SDCBA Community Outreach
The SDCBA encourages every member to volunteer their time either in pro bono legal services or general community volunteer opportunities. Join the many SDCBA members who volunteer their time and efforts for a variety of community oriented events and activities.
Guide to Giving Back
Looking for a way to get involved but don't know where to start? Review the SDCBA's Guide to Giving Back for insight on different projects and initiatives. Click here to download.
SDCBA Annual/Ongoing Volunteer Projects
In a single day, volunteers work to transform the exterior of the home of a needy family.
Habitat for Humanity
Volunteers help build homes for deserving families.
In an effort to keep San Diego's beaches clean, volunteers sweep an entire beach area for trash and debris.
Volunteers help individuals distinguish legal problems from non-legal problems, and steer them in the right direction.
Wills for Heroes
Volunteers provide free estate planning documents to first responders and their families.
To learn about SDCBA's 2009 Lawyers Giving Back Campaign, click here.
Is your organization seeking attorney volunteers for an upcoming project or event?
Click here to complete the SDCBA’s Attorney Volunteer Request Form online and get the help of San Diego’s best and brightest.
Click here to download a PDF of the SDCBA’s Attorney Volunteer Request Form for print. You can fill it out and return to firstname.lastname@example.org.
During Law Week there are many events and program that need attorney volunteers. To see how you might be able to contribute to this program, click here.
The SDCBA's Children At Risk Committee (CAR) offers attorneys, paralegals, judges and law students opportunities to work with "at risk" children. CAR partners with Porter Elementary School and Clairemont High School and coordinates programs and special events to assist students all year long. CAR's programs at our partnership schools include literacy days, Porter Readers (year round reading), conflict resolution skills and Peace Patrol training, mock trials, mentorships, mock job interviews and Senior Exhibition judging. To get involved with CAR, contact email@example.com. Presently, the following are CAR volunteer opportunities:
May 23, 9:00 a.m.
Sessions Elementary (Pacific Beach)
Minimum of two volunteers needed
May 24, 9:10 a.m.
Holmes Elementary (Clairemont)
Minimum of two volunteers needed
May 29, 9:15 a.m.
Dingeman Elementary (Scripps Ranch)
Minimum of four volunteers needed
June 3, 8:30 a.m.
Hickman Elementary (Mira Mesa)
Minimum of three volunteers needed
For more information and if you would like to volunteer for any of the above presentations, please contact Christopher Todd at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Children at Risk Committee is looking for volunteers to form, or join teams of 5-7 readers to adopt a classroom and read monthly at Porter Elementary.
At the end of the year, each Porter Reader team will select and present each student in their classroom with a gently used book from the San Diego Book Project.
If you are interested in being a Porter Reader, please contact Richard Pray: Richardpray@sbcglobal.net.
Volunteers from the legal community are needed to adopt a classroom through Rolling Readers, and read weekly throughout the year to "at risk" students. Rolling Readers is currently in need of volunteer readers at the following elementary schools:
- Fay Elementary School: 5 openings
- Harriet Tubman Elementary School: 3 openings
- Ibarra Elementary School: 2 openings
- Adams Elementary School: 1 opening
- Normal Heights Elementary School: 1 opening
- Anza Elementary School: 1 opening
- Kimbrough Elementary School: 4 openings
- Doris Miller Elementary School: 2 openings
- Chase Avenue Elementary School: 1 opening
- Ericson Elementary School: 1 opening
- Alvin Dunn Elementary School (San Marcos): 6 openings
- Chula Vista Public Library (weekend program Sat. and/or Sun): 3 openings
For more information, or to volunteer, please contact SDCBA Community Service Committee Rolling Readers Liaison, Lori Mendez, at Lori@Mendezplc.com; or the Rolling Readers Program Director, Theresa Tolentino at email@example.com or (619) 516-4095.
To visit the Partner Volunteer Opportunities Page, click here.