Volunteers have been an integral part of Interfaith Community Services since its inception over 40 years ago. From the beginning, and especially now, they are deeply integrated and engaged, expanding service capacity and allowing Interfaith to help more men, women, and children in our North San Diego County neighborhoods. Volunteers are valued and essential in our community.

Excited about Interfaith's new Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center?

We hope you were able to attend our recent virtual tour of Interfaith's new Abraham and Lillian Turk Recuperative Care Center. For detailed information about the project, CLICK HERE!

Although we're not yet ready for onsite volunteers at the Turk Center, there are still plenty of opportunities to help. Find out how by sending an e-mail to: getinvolved@interfaithservices.org.

Ways You and Your Family Can Help at Interfaith During the COVID-19 Crisis!

You and your family can help others in need in North San Diego County during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Here's how!

IMPORTANT!
Please do NOT drop-in to help at any of the Interfaith locations. Due to COVID-19 related restrictions, Interfaith must schedule volunteers based on social distancing requirements and our available work space. Social distancing and protective gear requirements are a MUST when volunteering onsite. Interfaith has masks and gloves for your protection.

Drive-Up and Drop-Off Donating
Weekdays: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
Location:
Interfaith Community Services -- Headquarters
550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido 92025 (corner of Quince Street)
Enter our facility from the Quince Street driveway.
Kindly stop at the screening station/tent to have your temperature taken. This is the procedure for all people entering our facility. Our staff will direct you to a parking space where we will happily receive an in kind or monetary donation.

Spring Essentials or Gift Card Donation Drives
Download our Essential Spring 2021 Needs List to share with fans of helping one another through the pandemic!

• Host a donation drive to ensure all residents in our shared community stay warm and dry this winter. Or, collect gift cards for any amount from grocery stores, gas stations, general retailers (Target; Walmart), clothing stores, public transportation, fast food, etc.
• See the drive-up and drop-off instructions above for information about how to get your donation to us.
• Order through your favorite online service and have donations shipped directly to Interfaith using the address above.
• Let us know the donation is on its way by sending an email to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org.

DUE TO SAN DIEGO COUNTY RESTRICTIONS, SOME VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE DURING THIS TIME!

CARLSBAD SERVICE CENTER

Administrative Support
The staff at Interfaith Community Services' Carlsbad Service Center have been working diligently during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide basic needs and hope to people most affected by the unforeseen circumstances the crisis created. The office is now prepared for volunteers to help, and administrative support is top on the list of opportunities! Volunteers would assist with tasks such as filing, data entry, organization, and other receptionist-type duties. This is a GREAT opportunity for people who want to keep their skills sharp while looking for a chance to be front-line help in our coastal community!

• Weekday morning shifts from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon available.

ESCONDIDO HEADQUARTERS
Chef’s Aide
Are you a “philanthropic foodie” looking to help? How about partnering with our staff chefs to assist with preparing meals and feeding approximately 30 residents of our Recovery & Wellness Center, a residential treatment program at our Betty & Melvin Cohn Center headquarters located at 550 West Washington Avenue in Escondido. Your skills in the kitchen will also help feed up to 30 residents (20 veterans; 10 non-veterans) residing at our Hawthorne Veteran & Family Resource Center, a place in Escondido where people currently homeless can recuperate from a serious illness or injury.
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week (dinner shifts)
• Monday through Saturday: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm (dinner), 1 to 2 people

Road to Recovery Driver
Who doesn’t feel better after a nutritious meal? We know residents recuperating from serious illnesses or injuries at Interfaith’s Hawthorne Family & Veteran Center do! Help them (men, women, veterans and non-veterans) become healthy again and provide the basic need of nutrition by transporting meals from our kitchen at 550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido to our recuperative care center at 250 North Ash Street, Escondido. While you are there, help serve the meal and afterwards return our equipment back to our main campus.
Note: Your vehicle must have enough space to carry 4 to 5 coolers.
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week (dinner shifts)
• Saturday, Sunday: 11:00 am to 12:00 noon (lunch)
• Monday, Friday, Saturday, or Sunday: 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm (dinner)

Sack Lunch Building
Download details about building sack lunches and share with your sack lunch building team (friends, family, neighbors)!

