2-1-1 Ventura County provides callers with free of charge, 24 hour a day, 7 day a week access to multifaceted information and referral services for health and human service needs. 2-1-1 staff and volunteers assist callers in determining the community resources that best meet their needs. In a time of limited resources and escalating needs, 2-1-1 helps existing services and resources reach more community members. Volunteer opportunities include:
*Supporting 2-1-1 services through administrative projects, including agency information update projects.
*Assisting callers - due to the training involved in providing phone services, this opportunity requires a 4 hour/week commitment for at least 6 months. Four to six hour shifts are available throughout the day, afternoon and early evening.
Must be comfortable with computers and with phone communication. Must be able to come to Camarillo location.
Volunteers must be fingerprinted and have background clearance.
During times of disaster, 2-1-1 provides callers with accurate, timely information to callers, including evacuation routes, shelters, road closures, public health orders and much more.
The 2-1-1 Disaster Pool is the group of volunteers who are contacted when disaster strikes to support the vital work of responding to the community during disaster. Volunteers are needed to provide assistance by answering disaster-specific calls and providing information to the caller. May provide clerical assistance as needed.
Potential volunteers meet with 2-1-1 staff for an initial 1 hour orientation, with periodic contact between disaster incidents. Must be comfortable with computer work. Must be comfortable with communicating by phone in a fast-paced work environment. Successful background and criminal clearance required.
Family Violence Intervention Services
Youth Crisis Outreach Program
Interface offers a 24/7 Youth Crisis Line to youth ages 10-17 and family members in Ventura County. Staff and volunteers assist callers with crisis intervention services and information and referral. Volunteers are needed to staff the crisis line evening and weekends. **Due to the training involved in providing crisis services, this opportunity requires a commitment of two evenings a week or 1 weekend per month for at least 6 months. Week night shifts are 6pm-6am and weekend shifts are Friday 6pm-Monday 6am. Bilingual English/Spanish required. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, have a valid Driver's License, a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and successfully complete a background clearance. Volunteer commitments are required. For further information, please contact email@example.com
Youth crisis staff and volunteers participate in various community outreach events in Ventura County. Volunteers are needed to assist with hosting event booths to deliver information about agency services and public speaking opportunities. Events include:
*Providing agency and program information at youth conferences, school events and community events such as the Salsa Festival (tabling events)
*Participating on School Attendance Review Boards (SARB)
*Speaking engagements such as law enforcement briefings
Outreach opportunities are available days, evenings and weekends. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, have a valid Driver's License, a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and successfully complete a background clearance. Volunteer commitments are required. For further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Interface offers various youth development activities at Interface Family Resource Centers in Oxnard and Santa Paula. Some of the activities currently offered at our Santa Paula center are youth council, art and guitar classes. Volunteers are currently needed to lead positive youth development activities at our Oxnard Family Resource Center. Youth development activities include leadership skill building, educational workshops, recreational activities and youth council. If you have a talent or a skill that you would like to share with area youth please contact our program. Youth activities take place week day afternoons from 3:30-5:00 p.m. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, have a valid Driver's License, a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and successfully complete a background clearance. Volunteer commitments are required. For further information, please contact email@example.com
Santa Paula Family Resource Center
Volunteer will receive incoming calls and walk-in clients, identify need and direct clients to appropriate staff; and assist with day-to-day organization of front desk area.Must commit to 4 hrs per week and be available for relief shifts when necessary.
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Oxnard Family Resource Center
Volunteers will receive incoming calls and walk-in clients, identify needs and direct clients to appropriate staff; and assist with day-to-day organization of front desk area. Must commit to 4 hrs per week and be available for relief shifts when necessary.
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Center for Community Development
Volunteer will enter training data into the computer and prepare binders for workshop participants. Intermittent hours available. Located in Camarillo.
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Youth Court Programs
Volunteers needed to assist with weekly Diversion Classes for Probation youth. Classes are ordered for first time offenders and deal with topics related to offense. One volunteer needed in Oxnard, and one in Simi Valley. Must commit to 2 hours weekly. Oxnard class on Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 pm, Simi Valley class on Tuesdays 5 to 7 pm. Volunteers will work at registration tables, set up referral table, and be trained to conduct powerpoint presentations to youth and parents referred by Ventura County Probation Agency. Topics at both locations are: Substance Abuse, Violence Prevention, Property Crimes, Graffiti Vandalism. Each youth must be accompanied by parent or guardian. Class is educational in nature. If interested, please contact Patti Yabu, LCSW at (805)485-6114, ext. 611 for further information.
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