Due to the overwhelming generosity of San Diegans, we currently are not accepting new volunteers at the Polinsky Children’s Center. Our volunteers are extremely dedicated!
Listed below are County requirements to volunteer at Polinsky:
The process begins with a mandatory orientation (schedule twice a year in March and September), and takes approximately 3 months for completion and implementation. If you are interested, please check back periodically for the next orientation registration (date and time).
Foster Youth Mentors are caring adults who can commit 2 hours per week to a foster youth for a minimum of 2 year. In addition to medical and criminal clearances, the Foster Youth Mentor Program requires a valid driver license, automobile insurance, an individual interview, and program training. For more information or an application, contact Ross Ramos at the County of San Diego at (619) 767-5211 or email Rostum.Ramos@sdcounty.ca.gov.
Through the Camp Connect Program, brothers and sisters separated in the foster care system have opportunities throughout the year to reconnect. The joy on the faces of the children when they see each other again is the true highlight of this program! Volunteers are needed throughout the year to help supervise children at these events. Past activities have included trips to fun locations such as Legoland and Knotts Berry Farm. The main event is a 4-day summer camp in the mountains of Julian (many volunteers are needed at camp).
Contact Stephanie Trolinger at 858-427-1106 or email@example.com for additional information.