Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are a vital part of ConejoRPD. We need youth, teen and adult volunteers for classes, special events, and in our community centers. Many teenagers and tweens volunteer with us to accumulate quality volunteer hours for school and future job opportunities. Many adults volunteer with a service group or to stay connected to a particular program or to the community in general.  All volunteers are trained and work with a variety of staff to assist in making the many programs we offer the highest quality they can be. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Community Center or Special Unit you are interested in.


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Community Centers

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.

Class/Pre-School Volunteer

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.

Homework Club

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.

Special Events

 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.

Borchard Community Center
Supervisor-Kurt Gunning
190 Reino Rd, Newbury Park  91320
boc@crpd.org  |   805-381-2791
Conejo Community Center
Supervisor-Lori Olbrich
1175 Hendrix Ave, Thousand Oaks  91360
ccc@crpd.org |  805-495-2163
Dos Vientos Community Center
Supervisor-Sarah Daub
4801 Borchard Rd, Newbury Park  91320
dvc@crpd.org  |  805-375-1003
Thousand Oaks Community Center
Supervisor-Melissa Ruwhiu
2525 N. Moorpark Rd, Thousand Oaks  91360
toc@crpd.org  |  805-375-1003


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, Micah Akerson.  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 Sport Leagues (basketball/volleyball). 


Sports

Volunteer opportunities are available with the Conejo Valley Sports Advisory Council (CVSAC).  Contact Sports Supervisor, Dana Miller at 805-495-4676 or sports@crpd.org


Therapeutic Recreation

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 Cecilia Laufenberg at 805-381-2739 or therapeutics@crpd.org.


Outdoor Unit 

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 Coordinator, Avery Akers at 805-495-2163 or ccc@crpd.org.


Aquatics

Volunteer opportunities available. Contact Supervisor Dee Pearson at 805-241-0894 or aquatics@crpd.org.


Conejo Senior Volunteer Program (CSVP)

CSVP uses the life experience of adults aged 55 and over to benefit nonprofit and healthcare organizations in the Conejo Valley.  CSVP volunteers do just about everything: tutor children, volunteers in policing, tax programs, and assist at Goebel Center.  If you are 55 or over, you can join with 1,200 other local men and women to make a difference in our community. Stop by the CSVP office, located in the Goebel Adult Community Center, for an interview. We'll match your skills, interests, and abilities with a local nonprofit agency which needs you. For more information, please visit CSVP or contact Rick Tanaka at csvp@crpd.org or 805-381-2742.