North County Veteran Stand Down

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North County Veteran Stand Down

About:  North County Veterans Stand Down (NCVSD) is an annual four-day event in Vista, California, that enables ALL veterans throughout San Diego County to receive much-needed services in a safe, friendly, drug-free, and secure environment.  Volunteers are needed in a variety of ways, see below.  This is a great project for both Life Groups and individuals.

Dates: October 19-22, 2023

Location:  Green Oak Ranch, 1237 Green Oak Ranch Rd. Vista, CA 92081

Sign up: Please sign up directly via the NCVSD website and make a notation that you are part of North Coast Church.  You may choose to sign up as a group or as an individual on their website.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Guest Registration: Work directly with guests filling out health questionnaire and waiver forms upon arrival.  This is the first stop for the guests.

Battle Buddy: HIGHEST NEED on THURSDAY all day (AM/PM) and FRIDAY (AM). Guests are assigned to a Battle Buddy who assists them throughout the day.

Hospitality Store:  An actual shopping store for guests. Clothing is the big item guests need help with addition to other personal items. It runs just like a store. Items are stocked and areas are made presentable during the operational hours.

Service Provider Mall:  Service providers are set up in booth-like areas that can provide services for the guests. Assist the guest as needed.

Pet Zone:  If you love animals, there is where you want to be!  Guests brings their animals to the pet zone where the pet is groomed, given pet daycare, and veterinary services are scheduled.

Security:  Traffic and pedestrian control throughout the ranch.

Offsite Van Drivers:  Vans are dispatched on a schedule to pick up guests, and later to drop off.

Art Tent:  Assist with art projects.

Questions:  JJ, [email protected], 866-535-2038

Organization Website 

Additional Info

Availability: Open

Date/Time: Flexible Days

  • Hands On
  • Individual
Partner Organization:
North County Veteran Stand Down
1237 Green Oak Rd
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