Find volunteer opportunities that can connect you with nonprofits in the surrounding area. The need for volunteers is high and your contribution is appreciated and valuable. Thank you for your interest in serving our community!

  • ACTION Ventura County

    We exist to serve the most vulnerable in our communities. We do this by partnering with agencies to give us insight into areas where volunteers can meet the most pressing needs, empowering volunteers to manifest compassion and service as representatives of their communities, and mobilizing churches and businesses to serve in projects in their cities throughout the year!

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    • Community Christmas Shoppe- Volunteers at our toy giveaway event on December 4th, 11th and 18th! Volunteers are needed to help families check-in, shop for gifts, wrap toys and more!
    • Minor Repair Projects- Projects serve under-resourced seniors, families, and those with disabilities by meeting critical minor repair needs that improve their safety in the home. NOW projects can be completed with your skills on your schedule, and most projects take less than 2 hours.

    Contact

    Natalie Pavia
    natalie.pavia@actionvc.org
    805-987-0300

    Visit ACTION Ventura County

  • Adelante Comunidad Conejo

    It is our mission to bring Conejo Valley Latino voices into important community conversations regarding our schools, city services, and recreational opportunities. We advocate for those not yet ready to speak on their own behalf and seek opportunities for Latino families to reach their goals by creating educational and networking opportunities in conjunction with other community stakeholders.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    All volunteers start with in-person volunteering. Some move to virtual opportunities after learning more about our work.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Pantry Prep: 2nd Fridays, 9 am -12 pm.

    Marketplace Prep: 4th Fridays.

    Saturday Marketplace Volunteers.

    Dates change for holiday weeks.

    YouTube Link

    Adelante Comunidad Conejo on YouTube

    Contact

    Betsy Connolly
    adelantecomunidadconejo@gmail.com
    805-807-2254

    Visit Adelante Comunidad Conejo

  • Altrusa International Inc. of Oxnard

    Improve Oxnard and Ventura County communities by promoting partnerships, in Service Literacy and internal Communities (Nicaragua and Kenya).

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Raising funds for Channel Island University, Moorpark Jr. College, Oxnard, College, Ventura College Book Scholarship & Hueneme High School STEM Scholarship to a Senior 2. Literacy Developing libraries and read to school children and give books to Emergency Shelters, 3 Give to 21 + charities on a yearly basis

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    • Altrusa of Oxnard, will give you that extra credit in applying for employment or another type of extra credit needed 2. Making a difference in Ventura County and our communities 3. 26 years of giving college scholarships to help students to receive their degree

    Contact

    Katharine Riley
    oxnardaltrusakr@outlook.com
    805-983-6128

    YouTube Link

    Altrusa International Inc. of Oxnard on YouTube

  • Alzheimer's Association, CA Central Coast Chapter

    We offer Support Groups and education programs for those facing Alzheimer's disease and other dementias.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    • Community Educator
    • Program Support
    • Community Representative

    Contact

    Kathryn Cherkas
    kccherkas@alz.org
    805-261-2186

    YouTube Link

    Alzheimer's Association on YouTube

    Visit Alzheimer's Association

  • American Red Cross

    The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    • Disaster Preparedness Presenter
    • Young Professional Board Member
    • Volunteer Recruitment Intern
    • Disaster Management Intern

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    • Blood Donor Ambassador
    • Event Volunteer
    • Volunteer Recruitment Intern
    • Disaster Management Intern

    YouTube Link

    American Red Cross on YouTube

    Contact

    Micaela Duarte
    micaela.duarte@redcross.org
    805-328-1032

    Visit American Red Cross

  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County

    Our mission is to build and professionally support one-to-one relationships to ignite the biggest possible future for youth.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Information Technology Internship; Marketing Internship; Fund Development Internship; Executive Internship

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Executive Internship; Events Internship

    Contact

    Danica Selvaggio
    dselvaggio@bbsvc.org
    805-484-2282

    Visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County

  • Boys & Girls Club Camarillo

    To enable all youth, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential, as caring, productive, responsible citizens.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Data Entry

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Tutoring, event support, child supervision

    Contact

    Roberto Martineza
    roberto@bgccam.org
    805-482-8113

    Visit Boys & Girls Club Camarillo

  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley

    At the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley, our mission is to enhance the lives of young people and their families by providing a positive environment that cultivates academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    After-school homework help for elementary and middle schoolers. Typically, the after-school program starts at 2:30 pm and is open until 6:00 pm. We are very flexible with scheduling for our volunteers and appreciate any help!

    Contact

    Annette Horenstein
    ahorenstein@bgcconejo.org
    818-706-0905

    YouTube Link

    Boys and Girls Club on YouTube

    Visit Boys & Girls Club of Greater Conejo Valley

BRITE

BRITE is a youth development program that educates and engages teens and young adults 12-25 on priority health, prevention, and wellness topics. Through our youth advocacy projects, workshops, and events BRITE empowers kids to connect with and advocate on health issues that are important to them. BRITE seeks to promote health & well-being and drug & alcohol prevention and change social norms encouraging risky behaviors involving drug and alcohol use. BRITE is made possible by funding from Ventura County Behavioral Health Department Substance Use Services.

Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

  • Participate in and support virtual events and sessions like our monthly BRITE Connections Livestream or our Gender and Sexuality Alliance group.
  • Content creation including art, graphic design, writing, music, social media campaigns, and video production, etc.
  • Participate in our "BRITE World" virtual 3D avatar platform events and/or contribute prevention content.

In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

  • Participate in and support interactive sessions and events in schools and in the community, including advocacy workshops, prevention games, leadership, and team-building activities, etc.

Contact

Ashley Heatherly
ashley@briteyouth.org
805-338-8646

YouTube Link

BRITE on YouTube

Visit BRITE

  • Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

    We are a non-profit organization that house low income, farm workers, elderly, veterans and special needs families. We also have an after-school program for children ages 5-17.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Homework Volunteers for our after-school Homework Club program, Art majors to come teach a class or 2 for our residents’ children

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Help with food distribution to our residents. We would go pick up the food from Food Share distribution center, take it to the property and organize the food into individual bags to pass them out to our residents.

    Contact

    Ana Melendez
    amelendez@cabrilloedc.org
    805-804-7147

    Visit Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation

  • Caffrodite Community Collective

    Caffrodite Community Collective is a sustainable, supporting and welcoming space for the community to meet, create, and collaborate.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Social Media Campaigning; Website Updater; Event Coordinator

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Saturdays at the Cafe (work in cafe); Arts & Crafts Faire Supervisor/planner; Community Contact/Scheduler

    Contact

    Christine Burke
    caffrodite@gmail.com
    805-651-3884

    Visit Caffrodite Community Collective

  • California Coastal Commission

    The California Coastal Commission's Public Education Program works to increase public knowledge of coastal and marine resources and to engage the public in coastal protection and restoration activities.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Protecting the coast & ocean starts outside our doors. Help prevent plastic pollution & contribute to policy solutions by participating in a litter cleanup in your neighborhood, at a beach, or at your local waterway. Learn how to get involved!

    Contact

    Bekkah Scharf
    rebekkah.scharf@coastal.ca.gov
    408-202-7453

    YouTube Link

    California Coastal Commission on YouTube

    California Coastal Commission website

  • Camarillo Family YMCA

    As a leading nonprofit, the YMCA is committed to strengthening communities throughout the nation. Your local Y seeks to fill gaps in community services and develop activities, strengthening communities across Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Youth Sports (coaching and reffing)-5K/10K Run (course set up, tear down, cheer squad)-Annual Campaign (help raise funds and dollars to go back to programs and community)

    Contact

    Paige Harris
    paige.harris@ciymaca.org
    805-484-0423

    Camarillo Family YMCA

  • Camarillo Ranch Foundation

    The Camarillo Ranch Foundation's mission is to preserve, restore, operate and maintain the historic site and transform it into a focal point of the community for education, enrichment and enjoyment, as well as to exhibit our diverse history and culture.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    • Historical research
    • Creation of public messaging for educational tours and volunteer recruitment
    • Archiving historical documents

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    • House tours
    • Preserving artifacts
    • Photography
    • Tell us how you can help!

    YouTube Link

    Camarillo Ranch Foundation on YouTube

    Contact

    Ana Blattel
    info@camarilloranch.org
    805-389-8182

    Camarillo Ranch Foundation

  • Canine Adoption and Rescue League

    Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit all breed, no-kill dog rescue and adoption organization. Since 1996, C.A.R.L. has rescued and placed thousands of unwanted, sick, abandoned, and homeless dogs. Dogs in our adoption program are placed in pre-screened, loving and secure homes. We make a lifetime commitment to all of our dogs.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Outreach; Marketing; Social media

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Dog walking; Adoption events; Volunteer at CARL's thrift store; Kennel grounds maintenance

    Contact

    Ruben Alarcon
    ruben.alarcon@csuci.edu
    805-437-2634

    YouTube  Link

    CARL on YouTube

    Canine Adoption and Rescue League

  • CAREGIVERS: Volunteers Assisting the Elderly

    CAREGIVERS provides non-medical, in-home support services and transportation for homebound, frail elders, preventing their premature placement into board and care facilities and making it possible for them to continue to live in the comfort and security of their own homes.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Building Bridges Intergenerational Program Adult team leaders and student volunteers needed. Assist seniors in light household chores, yard work, and home organization. Volunteer to drive seniors to essential medical appointments. Become a phone friend and call homebound seniors. Pick up and deliver groceries to local seniors.

    Contact

    Stephanie Lopez
    stephanie@vccaregivers.org
    805-658-8530

    VC Caregivers website

  • Channel Islands Restoration

    Channel Islands Restoration works to restore native habitat and involve the community in caring for their local environment by a combination of education and service work. If you want to make a difference protecting endangered native habitat and you enjoy working in unique and beautiful places, then volunteering with CIR is what you're looking for!

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Outreach to K-12 underserved schools, outreach to environmental organizations, marketing research.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Habitat restoration/monitoring, environmental education (Earth Day tabling), in-person outreach to K-12.

    Contact

    Cindy Kimmick
    cindy@cirweb.org
    310-422-7706

    Channel Islands Restoration

  • Chumash Indian Museum

    The Chumash Indian Museum is a historical site and living history center. This museum is dedicated to restoring and preserving an awareness of the Chumash people and their historical, cultural, material and present-day influence, as well as the natural environment and historical significance of this site. Through exhibits, events, and educational programs, the Chumash Indian Museum serves as a gathering place for a partnership with the native and non-native communities connecting the past with the present to continue our shared future.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Hosting virtual school tour

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Front desk, gift shop, school tour docent

    Contact

    Dayle Bingham
    visit@chumashmuseum.org
    805-492-8076

    Visit Chumash Indian Museum

    YouTube Link

    Chumash Indian Museum on YouTube

  • CLUE - Ventura County

    We are an interfaith network of advocates of diverse religious traditions who are committed to making lasting change in our Ventura County. We have a long-time focus on Justice for Immigrant Workers and Families and more recently are focusing more directly on Racial Justice.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Contact school districts to find out how they are implementing policies that protect undocumented students.
    2. For the local school district of your choice, use social media to reach out to high school students to identify teachers interested in immigrant students.
    3. Using personal networks, reach out to high school students or former high school students to see if there is support for "first generation" clubs.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Be part of a delegation meeting with school district leaders to advance their commitment to serving undocumented students.
    2. Learn to speak to speak at a school board meeting to advocate for undocumented students.

    Contact

    Nan Waltman
    clue@cluevc.org
    805-815-7721

    CLUE - Ventura County

  • Community Action of Ventura County

    Helping our community establish pathways out of poverty through advocacy, partnerships, and services that promote dignity and self-sufficiency.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Create social media content

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Assist Food Program Coordinator during our weekly community market and bi-monthly Food Hub event.

    Contact

    Claudia Lozano
    clozano@ca-vc.org
    805-436-4000

    YouTube Link

    Community Action VC on YouTube

    Visit Community Action of Ventura County

  • Community Advocacy Coalition

    Community Advocacy Coalition (CAC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit social justice advocacy organization. In addition to our social justice advocacy work in the African American and other communities of color, we own one of three (3) African American owned, community-based radio stations in California to enhance communication in the communities we serve.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    CAC has opportunities for volunteers in many roles including community advocacy and outreach in working on economic, education, health and wellness, legal, and with young people, as well as, various roles in business, communications, media, and technology with the radio project.

    Contact

    Byron Ward
    bward@the-cac.org
    805-890-8998

    YouTube Link

    Community Advocacy Coalition on YouTube

    Visit Community Advocacy Coalition

  • CSUCI Dolphin Pantry

    Program that helps students with food, housing, and emergency financial help.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    To help prepare and pass out grocery bags to our students.

    Contact

    Jennifer Maravola
    Jennifer.maravola@csuci.edu
    805-437-2067

    CSUCI Dolphin Pantry

  • CSUCI Sustainability – Facility Services

    The sustainability office within Facilities Services at CSUCI manages the university's utility usage and sustainability initiatives. The office is focused on finding opportunities to prevent waste, improve energy efficiency, and conserve water on campus.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Trash surveys: If you are living on or have classes on campus, we have opportunities for students to do waste surveys. Walk a designated area of campus and map any litter you find.

    Contact

    Roxane Beigel-Coryell
    roxane.bc@csuci.edu
    805-377-2733

    YouTube Link

    CSUCI Sustainability – Facility Services on YouTube

    Visit CSUCI Sustainability

  • Diversity Collective of Ventura County

    To provide advocacy, visibility, safety, and wellness for the LGBTQ+ community in Ventura County

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Help facilitate Rainbow Umbrella, our youth group ages 13-23

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Help facilitate Little Unicorns, our youth group ages 9-13 / Assist in tabling at events / general office work-must be able to lift at least 25lbs.

    Contact

    Audry Ford
    audrey.ford@diversitycollective.org
    805-644-5428

    Visit Diversity Collective of Ventura County

  • Food Share, Inc.

    Food Share is dedicated to leading the fight against hunger in Ventura County.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    We are looking for a consistent bilingual volunteer (English/Spanish) to make daily reminder phone calls to senior clients to pick up their food boxes.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Help us run a drive-thru pop-up food pantry at College Park for our food-insecure friends.

    Contact

    Christina Forino
    volunteer@foodshare.com
    805-983-7100

    YouTube Link

    Food Share on YouTube

    Visit Food Share

  • Food Forward

    Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with community members and inspiring others to do the same.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Help us recover fresh produce and redistribute it to community members by becoming a Glean Team Leader at our Channel Islands (weekly on Sundays) and Ventura (weekly on Saturdays) Farmers Market gleans! Or, harvest fruit from trees around Ventura County on your own or with friends and family by becoming a Solo Harvester!

