Team Leaders

We aim to provide a Team Leader for each of HandsOn San Diego's projects. Team Leaders are dedicated volunteers who combine their passion for a cause with their leadership skills. They manage volunteers at projects and act as a liaison between HandsOn San Diego and our project partners. Team Leaders instill a sense of community at our projects that inspires volunteers to keep coming back. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Act as a liaison between HandsOn San Diego and our project partners. 
  • Respond to volunteer and HandsOn San Diego inquiries in a timely manner. 
  • Record attendance and impact measurements for each project within 48 hours.
  • Follow our guidelines and checklists for Team Leaders.
  • Ensure that the project begins, runs, and ends smoothly for all.
  • Positively represent HandsOn San Diego.
  • Commit to leading at least one project per month/quarter for a minimum of 6-12 months. 

Time Commitment: About 4 hours per month per project.


  • Opportunities to enhance leadership skills (organization, management, communication, resourcefulness), including supplemental professional development opportunities. 
  • ​Meet like-minded people who share your passion to serve the community. 
  • Enhance your résumé and expand your network. 
  • Increase your impact as a volunteer by leading others. 

How to Become a Team Leader:

  1. Attend at least 2-3 different HandsOn San Diego projects.
  2. Apply using the form below.
  3. We will follow-up after your application with an email and a phone call. 
  4. Attend a training. You can sign up here or schedule one by emailing
  5. Complete and pass a background check online.
  6. Complete online training (20 min) for using our database system.

HandsOn San Diego Team Leader Application 

Please fill out this form if you are interested in becoming a HandsOn San Diego Team Leader so we can get to know you and your past experience. 

Date of Birth: 

How did you hear about HandsOn San Diego?:
Are you already registered on our site?:

Describe your past volunteer experience(s):
What did you enjoy about your prior volunteer experience(s)?:
What could have made your past volunteer experience(s) better:
Please describe your past leadership experience:
What skills are you hoping to gain from being a Team Leader with HandsOn San Diego?:
Please select your current skills (CTRL+click to select multiple): 

Other Skill:

What motivates you to become a Team Leader?