Volunteer Opportunities

Assistance League

Assistance League needs your volunteer help! Getting involved in our community is a great way to give back, as well as a wonderful opportunity to interact and meet new people. Our volunteers help prepare items for the thrift shop. Your support helps Assistance League purchase new clothing for elementary school children in need in the Hemet and San Jacinto elementary schools. If you have a few hours a month and want to help the children in our valley, please call Lynn Throckmorton (951)652-6650. [website]

 

Building The Way

Building the Way helps redirect young local residents into activities that are productive and beneficial to their future. Participants will learn a variety of construction tasks, including grading, drainage landscaping and construction of an 1800’ sq. ft home. Concrete, plumbing, electrical, framing, installing windows, drywall, plaster, siding, air conditioning, painting, tile & carpet, appliances, block walls, sod, and landscaping. There will also be sub-contractors giving classes with some field trips to other job sites of all trades. If you would like to volunteer to work with the youth of our community, contact Building The Way at (951) 925-8281 or email BuildingTheWay@yahoo.com.

Center Against Sexual Assault (CASA)

CASA of Southwest Riverside County is looking for volunteers. If you are over 18 years of age and you are prepared to undertake training and are willing to work 12 hour shifts, please call (866) 373-8300. Orientation for fall training class is Tuesday September 27, 2011. Classes October 4 thru November 17, 2011 on Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Initial 48 hours of training followed by 12 hours of on-going training. [website]

Community Pantry

The Community Pantry depends upon volunteers to stay open and to provide for the needy. Our volunteers do a variety of things to keep our doors open and to keep help in the hands and hearts of the needy. Our volunteers do a variety of tasks; Including loading and unloading items from the truck, administrative tasks such as doing evaluations for need, recording and keeping records, organizing events, collecting food boxes, answering phone calls, and many other necessary things that must get done! A very popular way of helping, is to involve your place of business, your place of worship or your community or neighborhood! Be an organizer! We often have groups come in to help. This not only provides a great amount of help for The Pantry, but it helps create a wonderful spirit of community, friendship and support at your place of business, place of worship, or in your community! [website]

Hemet Hospice

Hemet Hospice Volunteers/Community Hospice Services is in need of volunteers who can craft these bears and pillows from clothing that our families treasure, such as Grandma’s favorite pajamas or Dad’s favorite work shirt. If you love to sew, this rewarding volunteer experience is for you.  This is a great opportunity for craft groups as churches, mobile home communities and for anyone else who likes to sew!  Donations of pillow stuffing and thread are also welcome.  Please contact Tiffany at (951) 766-9629  for this and other volunteer opportunities.

Hemet Police Department

The Hemet Police Department will be hosting its 38th Basic Volunteer Academy scheduled to begin in September of this year.  The Volunteer Academy is a training program wherein volunteers attend 3 hour classroom instruction once a week over the course of six weeks. From there, volunteers are assigned to veteran volunteers for further training and can choose from several assignments catered to their availability and abilities.

The Hemet Police Department currently has over 80 volunteers who can be seen assisting citizens at Hemet Police Department’s three stations, speaking to civic groups, patrolling neighborhoods, shopping centers & parks, starting Neighborhood Watch programs, performing traffic control at collisions and during natural disasters, babysitting lost children, and helping Alzheimers patients. Our volunteers have become staples at such events as The Ramona Play, Hemet’s Annual Christmas Parade, Harvest Festival, Veterans Day Celebration, Special Olympics Relay, and much, much more.    [press release]

Hemet Public Library

The Hemet Public Library depends  on Community Volunteers to work side-by-side with staff to provide quality library service. There are always many ways to volunteer your time at the library.

Circulation – Checks in and sorts returned materials. Shelves returned materials, shelf reads and straightens materials.
Computer Docent – Assists customers in getting onto the Internet and word processing computers and printing.
Children’s Area – Storytime and after-school program assistance.
Administrative Support – Varied office duties and clerical assignments.
Special Programs – As needed.
Summer Reading Program – Teens ages 13 and up assist staff with recording keeping, crafts and other tasks for the program.
Teen Advisory Group – Suggest materials and programs of interest to community for age appropriate customers.

Feel free to check with our Library Resource coordinator for more information
(951) 765-3852. [website] 

HOPE Collaborative

The mission of the Hope Collaborative is to promote the safety of children, and prevent abuse and neglect in Riverside County. The group is looking for valley resident to represent our communities. Meetings are held monthly in Temecula. Contact Vernetta Griffin at vgriffin@fsaca.org.

Ramona Bowl

The Ramona Bowl has made a call for volunteers that isn’t just about getting people to make repairs. It’s about getting people involved at the Bowl.

Needed repairs include replacing broken tiles, repairing damaged ceilings, and installing new doors. Floors need to be redone, sunshade fabric in the sky boxes replaced, and wheelchair signs refreshed. The tasks are not only individual volunteers and service groups. The projects would be ideal for potential Eagle Scouts.

To sign up for a project on the wish list, call the Ramona Bowl at 658-3111. Financial donations for repairs are also welcome. [press release]

S.C.O.R.E.

Partnered with the SBA, every year, SCORE volunteers help thousands of entrepreneurs start small businesses and achieve new levels of success in their existing businesses. Volunteering at SCORE is a way for you to give back to your community, connect with fellow business owners, and pass on your knowledge and expertise to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community.  We could use your help in all of our locations, but if you live in Victorville, Lake Elsinore, or Redlands,  please call us.   We are in need of counselors, especially in those locations.   Volunteering and making friends with other Counselors is both mentally stimulating and rewarding.  Call Bob at
(951) 313-7250 or www.score503.org

San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus

The San Jacinto Valley Animal Campus located at 581 S. Grand Ave. is seeking dedicated animal lovers to volunteer. There are many family friendly events and plenty of different ways to make a difference in these animals lives and in your community. For anyone interested in fostering, we offer a foster program to help save lives and make animals more adoptable. For more information, visit our shelter and ask about our foster program. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and must work well with others. Volunteers may socialize with our shelter dogs, cats, and pocket pets. Volunteers may walk shelter dogs and exercise them. We are seeking volunteers to photograph our dogs for the kennel card pictures and the website. We are also seeking experienced groomers who would like to volunteer and assist with bathing and brushing. You may apply by visiting our website: “rcdas.org”, click “volunteer”, next click “become a volunteer”, and select one of our four locations.

Volunteer Connection

Volunteer Connection matches volunteers with community agencies that fit their interests and provides training and advocacy for volunteerism to community-based organizations. Individuals can visit our website at www.connectriverside.org and search for volunteer opportunities throughout Riverside County. Agencies seeking volunteers can contact Volunteer Connection or register on our website listing their volunteer activities. [website]

Western Science Center

Join a group of individuals who want to provide the best in science education, regional history and fun. The Western Science Center facilitates a Volunteer Program to connect the talents of our region’s volunteers with the needs of visitors and students.

After completing your orientation and training, you will be able to select from several subject areas and types of responsibilities, including:
• Be available to answer visitors’ questions in the exhibition galleries.
• Provide tours for school field trips.
• Assist in outreach programs for schools and community events.
• Provide assistance in the administrative offices. Help with filing, typing, mailings, phone and e-mail correspondence. [website]