Volunteering helps to open your eyes to the world and give you a sense of purpose. I like being a person that others can go to for help.” - Viviana Pimental, Biology major

The Center for Community Engagement's Volunteer Program provides our campus community with a range of co-curricular opportunities to invest their time, talent, and skills into the community. Whether you want to participate in one of our established programs like Serve It Up! or find a specific opportunity related to your field of study or interest, we can help you get started.

With over 100 approved community partners, countless volunteer opportunities exist to advance the common good. Volunteers can find opportunities that match their career path or personal interests, broaden their perspective, and become engaged in the work happening on the ground to create positive social change.

The Center provides one-on-one consultations to the campus community seeking assistance planning a student, club/organization or department volunteer event. We maintain a database of local volunteer projects and provide several leadership development opportunities.

If you would like the Center for Community Engagement to help coordinate a volunteer opportunity for your individual, club/organization or department volunteer event, please complete the Volunteer Interest Form


 The Center for Community Engagement offers SERVE IT UP! a year-long student-led program that provides one-day volunteer service opportunities in Ventura County. Participants are provided with bus transportation, lunch, and an opportunity to participate in several days of service. These volunteer service days are open to the campus community.

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  • Veterans Day
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service
  • Cesar Chavez Day of Service and Learning


For turn-by-turn navigation, you may use this address: 1900 S. Lewis Rd, Camarillo, CA 93012.

Driving from Hueneme Road: Make a right turn onto Potrero Road, then make an immediate left onto Old Hueneme Road.

Driving from S. Lewis Road:  Make a left onto Potrero Road, then an immediate left onto Old Hueneme Road.

Driving from Potrero Road: As the road curves to the left, before you hit the intersection of S. Lewis Road and Hueneme Road, make an immediate right onto Old Hueneme Road.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Nonprofit Careers

  • Idealist connects millions of idealists – people who want to do good – with job, internship and volunteer opportunities for action and collaboration all over the world.
  • The Peace Corpstakes a different approach to making a difference. If you are inspired by impact that is hands-on, grassroots-driven, and lasting, learn more about their mission here

Volunteer Resources

Seed Grants

Seed Grants are available to student clubs or organizations working to “grow” a social action project or program that would benefit or create change on campus or in the community. SEED grants are available up to $500. For more information visit the application page.


To learn more about how you can get involved in the community, Volunteer Engagement Ambassador, Alyssa  Banaszkiewicz at alyssa.banaszkiewicz581@csuci.edu

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