Looking for a job? Why not help yourself by filling in the gaps in your resume with new experiences while helping others! Or if you are just looking to give back to the local community, there are hundreds of opportunities to volunteer throughout Ventura County. Here's where to find volunteer opportunities:
Ventura County RSVP is an organization that connects volunteers ages 55 and over with service opportunities that match their skills, interests and availability. There are hundreds of opportunities in the Oxnard and Thousand Oaks listed HERE.
Since 1998, VolunteerMatch.org has helped volunteers find over 4 million volunteer matches at over 60,000 non-profits across the country. You type in your zip code and in my case today it identified over 300 volunteer opportunities within a 20 mile radius of Newbury Park.
Or visit the Local Charities section of Conejo Valley Guide and you'll find over 100 Ventura County area non-profit organizations, most of which could use your help. I clicked a few and found plenty of volunteer needs publicized on each entity's website, like MANNA Food Bank, L.I.F.E. Animal Rescue in Agoura, Hospice of the Conejo, Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library, and CareGivers - Volunteers Assisting the Elderly.
You could also join one of over 80 service organizations in the Service Clubs section of CVG. The Rotary, Kiwanis, Optimist, Assistance League, Lions Club and other organizations provide needed services to others in need.
Volunteer opportunities in Thousand Oaks: www.toaks.org/government/depts/human/volunteer_opportunities/default.asp
Volunteer opportunities in Simi Valley: www.simivalley.org/index.aspx?page=355
Volunteer opportunities in Ventura: www.cityofventura.net/volunteeropportunities
Volunteer opportunities in Camarillo: www.ci.camarillo.ca.us/i3.aspx?p=632
Volunteer opportunities in Moorpark: moorparkca.gov/389/Volunteering-in-Moorpark
Volunteer opportunities in Calabasas: www.cityofcalabasas.com/volunteer.html
Volunteering for the County of Ventura: www.ventura.org/employment/volunteering-for-the-county-of-ventura
Also check out the volunteer opportunities with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority.
There are shelters and meal providers throughout Ventura County that could use your help too.