Volunteerism is the heart of a community.

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Santa Paula Proud is about being the change that you want to see in your community. Whether it be serving hot meals to a senior, mentoring, or coaching a young person or beautifying a park or our historic downtown, Santa Paula Proud is about building community and caring for others and our public spaces.

Our community depends on volunteerism to lift it up by contributing to events, programs, and various activities throughout the year. Without volunteers, many of these things would not be possible.

We thank you for visiting this page and showing interest in volunteering. You can find a menu of volunteer opportunities with duties, requirements, and expectations for each volunteer position. If there is something you might be interested in and do not see it listed below, please contact us.

Below you will see one-time special events as well as ongoing opportunities. Whether you volunteer an hour a year or 100 hours a year you are appreciated. Every minute you give of your time is valuable and we want to be sure that we pair you up with activities that meet your interest. To get started, please complete our interest form and we will contact you within 72 hours. Once we contact you we will send you a volunteer application. It is important that we track your volunteer hours, so we also ask that you complete the volunteer time log after each time you volunteer. Special one-time events will have a group time logs. All time logs will be returned to the supervisor / staff responsible for that assignment.

Depending on the assignment you might be required to complete a background check (live scan). The City will cover the cost of the background check.

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Age Requirements / Supervision

6-11 years old:

  • must be accompanied by a parent / guardian 18 years of age or older

12-17 years old:

  • must be accompanied by a parent / guardian 18 years of age or older; or
  • supervised by a local community organization; or
  • directly supervised by city staff

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2020 / 2021 Volunteer Opportunities

1. Santa Paula Beautiful: This special volunteer opportunity is schedule for Saturday, August 15, 2020, 8:30am-12:30pm. Interested volunteers must complete a volunteer application. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt; an appreciation BBQ will follow the event at the Community Center. Below is a list of activities scheduled for August 15th:

  • Paint skate park fence
  • Bike Trail Clean up; graffiti, litter and weed removal
  • Rose Garden, Train Depot gardening & clean up
  •  additional projects will be added...

2. Adopt-A-ParkCommitment is about 2 hours per week. Volunteers are responsible for litter and weed abatement and assist in identifying and reporting any maintenance needs including possible safety issues and graffiti removal. Interested volunteers need to  complete a volunteer application and successfully complete a background check. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt. All equipment and supplies needed for the assignment will be provided. Park assignment is based on volunteer’s interest and availability.

3. Bike Trail Ambassador:  Commitment is about 2 hours per week. Ambassadors are responsible for litter and weed abatement and assist in identifying and reporting any maintenance needs including possible safety issues and graffiti removal. Interested volunteers need to complete a volunteer application and successfully complete a background check. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt. All equipment and supplies needed for the assignment will be provided.

4. Recreation Class Instructors: Commitment is 1- 2 hours a day twice a week. Instructors are responsible for planning, developing and teaching all aspects of a class to a group of youth or adults. Interested volunteers need to complete a volunteer application and successfully complete a background check. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

5. Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers: Commitment is a minimum of 2 hours per week. Home delivery drivers are responsible for delivering meals to home bound seniors in the Santa Paula community. Shifts are available Monday – Friday from 10:30am – 12:30pm excluding weekend and holidays. A minimum of 1 day commitment per week, use of personal vehicle and insurance certificate with the City of Santa Paula additional insured is required. Insurance (partial) and mileage are both eligible for reimbursement. Interested volunteers need to complete a volunteer application and successfully complete a background check. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

6. Senior Class Instructors: Commitment is 1 1/2 hour a day twice a week. Instructors are responsible for planning, developing and teaching all aspects of a class to a group of seniors. Interested volunteers need to complete a volunteer application and successfully complete a background check. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt.

7. Main Street Ambassador: Commitment is about 2 hours per week. Ambassadors are responsible for litter and weed abatement and help identify and report any maintenance needs including possible safety issues and graffiti removal. Interested volunteers need to complete a volunteer application and successfully complete a background check. All volunteers will receive a t-shirt. All equipment and supplies needed for the assignment will be provided.


Below are some additional volunteer opportunities. Please contact them directly for more information:

*Santa Paula Police Department Citizen’s Patrol/Volunteer Program:
Phone: 805-525-4474 ext. 127                                                                                                                                                                               Click here for SPPD volunteer page                                                                                                                                                                      Click here to download SPPD volunteer application


*Santa Paula City Corps (Youth ages 12-17):
Phone: 805-933-4226 ext. 353
Email: aduque@spcity.org


Please submit yIMG_4636 Opens in new windowour volunteer application or questions to:

Laura Andrade
Parks & Recreation Department, Administrative Assistant
530 West Main Street (Community Center)
Phone: 805-933-4226 ext.  350
Email: lauandrade@spcity.org

Click here to download Volunteer Application