Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Temecula offers many volunteer opportunities to residents. Volunteering enables citizens to become more involved in their community, local government, and nonprofits. Please review the tables below listing options to volunteer for the City and local nonprofits in our community; then click on the names/links to contact them directly and learn more on how to volunteer.

Volunteer for the City

Volunteer for the CityDescription/Activity
Adopt-a-ParkAssist with the maintenance and beautification of our City parks; enhance park/playground amenities; provide general upkeep and repair of equipment, recreation facilities, and trails.
AquaticsJunior Lifeguard: youth/teens trained in the basics of water safety, first aid, and introduction to basic lifeguard skills.
Swim Buddy: adaptive swim lesson program where volunteers work directly with lesson participants.
Homeless OutreachFor homeless volunteer opportunities, please see the Community Mission of Hope (listed in the community table below).
Internships/FellowshipsUndergraduate college students, graduate college students, and high school graduates gain hands-on project experience in local government.
Library Visit the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library to apply in person to volunteer for either the general library or the children’s library.
Summer Day CampJunior Counselors apply March-April to assist with camp activities.
Temecula Citizen Corps (TCC)
Community Emergency Response Team: Train to help family, help neighbors, and if possible, help emergency responders and the City in time of need.
Temecula Community Services DepartmentOpportunities within the Temecula Community Services Department include: Temecula Community Theater, Temecula Valley History Museum, Mary Philips Senior Center and Special Events

Volunteer for the Community (not affiliated or endorsed by the City of Temecula)

Community NonprofitsDescription/ActivityFocus
Alzheimer's AssociationProvide Alzheimer's care and support and accelerating research.Alzheimer's, Senior Citizens
American Heart Association, Inland EmpireWorking to end heart disease and stroke, the No. 1 and No. 5 killers of Americans, by making the places we live, learn, work, play, pray and heal healthier.Cardiac
American Patriot Music Project

