Desert Communities United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, health and financial stability: the building blocks for a good life. But we can't do it alone. We need the heads, hands and hearts of committed people like you to help us tackle the problems facing our communites.
Put your talents to work for your community. Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Give the gift of you. Volunteer. Many of our member agencies have vollunteer opportunities.
Member Agencies Volunteer Opportunities:
Boy Scouts of America Inland Empire Council:
Scouting needs adults to lead our next generation on the road to Character, Citizenship, and Physical and Mental Fitness. Do you have what it takes to guide them on their journey?
We are constantly in need of adults to serve as unit leaders, commissioners, and merit badge counselors. For more information or to receive an application, click here
San Bernardino Sexual Assault Services:
Our volunteer program is a great way to get involved in helping the community! Our services are largely made possible by the generous gift of time by dedicated volunteers. Volunteers that successfully complete our application process and complete our 52 hour Crisis Intervention Training may donate their time in a variety of ways.
- 24-Hour Crisis Hotline/Emergency Response Shifts – Telephone support counseling and responding to sites with survivors who are reporting their crime.
- Community Events – tabling community education fairs.
- Office Support – assisting in office.
- Community Education/Prevention Workshops – presenting workshops within the community on sexual assault and other related topics as well as services available to survivors.
- Court Support and Advocacy*- assisting survivors who have active court cases.
- *Additional training required.
If you are interested in more information about volunteering or internship opportunities you may contact us at:
(909)885-8884 or sign up on our website:
High Desert Homeless Services
Please contact James, our volunteer coordinator, for more assistance. He can be reached at 1.760.245.5991.
Board Member: At least one year commitment required.
Board Committee Member: One project, or on-going.
- All phases of cleaning: Windows, floors, cupboards, kitchen, laundry, etc.
- Organizing cupboards, organizing refrigerators, separating canned goods according to dates
- Assist with dinner preparation (MUST have a food handler's certificate to actually cook).
Donation Sorting: Clothing, toiletries, and canned goods.
- Bunco Tournament, (organizing prizes, setting up, cleaning, etc.)
- Car wash volunteers.
- Yard Sales.
- United Way Kick-Off.
- Donation Boxes.
- Mailers / Newsletters.
Organize and plan new fundraisers.
Office and Clerical: Answering phones, typing, copying, organizing, and assisting staff in any task they may need assistance with.
Landscaping / Grounds: Weeding, trimming, sweeping, watering, stump removal, etc.
Pick-up and Delivery: Pick up and deliver donations, food, clients, merchandise, donation boxes, etc., as well as asking for donations for fundraisers.
Moses House Ministries
Moses House provides many opportunities for volunteerism. One of the first questions we ask is, “What do you want to do? What is your gifting, or talent?” The second is, “If you could do anything, what would that be? What would make you fulfilled?”
Here at Moses House, we want you to find the best fit for your talents and skills.
We also provide opportunities for community service and Cal-Works volunteerism
Here is a partial listing of volunteer opportunities:
•Mentoring a Mom •Childcare Helper •Cooking a Meal
•Tending the Rose Garden •Sharing a Skill •Taking a Mom to the Doctor
•Babysitting a sick child •Make phone calls •Event Planning
•Life-Skills Teacher •Job-Skills Training •Sewing
•Volunteer Van Driver •Thrift Store Helper •Library Assistant
•Reading to children •Computer Skills Training •Teach Cursive Handwriting
•Receptionist •Filing •Math Tutor
•Volunteer at Moses House Family Thrift Store
•Bible Study Teacher
•Opening your home to a young pregnant woman (Family-Teacher)
•Being A Moses House Ambassador
Apple Valley Christian Care Center:
Contact Carol VonHelf at 760-240-5051 or email Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Becoming a Pal to a Resident
- Reading to the residents
- Helping them write a letter
- Playing a game
- Teaching a Bible study
- Sharing Arts and Crafts
- Playing an instrument
- Assisting the staff
- Taking residents on outings and special events
Download Apple Valley Christian Center Volunteer flyer
Hands On Inland Empire provides a link for individuals, families, teams, and corporate groups to join together and engage in meaningful volunteer opportunities within the San Bernardino and Riverside Counties and the Pomona Valley.
Desert Communities United Way is partnered with Hands On Inland Empire in order to utilize the ability to post volunteer opportunities on an online, searchable calendar. Volunteers are able to sign up for opportunities online and automatically receive communications from Desert Communities United Way in regards to the opportunities.
To learn more about Hands On Inland Empire or to find other upcoming volunteer opportunities, click here!