Volunteer Opportunities with Deaf Community Services

Deaf Community Services of San Diego, Inc. is seeking committed, enthusiastic, and professional individuals to join our team as Volunteers for events and for the Literacy, Front Desk, and Interpreting Departments. Individuals will have the opportunity to enhance their receptive and language skills through interactions with staff and members of the community. Volunteers are a vital part of the daily operations at Deaf Community Services, and their contributions to a variety of community events make those events possible. Our volunteers have one goal in common: support the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Community in San Diego and beyond.

If you would like to join the volunteer team, you can fill out an online volunteer application at Volunteer Application

After submitting the application, a DCS staff member will contact you to schedule a one-on-one interview. All volunteer candidates will be placed in one of two groups depending on ASL (American Sign Language) skill level and schedule availability: Events Volunteering and Weekly Volunteering.

Events Volunteering: This is for individuals who have beginning-intermediate skills in ASL, and for those who have restricted schedules that may not allow for weekly volunteering. This group of volunteers will be called in on an as-needed basis, and will also be heavily involved in community events hosted by DCS. It is a great way to meet community members, practice signing skills, and learn about DCS and its impact on the San Diego Deaf Community.

Weekly Volunteering: This is for those who have intermediate-advanced skills in ASL and have weekly availability to volunteer at DCS. Weekly volunteers are utilized in three departments: the front desk, Literacy, and Interpreting. Each department has different needs and schedules of availability. Volunteers can work in the morning or afternoon depending on availability. Morning shifts are from 8:30am-12:00pm, and afternoon shifts are from 1:00pm-5:00pm, Monday-Friday.

If you are interested in applying for volunteer opportunities, please contact Front Desk at (619) 398-2441 x100, by FAX at (619) 398-2444, or by email at info@dcsofsd.org.