Welcome to the City of San Buenaventura’s Volunteer Ventura! Program. You are taking the first step in what we hope will be a rewarding volunteer experience.

As a volunteer for the City of Ventura, you will have the opportunity to contribute your unique talents and energy toward providing a richer quality of life for our community. And by joining our City volunteer team, you will share in an opportunity for self-development and self-fulfillment.

Please take a few minutes and read over our helpful FAQs below designed to answer your questions about our volunteer program. For upcoming volunteer projects and events, please visit our Calendar of Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities and learn more about how you can participate and give back to the community. 

In addition to the many projects and events that beautify our natural environment and enrich our quality of life, we offer internships and other opportunities within different departments that can enhance your resume or assist you in learning new job skills. You can find a listing of these projects under our Volunteer Opportunities page.

As a member of a club, business, or religious group, we welcome the opportunity to partner with your organization in creating a meaningful service project!  This is a wonderful way to make a positive impact in our community while creating a fun, team building experience for your members or employees.

On behalf of the City of San Buenaventura, thank you for your interest in becoming an important part in the operation of our City and we look forward to working together to create a Ventura we can all be proud of!


Cheryl L. Bucklin, Community Partnerships Coordinator

Volunteer Ventura! Program

Click here to watch a 2 minute video on volunteerism featuring Parks & Recreation Supervisor Cary Glenn.




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Volunteer Documents

All documents may be emailed, mailed, faxed or hand-delivered to:

City of Ventura Parks, Recreation & Community Partnerships Department
P.O. Box 99 - 501 Poli Street -  Room 226
Ventura, CA 93002
Attn: Cheryl L. Bucklin
Phone: 805-652-4555  |  FAX: 805-648-1030
Email: cbucklin@cityofventura.net

Volunteer Waiver

Corporate Games Waiver
Volunteers must complete a waiver in order to participate in City of Ventura volunteer activities. Volunteers are encouraged to bring a signed waiver to the event, project, or activity in which they are participating. Volunteers under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian sign the waiver. 

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Volunteer applications are only required for volunteer opportunities that require specific skills, require an ongoing committment, are needed to meet court mandated community service hours, or as requested by the Volunteer Ventura! Coordinator. 

Volunteer Time Sheet
Volunteers assisting in short and long term projects are required to complete a volunteer time sheet. We ask that time sheets be turned in to your immediate supervisor or the Volunteer Ventura! Coordinator no later than the 10th of the following month. Time sheets are just one of the many ways in which the City of Ventura tracks volunteer efforts.

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For information regarding City of Ventura volunteer opportunities, please contact the Volunteer Ventura! Office: