With the new year comes new opportunities to give. If you are looking to volunteer in the Conejo Valley, you’ve come to the right place. We are keeping a running list of volunteer opportunities throughout the area.
The Conejo Valley based Center4SpecialNeeds (Thousand Oaks) offers financial support, educational workshops, networking and other resources for families with children that have developmental disabilities.
The Cancer Support Community Valley/Ventura/Santa Barbara (Westlake Village) has provided cancer education, support and hope to thousands of local residents and their families since 1991. Programs are provided free of charge in English and Spanish.
The Conejo Free Clinic’s (Thousand Oaks) Medical Services Program serves over 5,000 patients each year with physician and nurse care, lab testing, imaging, prescriptions, referrals and follow up, all without charge.
The Conejo Open Space Foundation (Thousand Oaks) raises funds to promote and maintain the open space and multi-use trails of Conejo Valley.
Casa Pacifica (Camarillo) provides hope and help for abused, neglected or at-risk children and their families. Volunteers who give their time and skills are welcomed in various areas on campus: tutors, teachers’ aids and activity assistants in the areas of academics, life skills, recreation and vocational training.
The Friends of the Thousand Oaks Library (Thousand Oaks/Newbury Park provide support for the Thousand Oaks and Newbury Park libraries’ operational needs. The Friends provide funding for books, electronic databases, reading programs, musical and cultural programs and more. We need volunteers to help with book sorting, our daily and biannual book sales, and with events. Work just a few hours, or as many as you like, with a group of very pleasant people.
Healthcare for Homeless Animals (Agoura Hills/Malibu) was founded in 1998 as Malibu Pet Companions (MPC) by an Agoura Animal Shelter volunteer who wanted to find a way to fund medical care for homeless shelter animals to avoid unnecessary euthanasia for treatable conditions.
Hospice of the Conejo, founded in 1977, is a volunteer hospice and grief support center providing end-of-life services to those of all ages in the community at no cost.
Manna Conejo Valley Food Bank (Thousand Oaks) was founded in 1971 by a group of people who felt that no person should ever go hungry in the Conejo Valley.
Musicians on a Mission California (Thousand Oaks) is dedicated to providing musical instruments, mentoring and other music-related resources to the community’s young people. MOAMCA hosts fundraiser events and instrument drives on a regular basis with 100% of the monetary donations going directly towards furthering the cause.
My Stuff Bags Foundation (Westlake Village) offers children–traumatized by abuse, neglect or abandonment–duffel bags filled with new belongings.
PAUSE4kids serves hundreds of families with special needs children in the Ventura County area. The organization’s goal is to “fill the gaps” by helping to provide whatever is needed for children with special needs that is not now readily available.
Paw Works Animal Rescue has made it their mission to “protect, heal, comfort, and shelter those who cannot speak for themselves.”
Ride On Therapeutic Horsemanship (Newbury Park) teaches adaptive horseback riding to children and adults with physical and cognitive disabilities and provides physical, occupational and speech therapy specializing in using the movement of the horse to improve specific medical conditions. Since 1994, Ride On has given over 81,000 safe, effective and individualized lessons and therapy treatments and currently serves 200 individuals each week.
Senior Concerns (Thousand Oaks) serves the senior community and especially frail and special-need seniors, caregivers and families by providing quality programs, appropriate resources and educational outreach. raising funds and developing and administering quality-of-life programs for seniors with special needs. All programs are offered without regard for the ability to pay. Senior Concerns serves Ventura and western Los Angeles counties, special-need seniors, families, health professionals, caregivers and the community at large.
Shred Kids’ Cancer (Thousand Oaks) supports pediatric cancer research and awareness. The organization provides kids a way to help their peers who are battling cancer by raising money and awareness to help fight kids’ cancer.
The United Cancer Advocacy Action Network (UCAAN) (Thousand Oaks) was founded by a young cancer survivor that provides support, hope and financial resources to cancer patients, warriors and survivors with any form of cancer, any age, anywhere across the country.
Universal Love Foundation (ULF) (Agoura Hills) is a single parent family assistance organization. It was established to enable single parents to access and utilize available care services, in order to become self-sufficient and lead productive lives. This assistance includes, but is not limited to, medical treatment, social services, counseling, job training, encouragement, and a basic sense of hope, for those single-parent families that are truly in need.
Westminster Free Clinic (Thousand Oaks) provides low-income people with early access to healthcare and health supporting programs and services, in order to prevent more costly mental and physical health problems.