Love your neighbor. Serve your city.
Center Church partners with multiple ministries and non-profit agencies in downtown San Diego to make a restoring impact on the city. Below is a list of some weekly service opportunities you can participate in.
Urban Angels is an organization that provides food for the homeless of San Diego. Urban Angels makes food donations and provides feeding services to the homeless and hungry every Wednesday in collaboration with The Salvation Army of downtown San Diego. They are also the main food provider for residents of Connections Housing, San Diego’s new homeless shelter – serving residents every Monday, Tuesday & Thursday. Sign up for a volunteer team HERE.
The Monarch School is a K-12 educational facility specifically targeted to address the needs of children affected by homelessness. Kids in this program typically live in shelters or other transient housing and arrive to the program up to three years behind grade level. The Bosa Campus is recently opened in Barrio Logan. Volunteer opportunities from food service to tutoring programs are available HERE.
The San Diego Food Bank feeds over 300,000 people per month, relying entirely on volunteers to inspect, sort and package tons of food for distribution every day. Sign up to volunteer HERE. Volunteer projects include: Cleaning and packaging fresh produce for immediate distribution. Inspecting, sorting, boxing, and labeling food donations. Assembling food packages for Senior Food Program, Moms & Children Food Program, Food Assistance Program, and the Food 4 Kids Backpack Program.
The Bridge is a homeless ministry and a prison ministry for women and children. The Love Bridge reaches women who are incarcerated and teaches them to build a relationship with God; assists them in finding a Church where they can continue to serve God; and grow in their journey with Him. The Bridge also has monthly outreaches to our homeless community in San Diego.
The San Diego Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered organization serving the needs of the poor, addicted, abused, and homeless in the downtown area. There are multiple ways to volunteer. Sign up to serve HERE.
Angels Family Foster Network is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, licensed foster family agency that was founded in 1998. They specialize in providing exceptional families for infants and toddlers in San Diego County. More information about Angels Family Foster Network can be found HERE.
At Freedom Movement, their message is simple: You are not alone in what you struggle with. God sees it all and loves you. His desire is to heal and give you hope. Freedom Movement believes that God has called us to create a space where no matter what a woman has done and no matter what has been done to her, she can let down her walls, feel loved and see that God wants to redeem what has been broken. More information and a list of upcoming events can be found HERE.
Generate Hope provides a safe place for victims of sex trafficking to be restored through long-term housing, healing, and education. Since recovery from sexual exploitation is a long-term process, GenerateHope provides individualized support to work through past trauma. This support is extended until the women reach the ability to live independently and become a positive influence on their communities and future generations. More information about Generate Hope can be found HERE.
Convoy of Hope has helped more than 80 million people throughout the world by sharing food, water, emergency supplies, agricultural know-how, and opportunities that empower people to live independent lives, free from poverty, disease and hunger. Center Church has partnered with Convoy for on-the-spot disaster relief in tsunamis, hurricanes and more. Details about the work of Convoy of Hope can be found HERE.