Make a Difference in Your Community

Have you ever wanted to inspire others toward one of your own passions such as art, music, or nature? Have you ever wondered how you can help in the outreach to youth in your neighborhood? Well, Parks & Recreation can provide you the perfect opportunity.

Volunteering can have a positive impact on the Oceanside community and can also provide meaningful benefits to the volunteer at the same time. Helping others can provide you with new experiences of diversity, feelings of being needed and valued, improvements in health, self-esteem and confidence, not to mention FUN. Come volunteer with us!

*All applicants are required to be fingerprinted and must clear a background check before they are allowed to work with our youth and teens.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Drivers for Seniors - Drivers over the age of 18 years old are needed to assist seniors in getting to medical appointments, grocery shopping, pharmacy trips, and even to the hair dresser. Volunteers receive mileage reimbursement for all trips as well as annual training and recognition.

  • Tech Coaches for Seniors - This position aides seniors in our Granny's World program. The Granny's World program teaches seniors to be technologically savvy and improve independence as well as personal safety by using online services.  Tech coaches must be able to teach seniors how to use smart phones, computers and mobile hotspots.

  • Youth Sports Coaches - Youth sports coaches are needed seasonally. Spring & Fall we require coaches for our youth indoor soccer league, participant ages for this program range from 5 to 13.  Winter & Summer we require coaches for our youth basketball league, participant ages for this program range from 6 to 14.

  • Senior Volunteer Program - This program is intended for seniors, ages 55 and up, to volunteer for other seniors at the Country Club and El Corazon Senior Centers.  Positions include front desk concierge, events, library, and other general help at the centers.

  • Clerical Support - This position recruits assistants to greet customers at the main administration office and other recreation centers.

  • Jr Lifesaving Swim Lesson Assistants - This position is for avid swimming youth that have successfully taken the Aquatics Junior Lifesaving program. Assistants will help our Water Safety Instructors during summer swim lessons.

  • Teen Leadership - Teen leadership opportunities are available through our teen programs and the Jr. Camp Counselor program. This is ideal for high school students looking for Community Service hours for classroom credit and for job experience and mentorship.

    • Parents please note that, as a leadership learning opportunity, it is part of the experience for teens to inquire, coordinate, and schedule their own commitment.
  • Cultural and Neighborhood Outreach Instructors and Mentors- Open to all adults to be an instructor or mentor (preferably Spanish bilingual) at one of the Resource Centers: Crown Heights, Balderrama, or San Luis Rey.

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