    Contact

    Food Forward
    volunteer@foodforward.org
    818-764-1022 ext. 100

    Visit Food Forward

    YouTube Link

    Food Forward on YouTube

  • Girls Inc. of Carpinteria

    Inspiring all girls to be strong smart and bold through direct service programs

    Volunteer Opportunities

    In-person program support, virtual guest speakers.

    Contact

    Jessica Wetzel
    jessica@girlsinc-carp.org
    805-684-6364

    YouTube Link

    Girls Inc. of Carpinteria on YouTube

    Visit Girls Inc. of Carpenteria

  • Habitat for Humanity

    We're building a county where everyone has a safe, decent place to live. We are a locally funded affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International since 1983 and have built 72 homes and repaired over 180 in our community. We build and sell affordable homes, offer critical health and safety repairs for low-income homeowners, have two ReStores in Ventura County, and advocate for policies that create more housing opportunities for struggling families.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Advocacy, Habitat Young Ambassadors, Habitat Young Professionals, general volunteer programs/training assistance

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Construction volunteer, site host, volunteer programs/trainings

    Contact

    Crystal Star
    crystal@habitatventura.org
    805-507-5414

    Visit Habitat for Humanity

  • Health Care Foundation for Ventura County

    Enhance and augment the public health and hospital system. Ventura County Health Care Agency provides care to all regardless of ability to pay.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Medical journalism, photography, social media posts, and marketing as a team

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Medical journalism, photography, social media posts, and marketing as a team

    Contact

    Amy Towner
    amy.towner@ventura.org
    805-652-3361

    YouTube Link

    Health Care Foundation for Ventura County

    Visit Health Care Foundation for Ventura County

  • HealthCorps, Inc.

    HealthCorps was founded by Dr. Mehmet Oz in 2003 to educate young people about mental and physical wellness. Our programs equip youth with the tools and knowledge to become resilient in mind and body for their long-term success and that of their community.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    • HealthCorps Program Volunteer (3 individuals): Implement HealthCorps programming at 3 schools within the Oxnard Union High School District ~ both in-person and virtual opportunities.
    • HealthCorps Gift and Activity Volunteer (no limit): Prepare kits/gifts for students and faculty who work within the Oxnard Union High School District ~ primarily in-person, socially-distant distributions.
    • HealthCorps Program Development Intern (x2): Unpaid internship that will extend to 12 weeks, ~10 hours per week, that will start in January 2021. You must be working towards a degree, either Bachelors or Masters, in either a Health- or Education-related field ~ remote internship.
    • HealthCorps Media Intern (2-3 individuals): Unpaid internship that will extend 12 weeks, ~10 hours per week, starting in January 2021. You must be active, or proficient, on social media platforms and have working knowledge on photo, video, and graphic creation ~ remote internship.

    Contact

    Samantha Cade-Mnisi
    Samantha.cade@healthcorps.org
    916-693-5091

    YouTube Link

    HealthCorps, Inc. on YouTube

    HealthCorps, Inc. website

  • House Farm Workers!

    We promote safe, decent, secure, and affordable housing for Ventura County farmworkers and their families through education and advocacy.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Farm Worker interviews

    Contact

    Gabrielle Vignone
    info@housefarmworkers.org
    805-921-0430

    Visit House Farm Workers!

  • Justice for All Ventura County

    Social Equity

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    • Community Outreach: research and post on SM various articles, press releases on issues important to Justice For All Ventura County, reaching out to the press with information on topics and events that JFAVC is involved with.
    • Website Content Development: Research & post on our website information, background articles and content to help visitors gain knowledge on issues and solutionsKey issues: Women’s issues, Social Justice & Equity, Environment, etc…

    Contact

    David Comden
    davidcomden@yahoo.com
    805-218-7297

    Visit Justice for All Ventura County

  • Kids & Families Together

    Kids & Families Together is a not-for-profit support, education and counseling resource center that provides services for individuals and families in foster care, kinship care and adoption, for the preservation of families and the physical, emotional and mental health of children. Kids & Families Together’s mission is to strengthen relationships by providing safe, supportive help that keeps family members emotionally connected to one another.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Assist with fundraising efforts by researching potential funders/grants and working with the fund development manager and or/events committee. Assist with social media marketing and developing effective strategies. For those who are fluent in Spanish and culturally competent, assist with translation of marketing materials, flyers, documents, etc.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Assist with donation organization and management. Assist with event planning, event preparation and day of the event.

