Day of Service 2020
With Hope For San Diego
Event Details
18 July 2020
San Diego
92101, United States
About the Event
Day of Service is a powerful statement to our under-served neighbors that we see them, we care about them, and God loves them. That message will never change, even in the midst of a pandemic. So, our Day of Service spirit will be as strong as ever this year, even as we offer a variety of options for you to select based on your comfort level with social distancing measures.

We’ll miss picnics and playing with kids, but many onsite work projects will still take place, mostly at outdoor locations, instituting all appropriate safety measures, including smaller groups, multiple shifts, and protective gear. Anyone who prefers to serve from home may choose to hold a neighborhood food drive, help the helpers with encouraging gifts and cards, or assemble hygiene kits and blankets for those experiencing homelessness.

Follow the Volunteer link below for more details and to sign up. Please invite a neighbor or friend to join you and sign up together to serve as a group. Families and groups that sign up together may serve together, but others will maintain social distancing. Please make sure to read the safety protocols listed on our website.

If you haven't created a Timecounts account yet, you'll be asked to do that so you can receive reminders about your signups and track your volunteer hours. If you have any questions about volunteering or Timecounts, please email volunteer@hopeforsd.org.
Available Roles
At-Home - Care Kit Assembly
We will provide a list of hygiene and snack items for you to package into gallon size plastic bags for distribution to people experiencing homelessness. Plan to gather with your family or a small group to collect and assemble items, then drop them off at a central location on July 18th. We will distribute to our affiliates who are ensuring those at risk are staying safe, clean, and healthy through COVID-19.
At-Home - Help the Helpers
Our nonprofit partners have been working overtime for their clients during this season of crisis. Social workers, case managers, development directors, educators, and administrators could use some encouragement to bolster their endurance for continued service. We will provide you one name (or more if you'd like) and a list of potential small gifts for you to purchase. You'll put together a basket with a personalized card and return to a central location on July 18th.
At-Home - No-Sew Fleece Blankets
Sign up to make two no-sew blankets for our vulnerable neighbors. We will provide the fleece and instructions for you to prepare easy-to-assemble blankets. Pick up the materials July 11 and return the finished blankets July 18th to a central location. We’ll distribute these blankets to kids at our affiliates who need some extra comfort during this season of uncertainty and change.
Donation Drop Off Helpers (July 18)
Serve from 12pm-2pm on July 18th, helping to collect donated food and gifts for distribution to our affiliates. Based on your preferences, we will assign you to one of three locations.
On-Site - A Step Beyondwaiting list
We're going to celebrate summer with the A Step Beyond families, even with social distancing. Help prepare picnic baskets for families, along with food items and school supplies. Distribute the baskets to families as they come to pick them up. Location: Escondido Time: 9am-11am
On-Site - Alabaster Jar Project
Help beautify the grounds of the Alabaster Jar Project resource center where trafficking survivors receive services to aid their recovery. Adults Only
On-Site - Bread of Life Rescue Mission
Bread of Life - Bread of Life Rescue Mission serve people experiencing homelessness in North County by offering food, clothing, discipleship, rehabilitation, and vocational training resources. You will help sort clothing donations and organize them for display at the Restore Thrift Store that benefits Bread of Life Rescue Mission. There's also an option to help work on landscaping projects outside the mission. Kids welcome to serve with parental supervision. Location: Oceanside Time: 9am-12pm Location: Oceanside
On-Site - Community Resource Centerwaiting list
Community Resource Center - Community Resource Center resale stores help fund a domestic violence shelter in North County, and provide an economical alternative for lower income people to purchase clothing and other items. With all the extra donations following COVID-19, there’s a greater need for cleaning, sorting, and organizing, which you’ll be helping with in the Encinitas resale store. Youth age 14 and up welcome with parental waiver. Location: Encinitas Time: 10:30am-1:30pm Location: Encinitas
On-Site - GenerateHope Southbay
Help beautify and protect this safe house for survivors of human trafficking by working around the house and in the garden. Adults only. Location: Confidential location in South Bay Time: 9am-12pm
On-Site - Ladle Fellowship Medical Team Outreach
Accompany a medical team at an outreach to people experiencing homelessness. You’ll be distributing breakfast and supplies to encourage people while they are treated by the medical team. Families welcome.
On-Site - Monarch School Garden
Teams will spread out throughout the campus to help prepare the school garden for the kids' return, clean the kitchen classroom, and organize clothing donations. Kids of all ages are welcome to accompany their families. Location: Barrio Logan
On-Site - Ocean Knoll Elementary School Garden
Help spruce up the garden that teaches kids about healthy nutrition at a local school. Kids of all ages are welcome to accompany their families. Location: Encinitas Two shifts: 9am-11am and 10am-12pm
On-Site - Refuge for Women Outdoor Project
Refuge for Women provides specialized long-term care for women who have escaped human trafficking or sexual exploitation. This new home will open later this year. You can help prepare it to welcome new residents by working on the landscape to clean up and beautify the space. Location: Escondido Two shifts: 8am-10:30am and 9am-11:30am
On-Site - San Diego Refugee Tutoring
We're going to celebrate summer with the San Diego Refugee Tutoring students, even with social distancing. Help prepare a picnic basket filled with games and crafts along with lunch. Optional activity: decorate your car and join a parade delivering baskets to families. Location: City Heights Time: 9am – 10am; parade at 11am
On-Site - San Diego Rescue Mission
It's time to prepare the Rescue Mission for more students! We'll be cleaning empty rooms, preparing them for men ready to change their lives. This will involve sweeping, mopping, disinfecting, wiping down surfaces and leaving encouraging welcome messages for all the incoming students!. Time: 9am – 12pm
On-Site - Solutions for Change
We're going to celebrate summer with the A Step Beyond families, even with social distancing. Help prepare picnic baskets for families, along with food items and school supplies. Distribute the baskets to families as they come to pick them up. Location: Vista Time 9am-11am
On-Site - Urban Life Farm
Transforming vacant plots of land into vibrant urban farms, UrbanLife Farms employs high school youth to run farms, offering workforce development, food systems experience, and nutritional education. You’ll work alongside these students to help prepare the farm by weed-wacking, turning beds, reseeding beds, and harvesting. Location: City Heights Two shifts: 8am – 10:00am and 9:30am-11:30am
On-Site - Walker Elementary School
Of the more than 400 students at Walker Elementary School, nearly half are emerging bi-lingual, 80% receive free or reduced lunch, and 20% don't have stable housing. To help support this school, volunteers will work outside on various projects, including painting and staining to help beautify the school. Time: 9am - 12pm
Supply Pick Up Helpers (July 11)
Volunteer with a small group on July 11th to distribute tshirts and supplies in preparation for Day of Service. Based on your preferences, we will assign you to one of three locations.
About Hope For San Diego
In light of Christ’s love, Hope for San Diego engages our community to care for and invest in our under-served neighbors.
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