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 Animals

Ace of Hearts Dog Rescue

Beverly Hills, CA
http://www.aceofheartsdogs.com/acevolunteer.html

Ace of Hearts is a dog rescue foundation dedicated to rescuing dogs, the day they are to be euthanized, from various Los Angeles shelters and placing them in loving homes. 

ASPCA®

Los Angeles, CA/Nationwide
https://www.aspca.org/take-action/volunteer

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals® (ASPCA®) was the first humane society to be established in North America and is, today, one of the largest in the world.

Shelter of Hope Pet Shop

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.shelterhopepetshop.org/help.php

Shelter Hope Pet Shop is a non-profit, charitable, volunteer-based organization devoted to: aiding in and facilitating shelter and rescue pet adoptions; promoting education and awareness within the communities we serve; and making a positive impact in the lives of shelter and rescue animals and their adopters, as well as local shelters

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Arts 

Art Trek

Newbury Park, CA
http://arttrek.org/volunteer/

Art Trek, Inc. is an independent, hands-on, not-for-profit arts program and community art center bringing quality visual, literary and performing arts into the community. It has been active since 1992 and was established as a not-for-profit in 2006. Their mission is to create a positive and confidence-building experience for individuals of all ages and socio-economic backgrounds: in classrooms, in public facilities, in our studio and wherever we can meet a need. 

Studio Channel Islands

Camarillo, CA
http://studiochannelislands.org/get-involved/

Studio Channel Islands is an organization dedicated to advancing the creative life of Old Town Camarillo and the communities within Ventura County, fostering connections between artists and visitors, and celebrating the cultural identity of our community.

Ventura County Arts Council 

Ventura, CA

http://vcartscouncil.org/donate/volunteering/

Ventura County Arts Council advocates for the arts and for increased arts instruction in schools. They foster community development through the arts, serving county artists, arts organizations and the general public through partnerships with art supporters, businesses, foundations, and community leaderships. VCAC embraces the diversity of our county and strives to reach low income and minority communities with programs designed to engage these diverse populations.

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Civic Engagement

DoSomething.org

Nationwide
https://www.dosomething.org/us

DoSomething.org is mobilizing young people in every US area code and in 131 countries! Sign up for a volunteer, social change, or civic action campaign to make real-world impact on a cause you care about. Join 6 million young people transforming their communities.

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.lsssc.org/volunteer/

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California celebrates the love of Christ for all people through acts of service. They strive to walk with those in need in Southern California by embracing those in crisis, equipping individuals and families, and empowering them to live with integrity, dignity and self-sufficiency.

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Library

Simi Valley, CA
https://www.reaganfoundation.org/support-us/

The Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the promotion of individual liberty, economic opportunity, global democracy, and national pride. For addtional information please contact the Volunteer and Visitor Coordinator at (805) 577-4060 

United Way of Ventura County

Ventura County-wide
http://vcunitedway.org/get-involved/

Since 1945, The United Way has helped Ventura County residents receive valuable health and human services by providing support to worthy causes and organizations.

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Disabilities

Best Buddies International

Los Angeles, CA
https://bestbuddies.org/find-programs/california/get-involved/

Best Buddies International is an organization dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD).

Best Day Foundation

Ventura County, CA
http://www.bestdayfoundation.org/volunteer/

Best Day Foundation enables children and young adults with special needs to build confidence and self-esteem through adventure activities which stretch their limits, expand their true potential, reinforce their achievement, & connect them with diverse populations in their community.

Easterseals of Southern California

Santa Ana, CA
http://www.easterseals.com/southerncal/get-involved/volunteer/

Easterseals serves 1.4 million children and adults with disabilities and their families, offering a wide range of services at 74 affiliates nationwide.

Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship

Chatsworth, CA
http://www.rideon.org/volunteer_opportunities.html

Ride On teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and we provide physical, occupational and speech therapy specializing in using the movement of  the horse to improve specific medical conditions.

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Environment and Sustainability

Frontier Gap

Worldwide
https://frontiergap.com/volunteer/volunteer.aspx

Frontier Gap's mission is to conserve the world's most endangered wildlife and threatened habitats and to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised and under resourced communities in the world's poorest countries. They offer over 400 travel projects in 72 countries.