    Contact

    Jeni Futvoye
    jfutvoye@kidsandfamilies.org
    805-490-9640

    YouTube Link

    Kids and Families Together

    Kids & Families Together

  • KidSTREAM

    Children's museum serving Ventura County.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Wings over Camarillo Air show in late August; as well as many on site opportunities

    YouTube Link

    KidSTREAM on Youtube

    Contact

    Kristie Akl
    kristie.akl@kidstream.org
    805-440-0635

    Yvette Bocz
    yvette.bocz@kidSTREAM.org
    310-597-0173

    KidSTREAM

  • Many Mansions

    Many Mansions provides affordable housing and life-enriching services to low-income residents of Ventura and Los Angeles Counties, with a focus on low-income families, individuals who are formerly homeless, seniors, veterans, and/or mentally or physically disabled.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Social Media Analyst. Many Mansions is looking for a volunteer to assist with social media research and to analyze the metrics of our different social media platforms. The schedule can be created with the Public Relations & Marketing Manager. 

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Homework Club: Volunteers are needed to assist youth, ages 5-14, with homework and other educational needs. This program runs Mon-Thurs 3-6 pm. Volunteers are asked to work at least one day a week for a minimum of 2 hours.

    Bowl of Hope Committee: Volunteers assist with planning our biggest event of the year. This includes donations for raffle or silent auction, event food, mailings, phone calls, and more. The committee meets once a month until closer to the event in March.

    Contact

    Jessica Lawson
    Jessica@manymansions.org
    805-496-4948 ext 259

    YouTube Link

    Many Mansions on YouTube

    Visit Many Mansions

  • Mercy House Living Centers

    To be a leader in ending homelessness by providing a unique system of dignified housing opportunities, programs, and supportive services.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Virtual volunteer opportunities include connecting with businesses, helping with our holiday gift campaign, and designing marketing.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    In-person volunteers help us in areas such as donation organization, food service, and activities with clients.

    Contact

    Inger Smuts
    ingers@mercyhouse.net
    714-836-7188 x311

    YouTube Link

    Mercy House Living Centers on YouTube

    Visit Mercy House Living Centers

  • Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

    OVLC protects and restores the open space, wildlife habitat, watersheds, and views of the Ojai Valley for current and future generations

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    • Outdoor Volunteer Projects: Restore native habitat by planting and weeding, help maintain and clean up OVLC preserves, or adopt a section of trail or oak restoration circle through the Volunteer Adopter Program. No experience is necessary.
    • Outdoor Management Internships: Help the OVLC through programmatic studies and analysis, or conduct research on critical projects impacting OVLC preserves, wildlife, and users.

    Contact

    Adam Morrison
    adam@olvc.org
    805-649-8913

    Visit Ojai Valley Land Conservancy

  • Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation

    Our 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, the Oxnard Performing Arts Center Corporation (OPAC), was established in 1998 as the administrative, programming, operations/management, and fundraising arm of the Center. We provide cultural and community programming by supporting, producing and presenting theater, dance, music, media/visual arts, residencies, and outside-the-box programs that are of, by and for Oxnard.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Assisting with event planning & hosting; Developing social media content; Helping with our programs like Close to Home or The Esperanza Project (teen Latina mental health).

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Assisting with events, camps, classes; Helping improve our facility (painting, gardening); Marketing help (distributing flyers in the community), doing outreach to local businesses.

    Contact

    Carolyn Mullin
    director@oxnardperformingarts.com
    805-385-8147

    YouTube Link

    Oxnard Performing Arts Center on YouTube

    Visit OPAC

  • Oxnard Public Library

    The mission of the Oxnard public library is to enrich the lives of our diverse community by providing free and equal access to the resources, services, and programs that encourage life-long learning and lead to future success.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Homework Center-helps students with homework completion, Literacy Program-tutor adult learners to complete life goals, Gift Shop-sale and stock items that benefit the library. Special Projects are assigned to help in different areas of the library where there is a need.

    YouTube Link

    Oxnard Public Library on YouTube

    Contact

    Sofia Kimsey
    sofia.kimsey@oxnard.org
    805-385-7500

    Leticia Edwards
    leticia.edwards@oxnard.org
    805-385-75119

    Visit the Oxnard Public Library

  • The Partnership for Safe Families and Communities

    Child Abuse Prevention

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Care Navigator

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Care Navigator

    Contact

    Jenelle Yu
    jenelle@partnershipforsafefamilies.org
    805-304-9762

    Visit Partnership for Safe Families and Communities

  • Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District

    Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District will provide and maintain a full range of quality facilities and programs focused on leisure, recreational and athletic activities for residents of the District. Facilities will support both organized activities and casual use and will address the interests and needs of all age groups.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Halloween in the Park, Camarillo Christmas Parade

    Contact

    Katlyn Simber-Clickener
    ksimber@pvrpd.org
    805-482-1996 x107

    Visit Pleasant Valley Recreation & Park District

  • Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship

    Ride On is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life of children and adults with disabilities through a unique combination of equine-related therapy, recreation, and fun.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    PR Assistance

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Horse Leader, Side-Walker, Barn Chores.

