Current Volunteer Opportunities
Stuff the Bus Volunteers will work together to unpack school supplies and assemble backpacks.
Volunteers to the Rescue! In the event of a disaster, community volunteers can make a positive difference. In Monterey County, United Way is responsible for the Emergency Volunteer Center (EVC) after a major disaster.
Do you want to help our community save money? VITA volunteers are IRS-trained community members from all different walks of life. They help prepare CA state and federal taxes for working families and individuals in Monterey County for FREE!
UWMC posts, as a service to our community, volunteer opportunities from community organizations. Please refer to the particular agency for schedules, training, and safety procedures. Click here for guidelines on how volunteers and agencies can help maintain a healthy and safe environment.
Monterey County Elections
Monterey County Elections Needs YOU! BE A POLL WORKER!
- Be at least 18 years of age and a registered voter, a lawful permanent resident or a high school student at least 16 years of age
- Attend a 2 ½ hour training class
- Follow health and safety guidelines
- Read and write English (Bilingual workers needed)
- Work Election Day from 6:00 a.m. until approximately 9:30 p.m
Join the Team
1. Online: https://montereycountyelections.us/poll-worker-application/
2. Call: (831) 796-1485
3. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
United Way Monterey County partners with Community Builders, a volunteer platform for Monterey County which is promoting local volunteer opportunities related to COVID-19 pandemic relief. Please click here to learn more about local volunteer opportunities available through Community Builders.
Community Emergency Response Volunteer (CERV)
CERV of the Monterey Peninsula is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to support local CERT programs, build public awareness about emergency preparedness, and promote the community's capacity to respond to natural disasters and man-made emergencies. CERV supports local CERT programs and community preparedness through networking, grant writing, workshops, collaborating with local businesses and other organizations, and co-sponsorship of community events. Click here to learn more.
Community Homeless Solutions
Community Homeless Solutions is looking for volunteers who are passionate, independent and committed to providing effective services. There are a lot of opportunities to volunteer with helping check people in and out of the shelter, childcare, reception, workshops, etc. They also need volunteers who can make at least a 6 to 12-month commitment. Click here to learn more.
Love Our Central Coast
Love Our Central coast has recently launched a program on Tuesdays and Fridays that provides food to individuals dealing with homelessness in encampments around Monterey Peninsula and beyond. We utilize great volunteers to bag up and deliver food to different encampments. Food is packaged at the Cabrillo Family Resource Center/Adult Education School on La Playa Ave in Seaside. Click here to learn more.
Red Cross - Blood Donor Ambassador/ Blood Drive Volunteers
Volunteer Donor Ambassadors ensure that blood donors have a pleasant and fulfilling experience, from the moment they arrive to the moment they leave. During a blood drive, whether you’re greeting donors, answering questions, or thanking them for their donation, your courtesy and professionalism will create a favorable impression that encourages ongoing donor support.
We are looking for someone who can:
- Communicate in a professional manner with diverse populations
- Demonstrate excellent customer service and comfort working with people
Shifts are available 7 days/week. In need of volunteers to cover our weekday shifts (Mon-Thu). Shifts are about 4-6 hours each.
Time Commitment: 1 shift (4-6 hours) per month
Training: 2 hours online training, self-paced.