Provide music to veterans and first responders on and off stage, with a variety of music projects (building guitar) designed to create a positive influence in the lives of our nation’s heroes who need help.Music, Veterans
Animal Friends of the ValleysPromote humane care of animals through education and a humane, proactive animal services program; committed to preventing the suffering of animals and to ending pet overpopulation in the cities we serve.Animals, Cats, Dogs
Assistance League of Temecula ValleyOffer a variety of programs that provide financial assistance, career resources and other supports for veterans and their families.Economic Hardship
Birth ChoiceOffer support for people facing pregnancy, parenting and reproductive health concerns. Provide information, free pregnancy testing, client care coaches, and state-of-the-art ultrasound services to women and couples who are making decisions about unintended pregnancies.Health, Women, Family
Boy Scouts of America California Inland EmpireInstill in young people the values of the Scout Oath and Scout Law.Activities, Children
Boys & Girls Club of Southwest CountyProvide before and after-school programs and day camp in Temecula.Activities, Youth
Cadenza String OrchestraYoung musicians play at senior homes and at fundraising events.Music
Canine Support Teams, Inc.Place service dogs with disabled clients (16+yrs) who have various disabilities (Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Limited Mobility, and more).Disabled Persons, Dogs
Choice Program, Inc.Focused on providing life skills and mentoring programs for middle school to high school young adults.Children, Students, Self Esteem
Circle of Care Food BankProvide assistance to families and individuals in need with food and other everyday necessities.Economic Hardship
Community Mission of HopeHousing resource and food distribution center serving the Temecula Valley.Homeless, Economic Hardship
Fallbrook Foundation for Senior CareOffer services and resources to seniors to live independently and age at home -- from transportation, adult day care services, and care advocacy to the senior computer-learning center.  Health, Senior Citizens
Fine Arts Network Theater Co.Create theater productions.Theater, Students
First Tee of Inland Empire (FTIE) Starting up in TemeculaThe First Tee uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills to children 5-17 in Riverside County through: The NINE Core Values™ and Life Skills at local golf courses, First Tee DRIVE ™ after school programs and the First Tee National School Program delivered in physical education classes within local schools.Golf, Students
Friends of the Temecula LibrariesOperate two used bookstores. Proceeds are used to provide year-round free programming and the purchase of books and other library materials for both Temecula Libraries. Volunteers work three hours shifts as schedules permit. Training is provided. The Friends’ Bookstores are located adjacent to the Grace Mellman Community Library (GMCL) 41000 County Center Drive, and the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library (RHRTPL) 30600 Pauba Road, Temecula.Books, Library
Green Acres Interactive Therapy (GAIT) Therapeutic HorsemanshipWork with children with special needs. GAIT uses the bond between horse or small farm animals and clients to address the unique learning, developmental, emotional, and physical challenges of disabilities.Children, Horses, 
Special Needs
Habitat for Humanity Inland ValleyFacilitate the dream of homeownership, as well as improve living conditions for those in the community.Housing, Economic Hardship
Heart of Temecula Leo Club c/o California Lions FoundationHigh school students in Temecula and Murrieta providing one-on-one tutoring and coaching for any type of cell or smartphone, SmartTV, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer, for FREE every first Wednesday of the month at the Ronald H. Roberts Temecula Public Library.Education, Students
Hospice of the ValleysProvide comprehensive end-of-life care, and foster reverence for life, relief of suffering, and compassion in loss for the terminally ill residents and their families in the communities we serve.End-of-Life, Bereavement, Family Support, Eldercare
Jacob's HouseRefuge where families and loved ones of those in hospitalized traumatic medical need can find shelter/a place to stay.Health, Housing
Michelle's Place Women's Breast Cancer Resource CenterProvide free service to individuals and families impacted by all types of cancers.Cancer, Women
MilVet Military & Veteran Support ServicesAssists veterans, parents, children and seniors in need with several programs: education for civilians, transitioning military and veterans; military care packages; fitness training/rehabilitation services; toy drive; Thank A Veteran; and veteran assistance with supplies, housing repairs, and vehicle assistance.Veterans, Seniors Parents, Children, 
National Charity League
- Temecula Chapter
- Murrieta-Temecula Chapter
A mother and daughter (middle & high school) philanthropic organization volunteering locally for other nonprofits.Mothers and Daughters in Middle School & High School
Operation Silver StarAssist wounded and returning combat veterans with urgent financial assistance: food, clothing, car, home, job/resume, PTSD, caregiving, benefit questions/research, resources related to military experience.Veterans
Pennypickles FoundationProvide innovative hands-on experiments and discovery to expose children to science basics.Children, Education, Science
Project TouchOperate shelter for our most vulnerable citizens.Homeless
Rancho Damacitas Children & Family ServicesServe children and young adults who have been victims of child abuse, neglect and abandonment through four programs that address the unique challenges facing former foster youth and single mothers today and provides them with safety and stability while helping them build accountability, financial stability, faith in themselves, and paving their pathway to success one brick at a time.Foster Youth, Single Mothers
Reins Therapeutic Horsemanship ProgramSupport disabled children and adults with therapeutic equine-assisted activities to provide mental and physical benefits that include normalization of muscle tone, increased balance & coordination, developments of speech & language, and improvements in body awareness & self-esteem.Autism/Special Needs, Horses
Riverside Area Rape Crisis CenterProvide support services to survivors and families affected by sexual violence including sexual assault, domestic violence, and child abuse; and provide community education to achieve awareness and prevention of sexual violence.Youth, Women, Assault, Domestic Violence
Rose Again FoundationProvide foster children when first arriving to their foster home: new clothes, shoes, undergarments, basic necessities, backpack, books and toys, school supplies, handmade blanket and cards of encouragement.Foster Youth
Rotary Club of TemeculaSupport local youth, seniors, military families and the homeless through a variety of programs, including Give the Gift of Warmth, which needs volunteers to provide new, unwrapped (hand-made or purchased) blankets for Temecula seniors.Youth, Seniors, Military, Homeless
SAFE Family Justice CentersA safe place for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child and elder abuse with options about safety, emotional well-being, and your legal rights as a victim of a crime.Housing, Domestic Violence Victims
Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education FoundationEducate and empower youth to appreciate, preserve and protect nature through environmental project-based learning programs.Environment, Education, Youth
Special Olympics Southern CA /Inland Empire (Temecula Valley)Provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. There are day of event volunteer opportunities inside of a sports environment (at a competition) or beyond a sports environment (at a fundraising or outreach event).Athletic, Autism/Special Needs
Spero  Vineyards Viticulture Vocational Training