    Contact

    Sara Jones
    sara@rideon.org
    818-512-8481

    YouTube Link

    Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship on YouTube

    Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship website

  • SAMO Fund Native Plant Nursery

    The Santa Monica Mountains Fund works to encourage appreciation and understanding of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area by supporting its National Park Service programs and connecting youth to nature by building connections through native plants and restoration.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    SoCal Monarch and Milkweed conference - Spring 2022

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Weekend Restoration Planting Events happening weekly- follow the SAMO Fund Eventbrite to stay updated and register

    Contact

    Ashley Borrego
    ashley.borrego@student.csulb.edu
    805-482-8113

    Visit SAMO Fund Native Plant Nursery

  • Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History

    The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History inspires a thirst for discovery and a passion for the natural world.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Co-host 30-60 minute long virtual field trips over Zoom for K-12 students across the U.S. by igniting students' awe and wonder for the natural world through highly engaging visual content and in-depth activities (minimum commitment: 4 months).

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Work with K-6 students and teachers at the Museum by leading engaging tours through our halls and teaching hands-on classes that dive deeper into topics about the natural world. Possible opportunity to help create an art-meets-science program and lead this program with students during the school year.

    Teach our visitors of all ages about the natural world in the halls or outdoors about our permanent and changing exhibition (minimum commitment: 4 months). Contact czeamer@sbnature2.org for more information.

    Contact

    Rebecca Coulter
    rcoulter@SBNATURE2.org
    805-682-4711 ext 107

    Visit SB Museum of Natural History

  • Saving Lives Camarillo

    Drug and Alcohol Prevention Non-profit aimed at reducing substance use among youth to lessen their risk of addiction as adults. A diverse and passionate volunteer-based coalition working in public and behavioral health.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Join our monthly virtual volunteers meeting to discuss prevention measures and monthly projects we will work on, assistance with social media posts (research, presentations, interviews)

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Student Community Health Worker Intern, Student Researchers, Assistance with events and campaigns

    Contact

    Katherine Gross
    communitydirector@savinglivescamarillo.net
    805-322-4753

    YouTube Link

    Saving Lives Camarillo On YouTube

    Visit Saving Lives Camarillo

  • School on Wheels

    School on Wheels trains and supports volunteer tutors to provide free tutoring and mentoring to children from kindergarten through twelfth grade living in shelters, motels, vehicles, group foster homes, and the streets of Southern California.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Volunteers can apply and go through online training to become an online one-on-one tutor for a student experiencing homelessness.

    2. Volunteers can organize school supply drives and/or fundraisers to help us provide students with their own backpacks and learning materials.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Volunteers can apply and go through online training to become an in-person tutor for a student experiencing homelessness.

    2. Volunteers can organize school supply drives and/or fundraisers to help us provide students with their own backpacks and learning materials.

    3. Volunteers can do a day of service in the Ventura office, helping to organize supply donations and stuff backpacks. They can also go into the community to post flyers.

    Contact

    Chris Walsh
    cwalsh@schoolonwheels.org
    805-366-9846

    YouTube Link

    School on Wheels on YouTube

    Visit School on Wheels

  • Search Dog Foundation

    SDF's mission is to strengthen disaster response in America. We train rescued dogs to be rescuers alongside their First Responder handlers.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Virtual volunteer opportunities may include, but are not limited to, social media shelter searches for potential candidates, assistance with updating website content and photo editing

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    On-site volunteer opportunities include kennel assistance in areas of cleaning and food prep for canines, general grounds keeping, and maintenance around the property as well as posing as victims for our search dogs in training.

    Contact

    Debi Mauck
    debi@searchdogfoundation.org
    805-646-1051

    YouTube Link

    Search Dog Foundation on YouTube

    Visit Search Dog Foundation

  • Southern California American Indian Resources (SCAIR Inc.)

    SCAIR’s mission is to provide career, educational, cultural, mental health, and supportive services to Native Americans/ Alaska Natives/ Hawaiian Natives and their families, throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, San Benito, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Diego, and Sonoma Counties. At SCAIR we work to assist our Participants in reaching personal and professional goals, by overcoming individual barriers and challenges. Help Us, Help People!

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer tutors for our free ZOOM tutoring services in all of our serviceable counties.

    Contact

    Mackie Robinette
    Mackie@scairinc.org
    805-765-6243

    Visit Southern California American Indian Resources (SCAIR Inc.)

  • Step Up Tutoring

    Step Up Tutoring's mission is to drive student success in under-resources communities by providing free online tutoring and mentorship to 3rd-6th grade students within the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD).

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Step Up Tutors conduct one-on-one, 45-minute, virtual tutoring sessions twice a week with their matched student(s). Tutors provide homework support in math and English, while also providing mentorship. In two hours a week, you can impact a child's educational success. With mentors, students are 2x more likely to attend college. By tutoring, you can change lives. No experience necessary!

    Internships available in: Marketing and Communications; Web Development and Programming; Strategic Development and Operations.

