Peace Resource Center of San Diego
San Diego Friends Meeting (Quakers)
San Diego First Church of the Brethren
American Friends Service Committee


Friends Center Volunteers

The Friends Center is a volunteer project—both during construction and after. We simply don’t have the funds to hire for-profit companies to construct or maintain our new home. We’ve been blessed with labor and financial support to do these jobs to this point. But we still need all the help we can get! Please read below and donate your time to this cutting-edge project. The rewards will be far greater than the gift when you step back and see this permanent center for peace, social justice, spiritual development and environmental sustainability in our community!


As of April 2005, over 80 men and women, many of them regular volunteers, have helped in the construction of the Friends Center, doing everything from planting food-bearing trees and bushes to digging footings and laying pipe. Our volunteers contribute not only skills they already have, but learn new skills from their participation. They also gain the satisfaction of knowing that their contribution makes possible a building that benefits the whole community.

We work Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., with three full-time volunteers to supervise. In addition we schedule “work parties” on Saturdays. Check the Volunteer Opportunities calendar on the Events page for those events.

To volunteer, send a message to us via the Contact Us page. Our minimum age limit is 16 (minors must have parent’s permission) or 12 with adult sponsor also volunteering.

Gardeners 4 Peace

We are a group of volunteers who tend the gardens around The Friends Center. We mulch, plants trees, weed, share information on permeable gardens and most importantly have fun doing it (check out our flickr site ). We schedule work parties once or twice a month and upcoming work parties will be announced on the News page. If you'd like join us, feel free to bring your tools (with your name on them), some water to drink and a cheerful spirit. Bring some friends! For more information e-mail Ava at


When construction is complete, there will be a host of help needed to run and maintain the center. Below is a partial list. Please be thinking about how you would like to become involved with the Friends Center once it’s up and running!

  • Web-Site Manager
  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Calendar of Events Coordinator
  • Event Hosts/Docents
  • Building Systems Maintenance

We need all the help we can get, so please donate your time to this cutting-edge project.