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Volunteer Opportunities

The CPTA Districts below are listed in alphabetical order. Find your district and sign up to get those volunteer hours in! Please email any volunteer opportunities to to see them posted here.

Check back in later for District Specific Dates! The 2019-2020 Challenge will begin on September 1, 2019.

Nonspecific to District 

Ongoing – Veteran Affairs Volunteer

Ongoing – Find events near you at VolunteerMatch

Ongoing – Raceguards in-race first aid

Inland Counties

Ongoing – Volunteer to become a coach, assistant, or sports clinician for Special Olympics of Southern California

September 22 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s Riverside

October 26 – Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night Walk – Inland Empire

Greater Los Angeles

Ongoing – Feed the Homeless in Downtown LA, Venice, or Hollywood

Ongoing – Master Calendar of Events

September 8 – Free medical clinic to serve the underprivileged

September 22 – Walk to End Alzheimer’s Santa Monica

September 29 – Biofreeze Los Angeles Dodgers Foundation Run 2019

Golden Gate

Weekly – Deliver food to the SF community

Ongoing – Visit Hospice Patients

Ongoing – Ronald McDonald House: provide a home away from home for children (UCSF Benioff’s Children’s Hospital)

Ongoing – Pediatric Outpatient Clinical Volunteer – Stanford Children’s Health

October 26 – Miles for Migraine – San Francisco 2019

March 8 – Healthy Hearts 5k

Long Beach – South Bay

Ongoing – Long Beach Parks, Rec, and Marine

Ongoing – Long Beach Rescue Mission

Ongoing – The Volunteer Center South Bay-Harbor-Long Beach

Ongoing – Special Olympics Southern California

Ongoing – Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach

October 28 – Beach Walk volunteer

October 17 – Foster care child advocate

North East

Ongoing – City of Sacramento 

Ongoing – Sacramento Running Association Volunteer Opportunities

Orange County

Ongoing – OC Food Bank

Ongoing – Orange County Rescue Mission

September 14, October 19, November 29 – Day Trips for the El Nino Valley

September 21 – Light the Night Volunteer Anaheim


Ongoing – Redwood City Volunteers

Ongoing – Redwood Empire Foodbank

San Diego County

Fridays – North Park Food Distribution Set-up

Saturdays – Get Active with The Arc in Chula Vista

Sundays – Serve a Hot Meal at San Diego Rescue Mission

Ongoing – Outdoor Outreach 

Ongoing – San Marcos Parks and Recreation

Ongoing – Rock Steady Encinitas

Ongoing – Girls on the Run

San Joaquin Valley

Ongoing – City of Stockton Volunteers

Ongoing – San Joaquin General Hospital

September 18 – Central Valley Veterans Stand Down 2019

San Jose

Ongoing – Volunteer Opportunities in San Jose

Ongoing – Santa Cruz Volunteer Center

San Gabriel Valley

Ongoing – City of San Gabriel Volunteer Organization, Citizen Volunteer Program

Ongoing – Maryvale Early Education or Community Ambassador Program

Ongoing – Habitat for Humanity SGV

Ongoing – Keep Baldwin Park Beautiful


Ongoing – Volunteer Ventura

Ongoing – Volunteer SLO