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District

Simi Valley, CA
http://www.rsrpd.org/recreation/volunteers.php

Rancho Simi Recreation and Park District is a Special District, separate from the City of Simi Valley, that was formed in 1961 for the specific purpose of providing parks and recreation activities to our community. Since that time, the Park District has established 50 parks and preserved over 5,600 acres of open space that is now used for hiking, biking, horseback riding and wildlife preservation.

Santa Monica Mountains Fund

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.samofund.org/los-angeles-volunteer-opportunities/

The Santa Monica Mountains Fund promotes and assists the park agencies of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area in accomplishing their missions. Together, they foster the protection and enjoyment of park resources by the public through education, research, improved facilities, citizen engagement and stewardship.

Surfrider Foundation

Ventura, CA
https://www.surfrider.org/volunteer

The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world's ocean, waves and beaches through a powerful activist network.

Patagonia Action Works 

Nationwide
https://www.patagonia.com/actionworks

Patagonia Action Works focuses on the areas of land, water, climate, communities, and biodiversity. Find out about events happening in your area, sign petitions supporting issues you care about, find out how to volunteer your time, and donate money to local causes

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Healthcare

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation

Nationwide 
https://www.alexslemonade.org/get-involved

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) is a national childhood cancer foundation dedicated to raising funds for research into new treatments and cures for all children battling cancer. 

American Red Cross

Woodland Hills, CA
http://www.redcrossblood.org/volunteer

The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors.

Angel Flight West

Santa Monica, CA
http://www.angelflightwest.org/pilot-page/

Angel Flight West arranges free air transportation in response to health care and other compelling human needs.

Arthritis Foundation

California-wide
http://www.arthritis.org/california/events-in-your-area/

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, control and cure of arthritis in the United States.

Cancer Support Community

Westlake Village, CA
http://www.cancersupportcommunity.org/how-help

The Cancer Support Community (CSC) is dedicated to ensuring that all people impacted by cancer are empowered by knowledge, strengthened by action and sustained by community. CSC achieves its mission through three areas: direct service delivery, research and advocacy.

Celiac Disease Foundation

Woodland Hills, CA
http://cdf.thankyou4caring.org/page.aspx?pid=344

Celiac Disease Foundation drives diagnosis, treatment, and a cure through advocacy, education, and research to improve the quality of life for all people affected by celiac disease and non-celiac wheat sensitivity.

End Malaria Now

Los Angeles, CA
http://www.endmalarianow.org/volunteer-form/

End Malaria Now's mission is to raise consciousness and funding to fight and eradicate malaria, the largest known killer of children under the age of 5 in Africa.

Hospice of The Conejo

Thousand Oaks, CA
https://hospiceoftheconejo.org/volunteer/

Hospice of The Conejo is dedicated to serving as a community-based non-profit, non-medical volunteer hospice and grief support center, whose objective is to affirm life even  in the face of terminal illness and grief, by providing compassionate, emotional, practical support and information to individuals and families facing end-of-life issues always completely free of charge.

The Laurel Foundation

Oxnard, CA
http://www.laurel-foundation.org/volunteer/

The mission of The Laurel Foundation is to empower children, youth, and families affected by HIV/AIDS through educational and support programs in a safe and trusting environment.

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.lmvna.org/volunteers/index.html

Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Association was founded in 1947 by a group of civic-minded business and professional people who saw a need for the provision of home care services as an alternative to institutionalizing the frail, elderly, sick and disabled.

Los Robles Medical Center

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://losrobleshospital.com/community/volunteer-activities.dot

Los Robles Medical Center is committed to the care and improvement of human life. In recognition of this commitment, we strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare in the communities we serve.

Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties

Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo Counties
http://tri-counties.wish.org/ways-to-help

Every 34 minutes Make-A-Wish® grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories. Founded in 1985, Make-A-Wish® Tri-Counties has granted the wishes of more than 1,650 local children in Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties on the central coast of California

St. John's Regional Medical Center

Oxnard, CA
http://www.dignityhealth.org/stjohnsregional/ways-to-give

St. John's Regional Medical Center is committed to furthering the healing ministry of Jesus by dedicating resources to: Delivering compassionate, high-quality, affordable health services; Serving and advocating for our sisters and brothers who are poor and disenfranchised; and partnering with others in the community to improve the quality of life.

