Time for Action
By VCR Staff 05/08/2014
Camarillo Ranch: docents
The Camarillo Ranch docents are volunteers who demonstrate their love of the Camarillo Ranch House by donating time to the historic house and grounds. The docents are involved in giving tours of the house and the grounds, working with school children and giving educational tours, raising awareness of Adolfo Camarillo in the county and continuing to learn about the history of the Camarillo Ranch, as well as historical points in Ventura County. To request a docent application, contact the ranch at 389-8182. For more information, contact Karin Farrin, volunteer coordinator, at 389-8182.
2-1-1 Ventura County volunteer disaster pool
2-1-1 Ventura County provides callers every day with free-of-charge, 24-hours-a-day, seven-days-a-week access to multifaceted information and referral services for health and human service needs. The 2-1-1 disaster pool is a group of volunteers who are contacted when disaster strikes. Volunteers are needed to provide assistance by answering disaster-specific calls and providing information to the caller. They may provide clerical assistance when needed. Volunteers must be comfortable with computer work, communicating by phone in a fast-paced work environment. Background and criminal clearance required. Contact John Garcia at 485-6114, ext. 202.
AlmaVia of Camarillo: men’s group leader
AlmaVia has a higher-than-usual population of male residents. It is seeking someone, preferably a man, who can come in monthly or bimonthly to interact with and direct a men’s group. Through suggestions from the group, this volunteer would help to come up with activities to engage this population and should be comfortable speaking in front of and leading small groups. Contact Carolyn Myers, program director, at 388-5277.
Cabrillo Economic Development Corporation: bilingual computer teacher
CEDC is looking for a volunteer who has the talent to teach basic computer skills in Spanish to adult residents who reside at a farm-working community in Ventura. Residents are eager to learn how to use the computer. Contact Joseph Rodriguez at 485-2280.
Conejo Valley RSVP: park docents
We need volunteers to plant, prune and/or conduct tours for children or adults. The local botanical garden is maintained and managed by volunteers who set their own schedules. Gardens of the World offers volunteer opportunities in a beautiful park setting, where docents are trained to lead tours. Contact Rick Tanaka, executive director, at 381-2742.