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Volunteer With STEP

BE A CHAMPION FOR OUR MILITARY FAMILIES

Volunteers support STEP in countless ways, but they are unified by their dedication to our service members and their families. Whether it's helping at a special event, picking up and sorting donations, working at the front desk or providing financial counseling, our volunteers are the reason why service members know they can count on STEP. 

In all honesty, it’s something meaningful to do. A way to give back. And I’ve had a fortunate retirement. I have the time and energy to volunteer

How You Can Help

Warehouse Warriors

Are you active duty? Volunteer with STEP at our on-base warehouse located at Naval Base San Diego (NBSD).  You will be helping sort, stock, unload our truck and organize our warehouse.  Dates vary, but are typically Fridays from 8:30-12pm.   This is a great opportunity to earn volunteer hours toward your MOVSM and for groups to volunteer together! 

Front Desk

Volunteers

Do you enjoy meeting new people and making people feel welcome? The Front Desk Volunteer will answer the telephone, greet clients, and answering general questions clients or partners may have. We also gladly receive in-kind donations to assist military veterans and their families in need of any emergency subsidies. As a result, we will need assistance with organizing in-kind donations.

Drivers For Donation

Pick Ups

We are looking for individuals interested in driving for our box truck and cargo van on an add needed basis. These drivers will pick up donations and collection bins and bring them back to our office in Scripps Ranch. Typically drivers are needed M-F 10 AM - 3PM on an add needed basis. 

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Warehouse

Volunteers

In-Kind donations!! We need YOUR help with sorting and inventorying our donations from to get them ready for distribution. Volunteer with STEP at our San Diego Office.  You will be helping sort, stock, and organize our warehouse.  Volunteers are needed Monday - Friday 10 AM - 4 PM. Join us and make a real impact on our local military families.

Social Worker

Volunteers

Are you a certified social worker looking for volunteer experience? Consider joining our dedicated team that works one-on-one with our clients to support them in their journey to financial self-sufficiency. At STEP, we believe that change has to come within. Utilizing behavior changing strategy, we are able to build brighter futures for our service members throughout Southern California and Washington State.

Events

Volunteer

STEP has a jam packed Events Calender! Whether its face painting at our Annual Military Family Carnival or handing out diapers at one of our Warehouse on Wheels (WOW) events, your support is always needed. Once you have registered as a volunteer, we will add you to our monthly distribution of upcoming events and volunteer opportunities. Typically these are on the weekends.

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WANT TO DOUBLE YOUR IMPACT?

Did you know your company may offer volunteer programs?

Ask your company if they match your volunteer hours or your donation!

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2019

Our volunteers contributed 28% of our workforce helping to manage the following:

Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA)

Baby Drive

Military Appreciation Carnival

Thanksgiving

Sharing The Joy

122 families received financial counseling

$61,400 in donations of critical baby gear

1,500 smiling children 

310 Thanksgiving Meals

707 new holiday memories

Secondary programs touched the lives of 28,642 active duty and veteran service members and their families in 2019.

STEP's lifetime reach is more than 97,415 lives touched.

2018

Our volunteers contributed 7,896 hours, helping to manage the following:

Emergency Financial Assistance (EFA)

Baby Drive

Military Appreciation Carnival

Thanksgiving

Sharing The Joy

275 families received financial counseling

$32,000 in donations of critical baby gear

1,000 smiling faces

152 Turkey Dinners

586 new holiday memories 

Secondary programs touched the lives of 11,326 active duty and veteran service members and their families in 2018.

STEP's lifetime reach is more than 53,808 lives touched.  Join our Mission to build financial self-sufficiency among military and veterans and their families, contact info@teamstepusa.org