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Volunteers are the Heart of STEP, Become a Volunteer Today!

Volunteers support STEP in countless ways, but they are unified by their dedication to our service members and their families.

Whether it's helping at a special event, picking up and sorting donations, working the front desk or providing financial counseling, our volunteers are the reason why service members know they can count on STEP. 

Benefits of Volunteering

 Networking 

 Nonprofit Exposure 

 Soft Skill Development 

 Public Speaking 

 Professional Experience 

How You Can Help

How to Become a Volunteer

Each individual is required to compete the following process:

STEP is the proud host of an AmeriCorps Volunteer Infrastructure Project (VIP) Fellow through our partnership with Jewish Family Services. Through 1,700 hours of service, our new team member is working to increase capacity within our volunteer program and provide the support, skills and resources volunteers need.

 

We look forward to sharing the results as we are able to reach further into the military community, helping those in financial crisis.

“Thank you for allowing me to be part of the STEP team… it truly has been an honor and a privilege to have (volunteered) for an organization that carries out such amazing tasks for current and former service members who deserve the utmost respect. I am so thankful to (be with) an organization with such kind, goodhearted & hardworking people.” - Gene  

In 2018, our volunteers contributed 7,896 hours, helping to manage the following:

Emergency Financial Assistance:  directly supported 275 families through the EFA process with a 90% success rate in moving military and veteran families from financial crisis to financial self-sufficiency. 

Gear Up For Baby Drive: Resulted in $32,000 in donations of critical baby gear and supplies.

Military Family Appreciation Carnival: Ensured 586 children left with carnival game prizes, bellies full of cotton candy, snow cones, popcorn and hot dogs, smiles on their American Flag painted faces, and tired legs from jumping up and down in the bounce house.

Cammies to College: Provided 435 service members and their families access to higher education resources.

Thanksgiving Dinners: Distributed 152 turkey dinners to service members and veterans. 

Sharing The Joy: Connected service members and veteran families with community partners to create 1,100 new holiday memories.

Secondary programs touched the lives of 11,326  active duty and veteran service members and their families in 2018.

STEP's lifetime reach is more than 53,808 lives touched.  Join our Mission to build financial self-sufficiency among military and veterans and their families, contact info@stepsocal.org

Support the Enlisted Project is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit EIN: 20-3051279 
Address: 9951 Businesspark Ave. Suite A San Diego, CA 92131 * Phone: (858) 695-6810
OR 1631 Sunflower Avenue, Suite C34, Santa Ana, CA 92704 * Phone (714) 444-0075
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