Join a volunteer opportunity to help families at Solutions for Change

Volunteer Opportunities



Contact: Francine Sanchez | fsanchez@solutionsforchange.org | (760) 941-6545 ext. 319

While our ongoing needs are essential for the everyday operations of Solutions for Change, please do not feel limited to our list. We want to encourage you to use your creativity and passion in your service. Please contact Francine with any ideas you have for how you can contribute.

Childcare Helpers

We need volunteers to play with residents’ children, while they attend recovery meetings and mandatory program training.  This is important work and requires minimal experience.  Volunteers will play with children and keep them safe in a group setting.  This is a great service opportunity for your teens, college students, clubs, church groups or businesses.

  • Sign Up: Monday Nights from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Sign Up: Thursday Nights from 6:00 – 8:00 pm
  • Sign Up: Saturday Mornings from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • NEW Sign Up: Friday Nights at our NEW Escondido location from 6:15 – 7:45 pm

Special Events/Holidays

Solutions for Change aims to celebrate each holiday with our residents.  Through decorations, holiday specific meals and targeted activities, we let our families know that they are supported by the community and “worthy of great things.”  Contact Francine at  fsanchez@solutionsforchange.org to set up an event with your group.

Prepare and Serve Dinner

Volunteers are needed to prepare and serve dinner each night to our newest residents at our two Intake and Access Center (IAC) locations.

722 W California Ave Intake Access Center:  Sign Up

890 E Vista Way Intake Access Center: Sign Up

Groups Only: Saturday Landscaping Crews

For groups of 5 or more, Solutions has two properties that need regular landscape maintenance. On Saturdays from 9:00 am – 11:00 am volunteers are needed to mow, weed, trim, and clean up around the Vista properties. Email fsanchez@solutionsforchange.org


Donation Needs as of April 2018

Kids Movies (DVD’s)

Adult Coloring Books & Coloring Supplies


Weekly Planners

Pillows – all sizes, new

High Chairs

Blankets – twin and queen

Paper Towels

Clorox Cleaning Wipes

Cleaning Supplies



Diapers – size 6

Pull Ups – all sizes

Craft Supplies

Snacks for Kids & Juice Boxes

Shampoo & Conditioner

Body Wash & Deodorant

Pads & Tampons

Laundry Soap