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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering to assist in any of the opportunities below can be a rewarding experience in and of itself. In addition, these opportunities can provide participants with an inside look at the types of jobs that exist in the City and can assist you in deciding if public service is for you.


The Long Beach Airport Department offers volunteers a variety of opportunities such as tour guides, ambassadors and archivists.

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Animal Care Services

There are a variety of volunteer opportunities at Long Beach Animal Care Services. Please visit our website for the more details about the opportunities and application process.

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El Dorado Nature Center

The City of Long Beach's El Dorado Nature Center offers a variety of volunteer activities at this 100 acre piece of land.

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I Dig Long Beach Tree Plantings

Long Beach Development Services’ Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau hosts monthly tree planting events in neighborhoods throughout our city. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to help plant and water these young trees. No experience is needed, we will train you. Volunteers are needed to help make sure each tree is deep watered with 15 gallons on planting day to help them get off to a good start. Additional volunteers are needed to help host tree watering events to help the trees during their first year.

Email: lbds@longbeach.gov


The Long Beach Public Library Volunteer Program assists the Library in carrying out its mission to meet the information needs of our culturally diverse and dynamic population.

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Parks, Rec & Marine

The Long Beach Parks, Recreation and Marine coordinates a variety of volunteer programs for individuals ages 14 and over.

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The Long Beach Police Department places a high value on their volunteers. Volunteer involvement has resulted in making Long Beach a better place to live, visit and do business.

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Rancho Los Alamitos

Each of the eight general volunteer areas offers a variety of associated opportunities, time commitments, and training to suit volunteers particular interest and need.

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Rancho Los Cerritos

Every year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours of community service to this historic site. The Rancho's educational and community programming would not be possible without the help and support of these dedicated volunteers.

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