At North County Lifeline we give youth and families the tools they need to solve their own problems and become self-reliant. We couldn't do that without partnering with organizations like yours. Please consider joining us at any of the upcoming or regularly scheduled group volunteer opportunities. Depending on the project or event, we can accommodate small groups of 4 or as large as 20. We work with church groups, student groups, corporate groups, and families. Contact us at for inquiries.


STEM Days at La Casita: First Friday of the month, 3:30pm-5:30pm
La Casita is set up as an early intervention program for at-risk youth and provides services for (on average) 30 children ages 6 to 12 on a daily basis. The site is a safe space for children to go to when released from school. On the last Friday of the month, we have pre-planned, scheduled STEM related activities and labs perfect for curious minded volunteers to do with the kids. We provide the instructions and supplies; you provide the creativity and guidance! This project is best suited for small volunteer groups to sponsor together. (Up to 15 volunteers; 3:30-5:30pm) (Oceanside, CA)

Register your team/group here:

October Spooky Fest at Crown Heights: Friday, October 28, 2022
Get ready for some spooky fun! All are welcome to enjoy food, games, live music, face painting, and arts and crafts. This event will bring the community together and allow kids to have spooky fun in a safe space. Volunteers will assist in vending booths, games, and activities in addition to set up and cleanup of the festival. We are looking specifically for artsy people who can do face painting. This is a family-friendly volunteering opportunity! (Up to 20 volunteers; 3pm-8pm; shifts available) (Oceanside, CA)

Register your group/team here:

Thanksgiving-in-a-Box: Wednesday, November 16 & 17, 2022
Lifeline partners with North Coast Church to provide some of our clients with all the elements necessary for preparing a Family Thanksgiving Dinner. Donors provide the food, allowing the families “to gather ‘round the stovetop”, preparing their Thanksgiving meal together. Volunteers are needed to help with receiving donations from donors and distributing donations to staff for delivery to clients. (Up to 10 volunteers; 9am-3pm; shifts available) (Vista, CA)

Register your group/team here:

Thanksgiving To-Go Meals for LifeSpring Clients: Wednesday, November 23, 2022
LifeSpring program provides transitional housing and intensive services for young adults age 18-24 as they make the move from foster living to full independence. For many of these clients, this will be their first Thanksgiving in their own apartment living on their own. Donors and volunteers are needed to put together To-Go meals for clients to pick up the day before Thanksgiving. Details: approximately 45-50 meals needed, family sizes vary from 1-4 persons.  Choose from one of the following:

Sponsor the Meals ($500 needed): donate online ( to cover the cost of pre-cooked meals from a local restaurant; select “Thanksgiving Meals” from the drop down menu.

Organize and Distribute Meals: volunteers spend time breaking down and allocating appropriate portion sizes based on family size and distribute to clients on 11/23/22 10am-2pm at the Vista Campus.
 Register your team/group here:
Adopt-A-Family Donation Drop-off Party: Saturday, December 10, 2022
Adopt-A-Family is a holiday giving program designed to help low-income families who are Lifeline clients celebrate the holiday season by connecting them with local businesses, organizations, and individuals who "adopt" them. We are looking for volunteers who can help with receiving donations from donors and distributing donations to staff for delivery to clients. Feel free to sign up with friends and groups! (Up to 30 volunteers; 9am-5pm; shifts available)(Vista, CA)

Register your team/groups here:

Drop-in Center Post-Renovation Cleanup: Date TBD, Potentially MLK Day, Monday, January 16, 2023
The LifeSpring Drop-in Center is a safe, non-judgmental, and welcoming space for youth and young adults 18-25 years of age who are experiencing homelessness or who are at risk of homelessness. The center is currently undergoing major renovations in the backyard that will allow Lifeline to provide a variety of new enrichment and social activities including gardening, yoga, potlucks, and more. We are looking for volunteers to help us get the center ready by cleaning and organizing the building. Tasks might include: power washing, carpet cleaning, sorting and purging old or broken supplies and materials, disinfecting common areas, etc.  (15-30 volunteers)(Vista, CA) EMAIL the volunteer program for more information. 

If you would like to sponsor a STEM Day or any other group opportunity, please check out our wishlist of most needed supplies, which includes snacks, gift cards, and art supplies!