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter

Agoura Hills, CA
http://webgw.alsa.org/site/PageServer?pagename=GW_6_you_can_help

The ALS Association Golden West Chapter is leading the fight to treat and cure ALS through global research and nationwide advocacy while also empowering people with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and their families to live fuller lives by providing them with compassionate care and support.

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International Causes

Frontier Gap

Worldwide
https://frontiergap.com/volunteer/volunteer.aspx

Frontier Gap's mission is to conserve the world's most endangered wildlife and threatened habitats and to build sustainable livelihoods for marginalised and under resourced communities in the world's poorest countries. They offer over 400 travel projects in 72 countries.

Oxfam America 

Worldwide 
https://www.oxfamamerica.org/take-action/Worldwide

Oxfam is a global organization working to end the injustice of poverty. We help people build better futures for themselves, hold the powerful accountable, and save lives in disasters. Our mission is to tackle the root causes of poverty and create lasting solutions.

UNICEF 

Worldwide
https://www.unicef.org/take-action

UNICEF works in 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfil their potential. 

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Older Adults

Hospice of The Conejo

Thousand Oaks, CA
https://hospiceoftheconejo.org/volunteer/

Hospice of The Conejo is dedicated to serving as a community-based non-profit, non-medical volunteer hospice and grief support center, whose objective is to affirm life even  in the face of terminal illness and grief, by providing compassionate, emotional, practical support and information to individuals and families facing end-of-life issues always completely free of charge.

Senior Concerns

Thousand Oaks, CA
https://www.seniorconcerns.org/volunteer/

Senior Concerns is dedicated to serving the community as an Adult Day Care Center

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Poverty and Homelessness

Baby2Baby

Los Angeles, CA/ Nationwide 
http://baby2baby.org/get-involved/

Baby2Baby provides low-income children ages 0-12 years with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities that every child deserves.

Food Forward

Southern California-wide
https://foodforward.org/volunteer/sign-up-to-volunteer/

Food Forward rescues fresh local produce that would otherwise go to waste, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

Food Share

Oxnard, CA
http://www.foodshare.com/volunteer/

 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.

Habitat for Humanity of Ventura County

Ventura County
http://www.habitatventura.org/volunteer/

Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope.

Lighthouse for Women and Children

Oxnard, CA
http://vcrescuemission.org/get-involved/

The Lighthouse for Women & Children serves homeless single women and mothers with children.

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.lsssc.org/volunteer/

Lutheran Social Services of Southern California celebrates the love of Christ for all people through acts of service. They strive to walk with those in need in Southern California by embracing those in crisis, equipping individuals and families, and empowering them to live with integrity, dignity and self-sufficiency.

Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank

Thousand Oaks, CA
https://mannavolunteers.wufoo.com/forms/z1i8e81d0aaf8g7/

Manna's missions is to feed hungry people in the Conejo Valley

Many Mansions

Thousand Oaks, CA
http://www.manymansions.org/service-opportunities/volunteer-opportunities/

Many Mansions' mission is to provide hope, homes, and life-enriching services since 1979

Rescue Mission Alliance

Oxnard, CA
http://erescuemission.com/volunteer/

The Rescue Mission Alliance is a Christian Non-Profit organization ministering to the needs of the less fortunate in Southern California through emergency and long-term rehabilitation services.

The Samaritan Center

Simi Valley, CA
https://thesamaritancenterofsimivalley.org/

The Samaritan Center's mission is to end and prevent homelessness by supporting those in need in becoming housed and self-sustained

Ventura County Rescue Mission

Oxnard, CA
http://vcrescuemission.org/get-involved/

The Ventura County Rescue Mission serves the poor and homeless, offering hope to thousands of hurting people. It is the longest standing year-round shelter for homeless men in Ventura County.

