Cru, formerly named Student Venture, is the high school and middle school ministry of Cru. Cru is a national organization with locally based teams simply known as “Cru.” Since 1981, Cru has been reaching out to teenagers in San Diego, across America and around the world. Our team is made up of full-time and part-time staff members, interns and volunteers who join hands with parents, educators, churches and community leaders. We help students and equip them to make a positive and eternal difference.
Cru team members, centered on genuine acceptance and faith-based values, are mentors who students can trust and talk with about solutions to life’s problems. Our team members also often help coaches, teachers and counselors by serving as motivational speakers for classrooms, clubs or teams, and assist in other ways to enhance the educational process. Cru High School’s ministry extends to thousands of students led by more than 600 full-time staff, interns, affiliates and local community volunteers.
The Orchard supports two deeply committed individuals (Jason Geick and Cameron De Ru seen above) who minister to high school students at Escondido's Orange Glen High School. Jason and Cameron have demonstrated a love for teenagers and their mission is to connect local students to Jesus Christ.
Alternatives Women’s Center
Alternatives Women’s Center (AWC) is a non-profit, free AAAHC (Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care) fully licensed clinic which provides a medical environment that protects the right to life of the pre born and offers guidance to women in North County who find themselves with an unplanned pregnancy, as well as those who are considering abortion. Alternatives, a life-affirming Christian ministry, has various volunteer needs. Training provided.
The Anchor is a non-profit Christian ministry serving active duty, reserves, veterans, military, and their family members by leading them to a relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. The ministry is looking for people who would be willing to serve at least three hours a month either on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Training provided.
The Bridge Community Center
The Bridge offers an after school program that is focused on providing a safe and positive place for students from the neighborhood to come to. Students receive assistance with homework, and help in developing reading and math skills. Students are mentored to help them make smart, positive life choices, and guide them to develop positive character qualities with hard work. ESL classes are offered in the evening for adults. Volunteer opportunities to work with school age students and adults are available.
Child Evangelism Fellowship (North San Diego County)
CEF brings God’s word to kids in local public schools through Good News Clubs. CEF needs volunteers to teach, lead songs and help with administrative duties. Also there are one-time opportunities to share the love of Christ at special events. Orientation/training provided.
GenerateHope, a faith-based organization, provides a comprehensive, long term recovery program (up to three years) for victims of trafficking and sexual exploitation. It provides housing and a day program that offers education classes designed to help girls to obtain their GED or diploma, and psychotherapy groups focused on healing of the trauma of the sex trade.
Interfaith Community Services
Most every aspect of Interfaith is contingent upon volunteer support. The opportunities for participation reflect the wide range of services interfaith provides. Working as an intake case manager, or with the food pantry and preparing meals, are a few ways to volunteer. Orientation provided.