Volunteer

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 Call Center Volunteers (Ongoing):

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. 

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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.
Duties
Requirements

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 Crisis Outreach Program

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:
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. Training Provided. Events include:

*Providing agency and program information at youth conferences, school events and community events such as the Salsa Festival (tabling events)

*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 mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org


Youth Development:
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. Training Provided. 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 mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org

Oxnard Family Resource Center

Bilingual Office Support:
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.  
Located in Oxnard.
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Center for Community Development

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

Youth Court Programs:
Volunteers needed to assist with weekly Diversion Classes for Probation youth. Training Provided. 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 Melissa Perezchica-Ramirez, Program Manager at mperezchica-ramirez@icfs.org
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