Available Team Leader Opportunities


Baja Dog Rescue
(Looking for 2 Team Leaders)
Baja Dog Rescue
Day/Time: 1st and/or 3rd Saturdays, 8:30am-12:00pm
Part of Town: Point Loma
Baja Dog Rescue needs volunteers to help make the adoption event a special experience for each family seeking to add a dog to heart and home. Volunteers help with set up, speak with prospective adoptive families, and love on the doggies so they also have a good experience at the event.

Biztown Buddies
Junior Achievement of San Diego
Day/Time: Varied weekdays during the school year, typically 7:30am - 1:30pm
Part of Town: Mission Valley
Volunteers will be stationed in each shop; helping the students carry-on the day, stay on task and keep track of time (breaks etc.) while about 150 5th graders become JA BizTown "citizens," where they work in one of 21 businesses, make personal financial decisions as well as for their business, hold business meetings, pay taxes and donate to charity.

Build and Beautify with Solana Center
Solana Center for Environmental Innovation
Day/Time: 2nd Tuesdays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Part of Town: Encinitas
Activities vary and may include: building and maintaining compost bins, harvesting worm castings, weeding, trimming, raking, and removing debris, preparing materials for educational programs, and tending to the garden. Keeping their grounds functioning and looking good helps them engage their visitors with sustainability education and is vital to their ability to impact the community.

Canine Companions: Campus Cleanup 
(Looking for 2 Team Leaders)
Organization: Canine Companions for Independence
Day/Time: 2nd or 4th Fridays, 9:00am - 11:00am
Part of Town: Oceanside
Their organization needs help with cleaning their vans and around their campus to ensure a positive and clean environment for their graduate teams and dogs. Volunteers will be cleaning the vans used to transport their dogs for training. This will include sanitizing and vacuuming the crates in the vans. Other activities may include cleaning the dog crates, light gardening and clean up around the campus.

Community Cooking Days
(Looking for up to 12 Team Leaders)
Kitchens for Good
Day/Time: Any Monday or Wednesday, 4:00pm - 6:00pm, Any Sunday, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Part of Town: Lincoln Park
Volunteers learn culinary skills from Kitchen for Good’s students and create up to 300 hunger relief meals per session from reclaimed produce for community partners like Jewish Family Service and Crisis House.

Fun with Finance
Junior Achievement of San Diego
Day/Time: Varied weekdays during the school year, 8:00am - 1:00pm
Part of Town: Mission Valley
Share your personal finance experience with a group of high school students that have been taught a curriculum on budgeting that culminates into a tablet based/experiential session at the Junior Achievement facility.

GARDEN: Community Roots Farm
(Looking for 5 Team Leaders)

Organization: Botanical Community Development Initiatives
Day/Time: Any Mondays or specific Saturdays, 9:00am-12:00pm
Part of Town: Oceanside
Help grow food for preschoolers! When you volunteer at the Seed to Preschool Neighborhood Farm, the fresh fruits and vegetables you help grow go directly into the lunches and snacks at their preschools for low income families. They grow over 5000 lbs of food every year!

Habitat for Humanity ReStore 
Organization: Habitat for Humanity
Day/Time: 1st Tuesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
Part of Town: Mission Valley
The ReStore is a home improvement thrift store with a simple premise: by selling donated building materials, they can fund the construction of more Habitat homes. They need volunteers who can work as greeters, warehouse assistants, cashiers, and help with organizing and pricing inventory.

Headwaters Habitat Restoration
(Looking for 3 Team Leaders)
 The San Diego River Park Foundation
Day/Time: 1st, 3rd, or 5th Saturdays, 8:30am - 2:30pm
Part of Town: Descanso
Volunteers can help create habitat for wildlife and keep water clean by removing invasive plants, watering native plants, and more! This is a great opportunity to give back by getting your hands dirty, learning about local ecology and habitat restoration science, looking for wildlife, and spending time in nature.

HELP: Street Cafe
Think Dignity
Day/Time: 1st Fridays, 2:30pm - 5:30pm
Part of Town: Logan Heights/Barrio Logan
The Street Cafe is a mobile program that serves healthy, delicious food in a pop-up farmer's market style. The goal of the Street Cafe is to address food insecurity within the homeless community. Guests "shop" for the meals and produce that they want, while information is distributed on healthy choices that can be bought at local fast-food restaurants with EBT.

North Park Food Distribution
New Vision Christian Fellowship
Day/Time: Any Fridays, 4:00 - 7:00pm or 5:30 - 7:00pm
Part of Town: North Park
Volunteer activities include: sorting, separating, and bagging up food (fruits, vegetables, bread, pastry and other edible items), helping pass out food to the line, and assisting with breakdown and cleanup of the Fellowship Hall after the distribution has ended.

SORT: Warehouse Warriors
Organization: Support the Enlisted Project (STEP)
Day/Time: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Tuesdays, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Part of Town: Scripps Ranch/Miramar
Volunteers will be taking inventory of items in the warehouse, sorting new donations, and may be asked to help with cleaning. You'll be helping military families easily find the items they need most.

Vista Food Distribution
Organization: Catholic Charities, Diocese of San Diego 
Day/Time: 3rd Wednesdays, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Part of Town: Vista
Catholic Charities Vista Food Resource Center needs help with a food delivery on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. Working together to enhance the dignity, equity, and impact of the emergency food assistance network. Volunteers for this project will help the Food Resource Center team prepare for the distribution of USDA commodities. 

Water Trees and Beautify Chula Vista
Tree San Diego
Day/Time: 2nd or 4th Saturdays, 9:30am - 11:30am or 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Part of Town: Chula Vista
Volunteers will carry buckets of water from a truck to pour on the trees. There may also be some weeding of the tree basins.

Water Trees and Beautify Logan Heights
Tree San Diego
Day/Time: 1st or 3rd Saturdays, 9:30am - 12:00pm or 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Part of Town: Logan Heights
Volunteers will carry buckets of water from a truck to pour on the trees. There may also be some weeding of the tree basins.

Email jessie@handsonsandiego.org if you are interested in leading a project(s) listed above or would like more information on becoming a Team Leader.