Volunteer Opportunities

“When you change a life, you have changed the world forever.”

Volunteers are the backbone of the organization and will provide a unique and substantial opportunity for making a difference and changing lives for the better. If you can spare 1-2 hours a week, we have opportunities for you!

New to volunteering? Kindness Initiative will teach you what you need to know for your volunteer role. All volunteers participate in an orientation and job-specific training, before they start. There is also on-going support and additional training to ensure you have the skills to be effective. For more information on Volunteer Training click here

Kindness Initiative relies heavily on volunteer support to

ANGELS:  The Volunteer Angel serves as the core of the Kindness Initiative. After on-boarding and training, Angels are matched with a Member (Members may be individuals or households). The role of the Angel is to develop rapport, open lines of communication, and help the client navigate through a customized plan to address their unique circumstances. View the Angel job description HERE

AMBASSADORS: The Volunteer Ambassador plays a critical role in supporting Angels, in their efforts to assist Members. Ambassadors cultivate and maintain relationships with critical Service Provider Organizations, in order to ensure smooth access for Kindness Initiative Members. Ambassadors may also serve as representatives of the Kindness Initiative during coalition meetings and other networking events. View the Ambassador job description HERE

ADMINISTRATORS: Volunteer Administrators help keep Kindness Initiative operating smoothly, and help reduce overhead costs, so more funds are available to help our Members in need. This is a role requiring on-going commitment. See the list of needed Administrator positions HERE.

ASSIGNMENT VOLUNTEERS: The Assignment Volunteer is a short-term commitment to expand Kindness Initiative’s operational capacity, by leading a specific project or initiative. The volunteer leads the project until its conclusion, after which their assignment ends. He or she may wish to take on other assignments, but there is no on-going time commitment. See the list of needed Assignment positions HERE.

Angels, Ambassadors and Administrators are on-going volunteer opportunities, while Assignment Volunteers are project specific. Complete the Volunteer Application HERE.

Professional Services

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, What are you doing for others?” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Kindness Initiative is seeking professionals to join the team of volunteer service providers to assist clients access services so they can live with dignity and identify a way forward.  Whether you are a lawyer, medical professional, accountant, builder, tradesperson, or auto mechanic, we would like to speak with you about joining our volunteer corps.   To find out more, contact 858.216.1666 or [email protected]


“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.” – William Shakespeare

The pandemic has caused personal turmoil for so many. We need mentors for people starting-up businesses, facing business challenges, facing career decisions, finding employment or determining where, what or if to retrain or study. Please contact us if you are willing to become a mentor.

If you are experiencing a medical or mental health emergency please call 9-1-1 or the San Diego County Access and Crisis Line at 888-724-7240 24 hours, 7 days a week