Whether volunteering in the classroom, or aiding operations, Girls Inc. of San Diego County (GISD) volunteers are essential to making a difference in under-served girls’ lives. There are multiple ways to get involved in GISD!

Program volunteers serve as positive role models to girls by listening, guiding, and encouraging them side-by-side during one-hour program classes. These volunteers contribute to girls’ personal development by sharing their own academic and professional successes. Operational volunteers donate their time to the organization and its governance, so that Girls Inc. of San Diego County can continue to deliver high-quality programming to girls for another 50 years.

Getting Started

A Step-by-Step Guide to Becoming a Volunteer Mentor
  1. Complete the Volunteer Application below
  2. Read the Volunteer Handbook 
  3. Download, read and sign theVolunteer Agreement 
  4. Email the signed agreement to volunteer@girlsincsd.org or send it via snail mail to Girls Inc. of San Diego County, P.O. Box 300683, Escondido, CA 92027
  5. Participate in a Background Check
    Within a week of receiving your signed Volunteer Agreement, you will receive an invitation to complete the background check through Verified Volunteers. This request will be sent to the e-mail you provided on the Volunteer Application. We kindly ask that volunteers pay the fee of $30 to complete the background check. Additional jurisdiction fees may apply. 
  6. Sign-up for your Volunteer Shift
    After GISD receives a positive outcome of your background check you will receive an e-mail inviting you to sign up for one or more volunteer shifts for the current program semester.
Interested in board service?

At GISD, there are two options for board service: the Board of Directors or the Advisory Board. If you’re interested in either position, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer Application below as an Operational Volunteer
  2. Complete the Board of Directors Application or Advisory Board Application
  3. Email your Board application and resume to volunteer@girlsincsd.org 
  4. Once you submit your application, a member of the Board of Directors will be in touch to discuss next steps.

Have Questions?
Please email volunteer@girlsincsd.org with your questions!