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Interfaith Community Services

Agency Description
VOLUNTEERING AT INTERFAITH COMMUNITY SERVICES Individual Opportunities: If you are interested in volunteering or interning at Interfaith Community Services, please review the individual volunteer opportunities below. If you see a position that interests you and you qualify for, please send your current résumé or CV, including all of your volunteer and intern experience, to Laura Hernandez, Volunteer Services Associate. Group Opportunities: For group volunteer opportunities, please review the list of opportunities below. Each project has an informational flyer you can download and share with other members of your group. If you would like more information, please send an e-mail to Laura Hernandez, Volunteer Services Associate. Include in the message the preferred activity and date, group name, number of volunteers wanting to help, and phone number where you can be reached. Note: Group activities are done off-site primarily and are an excellent way for youth to help their community! Internship Opportunities (all levels): Staff and volunteers at Interfaith Community Services are committed to partnering with students at all levels of education to provide meaningful, relevant intern experiences. For internship placements, please review the list of individual opportunities below to get an idea of some of the various appointments for interns. If you would like more information and to learn about additional opportunities, please send an e-mail to Micki Hickox, Volunteer Services Manager. Include in the message that you are looking for an intern placement.

Mission Statement: Interfaith implements comprehensive programs to provide basic needs, social services, counseling, and economic development to empower the disadvantaged in our community.

Interfaith Community Services, was founded in 1982 by a handful of diverse faith communities to address the needs of low-income, homeless, and under-served people in North San Diego County.Separately, these congregations were providing relief to people in need, but by creating Interfaith they were better able to collaborate to make a bigger impact on the needs of people in our community.

As participation grew, Interfaith evolved into broad continuum of programs and services that provides the tools and resources people in crisis need to stabilize and rebuild their lives.

These programs are organized into nine main areas: food and basic needs, shelters and housing, family and social services, employment services, children and youth programs, senior services, veterans assistance, addiction recovery, and community connections. Under these department headings are numerous programs covering a broad spectrum of support. Programs are designed to overlap so that each client receives as many services as necessary for his/her specific situation.

Interfaith offers programs throughout North San Diego County, from the coastal City of Oceanside to inland communities south and east of our Escondido headquarters. With more than 350 member faith centers, and more than 130 dedicated staff, Interfaith served more than 25,200 unique individuals last year alone.

 United We Can 

What We Do...

United Way of San Diego CountyOur success is measured by the lives we transform: the children who succeed, the families that thrive, the partners that align with us, leveraging resources and expertise to transform the lives of children, young adults, and families in our community and move them forward into a brighter future.

These stories are our commitment to the San Diego County and the challenges we face together: an intern watches a second-grader transform from missing school to setting an attendance record. A volunteer tax-preparer sees a struggling family transform from fearing tax day to looking forward to their EITC refund. A high school student transforms from a teenager with no aspirations into a young person with a future pipelined to a prospering local tech industry.

Change starts small, but UWSD’s goals are big and hopeful: from transforming hundreds of lives to hundreds of thousands of lives in our region.


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