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"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed it's the only thing that ever has" ~ Margaret Mead

**NEW COVID-19 Update: We are recommending faculty to provide remote options if they decide to offer on-site Service Learning opportunities to students. We are all making transitions to an online teaching & learning environment. We are here to support you. We offer one-on-one assistance via zoom, email, or phone. Please reach out to us at We are here for you. Stay healthy.**

Palomar College Service Learning

Service Learning Opportunities 


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    1. Assist with creating a simple user-manual for tablets and video apps to assist seniors with using technology at the San Marcos Senior Activity Center. Contact Jennifer Overman at (760) 744-5535 ext. 3608,
    2. Make cloth facial masks and distribute them to low-income communities who might not have access to them. 
    3. Check-in with an elderly person in your community. Write them a letter, leave a note at their door, deliver a meal, pick up their medication, or ask them if they need help with anything.
    4. Give blood at a San Diego Blood Bank. Sign up here: 
    5. You can take online education classes, complete learning activities and projects, or chat with staff working with Alzheimer’s San Diego.
    6. Tutor virtually in reading, writing, science, social studies/history, foreign languages, dance, or mentor a student with A Step Beyond.
    7. Sew masks, donate mask materials, or complete data entry & research for San Diego Habitat for Humanity. Sign up here:
    8. Contact your favorite non-profit or community organization to see how you can help. 
    9. Offer to pick up medicine or groceries for people who have compromised immune systems or is a single parent. 
    10. Bake, cook, and/or share food with someone who might need it. 

Check it out! Virtual Service Learning Opportunities with our Community Partners:

Our mission is to provide underserved youth with opportunities that greatly expand their expectations and ambitions through dance education, academic support, and family services. Check out the video about our students and organization here.
Our mission is to inspire people through education and outreach to preserve the Agua Hedionda Lagoon as an accessible and healthy watershed.
  • Alzheimer’s San Diego – 
Alzheimer’s San Diego provides care, support, information, research for individuals and caregivers living with Alzheimers in San Diego. To view instructions for virtual opportunities, click here. To view a list of virtual activities for volunteers and interns, click here. 
The Red Cross empowers ordinary people to perform extraordinary acts in emergency situations. We train. We mobilize. We connect donors and volunteers to those in urgent need of a helping hand. Whether it’s a wildfire or a home fire, a call for blood, or a call from a service member or military family in need, the Red Cross is there.
The Boys & Girls Club seeks to empower every Club member, through safe and impactful experiences to graduate high school with a plan for college or a career, contribute to their community, and live a healthy life.
Everyone A Reader is a county program staffed by trained volunteers who read one-on-one with primary grade students who need extra support in becoming fluent readers who understand what they are reading. Felicita Elementary School’s students in the Escondido Union School District are predominately Hispanic and come from low-income families.
Girl Scout’s mission is to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place.
San Diego Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities, and hope. It was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent and affordable home to live in dignity and safety.
Our mission is to serve, empower, and advocate for North County’s diverse LGBTQI community. We envision a community where everyone lives in equality, feeling accepted, valued, safe, and free from social stigma.
Operation Hope provides shelter for homeless families with children in North County San Diego.
The mission of Project LIKE is to provide youth attending non-profit and public agencies with access to free global literacy resources and academic support.
The mission of the San Marcos Senior Activity Center is to provide social, recreational, healthful, and educational programs that facilitate the emotional and physical well-being of independent senior citizens. 
Solutions for Change transforms lives and communities by permanently solving family homelessness. Our approach is unique, providing a complete and sustainable solution driven by accountability.
The mission of Palomar College Student Health Centers is to support student learning for success. This goal is achieved by supporting the physical, emotional, and social well being of students through accessible, high-quality health and wellness services.