Volunteer Leaders

We aim to provide a Volunteer Leader for each of HandsOn San Diego's projects. Volunteer 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. Volunteer 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 Volunteer 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 Volunteer Leader:

  1. Attend at least 2-3 different HandsOn San Diego projects.
  2. Apply using our Volunteer Leader & Action Team Member Interest Form.
  3. We will follow-up after your application with an email. 
  4. Attend a training. You can sign up here or schedule one by emailing jessie@handsonsandiego.org.
  5. Pick a project that aligns with your passions here
  6. Complete and pass a background check online.
  7. Complete online training (20 min) for using our volunteer management software.