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 Anabel | (760) 941-6545

We appreciate all donations but with limited storage, we can’t always accept large donation items.  Please contact Anabel at (760) 941-6545 or asierra@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 by downloading our mobile app:

Download our Mobile App here 

Kid Zone Volunteers

Do you like to work with kids? Throughout the week amazing volunteers provide childcare for our residents’ children so that they can participate in mandatory programming meetings, recovery meetings, and classes. Volunteers must be 18 or older, or 16 and older if accompanied by a parent or adult adviser. Please contact efauber@solutionsforchange.org to express your interest.

*Kid Zone volunteers are required to complete an application, short orientation, and background check.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

To view a complete list of our volunteer opportunities CLICK HERE!

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