Community Services Volunteer Opportunities
Interested in becoming a City of Anaheim Community Service Department volunteer? Our volunteers currently serve in a variety of rewarding positions!
Year Round Volunteer Programs
ROOTS N' SHOOTS
Oak Canyon Nature Center
Possible activities include: trail clearing, stream maintenance, non-native plant removal and habitat restoration. All work materials are provided.
YOUTH SPORTS COACH ASSISTANT
East Anaheim Gymnasium
Possible activities include: coaching and assisting coaches in youth sports camps such as volleyball, soccer and basketball as well as special projects at the East Anaheim Community Center and Gymnasium.
ACTIVE OLDER ADULT PROGRAMS
Downtown Anaheim Community Center and Brookhurst Community Center
Possible activities include: interacting, socializing and participating in activities with the seniors. Volunteers may also be asked to help with senior center special events.
S.T.A.R.S. AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM &
FUN ON WHEELS MOBILE RECREATION PROGRAM
Different sites throughout Anaheim
Programming takes place after school until 6:00 p.m. Possible activities include homework help, games, fitness fun and arts and crafts.
CITY-WIDE SPECIAL EVENTS
Volunteers are needed at various times throughout the year for city-wide special events including Howwwl-O-Ween Party for Dogs, Spring Fling and Eco-Fun Faire, and park openings and dedications. Events usually take place on the weekends. Possible activities include set-up and take down, helping with booth activities and clean-up.
To become a volunteer, applicants must be at least 13 years of age, fill out an application and make an appointment for a fingerprint background check. Please note, some volunteer assignments require the submission of a TB clearance dated within the last 2 years. Fingerprinting is free, but applicants are responsible for the cost of the test. For more information or to make a fingerprinting appointment, contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
Summer VolunTEEN Program
The Summer VolunTEEN Program gives teens, 13-17 years of age, the opportunity to volunteer at a variety of summer programs throughout Anaheim, including O.A.K.S. Summer Day Camp, Zombie Survival Camp, Tiny Tots Academy and Summer Nights Under the Stars Family Series and Movies.
Application for the program is required. As part of the application process, all new and returning teens are required to attend an orientation with a parent or guardian. Teens living in Anaheim and those attending an Anaheim school will receive priority placement. For more information, contact the Volunteer Coordinator.
NOTE: The VolunTEEN Program is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2017. Applications for Summer 2018 will be available beginning Spring 2018.
Court Appointed Community Service Hours
Individuals who need to complete court mandated community service hours must call
(714) 765-4480 for the Graffiti Removal Program.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
There are many other non-city managed organizations providing valuable volunteer services in Anaheim and surrounding area, including OneOC, Anaheim Volunteer Match and Love Anaheim. Information on what they do and how to become involved can be found by contacting the organization directly.