Volunteers play a vital role in the success of Casa de Amparo's mission. As a Volunteer, you are at the heart of what we do at Casa de Amparo. Whether it's working directly with Casa Kids, helping with fundraising at special events, providing child care, assisting administration, or participating in Board leadership, your involvement is important to us.
If you are looking to perform community service hours for school, work, fraternity or sorority, or looking to expand your resume, you can help yourself while helping to treat and prevent child abuse and neglect in your community.
Join in the excitement by becoming a volunteer at Casa de Amparo. It's a great way to have fun and gain valuable experience, all while helping Casa Kids and families.
Interested in Volunteering One-Time at Special Events?
Volunteers are utilized are Casa de Amparo's fundraising events to help ensure that all of the money rasied goes to directly support its programs. Special event volunteer opportunities include Meet the Chefs, Holiday Donation Center, and Crystal Ball Gala.
Click Here to become a One-Time Event Volunteer.
Interested in Volunteering Regularly, on a Weekly Basis?
REGULAR VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS
HOW TO APPLY
Recruitment for regular volunteer opportunities during 2017 take place during the following months: January, February, September, and October. The application will be posted here beginning on the first business day of the each recruitment periods.
Your application will be reviewed in the order it is received. You will then be asked to come in for an interview, orientation, and training if it appears that Casa de Amparo would provide a positive volunteer experience for you.
LOCATIONS: New Directions and Child Development Center Oceanside and Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos
QUALIFICATIONS: Must have experience working with small children and knowledge of child safety. Must work an assigned schedule, requesting a schedule change if needed. Professional individualwho is dependable, nurturing, and consistent with children and parents.
GENERAL FUNCTION: Provide daycare services to parenting participants while they engage in parenting groups.
LOCATION: Casa Kids Campus in San Marcos & New Directions Office in Oceanside
DESCRIPTION: Put your organizational skills to good use! Volunteers are needed to help to sort and organize in-kind donations.
San Marcos:Mondays from 1 pm to 3 pm and Wednesdays from 10:00am-12:00pm
Oceanside: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.
The Welcome Wagon Committee helps to meet the household needs of the New Directions you who are moving into their first home on their own.
Qualifications: outgoing, clear communicator, self starter, comfortable with reaching out to personal & prefessional networks to secure donations.
Duties: attend monthly meetings, solicit buisneses for household donations, be an advocate for Casa de Amparo within the community
Location: Child Development Center in Oceanside
Available shifts: M-F from 8:30 am to 12 pm
QUALIFICATIONS: Professional individual who is dependable, nurturing, and consistent with children and parents. Must be flexible with duties, able to work as part of a team and be proactive in helping where neededon-site.
GENERAL FUNCTION: Provides assistance to the teacher overseeing the direct supervision of the children (18mo-5 yrs.) in a classroom setting
. and assist with all aspects of the educational program.
1. Help teacher supervise indoor and outdoor activities, being aware of safety factors and provideschildren an environment which encourages maximum physical and intellectual development.
2. Keep classroom clean and in orderly condition. Shares responsibility for bulletin boards, Center décor and daily housekeeping as necessary.
3. Knowledgeable of the daily routines and activities of the children. Any variance from daily schedule must be approved by staff; i.e. one on one time away from the group.
4. Operate equipment such as copy machines, washing machines, computers, and audio visual equipment. Assist with set-up and/or moving furniture as needed (and if physically capable).
5. Perform other educational or support duties as needed.
6. Comply with volunteer requirements, including but not limited to fingerprints, TB test, and wearing a badge at all times. Keep record of hours in the Volunteer Sign-in log.
LOCATION: North County
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: Various shifts available Monday through Friday between 9 am to 3 pm.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to lift at least 50 pounds. Skilled at driving trucks and have a good driving record. Have a friendly attitude to work with donations/donors. Hard working, “can do” attitude to handle many manual labor oriented assignments. Ability to keep things organized and understand/keep current on what items we have on hand in our donation inventory. Trustworthy and understand that items being donated are all entrusted by donors to go directly to programs and clients whenever possible.
GENERAL FUNCTION: This position will assist staff with the pick-up of regular donations, coordinate with programs to deliver needed items from our donation inventory, help with set up and break down of events, move donations to appropriate storage locations, perform light maintenance duties and errands for maintenance department as needed.
Location: Residential Services in San Marcos
Qualifications: Must be well organized, clear driving record, comfortable using phone, copier, and other office equipment
Description: assisting with filing, picks up prescriptions, makes medical appointments for youth.
Available Shifts: Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from 9:00 am-12:30 pm and 12:30 pm-4:00 pm
LOCATION: Administrative Offices in San Marcos & New Directions in Oceanside
AVAILABLE SHIFTS: Monday through Friday, volunteers typically work one to two days per week for two to four hours per shift between the hours of 9 am to 4 pm.
QUALIFICATIONS: Telephone skills, written and verbal communication, Microsoft Office skills, listening, professional demeanor and actions, client/customer focus, organization, handles pressure, supply management.
GENERAL FUNCTION: Serve visitors by greeting, welcoming, and directing them appropriately; notify agency personnel of visitor arrival; maintain safety, cleanliness and telecommunication systems.