San Diego Area

Refugee Services

  • Haitian Bridge (Refugees from Haiti)

  • International Rescue Committee (IRC):

  • Jewish Family Service

  • Karen Organization of San Diego (Refugees from Burma)

  • Partnership for Advancement of New Americans

Community Health Centers

  • Family Health Centers of San Diego

    • 1809 National Ave
      San Diego, CA 92113

    •  (619) 515-2300

    • www.fhcsd.org

  • La Maestra

  • Operation Samahan Health Centers

  • San Ysidro Health Centers

    • 1275 30th Street
      San Diego, CA 92154

    • 619-662-4100

    • www.syhc.org

Immigration Services

Advocacy Organizations

Volunteer Opportunities

  • IRC Volunteer 

    • https://www.rescue.org/volunteer

    • There are many different areas that you can volunteer under depending on your interests. 

    • Application Process: Once you find an opportunity that you like, complete and submit an application. There is also an orientation you would have to attend as well as an interview and a background check. 

  • Majdal Center

    • Every Tuesday at 6:30pm, you can help Syrian Refugee youth with their homework and reading skills.

  • Alliance for African Assistance

    • How to apply?

    • Choose a volunteer opportunity available online, download and complete the application. Then email the application, along with a resume to coordinator@alliance-for-africa.org

  • Syrian Community Network 

    • This volunteer opportunity is for women only. Syrian refugees meet for an english tutoring class every Sunday from 2-4pm

  • San Diego Rapid Response

    • The San Diego Rapid Response Network (SDRRN) is a coalition of human rights and service organizations, attorneys, and community leaders dedicated to aiding immigrants and their families in the San Diego Border Region. For more information, contact aloliva@ucsd.edu

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Need help finding a volunteer opportunity that aligns with your interests? You can reach out to NLG board members in the contact tab and they will be more than happy to help. When reaching out ensure to list your interests, ability to commute, and the commitment level that you are looking for in a volunteer opportunity.

Online Volunteer Opportunities

  • Operation Warm has a list of 25 ways to volunteer virtually

  • Paper-airplanes.org invites volunteers to provide online tutoring to “bridge gaps in language, higher education, and professional skills training for conflict-affected individuals”

  • Dosomething.org’s nine places to volunteer online and make a real impact

  • Crisis Text Line (requires 30 hours of training)

  • Upchieve: Online tutoring for disadvantaged youth