Volunteer with Us!

The Shine Project Foundation could not exist without the help of all our amazing volunteers! Whether you can only volunteer once, or you keep coming back, our team deeply appreciates you!

Our volunteers help us with all our events and programming. Some of our most popular volunteer activities are our annual Good Vibes Reggae-fest and our Beach Fun Day Series. If you have experience or training working with children with special needs, love music and the arts, or always looking for some waves to catch, there is a volunteer event for you! Volunteers do not require any experience or training. All we ask is that you love making a difference in your community and want to see everyone, regardless of their special needs, SHINE!

Sign up to join our volunteer newsletter where we send out all our volunteer opportunities or see below for our current openings.

Our Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Sept. 16th: Parents Night Out at Las Flores Church from 5-7pm

Help parents get some much needed rest by providing childcare while they enjoy a night out! Volunteers will be helping with various activities and games to keep the children engaged. No experience necessary! Our trained and experienced volunteers will be there as well! Learn more and sign up here!

Sept. 24th: Beach Fun Day in Encinitas at Moonlight Beach from 9:30-12:30pm

If you love the beach, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Join us as we enjoy Moonlight Beach with our participating families. Volunteers have a wide variety of options to help depending on their level of comfort with the ocean. You have the options of checking in families, engaging with kids on the sand and shallow waters, or even instructing them how to surf! We need lots of help so sign up now!

Oct. 30th: Beach Fun Day in Oceanside at Oceanside Harbor Beach from 9:30-12:30pm

If you love the beach, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Join us as we enjoy Oceanside Harbor Beach with our participating families. Volunteers have a wide variety of options to help depending on their level of comfort with the ocean. You have the options of checking in families, engaging with kids on the sand and shallow waters, or even instructing them how to surf! We need lots of help so sign up now!

Nov. 12th & 13th: Surf & Turf Fundraiser at Goat Hill Golf Course, time TBD

Join us for our biggest fundraiser of the year! The Surf & Turf Fundraiser is a mix of a golfing tournament and surfing tournament! Volunteers can help at either or both days with event set up, clean up, check in, and various other tasks throughout the day. As of now details are being confirmed, but you can still sign up and we will contact you closer to the event!

Nov. 20th: Beach Fun Day in Carlsbad at Ponto State Beach from 9:30-12:30pm

If you love the beach, this is the perfect opportunity for you! Join us as we enjoy Oceanside Harbor Beach with our participating families. Volunteers have a wide variety of options to help depending on their level of comfort with the ocean. You have the options of checking in families, engaging with kids on the sand and shallow waters, or even instructing them how to surf! We need lots of help so sign up now! Please note that this date is tentative!