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Beach Cities Health District - Covefest Volunteers Needed (Saturday, 1/21). We are celebrating the grand opening of allcove Beach Cities – a teen wellness center - on Saturday, January 21, 2023 with covefest and need volunteers. Covefest is a community event for young people and their families to learn about and engage with the allcove center which will offer mental and physical health resources, education, employment counseling, peer/family support and substance use prevention programs. The festival will feature tours of the new center, live bands and a variety of activities for young people ages 12-25 and their families. See details and sign up below!

Sign up:
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Shift Times: If interested, we encourage you to sign up for one or both shifts.1:00pm – 4:00pm or 3:00pm-6:00pm
Location: Beach Cities Health District Campus, Back Parking Lot514 N. Prospect Ave.Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Duties:Volunteers will assist BCHD staff with parking control, guided allcove tours, staff/volunteer tent maintenance.
Attire: Wear your Volunteer T- Shirt (one will be provided for you on site if you don’t have one) & comfortable shoes. Please no hoodies, jackets or sweaters that will cover up the volunteer t-shirt. You may wear front open jackets and cardigans if needed.
Parking:We highly recommend you carpool/walk/ride/get dropped off since parking may get challenging. The front and underground lots will be available.
Building & Safety Program Volunteer Opportunity
The City of Redondo Beach is proud to announce the implementation of volunteers in the Building & Safety Program. Through this program, students and/or residents work together with the City to preserve and improve life safety in residential neighborhoods and make Redondo Beach a better place to live and work. Since volunteers are the foundation of this program, concerned citizens will help protect the quality of life in Redondo Beach by assisting our Permit, Inspection, and Plan Review team efforts to better address the needs of all residents. Help us to keep our community beautiful by serving as a volunteer. We look forward to hearing from you and thank you for your help in advance. Building Inspection/Plan Check/Permit Tech Volunteers will assist Building Division staff with records reports, records requests, file management, and helping residents and community members on the phone or at the front counter. The Building Division provides building permits, plan checking, and inspection services for new construction, additions, and remodels throughout the City. Volunteers will gain invaluable knowledge of City processes and experience firsthand how projects progress to completion. The program is designed to accomplish the following:  To provide an understanding of the construction/ development process from design, plan review, permit issuance, inspection, and final.  Understand construction terminology and design elements.  Provide guidance to pursue a career as a building official, plan check engineer, building inspector, or permit technician.  Prepare the volunteer to become certified through the International Code Council (ICC) as a Certified Permit Technician, Residential or Commercial Building Inspector, or Plans Examiner. This volunteer position combines on-the-job training, mentoring, and self-home study to prepare for a career as a building code professional. By the end of the volunteer period, the volunteer will have a full understanding of the operation of the Building Division from permit intake, plan review, and building inspection to the final certificate of occupancy of both residential and commercial facilities. The volunteer will become familiar with the applicable California Residential and Building Codes. CITY OF REDONDO BEACH COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT 415 DIAMOND ST, REDONDO BEACH, CA 90277 BUILDING & SAFETY DIVISION (310) 318-0636 | When the volunteer obtains an ICC certification in residential or commercial, they are able to inspect construction, check single-family and tenant improvement plans, issue small and complicated permits, and are qualified to apply for many city opportunities while having received training in the volunteer position. Follow the link below to review the opportunities available in Redondo Beach, and apply. Obtaining an ICC certification is the first step to starting your career in the Building & Safety Division. Volunteer Opportunities Desired Requirements  Overall GPA of 3.0 or teacher recommendation  Microsoft Suite – Intermediate/ Expert Level  Google Suite – Beginner/ Intermediate Level  Knowledge of filing and research Volunteer Location Building & Safety Division 415 Diamond St., Redondo Beach, CA 90277 Contact Please email a resume and the unofficial transcript to Lorena Soules, Chief Building Official of Building & Safety at [email protected]
South Bay PONY Baseball is a community youth baseball league. Founded in Manhattan Beach in 1983, we are an all-volunteer organization that offers baseball to kids ages 4-14. We serve the entire South Bay of Los Angeles County, including Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, El Segundo, Hawthorne, and Lawndale.
Our Opening Ceremonies and Celebration are Saturday, March 5th at Mira Costa. The event is held on the softball field near the tennis courts and snack stand. 
We will need help with supervision of the inflatables and bouncy houses from approximately 9:15am to 12:45 / 1:00pm. 
This would give students 3-4 hours of volunteer time. 

Anyone interested or has questions can email her at [email protected].
There will be a Sign Up Genius link given to all interested students closer to the time. Probably in the last week of February. 
When you reach out to Tracy please give her: FIRST AND LAST NAME, PHONE NUMBER, EMAIL ADDRESS, HOURS AVAILABLE and you will be added on the list. 
Volunteers needed for Art of Summer Studio

Come paint on the walls at Art of Summer, a community Art studio in El Porto!
Art of Summer is a brand new studio focused on bringing the creative community of North Manhattan together and facilitating creative expression for youth.  As a new studio, there is a unique opportunity for volunteers to bring their own ideas to the table. It is a versatile space with endless possibilities. 
Growth opportunities include: 
- develop creative curriculum
-facilitate youth arts
-have studio time for your own creative projects
-learn about growing a small business
-practice social media marketing
-teach and explore new artistic techniques
-care for and prep the studio for open sessions 
Art of summer is a creative space where we paint on the walls, and are free to be the messy artists we are at heart.
Volunteer hours can be set around your schedule.
After school open studio sessions are 
MON 3-5, TUES 3-5, FRI 3-5, SAT 10-12  Additional hours are available.

