This summer we will return to the multicultural city of Stockton for the forth summer. Stockton is surrounded by farmland in the California Central Valley an hour south of Sacramento. We are excited to continue to be part of Stockton’s efforts to clean-up the city and help provide a more positive image of the good things that are taking place in this city.

Our focus will be on the ethnic and religious diversity of the city, and the financial challenges that it faces. During the summer of 2012, the city of Stockton filed for bankruptcy. With the highest foreclosure rate in the nation in 2008, there is a large need for home repairs as well as a shift in the perception of this city. We work extensively with local nonprofits such as the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless and Boggs Tract Community Farm.

This site will host Combined groups Weeks 1-3, Middle School only groups Weeks 4, and High School only groups Weeks 5 and 6.

SSP Video Filmed in Stockton

Stockton Flyer

Learn More About SSP in Stockton

Service Work

In Stockton we work on a mix of projects for community organizations and individual homeowners. This summer we will have teams serving at both the Stockton Shelter for the Homeless and Women’s Center – Youth and Family Services for the entire summer. We are also partnering with Reinvent South Stockton Coalition and S.T.A.N.D. Affordable Housing to locate much needed home repair projects in South Stockton. Volunteers will also be creating the final five Little Free Libraries (LFL) for the City of Stockton which will get them to their goal of 100 LFLs in the city!

No construction experience is needed, and you’ll be amazed at all of the work that your youth teams complete! Most projects take longer to complete than your week at SSP so you may see the beginning, middle or end of a project.

Last year our volunteers completed 10 projects in Stockton including:

  • 4 painting projects
  • 4 Little Free Libraries with councilmember Moses Zapien
  • 2 fences
  • 1 shade awning
  • 76 volunteer days at Boggs Tract Community Farm
  • 133 volunteer days building a playground at Stockton Shelter for the Homeless

Request Work

Residents of Stockton, CA are encouraged to apply for services. We are especially focused on serving those in South Stockton. Please note that it is not possible to complete all requested work due to time, budget and volunteer limitations.

In order to receive our services you must:

  • Complete a Home Repair Work Request. If you would rather have a hard copy mailed to you, please call (916) 488-6441 or email Pascal Domicone.
  • Own your home
  • We are unable to do any work within mobile home parks
    • However, if you live in a mobile or modular home that is NOT within a park, you are welcome to apply for services.
  • Your income must be at or below the qualifying levels found below:

Work Request Income Requirement

Central United Methodist Church

We will be graciously hosted by long-time SSP church, Central United Methodist Church. There is a large fellowship hall and kitchen that we will use at Central for sleeping and eating meals. The church is across the street from the University of the Pacific, which is where we will shower.

Mailing Address

Send letters and care packages to youth, counselors, and even staff! Please only mail through USPS.

Sierra Service Project
Central United Methodist Church
3700 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95204

Emergency Phone Number

To reach the Stockton site in case of emergency, or if you are a liaison for your group call:

(209) 403-0328

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Combined Middle and High School Sessions

The fee for combined sessions in Stockton is $335 per youth and adult volunteer.

  • Week 1: June 26 – July 2
  • Week 2: July 3 – July 9
  • Week 3: July 10 – July 15

Middle School Sessions

The fee for the middle school session in Stockton is $305 per youth and adult volunteer.

  • Week 4: July 17 – July 22

High School Sessions

The fee for high school sessions in Stockton is $335 per youth and adult volunteer.

  • Week 5: July 24 – July 30
  • Week 6: July 31 – August 6


The average high during the summer is 92°F and low is 57°F.

Directions to Central United Methodist Church

To get to Stockton, consult Google maps or a similar mapping service to find the best route for your group.

Central United Methodist Church
3700 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95204

Study Guide

Download the detailed SSP Stockton Study Guide to help your group learn about the community and get more out of your SSP experience. We suggest that you download the study guide, share with your group and discuss the materials during a planning meeting.


In the News


2016 Staff in Stockton

Each site location is staffed by team of mature young adults. They are trained and present at the site for the entire summer, working with the community to provide quality service opportunities.

Site Director: Megan McCarthy

Spiritual Life Coordinator: Natalie Kirsten

Food Service Coordinators: Ben Murphy, Kelsie Currie

Construction Coordinators: Annelise Sherrill, Anthony Zolghadri, Axie Acosta

Learn more about SSP’s young adult staff.

During SSP's 40th summer of service, 103 teenagers and 39 adults from 18 youth groups and 10 individual youth...

Posted by Sierra Service Project on Friday, September 25, 2015

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