How can I become a Volunteer?

Easy Steps to Becoming a Volunteer:

  1. Come in or contact the Volunteer Center to discover the wide range of opportunities available in your community.
  2. Register as a volunteer with the Volunteer Center.
  3. Visit with the Volunteer Center staff to discuss in detail the opportunities available and how to best use your time and skills.
  4. Go out and volunteer!

The Volunteer Center maintains a Volunteer Directory of about 100 community service organizations who use volunteers. As part of our mission, we serve as a clearinghouse to match community service organizations with students and community members who wish to volunteer. We feel it is important to help match you with an appropriate organization to make use of your skills and talents.

Click here to view the Volunteer Center Directory

Remember when volunteering:

  • You can utilize the skills you already have or develop new ones.
  • You can share your knowledge with others and learn in the process.
  • You can get involved in a one-time event or on a continued basis.
  • You can work independently or with others.
  • There are many opportunities for youth groups, sports teams, service organizations, churches and companies to be involved in volunteerism.

Spring Clean-Up as part of a class volunteer project
Spring Clean-Up as part of a class volunteer project

 

Register online with the San Juan College Volunteer Center to become a volunteer in the community.

View the Calendar of upcoming events needing volunteers.

Benefits of Volunteering

Learn new skills
Stay actively involved
Achieve a sense of satisfaction
Share your talents
Improve your community

What can I do as a volunteer?

It's up to you! Utilize the skills you already have or develop new ones. Share your knowledge with others and learn in the process. You can get involved in a one-time event or on an on-going basis. You can work independently or with others.

Come in or call and discover the wide range of opportunities available.

How can my agency benefit?

The Volunteer Center serves non-profit agencies with volunteer referrals and assistance with special events, and offers a variety of support services.

Some of the programs we support are:

  • The Youth Joining Hands Volunteer Program
  • Volunteer Referral Service
  • Volunteer Opportunities Directory
  • Volunteer Recognition
  • Volunteer Connection News Column and Radio Show
  • Corporate Volunteer Program
  • National Service Day Events
  • Volunteer and Non-Profit Management Trainings

Volunteer Opportunities

Whatever your interest, you can make a difference. Some of the areas in which your help is needed are:

Arts/Culture Environment Mental Health
Child Care Family Services Prevention
Community Development Government Senior Services
Counseling Health Social Services
Education Justice System Youth Services

Click here to see a sampling of the impact you can have as a volunteer.

How can I get involved?

A Volunteer Center staff member will discuss your interest, talents, and time availability and suggest volunteer opportunities in the community.

You can register online here, and a Volunteer Center staff member will contact you. Or, you can visit the Volunteer Center located in the West Classrom Complex, room 1911.

 

For more information, contact:

Lucy Haber
Volunteer Center
San Juan College
566-3690