We have a variety of opportunities for you to explore depending upon your passion, availability and experience. Volunteers must be over 21 years of age, have a valid California Driver’s License, a clean driving record, proof of auto insurance and successfully complete a background clearance.  

2-1-1 Information and Referral

211 Ventura County Volunteer (Disaster Pool):

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.

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Family Violence Intervention Services

Volunteer Position: Personal Safety Educator
Location: Various cities throughout Ventura County
Language(s): English; Spanish (recommended)
Volunteer Assignment Description:
Volunteer is a key team member in raising community awareness on the topic of personal safety and sexual abuse prevention through the My Body Belongs to Me Program designed to empower children, aged 4-12 years, to protect themselves from sexual abuse, bullying and harassment. Training and curriculum materials provided.

If you have any questions, please contact :Yolanda Melano My Body Belongs to Me Volunteer Coordinator at 805-485-6114, Ext. 658 or please e-mail ymelano@icfs.org

Mental Health

Master’s Level Field Placement Trainees
Placement opportunities in Santa Paula, Thousand Oaks and Oxnard. Please submit resume with cover letter indicating term of field practicum placement. Bilingual Spanish speaking preferred. MFT and MSW field practicum student trainees provide individual, group and family counseling to youth and their parents in our service locations. Must be enrolled in Practicum as part of a Master’s Program. Minimum commitment on site is 10 hours per week. This is a volunteer opportunity and not a paid position. For further information, contact hrstaff@icfs.org or click on the link below to complete an inquiry now.

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Youth Program Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Crisis Line:
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. Training Provided. 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 mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org

Outreach and Engagement:
Volunteers participate in various community outreach events and Student Attendance Review Boards in Ventura County. Volunteers are needed to assist with providing information about agency services. Events include: youth conferences, school events and community events such as the Salsa Festival.

Bilingual English/Spanish a plus. Time Commitments: Outreach opportunities are available days, evenings and weekends.

For further information, please contact mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org

Youth Development:
Interface offers various youth development activities at our Oxnard Family Resource Center. Some of the activities currently offered are youth council and art classes. Volunteers are currently needed to lead positive youth development activities. 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. Time commitment: Weekday afternoons and early evenings. For further information, please contact mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org

Youth Probation 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. 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.

Time Commitment: Must commit to two hours weekly. Oxnard Class Thursday evenings from 5 to 7 pm. Simi Valley Class Tuesday evenings 5 to 7 pm. If interested, please contact Melissa Perezchica-Ramirez, Program Manager at mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org

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