The following provides the title and description of volunteer position held within the Homefront San Diego (HFSD) organization. If you are interested in volunteering, please read these descriptions to determine if there are openings and to find the position that best fits your interest. All of the proceeds given to HFSD are used to support our military families' needs. We do not have overhead expenses and none of our volunteers are paid for their time or expenses.
To become a volunteer please call the HFSD Hotline posted on the homepage.
Homefront San Diego is in need of additional transportation volunteers to pick up and deliver furniture items throughout San Diego county. These volunteers should have a truck, pickup and/or trailer that they can use for this purpose. All of our monetary donations are used to assist the families we serve, so Homefront does not re-imburse for expenses, such as gas and wear and tear of vehicles. The Transport Volunteers are our lifeline to be able to get furniture from the donor to the military family.
The Lead Furniture Volunteer(s) will provide the Transport Volunteer with the donor and military family information so they can contact them to arrange the pickup and delivery. The Lead Volunteer(s) will try to keep the pickup and deliveries local and as close to the driversí location as possible. To date the range of such pickup have been as far North as San Clemente and as far South as Chula Vista.
Using the HFSD database, the Lead Volunteer(s) will review the case files to idenify recent furniture requests and donations. He will match requests to donations and contact an appriate Transport Volunteer with this information. Normally the transport Volunteer will contact requestor/donor to arrange for pickup/delivery, but this may be done by the Lead Volunteer(s), also, depending on mutual agreement. They are to keep in regular contact with the donor and the military families, as to their progress and to manage expectations concerning pickup and delivery timeframes. The calling volunteer should determine if either the donor or the families can deliver/pickup the item(s) and provide both the donor and family with phone numbers so they can handle this on their own. This rarely is possible, but the savings in volunteer time/effort is worth the try.
Throughout the process these volunteers are to communicate with each other, regarding any issues and concerns. Once the pickup/delivery has been made they will notify the Lead Volunteer so a note to this affect can be included in the case file. When a donation pickup is being made the Volunteer will privide the donor with a receipt for tax purposes.
Please call the hot-line to obtain additional information on how a little of your time can be of great assistance to our military families.