Volunteering in Valley Center
We do our best to list all the nonprofit service organizations and public agencies that rely on volunteers to fulfill their mission. Please visit our Contact Us page to suggest additions we may have overlooked, or submit corrections.
Cultural / Civic Organizations
Valley Center Branch Library
Volunteers perform a variety of duties, including, but not limited to: presenting and assisting with branch events, tutoring adult literacy learners, reading to children in the “Grandparents and Books” programs, helping students with homework, leading book discussion groups, and serving as Internet docents.
Valley Center Historical Society
The society owns and operates the Valley Center History Museum. Volunteers serve as docents, and staff the gift shop.
Valley Center Parks and Recreation District
The district manages the oversight and maintenance of Adams Community Park, including the community pool.
Valley Center Sheriff’s Station
The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department utilizes volunteers in the Senior Volunteer Patrol Program, in which qualified seniors can assist in either an office setting or in unarmed uniform community patrols. Youth ages 16-20 can participate in the Explorer Program, in which they learn about careers in law enforcement and help out with traffic control and other community activities. The Search & Rescue Program also utilizes volunteers, both for field work alongside reserve deputies, and in clerical support positions. Reserve Officers are sworn law officers who volunteer their time to assist full-time deputies. The Dive Unit utilizes both support and certified diver volunteers. Volunteers with a horse are eligible to apply for the Mounted Patrol for ceremonial duties.
Parks / Wilderness
Hellhole Canyon County Preserve
This county preserve relies on volunteers to assist with park maintenance, serve as docents, and patrol the grounds to answer any questions from visitors. The Friends of Hellhole Canyon provides educational outreach, assist with maintenance, and hold fundraisers to acquire important undeveloped lands bordering the preserve to extend its preservation goals.
Kiwanis Club of Valley Center
This club organizes an annual golf tournament and other fundraisers to provide scholarships to local students.
Rotary Club of Valley Center
Part of Rotary International, this club performs fundraisers throughout the year to assist other groups in the community.
Youth Enrichment Programs
Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego – Bronner Branch
Volunteers are used to assist with general operations, as well as coaching recreational sports teams.
Boy Scouts of America
Volunteers help plan and staff day camps, resident camps, camporees and other large, multi-unit events; assist with fund-raising; serve on Eagle boards of review; and serve as Merit Badge counselors and STEM mentors.
Girl Scouts of the USA
Volunteers help staff day camps, assist with adult training workshops, sit on the Gold Award Committee, assist in the local Scout office, and mentor girls through the advancement program.
Valley Center 4-H
Agriculturally focused youth organization, 4-H today focuses on citizenship, healthy living, science, engineering, and technology programs.
Valley Center Pop Warner Football and Cheer
This league offers flag and tackle football and cheer programs.
Valley Center Youth Rugby
This league offers boys and girls sevens and fifteens for ages 7-17.
Valley Center Youth Soccer
This league offers recreational and competitive programs for area youth.