Special Needs Volunteer Advocate


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


3487 Santo RoadSan Diego, CA 92124
SAY San Diego


The Healthy Start Military Family Resource Center (HSMFRC) supports a cluster of school in the San Diego Unified School District (SDUSD). HSMFRC seeks a highly-qualified volunteer to assist with families who may be seeking support for students with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) and 504 plans to resolve concerns or issues for parents involved in this process.

Volunteer Responsibilities

  • Follow up with families seeking special needs support
  • Answer requests via email/phone and log the outcome of each connection
  • Visit school sites to be present during an IEP meeting
  • Research topic areas for any changes to local legislation and/or policies of SDUSD
  • Meet with parents to advise them of their rights and to clarify any questions arising from IEP meetings

Skills, Knowledge and Abilities Needed
  • Proficiency in the IEP/504 process required
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office
  • Ability to demonstrate patience and flexibility
  • Must have reliable transportation
Time Commitment
5-10 hours per week, between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM Monday-Friday.
Volunteer must make a commitment to volunteer a minimum of 4 months.


  • People Skills
  • Youth Services
  • Social Work
  • Child Welfare
  • Community Outreach
  • Child Development

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Various - See description
  • Reliable Transportation

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