Volunteer Opportunities

General Information

Volunteers play an important role in the City of Ventura. By contributing their time, energy, and talents, volunteers support a wide variety of programs and services. From beach clean-ups, to coaching, to leading historical tours, and delivering meals to seniors, volunteers make a huge difference in our community!

City Volunteer Opportunities

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Spruce Up Cornucopia Gardens with Sustainable Ventura!

On Saturday, December 17, 2022, 9 am - 12 pm, the City of Ventura Environmental Sustainability is planning a fun day to beautify the Cornucopia Community Garden Educational Space.

Questions? Contact:

Stephanie Terry
Environmental Assistant/Organizer
sterry@cityofventura.ca.gov

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Helpers at the Community Gardens

The City of Ventura is regularly seeking volunteers ages 16 and older, to assist in maintaining our beautiful community gardens at Cornucopia, Kellogg and/or Westpark sites. Community service hours are available to students and groups. Weekdays 9 am to 5 pm.

Questions? Contact:

Tom Musgrove
Recreation Coordinator
tmusgrove@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-654-7706

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Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center

The City of Ventura is looking for volunteers, ages 14 and older, to assist in maintaining our sailing and kayaking equipment at the Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center (at the south end of Pierpont Blvd.). Scheduled the 1st Friday of every month from 10 am - 12:30 pm. Community service hours are available to students.

Questions? Contact:

Tyler Young
Recreation Coordinator
tjyoung@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-658-4705

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Rose Garden Pruning at the Park

The City of Ventura is regularly seeking volunteers ages 16 and older, to assist in maintaining our beautiful rose gardens (pruning) at the Historic Olivas Adobe and Barranca Vista Park sites in Ventura. Community service hours are available to students and groups. (10 is the maximum number of volunteers for each scheduled project)

Questions? Contact:

Gina Reyes
Recreation Coordinator
greyes@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-658-4728

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Senior Nutrition Program & Home Delivered Meals

The City of Ventura is regularly seeking volunteers to help prep, serve and/or deliver food to our Senior Nutrition Program participants. Volunteer shifts are typically between 8:30 am - 2:30 pm daily, excluding weekends and holidays.

Questions? Contact:

Cheryl Bucklin
Recreation Coordinator
cbucklin@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-654-7557

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4th July Street Fair

Each year, the City of Ventura seeks volunteers, 16 and older, to assist at the 4th of July Street Fair and Pushem-Pullem Parade.

Event-related duties include:

  • Safety Zone Monitors
  • Barricade/Traffic Control Safety Monitors
  • Event Cleanliness Patrol
  • Event Setup and Breakdown Support
  • Event Décor

Questions? Contact:

Allyson DesBaillets
Recreation Coordinator
adesbaillets@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-654-7749

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Music Under the Stars

During the summer months, the City of Ventura seeks volunteers, 16 and older, to assist with Music Under the Stars outdoor concerts at the Olivas Adobe Historical Park.

Event-related duties include:

  • Setup/and Take Down Tables and Chairs
  • Décor, Signs, and Barricades
  • Crowd Management and Parking Lot Control
  • Ticket Takers
  • Gate Attendants
  • Cleanup

Questions? Contact:

Gina Reyes
Recreation Coordinator
greyes@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-658-4728

Kathryn Dippong Lawson
Recreation Supervisor
Kdippong@cityofventura.ca.gov
805-658-4720

Volunteers

Volunteers in Policing (VIP)

Volunteers are an essential component to the Ventura Police Department’s Community Problem Oriented Policing efforts. Volunteers have an opportunity to learn about law enforcement and help improve law enforcement services. Be part of a community program concerned with the common good and well-being of the city we all love.

For more information visit the Ventura Police Department’s Volunteers in Policing Webpage.

Partnership Volunteer Opportunities

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Marina Park/Beach Cleanup with Ventura Suburban Kiwanis Club

The Ventura Suburban Kiwanis Club hosts events on the 2nd Saturday every other month from 9 - 11 am at the popular Marina Park to help clean up one of our busiest local beaches!

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Promenade Beachfront Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation

The Ventura County Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation hosts events on the 4th Saturday every month from 9 - 11 am at the Ventura Promenade beachfront to help clean up one of our most prominent beaches!