About Motiv


Motiv connects San Diego high school students to meaningful volunteer service. Teens are compelled to do service for many different reasons. Whether it is required by their high school, an avenue to get into college or to make a difference in the world – No matter their Motiv, by directing teens to high level volunteer experiences, we aim to instill values of lifelong volunteerism. In partnership with great local nonprofit organizations, Motiv will spotlight impactful service opportunities around San Diego County.

Rabbi Hillel said “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am only for myself, what am I? And; if not now, when?”

Motiv is proud to be guided by a deep Jewish tradition of Working to Repair the World. We are fortunate to be a part of a diverse and multifaceted San Diego community and look forward to working with all teens who want to make a difference, a difference now!

Our Core Values

Don’t Stand Idly By
Serve Others
Act with Intentionality
Perform Acts of Loving Kindness


Motiv is Generously Supported by:

Jim Joseph Foundation
Jewish Federation of San Diego County
Jewish Community Center of San Diego


Motiv is proud to partner with these incredible organizations: