Volunteer Coordinator: Barbara Farley (760) 929-8799 

President/Board Member: Fred Sanquist   (760) 931-0800


Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Discovery Center

 (760) 804-1969

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SD River Park Foundation

Outreach Volunteer Coordinator: Richard Dhe (619) 297-7380

Education and Events Associate: Shelsea Ochoa  (619) 297-7380

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Audobon Society San Diego

Volunteer Project Coordinator: Shannon Dougherty (858) 273-7800 x101

Office Manager/Volunteer Coordinator: Chris Redfern (858) 273-7800 x102


San Diego Coast Keepers

Volunteer Outreach Coordinator: Kristin Kurn (619) 758-7743 x131

Volunteer Coordinator: Sarah Blakeslee (619) 758-7743 x115

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I love a Green San Diego

Development: Ron Diamond (858) 999-5272.

Director of Education: Kristina Smith (619) 240-9911

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YMCA’s “Jr. Ambassador Club”
Contact: Tera Miller, Teen Coordinator: (760) 942-9622;


Casa De Amistad

Executive Director: Nicole Mione  (858) 509-2590

Boys & Girls Club Vista

Raul Castillo (858) 792-2684

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Boys & Girls Club Bressi Ranch

Nicole Bianchini, Teen Director:


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Kids Korps Youth Volunteer Organization

Of the San Dieguito Boys & Girls Club.
Contact Jaymye Ross  or 858-436-7503. Visit

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Carlsbad City Library

Tammy Enete (Volunteer Coordinator)
1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad

Phone: 760-602-2042

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City of Carlsbad: Various Opportunities

Monthly trail and special events; Library: Homework Help, Summer Reading Program; Senior Center: Tech Talk-help a senior master social media and various technology. Internship opportunities also available

Contact: Marie Jones-Kirk:

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North Coast Calvary Church

Debbie Walton (Director, Whole Life Sports) 

Phone 760.929.0029 x141

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Brighton Senior Gardens

Health Care Activities Coordinator: Carol Pisneski  (858) 834-0601 x244

Assisted Living Director: Michelle Johnson   (858) 259-2222 x244


Silvarado Senior Center

*May be able to volunteer with parent present

Director of Resident Engagement   (760) 753-1245 x111





Coordinator: Jenell Tiffany  (760) 801-8893

Founder: Bill Mara (760) 721-1706


Special Olympics

San Diego-Volunteer Director: Judy Millburne  (619) 283-6100

Vista-Volunteer Coordinator: Roxanne Thompson  (760) 941-7272



Rancho Coastal Humane Society

Kids Community Service Grades 6-12:

Educational Coordinator: Lizzy Heart (760) 753-6413

General info:

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Helen Woodward

Volunteer Coordinator: Amy Bennent (858) 756-4117

Education Coordinator: Peg Ferrier (858) 756-4117 x318

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Birch Aquarium

Contact: Nusrat Symons:
(858) 534-9871.


OC Small Paws at Petco Oceanside

Contact: Sylvia Rodoi (760) 774-9895;

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San Diego’s Zoo Safari Park Contact: Sasha Stallard