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Community Pathways

Cohort-Style Volunteering 

Community Pathways is a short-term, quarter-long program for students interested in volunteering in the San Diego area for 1-4 hours per week.

Community Pathways is a great way to get an introduction to community service in the San Diego area and forge friendships with other students. Students groups of 5-15 will be volunteering at the same time and date on a weekly basis. 

No experience is required! Training is provided by community partners and Center for Student Involvement at UC San Diego. Transportation is provided by the San Diego Blue Line Trolley or Lyft. Group sign-ups will also be available for student organizations.

Apply to be a Volunteer for Spring 2023

Interested in Volunteering?

Applications are now open for Community Pathways experiences during Spring Quarter! Check out our form to register here.

Spend your quarter giving back to the community. Your Pathways experience will start on April 10th and end by June 7th. After registering, you will receive details and information about your fellow student volunteers team via email in 1-2 weeks.

Volunteer expectations:

  • Volunteer once a week for entire quarter / 9 Weeks
  • Attends volunteering shift virtually or in-person depending on site
  • Complete end-of-quarter written reflection

Leader expectations (per site):

  • Coordinate travel, if in-person
  • Tracks attendance

Register Here

Community Partners

Interested in Becoming a Service Site?

Community organizations, schools, and nonprofits interested in hosting a weekly volunteer opportunity between April 10th and June 7th are encouraged to contact Andy Hoffman, Community Service Program Manager at

We are looking for weekly in-person, hybrid, or virtual opportunities!