The City of Ventura relies on the generosity of its volunteers to support a wide variety of programs and services offered to our community. As a volunteer for the City of Ventura, you will have the opportunity to contribute your unique talents and energy towards providing a richer quality of life for our community. And by joining our City volunteer team, you will share in an opportunity for self-development and self-fulfillment.
Sign Up To Volunteer The City, along with our dedicated community partners, host one-time and recurring volunteer projects. We strongly encourage volunteers to pre-register for a project to ensure we have an accurate head count and can communicate with you via email to confirm the project and any essential information so you and/or your group have a rewarding volunteer experience.
To register for a volunteer project, please click on the name of the opportunity below to learn more about the project. Registration is quick and easy and only requires your name, email address and whether you are signing up as an individual or as a group on behalf of your business, organization, or service club.
Recurring Volunteer Events
Senior Nutrition Volunteers (SNP)
The City of Ventura is seeking volunteers to help prep and serve food at our Westside & Eastside Cafes. Volunteer shifts are from 10:30a-12:30p daily, excluding weekends and holidays. A minimum of 1 day per week is required. For more information on how you can be of service to our wonderful adult and senior patrons, please contact SNP and Volunteer Coordinator, Cheryl Bucklin at (805) 652-4555.
8/19/17: Wildlife Pond Restoration Event
8/26/17: Promenade Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation
9/1/17: Friends of the Leo Robbins Sailing Center
9/2/17: Friends of the Aquatics Center
9/9/17: Friends of the Cornucopia Community Garden
10/6/17: Friends of the Leo Robbins Sailing Center
10/7/17: Friends of the Ventura Aquatics Center
10/14/17: Friends of the Cornucopia Community Garden
10/21/17: Wildlife Pond Restoration
10/28/17: Promenade Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation
11/3/17: Friends of the Leo Robbins Sailing Center
11/4/17: Friends of the Ventura Aquatics Center
11/11/17: Friends of the Cornucopia Community Garden
11/18/17: Wildlife Ponds Restoration
11/18/17: Marina Park Beach Cleanup with Ventura Suburban Kiwanis Club
11/25/17: Promenade Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation
12/1/17: Friends of the Leo Robbins Sailing Center
12/2/17: Friends of the Ventura Aquatics Center
12/9/17: Friends of the Cornucopia Community Garden
12/16/17: Wildlife Ponds Restoration
12/23/17: Promenade Beach Cleanup with Surfrider Foundation
Music Under the Stars The Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department is seeking volunteers, 15+, to help our Cultural Affairs Division put on our annual Saturday night summer Music Under the Stars concert series (July 15-September 9, 2017).
The volunteer shift is from 4:00 p.m. - 10:45 p.m. and duties include setting up tables/chairs, ticket taking, assisting patrons, and cleanup after the event. Volunteers can sign up for as many concerts as they like but must be able to volunteer for an entire shift.
Interested volunteers should contact Cheryl L. Bucklin, Volunteer Ventura! Coordinator, at [email protected] or 805-652-4555 for more information. Volunteers will be required to fill out an application/waiver prior to volunteering. Community service hours are available!
Coastal Cleanup Day, Saturday, September 16, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - noon. Registration is encouraged by clicking on the location of your choice:
Coastal Cleanup Day - September 16, 2017
- Marina Park
- Ventura Harbor Beaches
- San Buenaventura State Beach
- Ventura Promenade
- Santa Clara Riverbed Gateway (must be 16 years or older to volunteer at this location)
The City's Budget & Finance office is seeking 1-2 volunteers to assist with scanning and archiving documents electronically. Volunteer(s) should be detailed oriented and familiar with computers and office equipment. Hours are flexible. Please contact Cheryl Bucklin, Volunteer Ventura! Coordinator for additional information.