Volunteer Opportunities in Oxnard

Oxnard|Thousand Oaks

Alzheimer’s Association
Job(s): Office Assistant, Event Planning, Support Group Leader
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Camarillo and various
Mission: The Alzheimer’s Association serves families caring for people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Programs enhance care and support for individuals, their families, and care partners. click here to sign up

American Cancer Society
Job(s): Group Facilitator, Office Help
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard and various

Mission: The American Cancer Society is the nationwide community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives, and diminishing suffering from cancer, through research, education, advocacy, and service. click here to sign up

American Red Cross
Job(s): Office Squad, AFES Canteen Team, Blood Drive Assistant, Community Disaster Education, Disaster Action Team Member, Community Event Coordinator or Staff, Health & Safety Instructor, Equipment Courier, Volunteer Resources Coordinator, Youth Services Project Coordinator
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Ventura and various
Mission: The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people prevent, prepare for and cope with emergencies. click here to sign up

Bone Builders
Job(s): Fitness Instructor, Hospitality, Promotion Assistant
Job Description: Following free training, instructors lead twice weekly exercise classes designed to fight osteoporosis. Ongoing training provides support and new information. Help is also needed with set-up and clean-up at events and with marketing.
Time Commitment: 2 hours weekly for a minimum of 6 months
Location: Various Oxnard & Camarillo sites
Mission: To build bones, strength, balance and friends while supporting an independent lifestyle.click here to sign up

Boys & Girls Club of Oxnard/Port Hueneme
Job(s): Social Recreation Leader, Coach, Advisor, Tutor, Maintenance, Fundraising
Time Commitment: Varies, at least 1 hour per week
Location: Oxnard, Port Hueneme
Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens. click here to sign up

Braille Institute
Job(s): Teachers' Aide
Job Description: Assist low-vision students by giving verbal directions and descriptions, acting as sighted guide and reading aloud.
Time Commitment: 2 hours weekly
Location: Wilson Senior Center
Mission: Braille Institute provides an environment of hope and encouragement for people who are blind and visually impaired through integrated educational, social and recreational programs and services. click here to sign up

CAREGIVERS
Job(s): Transportation, Home Management, Social Activities
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours once a week on your schedule
Location: Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura, Santa Paula, Fillmore
Mission: To provide a reliable personal relationship between one volunteer and one elder who needs assistance. click here to sign up

Catholic Charities
Job(s): Clerical Assistance, Client Intake, Food Distribution, Thrift Shop
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard, Camarillo, Ventura

Mission: A faith–based program whose mission is to provide services to the poor and vulnerable, promote human dignity, and advocate for social justice. click here to sign up

Colonia Senior Center
Job(s): Activity Assistant, Nutrition Aide.  Spanish needed.
Time Commitment: Varies, minimum 1 hour per week
Location: Oxnard
Mission: Offers recreation, support services, meals, information and referrals to those ages 60 and older. click here to sign up

Community Action of Ventura County
Job(s): Administration Dept., IT Technical Support, Support Clerks, Weatherization, Food Program Distribution
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard, Ventura
Mission: Guided by service, compassion and fairness, our mission is to assist low-income, disadvantaged, and at-risk families and individuals, including seniors and youth, to become self-sufficient and empowered to be fully responsible for themselves and their families, enhancing the quality of life and improving the standard of living for our clients. click here to sign up

Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Job(s): CERT Member
Time Commitment: 6 weekly 3-hour sessions to complete basic training. Optional supplemental training offered quarterly.
Location: Oxnard
Mission: To prepare the City and its residents for emergencies and disasters, both manmade and natural, with educational programs, technical support services, and coordination of City services. click here to sign up

FOOD Share
Job: Gleaner, Food Salvage, Truck Driver, Brown Bag delivery
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard
Mission: FOOD Share is dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community on those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger. click here to sign up

Friends of Heritage Square
Job(s): Docent at collection of historical homes
Time Commitment: Flexible
Location: Oxnard
Mission: Where everything old is new again. click here to sign up

Gull Wings Children’s Museum
Job(s): Docent
Time Commitment: 4-hour shifts available Tuesday-Sunday.
Location: Oxnard click here to sign up

Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP)
Job(s): Counselor
Time Commitment: Minimum 40 hours/year counseling + 12 hours/year training
Location: Ventura (office) and various community outreach locations
Mission: The purpose of the Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) is to provide free counseling and community education on Medicare, managed care and other health insurance issues. click here to sign up

Jewish Family Service
Job(s): Senior Peer Counselor, Office Assistant
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Ventura, Camarillo
Mission: To encourage and support the quality and continuity of individual, family and community life guided by the ethical and spiritual values of Judaism. click here to sign up

Murphy Auto Museum
Job(s): Docent
Time Commitment: One 6-hour shift on one weekend day per month
Location: Oxnard click here to sign up

OASIS—Catholic Charities
Job(s): Friendly Visitor, Telephone Reassurance, Transportation
Time Commitment: Min. 2 hours/week
Location: Camarillo office serves
clients throughout Ventura County. click here to sign up

Oxnard Police Department
Job(s): Volunteers in Policing (VIP) includes Office Assistant, Front Desk, Citizen Patrols, Graffiti Paint Out, Station Tour Guide
Time Commitment: Varies depending on position
Location: Oxnard click here to sign up