During the COVID-19 crisis, we are distributing more than double the amount of sack lunches each day than before. You can help by providing the volunteer-power and/or the ingredients (we supply the bread) and bringing them to our nutrition center at 550 West Washington Avenue, Escondido to make sandwiches and pack sack lunches. This is a great activity for kiddos!

• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week (lunch and/or dinner shifts)
• Weekday Mornings: 5:30 am to 7:00 am (One to three volunteers per morning needed.)
• Weekday Afternoons: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm (Shifts vary from one-hour to two-hours.)
• To schedule a date/time to deliver sack lunches made offsite, please send an email to Janet Reeves, Volunteer Coordinator.

ESCONDIDO RECUPERATIVE CARE CENTER
Drivers Wanted! For Veteran Services

Help the healing begin – whether you are transporting (in Interfaith vehicles) homeless veterans and non-veterans when they are released from local medical centers (VA Hospital in La Jolla, Palomar Medical Center, Tri-City Medical Center) to recuperate from a serious illness or injury at the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center or delivering them and vets in our GPD program to medical and other appointments (such as church, support groups, shopping), you are WANTED! Be a driver and be the first face of Interfaith as clients build their strength!
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Weekdays and Weekend shifts available as early as 7:00 am until 5:00 pm

Connect with Us!
Send an email to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org stating the opportunity you are interested in or if you have questions about how you can help. Please provide the days/times when you are available and how many people you have in your group (or just you) to help.

Volunteering at Interfaith Community Services

Individual Opportunities:
If you are interested in volunteering or interning at Interfaith Community Services, please review the individual volunteer opportunities below. If you see a position that interests you and you qualify for, please send your current résumé or CV, including all of your volunteer and intern experience, to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org.

Group Opportunities:
For group volunteer opportunities, please review the list of opportunities below. Each project has an informational flyer you can download and share with other members of your group. If you would like more information, please send an e-mail to getinvolved@interfaithservices.org. Include in the message the preferred activity and date, group name, number of volunteers wanting to help, and phone number where you can be reached.
Note: Group activities are done off-site primarily and are an excellent way for youth to help their community!

Internship Opportunities
Staff and volunteers at Interfaith Community Services are committed to partnering with students at all levels of education to provide meaningful, relevant intern experiences.

For internship placements, please review the list of individual opportunities below to get an idea of some of the various appointments for interns. We have other options as well. If you would like more information and to learn about additional opportunities, please send an e-mail to Micki Hickox, Volunteer Services Manager. Include in the message that you are looking for an intern placement along with how many hours you need to serve and provide your start and end dates for your internship.

"I ❤️ Interfaith and the good people who serve those in need!"
Bill Loftus, VITA volunteer

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Click the links below to explore our current individual volunteer opportunities.

Link your skill and love of cutting hair with the meaningful experience of providing dignity and identity to those in our neighborhoods who are currently homeless or live at a low-income level and are without resources to get their hair cut. Help people as they strive towards self-sufficiency by providing them a new look for an upcoming interview or simply help them feel that someone cares for them in their community.

Supervising Staff:
• Doug Ferris, Food and Nutrition Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or internship opportunity
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Schedules vary: Weekdays or Weekends, morning or afternoon

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide haircuts to men and women currently without a home or living at a low-income level.
• Create a relaxing, welcoming environment.
• Develop a quick rapport with clients to effectively communicate with them.
• Plan the desired effect by studying facial features, determining potential styles, and conferring with the client.
• Listen closely to clients’ wants and needs.
• Be patient.
• Keep the area where you work clean and tidy maintaining safe and healthy conditions.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services staff provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Must have at least completed a barber or cosmetology program and currently working towards a barbering or cosmetology license.
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Established experience in customer care/client relations required.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish success through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Be the first point of engagement for people entering our Escondido headquarters. You will be the one to welcome guests to our campus, screen them, and point them in the direction they need to go to receive services, deliver a donation, take a tour, meet with staff, etc. In this position, we will rely on you to have clear boundaries regarding protocols people need to follow to gain access on our campus. You will have direct client contact as well as interactions with donors, business partners, staff, volunteers, and interns. If you have an outgoing personality, understand the importance of respecting guidelines, like to share important information, want to represent Interfaith in a positive way, then this opportunity is meant for you!

