Come Change the World!

Most months we serve 1,400 individuals with personal, face-to-face help. We do not get this done with our handful of dedicated employees. You—our team of mission-driven volunteers—serve and transform lives and our community! Thank you! Or, join our team!


If you are interested in any volunteer opportunities listed on this page, please download our volunteer application and return via email to wwells@projectunderstanding.org, or mail to P.O. Box 25460, Ventura, CA 93002. 
QUESTIONS??
Contact volunteer coordinator, Wendy Wells, ext 301.

Step 1: Current Volunteer Opportunity Preference Form

Step 2: Volunteer Application Form


Current Volunteer Opportunities


ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES

Volunteers needed in the Executive Assistant’s office.

  • Filing and clerical work by arrangement.
  • Prepare newsletter for bulk mailing.

FOOD PANTRY

  • Pantry distributors or substitutes: MWF 8:30am – 1:30pm
  • Pick up and delivery of food (currently in Ventura),  M-S by arrangement.

FIRST STEP CENTER

  • Case Assistant, M-F 9:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Receptionist, M-F by arrangement 8:00 am-Noon  or 1:00 – 4:00pm.
  • Bilingual ability is a plus in any of these roles.

HOMELESS TO HOME (H2H)

  • Case Assistant at First Step Center; M-F 9:00am – 1:00pm.
  • Become a mentor to an individual or family. Requires minimum 6-month commitment, weekly contact with mentee.

TENDER LIFE MATERNITY HOME

  • Provide an evening meal once a month for moms-to-be, 3-8 servings.
  • Drive residents to classes and medical appointments.

TUTORING

  • Tutor one or two elementary students for 1-2 hours each week.  Centers are open Mon. – Thu.  3:00 – 5:00pm.
  • Site supervisor will be a liaison between parents and teachers. Able to tutor when short of volunteers.
  • Clerical support. File and help organize educational materials, M-F by arrangement..

MISCELLANEOUS

  • Property maintenance at Tender Life, or groups who wish to do one-day projects.

Step 1: Current Volunteer Opportunity Preference Form

Step 2: Volunteer Application Form