Engaged Buddhist Service Opportunities

Looking for a weekly service opportunity?

Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?' ” - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Dharma Bum Temple Engaged Buddhist Training Program has created multiple service opportunities in our local community. Please take a look at the list below with details on how to get involved. If you have any questions, please contact us for more information.




The Dharma Bum Temple volunteer group will help prepare and serve dinner at PATH ( People Assisting the Homeless) from 5pm - 7pm on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month.

PATH is located at 1250 6th Avenue, 92101 at the corner of Sixth and A street downtown, San Diego. You will enter the building at the A street entrance and check in with security. Let them know you are here to serve dinner and they will show you to the kitchen.

Keep in mind. Traffic into downtown can be quite congested at this time, so plan accordingly to park and arrive by 4:45PM to check in at the security desk. There is no designated PATH parking. There are many garages and meters located around the building. Carpooling is encouraged!

Please be sure to tell us which date(s) that work for you. You will receive an email after you sign up. Be sure to check your junk mail if it doesn't appear in your inbox.

Thank you for your willingness to volunteer at PATH!

To sign up and receive further information about this volunteer opportunity. Please click the link below:

Click Here to Sign Up



At the Dharma Bum Temple every Thursday at 5pm we gather to mindfully prepare food that would have been thrown away and carry it directly to those who are hungry. We pass out vegetarian food to the people living on the streets of downtown San Diego. This is a beautiful program and we need your help. We are building relationships with places that will let us take food that would typically go to waste. If you are interested in helping us collect food, please let us know. You can also just show up to offer a helping hand!

4144 Campus Ave, San Diego, CA 92103

Weekly Schedule Every Thursday
5pm - 5:45pm: Arrive and Prepare Food
5:45pm - 6pm: Clean and Leave Temple
6pm - 6:45pm: Distribute Food
6:45pm: Closing Transfer of Merit Together Downtown




By delivering meals to seniors in San Diego County, you can help ensure our seniors remain independent. Our volunteers are doing so much more than just delivering nutritious meals – they provide social interactions for our seniors who may be isolated or homebound. Our volunteers also conduct critical safety checks while dropping off meals to ensure our seniors are safe. Meals on Wheels San Diego County could not serve over 3,000 seniors a year without the help of our gracious volunteers.

DELIVER MEALS​: From San Marco to Chula Vista, from Del Mar to Alpine, our volunteers deliver meals and smiles to seniors all across San Diego County.

ADOPT A ROUTE​: Your business or organization can make a difference by committing to a monthly delivery route. Send one or two members every month to fulfill your route.

WE CARE PACKAGE​: Donate small gift bags to our seniors to brighten their day on special occasions and birthdays.




Get connected to the LGBTQ community by joining the Pride family and help put on mission driven year-round events and programming including the San Diego Pride Parade and Festival. Every year, San Diego Pride relies on over 1000 volunteers to help us plan and execute the Pride Festival, events, and programs. With over 30 different volunteer departments, there is something for everyone, and we need your skills to execute our city’s largest LGBTQ event.

Please feel free to contact us at volunteer@sdpride.org if you have any questions or concerns!




Amikas’ vision is for every woman and child in San Diego to have a safe place to live.
The Mission of our organization is to work to prevent women and children, especially veteran women, from being homeless. We will create and provide housing options for homeless women and children; and we will advocate to influence society’s perception and public policies regarding homelessness.

Amikas was founded in 2009 by a small group of socially minded advocates seeking to protect women, children, and female veterans. The founders and continuing members believe this is San Diego’s most vulnerable population.

Join Amikas today to help solve homelessness in our most vulnerable population. Emergency sleeping cabins, are a refuge where women can focus on finding permanent housing and employment, keeping their kids in school, and getting off the streets of San Diego.




Bridge Home Health is committed to providing the highest quality home-based patient care in an atmosphere of respect for human dignity. Our highly trained clinicians and therapists strive to exceed the expectations of our patients, families, caregivers and physicians.

Do you enjoy reading to others or playing games? Do you play an instrument? Are you a Veteran? Reiki or Massage Practitioner? Would you enjoy simply socializing with seniors? Do you need admin experience or want to volunteer in an office?

Bridge is currently seeking dedicated individuals who wish to share their talents, skills, expertise or time with the Bridge Hospice Volunteer Program. Our patients are located throughout the entire San Diego county so volunteers in the entire area are welcome to apply!

If you are looking to be part of an amazing team of individuals dedicated to making a change in the lives of those in transition, please contact us at: Volunteer@bridgehc.com.




Voices for Children transforms the lives of abused, abandoned, or neglected children by providing them with trained, volunteer Court Appointed Special Advocates 

This year, an estimated 3,500 children will spend time in foster care in San Diego County and 4,000 will spend time in foster care in Riverside County after experiencing abuse or neglect. These children need you to speak up for them.




TransFamily Support Services saves lives by shaping a gender affirming and accepting Community.

volunteers are the backbone and make up one of the most fun and important roles we have on the team! As a volunteer, you get the unique opportunity to see and be a part of different teams like outreach, social media, youth programs, and many more. If you like to learn new skills, engage with the community, and share in the spirit of supporting trans youth and young adults, then we encourage you visit our website.