Supervising Staff:
• Eren Hernandez, Program Manager of Emergency Services

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or internship opportunity
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Weekdays: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Key Responsibilities:
• Welcome guests entering our facility with a sincere smile and warm acknowledgement.
• • Distribute resources for food, housing, employment, etc.
• • Distribute lists of Covid-19 test sites and vaccination opportunities.
• • Distribute a sack lunch and bottled water to guests who are food insecure.
• Provide guidance and support to help guests get the services they need, drop-off a donation, and connect with staff they are scheduled to meet.
• Work with Site Security to ensure a professional, welcoming environment.
• Attend and participate in mandatory training sessions
• Maintain daily notes regarding activities of the day and ensure the highest standards of confidentiality at all times.
• Assume other duties as delegated by staff supervisor.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• Federal and State False Claims Act.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Must be willing to train and shadow staff for five to 10 days to ensure your confidence and abilities welcoming and guiding guests who enter our campus.
• Successfully operate a handheld two-way radio.
• Able to work outside in varying weather conditions.
• Established experience in customer care/client relations required.
• Experience in social services a benefit.
• Experience and aptitude to follow de-escalation techniques.
• Awareness and aptitude to set boundaries, and ask for assistance.
• Humble and reliable, with a true appreciation for being of service.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with guests.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.
• Proficient with computer applications and web-based researching.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Deliver pastoral care to clients of all faith backgrounds providing comfort during their recuperation in Escondido at our Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center or during their stay at our Haven House Year-round Shelter. Ensure spiritual needs of clients are met and resources are available for their well-being.

Supervising Staff:
• Rev. Meg Decker, Trinity Episcopal Church, Escondido and Interfaith BOD Chair

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment
• Schedules vary and are negotiable (once a week; bi-weekly, monthly)

Key Responsibilities:
• Deliver and arrange appropriate pastoral care to center and shelter guests, their loved ones, staff, and volunteers.
• Actively participate in the delivery of pastoral care.
• Respond to requests for pastoral care in a timely manner.
• Support an interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.
• Participate in team meetings.
• Promote and interdisciplinary approach to pastoral care.
• Maintain proper administrative procedures.
• Sign in/out each time you volunteer.
• Record each client visit.
• Communicate (written and verbal) meeting notes with appropriate staff, and other volunteer chaplains as necessary.
• Maintain complete confidentiality.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.
• Utilize accepted universal precautions when working with patients with communicable diseases.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.

Qualifications:
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Background in counseling, psychology or theology requiring a high degree of emotional energy and mental alertness.
• Desire and skill to work with a diverse population, communicating respectfully across cultures and with persons of different faiths.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, approachability, friendliness, diplomacy, and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Capacity to work effectively in stressful situations while maintaining a calm demeanor.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients.
• Knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse.
• Confident working independently.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Share your smile, enthusiasm, and culinary aspirations with up to 44 residents of our Recovery & Wellness Center, a residential treatment program at our Betty & Melvin Cohn Center headquarters located at 550 West Washington Avenue in Escondido. Your skills in the kitchen will also help feed up to 30 residents (20 veterans; 10 non-veterans) residing at our Hawthorne Veteran & Family Resource Center, a place in Escondido where people who are currently homeless can recuperate from a serious illness or injury.

Our Nutrition Center provides three meals a day to these individuals (men, women, veterans, non-veterans) as they focus on their well-being and self-sufficiency. By helping our cooks prepare and serve lunch or dinner, you will provide the residents with nutritious meals that will support them throughout the day as they work towards personal goals related to recovery, wellness, employment, housing, and life skills.

Staff Supervisor: Chefs (Bill Lewis; Darrell Menda; Tim Stone)

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ month) commitment.
• You may sign up for one or more shifts per month.

Current Openings:
Saturdays or Sundays
EARLY Grab 'n Go Breakfasts
Weekly: 5:00 am to 7:30 am
3 people needed
Contact: Laura Hernandez, Volunteer Services Associate, for more information.

