Give back to San Diego as you enjoy our fabulous weather, beautiful beaches, and fun-filled attractions. Include volunteering during your stay for a truly memorable and satisfying visit.
HandsOn San Diego is the only nonprofit connecting volunteers to our San Diego community needs. We work with other local nonprofits to identify group volunteer projects that you can plug into based on your schedule and interests. Many of our volunteer opportunities are family-friendly to help you give your children the experience of helping others. Schedule shifts that work for you and that are convenient to your hotel. Sign up in advance, or spur-of-the-moment.
We’re a nonprofit, so your membership donation is tax deductible. Be sure to check out our offers for a SanDiego.org promo code. Your membership doesn’t expire, so use it the next time you visit.
We have hundreds of volunteer options available every month, both weekdays and weekends. Our online calendar is easy to use and tracks your service time. So kids working towards school, church or scouting volunteer goals can add to their total even while on vacation!
Easily search for causes that you care about. Regular opportunities include the environment, food for hungry families, serving seniors or veterans and many more!
Volunteer opportunities are posted two months out allowing you to sign up in advance. Or sign up spur-of-the-moment when you’ve had enough beach time and are looking for something unique to do. We just ask that you cancel online if you can’t make your shift. Our nonprofit partners count on you and if you can’t make it, maybe someone else can.
Since 2013, HandsOn San Diego has been creating opportunities for people and teams to volunteer in San Diego County. Our mission is to strengthen communities through volunteer action. We believe that when individuals are actively engaged, communities are stronger. Even with the pandemic, in 2020 we provided 3270 volunteers who donated 8518 hours of service to our community!
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