Ventura Teen Volunteers

Welcome! This is the page for Ventura Teen Volunteers. Its goal is to help you find the perfect volunteering opportunity. Whether it’s for college applications, clubs, school requirements, or simply just to serve your community, you will find what you’re looking for here! Below you will find the latest posted volunteering opportunities, and on the right you will find Categories: Medical, Environment, Animals, Education, and Human Interest.

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Volunteer Ventura!

City of Ventura
Dept. of Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships
P.O. Box 99 – 501 Poli Street -  Room 226
Ventura, CA 93002
Attn: Rosie Ornelas, Volunteer Coordinator


Volunteer Ventura! is the city of Ventura’s official volunteer organization.  There are many volunteer opportunities, ranging from one-time events to long-term commitments.  A few of the long-term opportunities include being a docent for city hall or the Olivas Adobe, taking event photographs, or cleaning up Ventura’s beaches.  Volunteer Ventura! also emphasizes volunteering at events, such as the annual “ArtWalk.”

To apply to become a city volunteer, go to  You will need to complete an application and a waiver, and you will need to print out an hours log.

To learn more about Volunteer Ventura! visit the facebook page:

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Ventura County Medical Center

VCMC is located on Loma Vista Rd., between Hillmont Rd. and Agnus Rd.

Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 652-600

Ventura County Medical center offers volunteer opportunities that are similar to Community Memorial Hospital’s volunteer opportunities. They offer positions in patient care, gift shop services, clerical work, and event help.

You can find more information and the volunteer application at the following link:

For more information, call the Director of Volunteers, Debra Hill at (805) 652-6693

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Food Share

4156 South Bank Rd. Oxnard, CA  93036

(805) 983-7100

Fax: (805) 983-2326

Food Share is a food bank that collects, houses, and distributes all types of food to those who desperately need food in Ventura County. If you’ve ever done a canned food drive at your food, it was probably run by Food Share.

As a volunteer, you can do everything from packing and sorting food, to processing orders, to driving trucks (class ‘C’ driver’s license and  DMV driving report required) or assisting truck drivers in delivery, to desk work, to event planning. There are two categories in which you must be at least 18 to volunteer in: working in fields and driving forklifts.

Volunteer Application:

If you have any volunteering questions, call the volunteer coordinator at (805) 983-7100, ext. 105 or email at

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3111 Village at the Park Drive,  Camarillo, CA 93012

(805) 484-0423


3760 Telegraph Rd. Ventura, CA 93003

(805) 642- 2131

The YMCA is an organization that provides child-care, after-school activities, lessons, and exercise facilities. Volunteers generally work with children as coaches in sports, or advisors/camp counselors in other areas.

To volunteer at either the Ventura Y or the Camarillo Y, you must complete the volunteer application:

In the application, you must provide, among other things, 3 personal (but not family) references/recommendations.  There also might be an interview process after you application has been turned in.

Much more information coming

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Canine Adoption and Rescue League (C.A.R.L.)

P.O. Box 5022, Ventura, CA 93005

3004 Telegraph Rd. Ventura, 93003

(805) 652-1001

C.A.R.L. is, as the name suggests, a volunteer run shelter that offers unwanted, abandoned, and homeless dogs for adoption.

Volunteers must be at least 12. All volunteers are required to first attend a volunteer orientation, which are held every 3rd Wednesday of the month at 6:00 pm. (You don’t need to register, etc. before orientations.) During or after the orientation, you fill out a Volunteer Questionnaire. Then during your first shift on adoption day, you shadow an experienced volunteer. The volunteering categories are as follows:

  • Adoption Counselors: review applicants and documents (most likely not a job volunteers under 18.)
  • Kennel Assistants: fill bowls, clean enclosures, provide information to possible adopters.
  • Dog Walkers/Socializers: needed at Santa Paula kennel, ask Volunteer Orientation leader for more information if you are interested in this.

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Ventura Office:
1765 Goodyear Avenue, # 205
Ventura, CA. 93003
(805) 658-8530

Camarillo Office:
360 Mobil Avenue, #211E
Camarillo, CA 93010
(805) 437-1755 Phone/FAX

CareGivers is an organization that uses high school students as volunteers with the elderly. Students volunteer in pairs of two or more. It provides a small training session for volunteers, and also has “Youth Directors.” These Youth Directors are at the elderly people’s homes when the volunteers are working there, and are from schools or other such organizations. CareGivers also offers rides. Most high schools’ Key Clubs offer more information about how to go about volunteering with CareGivers.

If you go to Ventura High School, try going to a Key Club meeting (every other Wednesday). You can find out when the next caregivers group is visiting the nursing homes, etc.

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