WANTED: Your Specialized Skills

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San Diego Youth Services

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Summary: Do you have a specialized skill, cool hobby, and/or a talent you would like to share with our CAT program? Community Assessment Team (CAT) is searching for talented individuals or groups who are interested in leading workshops with our youth. These workshops can be anything from anger management strategies, yoga classes, pet therapy, painting, etc. If you think your skill would be useful for someone to learn, we want you to share it with our youth!

The CAT team focuses on supporting families with youth (age 6-18) who are dealing with behavioral, social, or juvenile justice issues. The CAT staff will respond to self-referrals from families, schools, law enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services, and community organizations to provide assessment, intervention, and referral services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Share your unique skills for a good cause.
  • Host your own workshop (6 weeks, 1-hour sessions each week) at our Spring Valley office.


  • Must be 18 or older
  • Pass background clearance, drug screening, and TB test
  • Commit to volunteering at least 6 weeks
  • Attend a volunteer orientation
  • Must be dependable and punctual

Time Commitment:

  • Commit to one workshop (6 weeks, 1-hour sessions each week) covering your specialized topic.
  • Preferably you would be able to continue hosting your workshop 4 different times (24 weeks, 1-hour sessions per week).


  • Provide your valuable expertise to vulnerable youth
  • Help establish coping mechanisms, self-care tactics, and essential life skills for youth
  • Access to SDYS’ trainings as well as NP Management Solutions workshops
  • Be part of a team that is doing good for the world

Location: Spring Valley

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About San Diego Youth Services


3255 Wing Street, San Diego, CA 92110, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION is to empower youth to reach their highest potential.


We’re All About...
Empowering Youth
Strengthening Families
Creating Healthy Alternatives
Recognizing and Valuing Diversity
Establishing Collaborative Partnerships

San Diego Youth Services (SDYS) is a non-profit charitable organization that since founded, has stabilized the lives of over 500,000 homeless, runaway, abused and at-risk youth in the San Diego area. Launched in 1970 when volunteers established one of the first runaway youth shelters in America, SDYS now provides intensive services to more than 12,000 children and their families each year. This nationally recognized agency offers emergency services, safe places to live and long-term solutions for kids "on their own" by providing shelters, group homes, foster homes, community centers and transitional housing. Professional help for high risk youth is provided at all 14 major locations in San Diego County.

SDYS brings to Southern California the most effective ways to help kids in danger. Individual children are referred to SDYS by a variety of sources, including word of mouth from other youth, schools, police and probation officers, and community organizations. Six nights a week, Outreach Teams search out youth who believe they have nowhere to run for help. Our full spectrum of programs are designed to help young people achieve their own self-sufficiency. Our administrative staff is small and we are proud that 86.0% of all funds go to serve youth directly.


We'll work with your schedule.


3845 Spring DriveSpring Valley, CA 91977



  • Youth Services
  • Photography
  • Animal Therapy
  • Gardening
  • Crocheting
  • Dance / Aerobics


  • Group


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour a week for 6 weeks

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