Home Start is in the community working to strengthen families every day. You can change the life of a child and help stop the cycle of abuse and neglect with a variety of volunteer opportunities.
Homeless Outreach and Housing Office Support
At Home Start, much of the work we do in the community is dedicated to combating housing insecurity and providing a safe space for our clients. We’re seeking volunteer support during drop-in hours Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at the Housing Services East office on Main Street in El Cajon. Volunteers in this program will work directly with the client intake process, including assembling and distributing hygiene and food kits to potential clients. Provides administrative support to Housing Office, including making and managing calls, following up with clients, and assist in the upkeep and organization of the office. Bilingual Spanish or Arabic appreciated.
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Thrift Boutique Donation Assistant
We are looking for volunteers to help us process, maintain, and organize donations made to the Home Start Thrift Boutique. Your role will be to greet customers and meet with merchandise donors by appointment. Upon receiving donations, the Donation Assistant sorts, catalogues, and prepares materials for sale. This position is perfect for someone with a critical and selective eye to ensure Boutique-quality items for sale.
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Home Start is seeking an organized, dependable volunteer to provide administrative support. This volunteer will work directly with Home Start, and will be supervised by our Communities in Action Program to provide assistance in day-to-day operations at our CinA Office inside the Jacobs Center in Central San Diego. Duties include maintaining files and documentation, following up with clients via phone, conducting potential client prescreening questions, and more!
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Join our Board of Directors, or serve on a committee!
Home Start is always seeking compassionate leaders in the community who care strongly about our mission to join our Board of Directors. If you are interested and would like to learn more, please contact Mark Lagace, Director of Philanthropy: firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you help families in need?
From childcare to maintenance, from legal advice to tax filing, from administrative support to sorting donations at our Thrift Boutique, Volunteer Opportunities at Home Start are only as limited as your imagination!
If you have particular skills to volunteer, or a special interest in supporting one of our programs, please email email@example.com to find the opportunity that’s right for you!
Support transitional-aged youth in your own home- learn more about the Host Homes program.
To learn more about volunteering at Home Start, please email firstname.lastname@example.org