West Valley Food Pantry 

Woodland Hills, CA
http://www.westvalleyfoodpantry.org/volunteer-page.htm

West San Fernando Valley Food Pantry provids emergency food to the needy and homeless.

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Violence Prevention

Casa Pacifica

Camarillo, CA 
https://www.casapacifica.org/volunteer

Casa Pacifica provides hope and help for abused, neglected or at-risk children and their families.

Interface Children and Family Services of Ventura County

Camarillo, CA
https://www.icfs.org/volunteer/

Interface Children and Family Services of Ventura County's mission is to strengthen children, families and communities to be safe, healthy and thriving.

My Stuff Bags Foundation 

Westlake Village, CA
http://www.mystuffbags.org/how-to-help/

The My Stuff Bags Foundation provides new belongings, comfort and hope to thousands of children each year who must be rescued from abuse, neglect and abandonment across the United States.

The Partnership for Safe Families & Communities of Ventura County, Child Abuse & Violence Prevention Councils

Ventura, CA
http://www.partnershipforsafefamilies.org/get-involved.html

The Partnership for Safe Families & Communities of Ventura County, Child Abuse & Violence Prevention Councils' mission is to promote a community committed to safe healthy families

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Veterans

Operation Gratitude

Chatsworth, CA
https://www.operationgratitude.com/volunteer/volunteer-info-schedule/

Operation Gratitude seeks to lift the spirits and meet the evolving needs of the U.S. Military and First Responder communities and provide volunteer opportunities for Americans to express their appreciation to all who serve our nation.

Team RWB

Ventura, CA
https://www.teamrwb.org/get-involved/join-the-team

Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity


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Youth and Education

826LA

Los Angeles, CA
http://826la.org/volunteer/

826LA is dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools

Los Angeles, CA
http://www.laalliance.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=252381&type=d&pREC_ID=902838

Alliance for College-Ready Public Schools' mission is to open and operate a network of small, high-performing high schools and middle schools in low-income communities in California with historically under-performing schools, that will annually demonstrate student academic achievement growth, and graduate students ready for success in college.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Moorpark

Moorpark, CA
http://www.bgcmoorpark.org/howyoucanhelp/volunteer.aspx

The Mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Moorpark is to enhance the lives of young people and their families by providing a positive environment that cultivates academic success, healthy lifestyles, good character and citizenship

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura

Ventura, CA
http://bgclubventura.org/get-involved/volunteer.html

Boys and Girls Club of Greater Ventura's mission is to provide a positive place for all youth, especially those who need us most, and quality programs to help them become healthy, responsible, confident and productive members of our community.

Conejo Valley YMCA

Conejo Valley, CA
http://www.sevymca.org/conejo/html/volunteer.html

The mission of the YMCA is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind, and body for EVERYONE.

El Centrito Family Learning Centers

Oxnard, CA
http://www.elcentrito.org/join-our-team

El Centrito Family Learning Centers is committed to create a multicultural community of excellence by inspiring children, youth and families of Ventura County to learn, lead and reach their greatest potential.

Girls on the Run LA

Los Angeles, CA
https://www.girlsontherun.org/Get-Involved/Volunteer

Girls on the Run LA's mission is to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum which creatively integrates running.

Girls Scouts of Central California Coast

Central California Coast
https://www.girlscoutsccc.org/en/volunteer/ways-to-volunteer.html

The Girl Scouts are 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ to change the world. We’re the preeminent leadership development organization for girls. And with programs from coast to coast and across the globe, Girl Scouts offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure, and success. 

School on Wheels 

Southern California 
https://www.schoolonwheels.org/volunteer/

School on Wheels’ mission is to enhance educational opportunities for homeless children from kindergarten through twelfth grade. They do this by offering: one-on-one weekly tutoring, school supplies, assistance in entering school, help in locating lost records, scholarships, guidance for parents in educational matters for their children.

The Station Camp

Mammoth Lakes, CA
http://www.thestationcamp.com/volunteer/

The Station's mission is to see the lives of today’s youth forever changed and never the same.   We seek to transform and empower these individuals through their encounter and experience with the outdoors by facilitating action sports and recreational activities such as snowboarding and rock climbing.

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