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

We are excited to welcome new volunteers to our STAR (Support, Time and Talent, Advocacy, and Resources) Community of Volunteers as we work together to help support this exciting organization and its consumers.

Please fill out the volunteer form, and email it to info@ucpsd.org or fax to (858) 571-0919.

YOU can make a difference in the lives of those with disabilities. We're waiting to hear from you!


Current Volunteer Opportunities

Receptionist/Office Assistant

Help in our San Diego or Escondido locations with a variety of general office work and simple accounting tasks. Hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Volunteers can work any time during those hours in 1.5 hr. or more time slots.

Classroom Assistant

Work one-on-one or with small groups of adults who attend a day program focusing on continued education and job skills training. volunteerWork in an open, friendly, interactive work environment. Hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday – Fridays - volunteers can work any time during those hours in 1.5 or more hour time slots.

Be A Guest Speaker or Teacher

Can you teach an art class? Have a hobby, collection, or experience you could share or lead a discussion about? Technology, history, music , art, yoga, sports ... we can give you guidance as to how you can make presentations or share your interest interactively for the enrichment and education of others. Serve 9:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays – Fridays within our adult day program class schedule. Volunteers can contribute once a week, once a month, or once a quarter.


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 many volunteers. There are many ways to be included and contribute.

You can serve on a planning committee for an event or participate in our No Limits Walk & Roll in October each year. We want you!

To sponsor or work on planning 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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