Community Center staff is always looking for a variety of volunteers to assist in a variety of programs and functions at the centers and throughout the city. If you are interested please contact any of the community centers listed at end of this section for more details.
The community centers run many classes from parent/child, sports, arts and crafts, gymnastics, dance, specialty classes, as well as Preschool and Pre-K programs for 3 to 5-year-olds that the instructors could use assistance with. The majority of the programs are for 3 to 12-year-olds and meet at a variety of times year-round (including school holidays, weekends and summer.) *Some centers offer CIT (Counselor in Training) programs for volunteers during summer months.
Some of the centers offer homework clubs at elementary schools and are in need of volunteer tutors to assist the children after school with their homework. Conejo Center offers this program at 850 Warwick. Homework helpers are welcome.
The centers offer 1-time special events at each of their centers throughout the year along with our community-wide special events that bring the whole community together at a specific park in the city. This is a great way to help out on one day.
Thousand Oaks Teen Center
Typically teens that volunteer at the Teen Center do so through our High School Teen Leadership Club (TLC). Applications need to be submitted and approved by a parent as well as Teen Services Director, Sarah Daub. Applications are available at the Teen Center and online at thousandoaksteencenter.com. TLC meets the first Tuesday of each month from 7:00-8:30pm. 9th-12th-grade teens may sign-up at the meeting for events that will take place throughout the coming month. Volunteer opportunities at the Teen Center fit into two main categories: Special Events (dances/concerts) and our Sports Leagues (basketball/volleyball).
Volunteer opportunities are available with the Conejo Valley Sports Advisory Council (CVSAC). Contact Sports Supervisor, Dana Miller at 805-495-4674 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Assist staff in recreation programs for individuals with developmental disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, and cerebral palsy. Many different types of opportunities including Special Olympics, art, cooking, theatre, social clubs, summer camps, special events, and more. Individuals 15 and older, or under 15 with parental supervision, may request a volunteer application and further information by contacting Devon Herbert at 805-381-2739 or email@example.com.
Adult Hike Leader opportunities include leading trail hikes, fundraising, and new program creation. Opportunities for teens, 15 to 17-year-olds, are through Summer Day Camp and include assisting camp counselors with groups of 12 campers and require a full week commitment: Wildwood and Newbury Park locations. For further information contact Outdoor Unit/Recreation Services Supervisor, Sommer Barwick at 805-495-2163 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer opportunities available. Contact Aquatics Supervisor Dee Pearson at 805-241-0894 or email@example.com.