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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

November 28 – Volunteer to Feed the Homeless on Thanksgiving Day

November 23,24 –Turkey Trot Volunteers Needed – Free Pumpkin Pie!

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

March 8 – Healthy Heart 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

North East

Ongoing – City of Sacramento 

Ongoing – Sacramento Running Association Volunteer Opportunities

Orange County

Ongoing – OC Food Bank

Ongoing – Orange County Rescue Mission

November 28 – 2019 Turkey Trot on The Ranch


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

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 – Casa Colina (nonprofit organization) – please call 909/596-7733, ext. 2159


Ongoing – Volunteer Ventura

Ongoing – Volunteer SLO