Your Safe Place
Our volunteers are the heart of our program. They meet and welcome our clients, conduct intakes, coordinate services and ensure that our clients' needs are met at the San Diego Family Justice Center.
We ask all volunteers for a six-month commitment working a minimum of four hours weekly. All volunteers are required to go through a domestic violence and sexual assault training program and complete a background check. If you’d like to volunteer or get more information, contact us via email at InfoSDFJC@sandiego.gov or by calling at (619)533-6000.
Administrative Support - Volunteers working on administrative duties will work closely with the Volunteer Administrator, Supervisors and/or Volunteer Team Leaders who will be providing projects that need to be completed for the Family Justice Center. Volunteers can assist with special events, provide clerical support, develop written materials, conduct research and gather statistics. Qualifications: must have basic computer skills.
Children's Room - Compassionate, fun-loving volunteers interested in making a difference in the life of the child in a safe and supervised environment are encouraged to volunteer. The Children's Room provides a sense of calm and safety for children and offers books, toys and games, children's videos, videogames and computer access. Qualifications: Experience with children is required.
Hospitality - Primary functions of hospitality staff are to welcome visitors and their children as they enter the dining room area, acquaint visitors with dining room amenities, monitor emotional needs and play with children in the children's room. Waiting areas at the Family Justice Center provide visitors with access to food and snacks, phones, cable TV, books and magazines, children videos, computer access and videogames.
Interpreter - Volunteers are needed to assist victims who are seeking services at the Family Justice Center by providing interpreting services. FJC Interpreters assist victims through their entire visit with each service provider. Currently, our highest priority is recruiting Spanish-speaking interpreters.
Reception - Primary functions of reception staff are to greet visitors, determine the reason for their visit, and check visitors into the Family Justice Center. The receptionist is also responsible for answering the Family Justice Center Information Line. Receptionist volunteers will fill in for the on staff receptionists when needed. Qualifications: must have customer service and basic computer skills.
Special Project/Events - Volunteers for special projects and events will assist with special projects, including program development, grant writing, fundraising events, media outreach, public relations and planning of community events. An excellent opportunity for candidates with public relations, grant writing or program planning skills or those seeking social service experience.