    Contact

    Kara O’Toole
    kara@stepuptutoring.org
    617-797-5945

    YouTube Link

    Step Up Tutoring on YouTube

    Visit Step Up Tutoring

  • Step Up Ventura

    We provide mental health & educational support services to children ages 0-5 years who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Our services are offered in collaboration with preschools & childcare centers.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Helping with communications, including the newsletter & social media; 2. Helping with fund development, including research for & planning events

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Soliciting businesses for donations & distributing donated goods; 2. Helping at community awareness & fundraising events

    Contact

    Kate Curtin
    volunteer@stepupventura.org

    YouTube Link

    Step Up Ventura on YouTube

    Visit Step Up Ventura

  • Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG)

    Since 2008, SEEAG has educated students and the greater community about the farm origins of our food and agriculture's contribution to our nutritional well-being.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteer with us on Ventura County Farm Day! -- Saturday, November 6 from 10 am - 3 pm

    Contact

    Emily Hidalgo
    info@seeag.org
    805-901-0213

    Visit Students for Eco-Education and Agriculture (SEEAG)

  • Studio Channel Islands Art Center

    Art Gallery, Education and Community Outreach programs. We are a fine art education organization with 40 artist studios.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Marketing and PR work to raise the profile of our upcoming exhibitions and events.
    • Education program support, working with online education team to deliver elementary and high school art classes.

    Contact

    Peter Tyas
    ptyas@studiochannelislands.org
    805-383-1368

    Visit Studio Channel Islands

  • Surfrider Foundation for Ventura County

    The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves, and beaches for all people, through a powerful activist network.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    1. CSUCI Surfrider Foundation Club Officer

    2. Social Media Coordinator

    3. Digital Content Creation/Videography

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    1. Ocean Friendly Garden Volunteer

    2. Hold on to Your Butt Program Volunteer

    3. Beach Cleanup Volunteer

    Contact

    Cassie Rogers
    info@ventura.surfrider.org
    636-484-3723

    YouTube Link

    Surfrider Foundation on YouTube

    Visit Surfrider Foundation Ventura County

  • The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

    Our mission to Save Lives and Bring Hope to Those Affected by Suicide Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Volunteers can help plan and execute virtual events, become an advocate, create third party events, raise awareness, etc.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Currently there are not any in person volunteer opportunities based on covid restrictions. However, in the normal in-person space, volunteers can help plan and execute fundraising events, become an advocate, tabling opportunities, etc.

    YouTube Link

    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention on Youtube

    Contact

    Lousia Rocque
    lrocque@afsp.org
    424-327-7101

    The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

  • The C.R.E.W. – Concerned Resource & Environmental Workers

    The C.R.E.W. offers paid employment, career development, and training through hands-on environmental work. Crew members are teens and young adults, and our projects take us throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Backcountry trails work (in-person);
    Habitat restoration (in-person);
    Program evaluation (virtual)

    Contact

    Jennifer Berry
    jberry@thecrew.org
    805-649-8847

    The C.R.E.W. – Concerned Resource & Environmental Workers website

  • Thousand Oaks Library

    To inspire, inform and engage!

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Assignments range from helping children with homework to assisting with adult computer classes.

    Contact

    Judi Bumstead
    jbumstead@tolibrary.org
    805-381-7325

    Visit Thousand Oaks Library

  • United Way of Ventura County

    The United Way of Ventura County focuses on advancing the common good by creating opportunities for all through our three focus areas: Education, health, and income (financial stability). UWVC also hosts the county's volunteer site, Volunteer Ventura County (VVC), in which you can find many opportunities to volunteer.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Put together a Welcome Home Basket for a newly housed neighbor, housed through our Landlord Engagement Program. Learn more about Landlord Engagement Program

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Help with Homeless Services Laundry Laundry Support with Community Action of Ventura County. Learn more about Community Action of Ventura.

    Contact

    Francesca DeMatto
    Francesca.dematto@vcunitedway.org
    805-485-6288 ext 226

    United Way of Ventura County website

  • Ventura Audubon Society

    The mission of the Ventura Audubon Society is to promote at the local level, by education and action, the protection and restoration of bird populations and wildlife habitat for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biodiversity.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    • Collecting Population Data on Western Snowy Plovers
    • Collecting Data on Beach Wrack
    • Documenting Snowy Plover Disturbances
    • Joining our Volunteer Naturalist Program

    Contact

    Kat O’Dea
    volunteer@venturaaudubon.org
    818-612-3115

    YouTube Link

    Ventura Audubon Society on YouTube

    Visit Ventura Audubon Society

  • Ventura County Medical Center

    To provide comprehensive, responsible, compassionate health care for our diverse community

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Hospital Gift Shop Marketing, Social Media Content Management, Fundraising and Donor Relations Support

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    GI Lab and OR transporter, Peds and PICU story time reader, Hospital event planner

    Contact

    Stephanie Nelson
    stephanie.nelson@ventura.org
    805-652-6695

    Visit Ventura County Medical Center

  • Ventura County Library

    Ventura County Library is seeking students for service-learning projects focused on delivering fun and meaningful experiences for Ventura County families. The goal of each opportunity is for students to foster community connections, gain experience in early childhood literacy, and contribute to projects that build and reinforce lifelong learning skills.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Content Creator - Produce engaging virtual content for families with infants and toddlers under guidance from library staff. Students incorporate best practices of preschool-readiness to create and deliver social media posts, unboxing videos, and virtual demonstrations of educational activities and parenting resources. Students are expected to dedicate at least one hour a week to this project, alternating every other week between content creation and meeting with library staff on Zoom. Some in-person meetings may be required to manage supplies and materials, which will be held at the library's administrative building in Ventura.

