Make an Impact

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

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WAREHOUSE WARRIORS

Come join us in our warehouse! We will be sorting, inventorying and preparing donations for our military families. There are volunteer opportunities each week and we need your support to help us meet our mission. Sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter to get the most up to date information.

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.

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DRIVERS FOR DONATION PICKUP

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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GROUP VOLUNTEERING

Get ready for some team building/group fun and volunteer for STEP together! Come in for some group feel-good fun. Sign up for our Volunteer Newsletter for the most up to date information.

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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.

View Upcoming Events

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SOCIAL WORKER 

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.

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