UCP has program centers in San Diego and Escondido and numerous community based programs throughout the County serving hundreds of local people on a daily basis.volunteer

We are excited to welcome new members to our Community of Volunteers as we work together to help support people with disabilities.

Please fill out the volunteer form, then scan and email it to info@ucpsd.org;  Or mail it to:

UCP Volunteer
8525 Gibbs Drive, Suite 209
San Diego, CA 92123.  

Call (858) 573-7803 for assistance. YOU can make a difference. We're waiting to hear from you!


Current Volunteer Opportunities


UCP has several annual fundraisers and activities whose success depends on the wide variety of skills and talents as well as the time and energy of its volunteers. There are many ways to be included and contribute.

Some of our Events include:

UCP Comedy Night

Featuring local and national comedians at a plush San Diego area resort.  Includes libations, dinner, and an auction for an evening of fun and frivolity.

Annual “Life Without Limits” Awards

Honors local outstanding individuals in our community who support making this a better place for all citizens, in particular those with cerebral palsy and other disabilities. Honorees receive the prestigious “Daniel D Alessio / Life Without Limits Award."

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Held in June, dozens of San Diego businesses join UCP in a day of casual/UCP attire for a cause.  A fun “fundraiser” with various incentive gifts for participants.

Annual Golf Classic

A day at a prestigious County Club, with Tee prizes, Team prizes, lunch & dinner, a live auction and raffle.

Firefighters & Friends Celebrity Waiters Luncheon

Join local and Hollywood celebrities and San Diego City Fire Fighters harborside at the beautiful Coronado Island Marriott. Lunch, relaxation and fun, with live & silent auctions, and autograph & once-in-a-lifetime selfie possibilities.

No Limits 5k Walk and Roll

Held at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park held each fall. Participants run, walk, roll or hand cycle this very mild 3.5 mile course. Fundraising incentives, raffles prizes, music, face painting, food and fun to raise funds for programs and services for people with disabilities in San Diego County.

You can serve on a planning advisory committee for an event or help with setup, tear down and running the event. We need you!

To sponsor, work on planning or putting on an event, call the UCP Fund Development Office at (858) 571-5365.

Your dollars make a huge difference in the lives of people with Cerebral Palsy and other disabilities.

To our thrift stores in Pacific Beach, City Heights and Chula Vista.

Cars, Trucks, Boats, Trailers and more.

Our success depends on the skills, talents, time and energy of our many volunteers.

More Ways To Help

Donate your spare change when you see one of our coin canisters at your favorite Coco’s, Carrow’s and Original Pancake House locations throughout San Diego County.

UCP Thrift Stores offer a unique shopping experience for our customers. We offer gently used products from vintage clothing and accessories to everyday fashions, household items, furniture, and antiques.

Our stores are conveniently located in Pacific Beach, City Heights and Chula Vista.

Locations and Information

Serving San Diego County since 1983, Precision Assembly is a unique business that can help with your bulk mail and assembly needs.

A division of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, Precision Assembly offers quality service to customers and training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

The team of instructors and physically-challenged employees are dedicated to putting your needs first.

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Ready Stamps is a unique full service business that can help with stamps, engraving and printing needs.

A division of United Cerebral Palsy of San Diego County, Ready Stamps has been providing job training and employment for persons with disabilities since 1982.

As a manufacturer, we can provide quicker, more reliable service at a better price than those who are simply "supplying" marking devices.

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The Starfish Story

Original Story by: Loren Eisley

One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean.

Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth replied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”

“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”

After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish, and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…”I made a difference for that one.”

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