Oxnard Public Library
Job(s): Circulation, Public Services, Information/Reference Services, Technical Services, Gift Shop
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard
Mission: To provide the community equitable and free access to print, multimedia and electronic resources needed for full participation in the community and for the enrichment of individual lives. click here to sign up

Oxnard Pt. Hueneme Community Food Pantry
Job(s): Pantry Assistant
Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per week
Location: Oxnard click here to sign up

Oxnard Senior Services Office
Job(s): Program Aide (regular or special event)
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard
Mission: To provide a wide array of services and opportunities to enrich and extend life to senior residents and special populations through city programming and partnerships with community organizations. click here to sign up

Project Understanding
Job(s): Focus on Food Pantry, Reception Center, SARAH Center, Tutoring, Transition House, Administration, Computer Support, Building Repairs/Maintenance, One Day Projects
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Ventura, Oxnard
Mission: Project Understanding is a faith-based agency whose mission is two-fold : To do justice by serving the poor, hungry and oppressed with compassion and mercy, and to provide avenues for those who wish to serve others. click here to sign up

Pt. Mugu and Leo Carrillo State Parks
Job(s): Tidepool Watch, Docent Naturalist, Volunteer Recruitment, Visitor Center, Gift Shop
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Malibu
Mission: To provide for the health, education, and inspiration of the people of California by helping to preserve the state’s extraordinary biological diversity, protecting its most valued natural and cultural resources, and creating opportunities for high-quality outdoor recreation. click here to sign up

RSVP Handwork Crew
Job(s): Knitting, Crocheting, Sewing
Time Commitment: No minimum
Location: Work from home
Mission: To provide tangible expressions of compassion and comfort to Ventura County’s infants, children, homebound or institutionalized seniors, and military members serving overseas. click here to sign up

S.N.A.C. Thrift Store
Job(s): Sales Assistant
Time Commitment: One 3-hour shift per week
Location: Camarillo
Mission: The Senior Nutrition Action Council sponsors fund-raising events and promotional activities in support of the Ventura County Senior Nutrition Program, which provides area seniors with nutritious meals, nutrition education, and opportunities to socialize. click here to sign up

SEASONS Speakers Bureau
Job(s): Guest Speaker, Science Fair and Speech Meet Judge
Time Commitment: Varies, about 10 hours/month
Location: Ventura County schools click here to sign up

Shop Ahoy!
Job(s): Caller, Shopper, Driver
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard, Ventura
Mission: Shop Ahoy provides grocery shopping and delivery service for those who cannot easily leave their homes and may not have family or friends available to shop for them. click here to sign up

South Oxnard Senior Program
Job(s): Greeter, Class Instructor, Exercise Leader, Nutrition Aide
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard
Mission: To provide a wide array of services and opportunities to enrich and extend life to senior residents and special populations through the city programming and partnerships with community organizations.click here to sign up

St. John’s Regional Medical Center
Job(s): Admitting, Education, Emergency Room Service, Expectant Parents’ Tour, Flyer Service, Gift Shop, Health Services Library, ICU/CCU Waiting Room, Library Cart, Information Desk, Mail Service, Maternity and Baby Photo, Short Stay Unit, Surgery Waiting Area
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard
Mission: To deliver compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; serve and advocate for those who are poor and disenfranchised; and partner with others in the community to improve quality of life. click here to sign up

SWATT (Seniors With Aptitude, Talent and Time)
Job(s): Mail Service, Special Events
Time Commitment: Occasional
Location: Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura
Mission: To assist non-profit and public agencies with mail preparation and special events. click here to sign up

Ukulele Strummers & Singers
Job(s): Musician, Singer
Time Commitment: Rehearsals twice monthly for three hours each time; performances at local venues vary.
Location: Ventura County, practice in Oxnard click here to sign up

Ventura County Medical Center
Job(s): Enhancing patient care, gift shop, clerical, computer, and community services
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Ventura
Mission: To assist our staff to make more efficient use of their skills and time, and provide the priceless service of human kindness to patients, their families and staff. click here to sign up

Ventura County Hall of Justice
Job(s): Children’s Waiting Room, Auditor
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Ventura click here to sign up

Ventura County Library: Reading Program for Adults
Job(s): Adult Literacy Tutor
Time Commitment: 14 hours training, then 1-4 hours/week tutoring
Location: Camarillo, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Ventura
Mission: To help adults improve reading and writing skills so they perceive positive impact on their lives in such areas as self-esteem, employment, family life and community involvement. click here to sign up

Ventura Hillsides Conservancy
Job(s): Park Beautification, Farmers Market, Community Outreach, Grant Writer, Conservation Planning Team, Correspondence, Educational Outreach, Fundraising, Graphic Artist, Historian/Archivist, Mailing, Media Relations, Recording Secretary, Sales Coordinator
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Ventura
Mission: To preserve the hillsides, canyons and open space that contribute to the unique character and natural environment of Ventura and the surrounding region for the benefit of present and future generations. click here to sign up

Wilson Senior Center & Nutrition Program
Job(s): Food Distribution, Nutrition Desk Greeter, Meal Delivery, Program Assistant, Tax Assistance
Time Commitment: Varies
Location: Oxnard
Mission: To provide a wide array of services and opportunities to enrich and extend life to senior residents and special populations through the city programming and partnerships with community organizations. click here to sign up

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