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Frequently Asked Questions

What is ScrippsAssists™?
It is a volunteer club for TSRI employees who want to help make a difference in their community.

What is its purpose?
ScrippsAssists™ provides the structure and organization to match the many talents and interests of TSRI employees with community needs.

Why should I get involved?
TSRI employees working together on volunteer projects get personal satisfaction, learn new skills and build friendships. In addition, you will learn more about your community and increase recognition of TSRI as a concerned community organization.

What obligations are there?
There are no dues, no meeting requirements, and no minimum number of hours. Your only obligation is to honor any volunteer commitment you make through the club, whether it is for one project or for several during the year.

What opportunities are there?
Members can participate in a variety of projects and activities. Leadership opportunities are available through Project Lead or Committee positions.

What kind of projects are supported?
ScrippsAssists™ projects support recognized charitable, 501(3)c non-profit agencies.

Examples of past and current projects include: trail maintenance at Torrey Pines State Reserve; serving meals to the homeless at St. Vincent de Paul Village; sorting/packing food for distribution from the San Diego Food Bank; American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days; Adopt-a-Family; Habitat for Humanity's low income housing construction; Juvenile Diabetes Foundation's Walk for the Cure; Adopt-a-Block graffiti clean-up; Big Brothers & Big Sisters of San Diego; Rolling Readers; Special Olympics swim meets; Head Start; Scripps-Mercy Home Health Care holiday baskets; and many more.

Some projects are very short in duration while others offer an ongoing commitment.

How are projects selected?
Projects are selected from member suggestions and community requests. We seek to achieve a balance between purely fundraising projects, more hands-on work, and those that align with TSRI's research interests.

If you would like to request support from ScrippsAssists™ for your project or event, please send an email to We must verify that the group or project meets the qualifications of a 501(3)c charitable non-profit agency. A current TSRI employee must lead all ScrippsAssists™ supported projects.

How can I participate?
Please send an email to to request more information or respond to a request for volunteer announcement.


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