Get Involved

Give, volunteer and learn with us.

San Diego Youth Services offers extensive opportunities to get involved and help us fight the tragedies of youth homelessness and youth in crisis.


Learn about ways to give. Your donation will help us continue providing vital services to more than 19,000 youth and their families each year.


Volunteer with us! We were one of the first Certified Service Enterprises in California. Service Enterprises are organizations that have proven they effectively utilize and engage volunteers, making the volunteer impact greater and the experience more meaningful and rewarding. Last year, 186 volunteers served 43,245 hours with us. That’s the equivalent of donating $1,230,738!


We offer a variety of training that enhances our cultural competence and is relevant to the helping professions. We provide training on a diverse range of topics, including Trauma-Informed Care, Suicide Prevention, Motivational Interviewing and Seeking Safety. Classes are open to staff and volunteers, as well as to members of the community. All classes can be used for continuing education units. Explore our training calendar and register for a class today.

GROWS Opportunities

Our GROWS (Greater Recruitment and Outreach for Workforce Success) program supports community members, including staff and volunteers, who are interested in or currently working in the field of Public Mental Behavioral Health. Learn more.