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Volunteer San Diego

Organization: Americorps Vista
Facility Type: Info/Hotline
Status: Open

San Diego, CA 00000

County/Parish:San Diego

Main/General Business Number: (858) 636-4131

Management Contact: (hidden)
Management Phone: (hidden)
Other Contacts:(hidden)

Mission: This is where Volunteer San Diego serves a crucial function. When a disaster strikes, we mobilize San Diegans immediately by posting on our website volunteer opportunities which government agencies and other organizations active in disasters have asked us to help them fill. Volunteers may also call us to be directed to where they are most needed. We update these service opportunities daily or as new needs arise.

Fee For Service: No

This organization provides Temporary or Permanent Service? Temporary



Via call from Sue Carter, Exec. Director of Volunteer San Diego 8000 people have registered with them for volunteer positions.



I need volunteers:

If you have a volunteer need, we have volunteers waiting to be
dispatched! Email with "VOL OPS" in the
subject line or call (858) 636-4131 and indicate you need volunteers.
If emailing or leaving a phone message, leave your contact information
along with your location, number of volunteers needed, and special
skills (ie. truck drivers, RNs, firefighters, etc.) desired.


There are lots of other things that can be entered on that site as well.


Volunteer San Diego offers a wide range of programs that help meet real community needs, while providing every member of our community with the opportunity to make a difference.

Volunteer San Diego, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, directs capacity-building programs and services that engage volunteers in working hand-in-hand with nonprofit agencies to develop strong and vibrant communities.

Yearly impact at a glance:
36,000 volunteers engaged
108,000 hours contributed, valued at $2 million
800 nonprofits served

Our History
Originally known as the Volunteer Center of San Diego County, the organization was administered as a division of United Way from 1969-1999. In 2000, it became an independent nonprofit. To better serve local volunteers, The Volunteer Center of San Diego County and San Diego Cares merged into Volunteer San Diego in 2002.

Our Mission
To engage individuals and groups in meaningful volunteer opportunities that meet real community needs.

Our Vision
To make volunteering a way of life for all San Diegans.

How We Do It
Volunteer San Diego achieves its mission by :

connecting volunteers with opportunities to make a difference in their communities
assisting nonprofits, businesses, and schools in developing effective and efficient volunteer programs
promoting the power of volunteerism, community service and civic engagement

Info Source/Changes:

Created At: Tue Sep 18 05:10:24 +0000 2007
Updated At: Tue Dec 11 16:37:28 +0000 2007
Updated By: LTel

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Affiliation: Americorp VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) Avail Show Edit
Affiliation: Hands On Network Avail Show Edit
Affiliation: Points of Light Foundation Avail Show Edit
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