In The Community

At HELIX, we take pride in supporting the communities in which we live and work. We mentor small businesses through the SANDAG and Caltrans Calmentor program. We serve an official pit stop for Bike to Work Day. We plant native oaks and shrubs for the American River Parkway Foundation and help to restore local canyons with San Diego Canyonlands. We make lunches to nourish families at Rady Children’s Hospital through Ronald McDonald House Charities. We lead hands-on workshops to educate and inspire girls in the areas of science, math, and engineering.

Each year, HELIX donates a percentage of profits to five charitable organizations selected by HELIX employees. Additionally, HELIX’s Volunteer Committee organizes opportunities for our employees and their families to generously donate their time and talent to local charitable organizations and outreach activities throughout the year. Our philanthropic efforts are rewarded by seeing the difference we make in our local environment and in the lives of others.


Recent community and volunteer activities by HELIX include:

  • Feeding San Diego, food sorting and packaging
  • Gently Hugged, clothing and goods drive for babies and toddlers in need
  • Annual San Diego Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build
  • I Love a Clean San Diego, annual Coastal Cleanup Day at Martin Luther King, Jr. Recreation Center in San Diego
  • I Love a Clean San Diego, annual Creek to Bay Clean-up at the Encanto Recreation Center in San Diego
  • Calmentor, mentorship of 8 local small and/or disadvantaged businesses over the last 9 years
  • HELIX Headquarters Landscape Conversion, installation of all drought-tolerant and native plants
  • Sacramento Splash, sponsorship of vernal pool educational class for children
  • American River Parkway Foundation, annual Creek Week event
  • San Diego Canyonlands, Hollywood Canyon and Juniper Canyon clean-up events
  • I Love a Clean San Diego, annual Creek to Bay Clean-up at Beacon’s Beach in Encinitas
  • Chaparral Lands Conservancy, Torrey Pines Reserve trail restoration
  • Expanding Your Horizons Conference at USD, for girls aged 11-16
  • Bike to Work Day, official pit stop
  • Ronald McDonald House, meal preparation and card-making
  • San Diego Food Bank, meal preparation and kitchen assistance
  • SAY San Diego, drives for prom attire and school supplies, adopt-a-family for the holidays
  • San Diego Food Bank, food donation drive
  • Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation, trail maintenance
  • The Barking Lot, rescued dog walks and supply drives