Join a volunteer opportunity to help families at Solutions for Change

Volunteer Opportunities



Contact: Emily Fauber  | efauber@solutionsforchange.org | (760) 941-6545 ext. 328

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 Emily with any ideas you have for how you can contribute.

For Large Or Specialty Donation Items - Contact Lilia | (760) 941-6545

We appreciate all donations but with limited storage, we can't always accept large donation items.  Please contact Lilia at (760) 941-6545 or lcantero@solutionsforchange.org for donation items not listed below.


Prepare and Serve Dinner

Every night of the year, we have a volunteer group prepare and serve dinner to our newest residents, those in the Intake Access Center.  These residents have been here anywhere from 1 day to 2 months. This is a great opportunity for families (including children) and small groups. Approximately 20 – 45 residents (half are children) are living here. You can sign up to serve dinner here:

2019 Schedule

Kid Zone Volunteers

We need volunteers for our Solutions’ Kid Zone. Volunteers will play with children in a group setting and keep them safe, while their parents attend recovery meetings and mandatory program training. This is important work! This is a great service opportunity for teens, college students, clubs, church groups or businesses. If interested in becoming a Kid Zone volunteer, please contact efauber@solutionsforchange.org.

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 Cynthia at Cdzwigalski@solutionsforchange.org to receive information on how you can be involved.

Donation Needs


     Diapers - size 5 & 6

     Pull Ups - all sizes

     Baby Shampoo

     Baby Wash


     High Chairs



     Shampoo & Conditioner

     Body Wash & Deodorant


     Pads & Tampons


      Individually packaged snacks for Kids (please, no peanut items)

             Goldfish/Pretzels/Wheat Thins/Animal Crackers/Graham Crackers

      Cheerio's for the little ones

      Juice Boxes


     Coloring Books & Coloring Supplies

     Craft Supplies


     Blankets - twin and queen

     Pillows - all sizes, new

     Sheet - twin and queen


     Paper Towels

     Clorox Cleaning Wipes

     General Cleaning Supplies


     Laundry Soap