Build muscles and friends while helping seniors: Oxnard
Help yourself as you help others get stronger; improve balance and fight osteoporosis while building a network of new friends. Volunteer instructors will be part of a team that leads two one-hour exercise classes per week.  All classes are free to the public and kept small to ease conversations and connections. Light hand and ankle weights are provided in the class. Weekly educational discussions, using materials provided by the program, cover topics pertinent to osteoporosis prevention, aging and health.

Volunteers must attend two of 30 classes before participating in a free, one-day training. After training, volunteers will be asked to again observe/participate in a few classes before teaching their own. Volunteer instructors are asked to commit to teaching a class for at least six months following the training. Many instructors have been with the agency two or more years. Volunteers must be at least 55 years of age.

Free trainings for new instructors are held every three months. Call to reserve a spot. For more information, contact Marisue Eastlake, director of RSVP Of Oxnard, 385-8020 or

Drivers needed to help patients get to appointments: Oxnard
Volunteers are needed to help those who are going through an illness and don’t always have the energy to drive to their appointments. Volunteers decide how far and how much time they have to offer. Volunteers need to be free periodically and should be at least 55 years of age. For more information, contact Marisue Eastlake, director of RSVP of Oxnard, 385-8020 or

Internships Available:
Straight Up is open to developing an internship to match school, career or personal goals with work to support the mission to engage youth and young adults in social change. This is an unpaid internship. For more information, contact Katherine Kasmir, executive director, 647-4622 or

Straight Up – video production training provided 
Straight Up is seeking volunteers ages 12-25 — individuals as well as those with youth groups — for all aspects of video production throughout Ventura County. Video projects include documentaries and public service announcements to reduce underage and binge drinking, drug abuse, impaired or distracted driving, bullying, suicide and other issues related to health and well-being. Requirements include a desire to develop skills in video production and to make positive social change. No experience is necessary as training is provided. Schedule and locations can be flexible to meet volunteer availability. For more information, contact Katherine Kasmir, executive director, 647-4622 or

Outreach and event assistant volunteer
The Partnership for Safe Families and Communities of Ventura County is looking for a volunteer to help with preparation, setup and staffing of meetings, trainings, outreach and community events. Volunteer would help with quarterly newsletter, registrations, training materials, meeting materials, organization of resources and supplies, data entry and administration assistance as needed. Bilingual is a plus. Available weekdays anytime 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., some early evenings and weekends. Volunteer must be able to lift at least 25 pounds and must be able to assist with setup and moving of tables and supplies. For more information, contact Jackie Flores-Ortega, community outreach  specialist, 482-4403 or

Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Ventura County
 If you are looking to impact thousands of young people with your life, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is the right place. Volunteers are needed to be field representatives for the Ventura, Santa Paula, Fillmore, Ojai, Oxnard, Port Hueneme, Conejo Valley and Simi Valley areas. The qualifications are that he/she love Jesus and be in good standing in a Christian Church, love kids, love sports, be a college graduate, preferably someone who has participated in sports at the college level. The qualities would be much like those for a youth minister/pastor, someone who can speak the gospel. Volunteers may be offered a job. For more information, contact Ed Lyon, area director, FCA Ventura County, 746-4725 or mail to:

SPARC/Second Chance Store: Ventura
Volunteers are currently needed to work in our Second Chance Store in downtown Ventura. The store raises money to support the SPARC animal shelter. The store is currently open 7 days a week, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Sunday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday.  All items that are donated to Second Chance are washed, cleaned, waxed or laundered prior to being put out for sale. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting customers and helping keep the store stocked, and volunteers may also be asked to help do laundry or dishes. Volunteers should keep a fun and friendly atmosphere, all for the love of animals! Volunteers will be asked to commit to a minimum four-hour time slot.  For more information, contact Kathy Quijada, volunteer manager, 648-8915 or