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    • Storytime Leader - Share the love of reading with children, ages birth to five, at weekly storytime events. Students assist library staff with early childhood literacy activities that may include storytelling, crafting, and performing songs, finger plays, etc. Students are expected to dedicate one hour a week to this project. Storytime events will be held outdoors and details are subject to change.
    • Assistant Makerspace Manager(s) - Have a passion or a willingness to learn maker technologies such as 3D printing, CNC carving, and/or Robotics systems operations & coding? The E.P. Foster Library is looking for a few in-person Assistant Makerspace Managers to co-lead library makerspace services.
    • Assistant Volunteer Coordinator(s) - Interested in helping with a teen volunteer program? The E.P. Foster Library is seeking a few in-person Assistant Volunteer Coordinators to co-lead and co-develop volunteer tasks for current and future library volunteers.
    • Assistant Minecraft Server Administrator(s) - Ventura County Library is searching for a few in-person or virtual Assistant Minecraft Server Administrators with experience in all or some of these areas of Minecraft: Collaborative multiplayer building and furnishing of large structures.Redstone engineering and mechanics. Command blocks usage. World editing and modifying. Using and configuring server plugins. Developing and implementing ideas to engage with players on Minecraft servers.

    Contact

    Antonia Apodaca
    antonio.apodaca@ventura.org
    805-218-3821

    Visit Ventura County Library

  • Ventura County Rescue Mission

    We provide refuge, recovery, and restoration to Ventura County residents who are experiencing homelessness and addiction through a faith-based, holistic, and seamless approach.

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Meal Preparation and Service, Tutoring, Donor Relations Support, Donation Drives

    Contact

    Michael Lee
    mlee@erescuemission.org
    805-436-4592

    YouTube Link

    Ventura County Rescue Mission on YouTube

    Visit Ventura County Rescue Mission

  • Ventura County Resource Conservation District

    Our mission is to collaborate with landowners, government agencies, and other willing partners to facilitate the conservation and restoration of Ventura County's natural resources for current and future generations

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Educational Outreach

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Restoration Projects, Office Tasks, Community Engagement & Outreach

    Contact

    Andy Spyrka
    andyspyrka.vcrcd@gmail.com
    805-764-5135

    Annalie Sarrieddine
    annalie.vcrcd@gmail.com
    805-764-5152

    Visit Ventura County Resource Conservation District

  • Ventura Land Trust

    The mission of Ventura Land Trust is to permanently protect the land, water, wildlife and scenic beauty of the Ventura region for current and future generations. Ventura Land Trust (VLT), a community-based nonprofit organization, believes that preserving open space and providing public access enhances the economy, quality of life, and public well-being of Ventura and surrounding communities.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Ventura Wild: Website design; creation of short promotional videos

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Build trails, restore habitat, plants trees, and clean up Ventura river

    Ventura Wild: 1 day a week (6-week commitment). Education Intern, outside with kids, explore the beach, play games, build forts, catch frogs!

    YouTube Link

    Ventura Land Trust on Youtube

    Contact

    Katie Daniels
    katie@venturalandtrust.org
    609-682-0463

    Erik Nelson (Ventura Wild)
    erik@venturalandtrust.org
    720-273-1412

    Visit Ventura Land Trust

  • Wellness Promotion & Education

    Wellness Promotion & Education (WPE) empowers students to thrive and flourish using an evidence-based and holistic approach to wellbeing as a capacity for student success. We collaboratively create systems that facilitate this capacity and encourage student connectedness to themselves, each other, their communities, and the planet. Our programs are student-led and center equity, justice, and inclusion.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Workshops; IG Live; Social media

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Workshop/Presentations; Tabling, Peer Mentoring

    Contact

    Honey Krueger
    honey.krueger@csuci.edu
    805-437-3971

    Visit Wellness Promotion & Education

  • Women of Substance & Men of Honor

    Our mission is to provide resources to young men and women in need who are ready to change the course of their lives and/or who may have never been given the opportunity.

    Virtual Volunteer Opportunities

    Mentoring

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Office work, Mentoring, & Events.

    Contact

    RosaLinda Vint
    helpingyouth@wosmoh.org
    805-376-0472

    Visit Women of Substance & Men of Honor

  • Youth Pride Association

    To promote and foster the acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) students in educational institutions

    In-Person Volunteer Opportunities

    Peer Advocate Program: provide LGBTQ students in local college campuses with peer support, education, and advocacy.

    Contact

    Cameron Bartosiewiz
    preseident@ypapride.org
    805-482-8113

    Visit Youth Pride Association

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