Provide young adults with developmental disabilities instruction in the history/culture, science, hospitality, business, marketing, agricultural aspects of the winemaking business. Students have the opportunity to earn a customer service certification and a food handler’s license, and trained to position them to apply for and secure employment in a mainstream work environment.Autism/Special Needs, Vocational


Student of the Month, Chamber of CommerceHonor and praise local college or trade school bound high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school activities, athletics, and community service, or the ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education.Awards, Education, Students
TEDx Inland Valley Business & Community FoundationLocal, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark discussion and connection in a small group.Public Speaking, Motivational Presentations
Temecula Dollars for ScholarsProvide financial aid to graduates of the Temecula Valley Unified School District who aspire to higher education.Senior High School Students
Temecula Education FoundationEnhance education in the Temecula Valley Unified School District (TVUSD) providing high school summer classes and before- and after-school student programs at elementary and middle schools.Education, Students
Temecula Valley Art League

Put on local art shows for a variety of art mediums (with up to 100 pieces) two to four times a year. Also provide painting (acrylic, gouache, water color) classes on Saturdays.Art
Temecula Valley Woman's ClubWomen volunteers range from teenagers to retired persons supporting fellow Temecula nonprofits that are advocates for children, support arts & culture, civic engagement, education & the libraries, the environment, and health & wellness. TVWC also fundraises for scholarships and other charities through the Annual Holiday Home Tour and Gala.College Scholarships, Children, Environment, Civic, Arts & Culture, Health
The Elizabeth HospiceProvide patient companionship, pet therapy, personal care (massage therapy, aromatherapy, music support, hair styling), veteran support, sewing projects, grief support for children, clinical counseling, internships, administrative support and community outreach.End-of-Life, Bereavement, Family Support, Eldercare,
Internships, Veterans
The Empowerment Center (TEC)Provide free family sessions for parents of school-aged children. Also offer courses in strength and resilience for middle and high school students to help overcome challenges, and service provider courses in trauma, behavior modification, and restorative practices. Courses range from $200 to $500 per person.Middle & High School Students, Service Providers
Trauma Intervention Program Inc.


Specially trains citizen volunteers to respond to traumatic incidents to support victims and their families in the first few hours following a tragedy, available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. They are called following a natural or unexpected death; victims of violent crime including rape, assault, robbery, or burglary; victims of fire; disoriented or lonely elderly persons; people involved in motor vehicle accidents; people who are distraught and seeking immediate support; and survivors of suicide.Health, Safety, Victims
Veterans Supplemental Support NetworkGroup of vetted service and resource providers.Veterans
Voices for Children/Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)A Juvenile Court's eyes and ears for children in foster care, these volunteer advocates speak up on their child’s behalf and help them through what is often a confusing and scary time.Children Advocates, Foster Youth
Wounded American Veterans Experience Scuba (WAVES)WAVES Projects SCUBA Training Program offers veterans, and a companion of their choice, the unique opportunity to experience the therapeutic benefits of water and scuba diving.Veterans

For questions, please contact Stacey.Brown@TemecaCA.gov

Community Organizations listed on this webpage are not affiliated or endorsed by the City of Temecula.

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