Please E-mail: [email protected] with a brief paragraph about why would be a great volunteer at Art of Summer.

South Bay Botanical Garden 
Help in our new butterfly pavilion, SOAR, and earn volunteer hours! We've extended our hours Thursday-Saturday for May and June and are looking for help from 3:45pm - 6:45pm each week. 

To give volunteering a try, please use this link through Sign Up Genius to sign up and view open volunteer opportunities. These are our openings for one-time, temporary volunteers. No prior training is required but volunteers must be at least 15 years of age. Shifts are first come, first serve and are limited so please only sign up for shifts you know you can commit to. Due to limited capacity in the pavilion we have a limited capacity for volunteers.

Tip: If you create a sign up genius account, you can edit your shift up until 3 days prior to the volunteer date!
Volunteers will be interacting with the public so make sure you feel comfortable talking with guests and standing for long periods of time before signing up.

If you are interested in becoming an official SOAR Guide there is an application and two trainings to get you up to speed. Feel free to try volunteering with us before applying. If you have any questions about becoming an official SOAR Guide, please let our staff know when you show up to volunteer or email me! SOAR runs through July 31st so we'll need a lot of help!

Thank you for your help, we rely heavily on volunteer support to run this exhibit. Your help matters!

Roundhouse Aquarium

Find your purpose at the Roundhouse Aquarium Teaching Center and become a Roundhouse Aquarium Interpretive Volunteer! The Roundhouse Aquarium is looking for enthusiastic people interested in teaching guests of all ages and backgrounds about local Southern California marine life and environmental conservation related topics. Our tide pool touch tank is an example of one of our Roundhouse teaching stations where our interpretive volunteers engage, inspire, and connect others to the ocean! For more information about requirements please visit to read more about this opportunity and apply online!

South Bay Food Initiative

Approximately 1.4 million people in Los Angeles County live with food insecurity. That equates to 16% of people, just like you, not knowing where their next meal will come from! But you can help...

Sign up to volunteer to help collect food items, sort food, make baskets, distribute and serve food. Make a difference! You will not only help us eradicate hunger, you will earn valuable community service hours.  For more information please go to:

The 17th Street Mural House Community Service Volunteer Hours 
Earn 5 hours of community service volunteer hours in exchange for performing an act of kindness.
Go to the 17th St. Mural House located at 95 17th St., HB * Take your picture in front of "The Hermosa Beach I Love you Wall" * Like us on Facebook * Write about the good deed you performed in a paragraph or less * Post the picture of yourself and the description of your deed on the 17th St. Mural House Facebook page * 
Contact Director Betsy Ryan with any questions - 310-570-9559 or email [email protected] 
AYSO Region 18 - Volunteer Opportunities 
 AYSO is looking for volunteer referees!
Refs can earn service hours/credit by reffing. You can choose your schedule and hourly commitment which is good for students with busy schedules.
They have a class on September 2 from 8am to 2pm specifically for teens who want to start refereeing; they also have several other ref courses coming up.
For more information, please contact Ben Donahue at [email protected]
Manhattan Beach Library Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer to help with the Library's Summer Programs for Children.  Please fill out the volunteer application attached and drop off at the Library.

For more information, please contact: Claire Moore, Teen/Adult Librarian, Manhattan Beach Library, 1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 310.545.8595

Pediatric Therapy Network 

PTN is looking for students ages 15 and older to volunteer as a Camper "Buddy" or Activities Assistant for Camp Escapades 2017! Camp Escapades is PTN's annual summer day camp for children with developmental concerns and their siblings.  Camp Escapades takes place from August 7 – 18, 2017 at Rolling Hills Country Day School.  Volunteer registration opens on Monday, May 1st. Link with more info:

Beach Cities Health District – Volunteers Needed!

Students can also visit for volunteer opportunities.

The Hermosa Beach Historical Society 

Seeking responsible and reliable volunteers to assist in the following tasks at the Hermosa Beach Museum:

1. Day-to-day facilities maintenance (cleaning galleries, organizing work and storage space, assisting curator with moving displays, installing and uninstalling displays, other duties as assigned). Required: 14+, attention to detail, basic knowledge of tools and/or interest in learning, interest in history a plus

2. Collections assistance/cataloging (assisting the curator with cataloging the Museum’s collection into an electronic database, other data-entry, other duties as assigned). Required: 16+, attention to detail, strong organization skills, strong computer skills, experience with MS Office Applications, interest in history a plus

Time commitment: 3:30 -5:30PM on Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons. Additional hours/opportunities available during the summer months. Please Contact Christopher Uebelhor ( Curator & Manager, Hermosa Beach Historical Society) [email protected]310-318-9421

Walk for Sally

A group helping children with families impacted by cancer needs volunteers. Their office is located in El Segundo and they serve families in the South Bay. Volunteer to help with office work weekdays after school or with weekend events.

Please contact Julie Cegelski at [email protected]

Community Helpline Volunteer Opportunities: 

Are you at least 16 years old and need significant community service opportunities? Community Helpline needs volunteers ASAP. Please contact [email protected] or call at 310-793-1415 to learn how to apply.

Heal the Bay Volunteer Opportunities:

International Student Volunteers

Programs combine volunteer projects with adventure travel in the following locations:  Australia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Eastern Europe, Ecuador, New Zealand, South Africa, and Thailand.

Visions Service Adventures

Visions is a family of partner communities, volunteers, and leaders working together to make a difference.  Visions work includes construction projects both big and small, environmental initiatives, and human outreach.   English speaking, French Immersion, and Spanish Immersion programs available. or email http://[email protected]