Monday through Saturday
Weekly
Dinner Shift: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
1 to 2 people

Sundays
Monthly: 2nd or 4th Sunday
Dinner Shift: 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm
1 to 2 people

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist cooks with meal planning and food preparation
• Prepare ingredients by washing and chopping
• Pre-cook food items, if necessary
• Inspect food for quality
• Serve food
• Package all foods into conveniently located containers
• Help cook clean up work area

Training and Support:
• General orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services
• Continued contact with a supervising staff member to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have
• Detailed instruction and continued supervision provided by the cook

Qualifications:
• Experience cooking/preparing food a plus!
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population

Screening Requirements:
• Food Handler Card (Test given by Interfaith staff.)
• TB test

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience
• Interaction with a diverse population
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents

An intake volunteer is essential to the service Interfaith offers to people in our community. You will be the connection to resources for families and individuals who need assistance with basic needs, vital documents, prescriptions, employment services, transportation, public benefits, and more. With empathy and resourcefulness, an intake volunteer provides intake, assessment, and referrals for currently homeless and low-income populations, with the goal of moving clients from crisis to self-sufficiency.

Supervising Staff:
• Eren Hernandez, Emergency Services Program Manager (Escondido)

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or school internship.
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week.
• Weekdays: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Key Responsibilities:
• Provide direct service to clients including assessment, referrals, and crisis intervention.
• Provide guidance and support to help clients identify their own strengths and resources.
• Work with a client advocate to ensure clients’ needs are met.
• Identify resources and advocate for clients’ needs.
• Link and network clients with resources within Interfaith and utilize other public and private social service agencies as necessary.
• Attend and participate in mandatory training sessions
• Maintain accurate file notes and ensure the highest standards of client confidentiality at all times.
• Utilize our database to input results from daily client registrations, assessments, and services delivered.
• Assume other duties as delegated by staff supervisor.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Must clear criminal background check.
• Experience in social services preferred.
• Established experience in customer care / client relations required.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients.
• Knowledge of mental illness and substance abuse.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.
• Proficient with computer applications and databases (e.g., MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Web-based applications).

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.

Invigorate your love for the law by providing vital assistance to people in our community facing legal challenges who would have no guidance otherwise. You will impact the lives of low-income populations by sharing your legal knowledge and expertise in a variety of legal areas.

Supervising Staff:
• Veronica Blea, Social Services Program Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment
• One shift per week
• Weekday, one day or more per month, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm (Escondido office)

Key Responsibilities:
• Meet clients and provide them with information, education, and referrals regarding legal matters such as tenancy issues/fair housing; family law; criminal law; general law.
Important: You will not represent or advise clients.
• Maintain accurate file notes and ensure the highest standards of client confidentiality at all times.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services Manager provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide support.
• HIPAA, Mandated Reporter, Federal and State False Claims training.

Qualifications:
• Must be an attorney in good standing (practicing; semi-retired; retired).
• Proven interpersonal skills with the ability to easily work with a diverse population.
• Demonstrate poise, tact, diplomacy and empathy when working with clients and visitors.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with clients and interpreters.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.

Screening Requirements:
• FBI / DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Interact with a diverse population of community members.

Help the healing begin – whether you are transporting (using Interfaith vehicles) homeless veterans and non-veterans when they are released from local medical centers (VA Hospital in La Jolla, Palomar Medical Center, Tri-City Medical Center) to recuperate from a serious illness or injury at the Hawthorne Veteran and Family Resource Center or delivering them and vets in our GPD program to medical and other appointments (such as church, support groups, shopping), you are WANTED! Be a driver and be the first face of Interfaith as clients build their strength!

Staff Supervisor: Patricia Mack, Recuperative Care Program Manager

Time Commitment:
This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment.
• Weekdays -- Shifts vary and start as early as 7:00 am and end as late as 5:00 pm based on need and volunteer availability
• Weekends -- Saturdays: 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm; Sundays: 8:00 am to 12:00 noon

Current openings:
Weekdays and weekends, all shifts. You may sign up for one or more shifts per week.

Key Responsibilities:
• Transport clients to and from medical and other appointments at various locations
• Assist clients as they enter and exit the vehicle
• Reliable and punctual
• Genuine concern for others
• Report any operational problems with the vehicle immediately

Training and Support:
• General orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services.
• Continued contact with a supervising staff member to answer any questions or discuss any concerns you may have. The staff person will provide instruction and continued supervision.
• Mandated Reporter and HIPAA training.

