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October 13-14, 2018

Be a part of the Largest 24 Hour youth movement in San Diego! Volunteer opportunities across the community that will serve those experiencing homelessness, followed by live music, performances, activities and a sleep-out under the stars to help the San Diego Rescue Mission raise funding for its mission to tranform lives and impact San Diego. Make a difference in the lives of homeless families and become the change-maker you were meant to be!

On October 13 and 14, hundreds of San Diegans will come out with their family and friends to make a difference in their city and to celebrate the impact that each of us can make.

This year, we’re excited to offer 7 different volunteer locations where you and your team can serve together and make a difference in the lives of those experiencing Homelessness. These volunteer sites will take place between 9 am – 3 pm on October 13th. At 5 PM, our evening program at Liberty Station will kick off! For more information, please visit the Q+A section below.


Event FAQ

Yes, sleeping out overnight is optional. We encourage everyone to stay overnight and experience the sleep-out, but participants are free to leave at any point in the evening.

The Registration cost for Sleepless 2018 will be determined soon. We will be offering an Early Bird Ticket Price for anyone that registers before September 8th!  The ticket price includes the Service Day opportunity, dinner provided at 6 PM, entrance into the Sleepless evening program and the option to sleep-out overnight. We encourage all participants (groups and individuals) to create a fundraising page where they can raise funds to support the homeless men, women and children at the San Diego Rescue Mission and also to help cover their cost of registration.

There is a large free parking lot directly on site.
Each sleeper will have an opportunity to use a cot or cardboard to experience the homeless condition. Bring everything you need to spend the night outdoors (sleeping bags, pillows, blankets).
SLEEPLESS SAN DIEGO will continue as planned. The homeless sleep outside even in unfavorable weather.
Yes, there will be private security guards on site all night, all areas will be well-lit, and a fence will surround the event’s perimeter. This event will bring together concerned members of the community (not homeless individuals).
Yes. However, please remember that all sleepers need to check in by 8 PM
Bring items you will need to be warm at night. However, please pack lightly since space around your sleeping area will be very limited. Ideas include:

  • Sleeping bag and Pillow
  • Water
  • Sweatshirt
  • Hat
  • Earplugs
  • Snacks in unopened sealed containers ( Refreshments will be provided and there will be additional food for sale)


  • Coolers
  • Alcohol / Drugs
  • Pocketknives / Weapons of any kind
  • Tents
  • Air Mattresses
  • Pets
  • Umbrellas
  • Bicycles
  • Stereo systems
  • Nalgene Water Bottles
  • Opened water bottles (bottled water will be provided and you may bring your own sealed bottled water)
Do not leave valuables on or near your sleeping area. Keep them in your car instead. SLEEPLESS SAN DIEGO, the San Diego Rescue Mission, and its Sleepless Alliance partner non-profit organizations are not responsible for lost or stolen items during the event.
Yes, participants can bring their own food. The San Diego Rescue Mission’s very own Catering Team will be on site and food will be available for purchase.
Yes, there will be portable toilets available on site.
Yes. We require that all participants be above age 5 and that those under 18 be accompanied by a parent, youth pastor or supervisor.
Yes. Visit the San Diego Metropolitan Transit System’s website to plan your trip.
Please click here to make a General Donation to SLEEPLESS SAN DIEGO

Or, you may mail in your check to:
San Diego Rescue Mission
Sleepless 2017 Fund
PO Box 80427
San Diego, CA 92138
*Please also write Sleepless fund on the memo line of your check

15-25 Sleepless participants will volunteer at each service location where they will complete a project to benefit homeless men, women and children in our community. Example of service opportuntities include feeding a meal to the homeless, providing mobile showers to the homeless, school clean-up and beautification and serving the residents at the San Diego Rescue Mission.

Ways to Get Involved