The San Diego Regional Taskforce on the Homeless estimates that there are more than 7,500 homeless individuals living in San Diego, and 2,300 outside of the city of San Diego. Of these, over 2000 individuals are living within the cities of Escondido and Oceanside. This includes the chronically homeless, those homeless due to domestic violence, families with children, day laborers, the mentally ill, seniors, substance abusers, veterans, and youth. 

Homelessness does not exist in isolation. It is always linked to other human conditions: hunger; under- or un-employment; inadequate parenting skills; physical, emotional and mental illness; illiteracy; lack of education and social skills; unawareness of available resources; and most of all, hopelessness; loss of human dignity; and spiritual crisis. Interfaith Community Services exists to meet these needs; just last year they served 33,700 individuals with a variety of services.

Interfaith Community Services relies on volunteers in order to maximize their services. It is because of the generosity of our community and people like you that they are able to provide life-changing services for families and individuals in need. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Interfaith Community Services has individual and group volunteer opportunities that include, but are not limited to:

  • Preparing and Serving Breakfast
  • Food Pantry Distribution
  • Social Services Intake Worker
  • Clerical Support
  • Vocational Planner
  • Home / Yard Maintenance Provider
  • Fire Prevention and Recovery Projects
  • Receptionist
  • Handyperson
  • Computer Lab Assistants

Our church has delivered thousands of pounds of food to the Pantry each year. We have also participated in Community Beautification Days. We are currently participating in the "Make It A Home" program, we have adopted an apartment unit to maintain and we are mentoring the family who is transitioning from homelessness to self-sufficiency.

Contact Person: Duke Martin 
Phone: (760) 690-7218  
E-mail: [email protected]

Interfaith Phone:
 (760) 489-6380
Address: 550 W. Washington Ave., Suite B, Escondido, CA 92025