Qualifications:
• Valid CA driver’s license and clean driving record
• Proof of insurance
• Ability to move freely and assist others in and out of vehicles
• Excellent interpersonal relationship skills and enthusiasm working with a diverse population

Screening Requirements:
• FBI/DOJ Background check
• DMV Driver History report

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience
• Be an integral part of one of only five veteran recuperative care centers in the U.S.
• Experience the positive results of your contribution of time and talents

Front Desk-Administrative Assistant volunteers are the “first face” of Interfaith. They Assist Interfaith Receptionists by greeting clients and visitors with respect, kindness and efficiency; sort mail and distribute to clients as appropriate; create labels for new client files; file client files; make photocopies; send faxes; answer telephones; perform other general support tasks. Front Desk volunteers gain a lot of exposure to the clientele we serve without working in a direct service setting.

Supervising Staff:
Vannessa Marshall, Coastal Program Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months) weekly commitment, or school semester internship.
• You may sign up for one or more shifts per week.

Current Openings:
• Weekdays, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm or 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Key Responsibilities:
• Assist staff with all clerical duties.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services provides general orientation on services and programs provided by Interfaith Community Services
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• False Claims Act training
• HIPAA guidelines
• Mandated Reporter training
• Phone system
• Scheduling appointments
• Office procedures such as creating file labels

Qualifications:
• Proficient in clerical duties such as copying, faxing, answering phone and filing
• Good verbal and written communication skills
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a diverse population
• Experience with computer applications and databases (e.g., MS Office; Word and Excel)

Screening Requirements:
• FBI/DOJ Background check

Benefits:
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents
• Experience working in a professional business office environment
• Become familiar with community resources and services
• Interact with a diverse population of community members
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities

Assist staff at the Alliance for Regional Solutions in continuing to build community commitment and investment to create a thriving, resilient North County for all. The Alliance members include over sixty North County nonprofit organizations, eight North County cities, and the county.

Supervising Staff:
• MaryLynn McCorkle, Collaboration Manager

Time Commitment:
• This is an ongoing (6+ months), weekly commitment or internship opportunity
• One shift per week or multiple shifts per week
• Schedule varies: Weekdays

Key Responsibilities:
• Supports the Alliance in the strategic creation of internal and external digital communications calendar.
• Assist with the planning and creation of appropriate and compelling content on the multiple social media accounts.
• Conducts follow up from social media posts by sharing links with featured supporters to encourage further reach of content.
• Tracks the performance of web and social media applications; responsible for creating monthly analytics reports for each platform and providing insight into how the Alliance can increase reach and engagement via social media and all digital media.
• Assist with drafting blog posts for website.
• Performs research to ensure compliance with the best practices as they relate to digital media.

Training and Support:
• Volunteer Services at Interfaith Community Services partners with the Alliance to provide the volunteer/intern with a general orientation, onboards them, and tracks their service.
• Ongoing oversight from supervising staff to provide direction, training and feedback on specific program and department activities, procedures, priorities, performance, and agency updates.
• Office equipment including telephone system, photocopy machine, computer equipment, etc.
• False Claims Act.
• HIPAA guidelines.
• Mandated Reporter training.

Qualifications:
• Expert knowledge in the latest digital and social media technology and channels; this includes Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram, with the possibility of additional platforms.
• Professional knowledge of website content management systems such as WordPress.
• Professional knowledge of email campaign systems such as Constant Contact.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills including vocabulary, grammar and spelling in English.
• Ability to establish quick rapport with staff and volunteers.
• Absolute solid values: honest, loyal, hardworking, and sincere.
• Accomplish assignments successfully through your professionalism, leadership skills, wisdom, initiative, good judgment, and strong attention to detail.
• Proficient with computer applications and databases (e.g., MS Office – Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint; Web-based applications, Social Media applications).

Training and Support:
• Collaborate with all Alliance staff

Benefits:
• Résumé building experience and networking opportunities.
• Engage with and impact your community in a hopeful way, making a difference every day.
• See the positive results of your contribution of time and talents.
• Experience working in a professional business office environment.
• Become familiar with community resources and services.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Click the links below to explore our current group volunteer opportunities. These opportunities are a great way for children (younger than 18 years old) and families to support Interfaith clients.