Volunteer Opportunities

The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of special events throughout the year that provide volunteer opportunities for residents of all ages. The Department cannot accept court ordered volunteers. Please contact Police Services at (949) 362-4343 for information about P.A.C.T. (Police Auxiliary Citizens Team) or Emergency Radio and CERT team volunteer opportunities. 

Summer Volunteer Opportunities 


Squirrels Day Camp (June to August)


Squirrels camp includes a variety of recreation activities for 5 3/4 to 8 year old children. Squirrels camp volunteers, called "VolunTeens", must be 13 to 17 years old, participate in a Mandatory Training, and commit for one full week, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.  (The afternoon shift includes swimming). Applications are available from the Parks and Recreation registration office in early May. Priority is given to early applicants and Laguna Niguel residents.      

Fall Volunteer Opportunities 


Haunted Trails (October)


WANTED: MONSTERS! Must be 13 years of age or older. (Adults/supervisors are also welcome!) Volunteers must be willing to provide their own costume, wear make-up or a mask, practice "safe scare" techniques, have the ability to scream or use a shaker and follow directions. Commitment to the all training meetings and event dates is required to participate. Volunteers must pre-register at LNteens.org prior to the October 1st meeting. Residents will be given priority at the Monster opportunity drawing on October 1st.
         
Meeting/ Event Date Day  Time       Location 
Info Meeting Oct 1 M 6:30-7:30pm City Hall - Community Room
Monster Training Oct 8 M 6:30-7:30pm
City Hall - Community Room 
Dress Rehearsal Oct 17 W 6-7:30pm CVP - Lower Parking Lot (before crossing the bridge)
Night #1 Oct 18 Th 5:30-9pm CVP - South Parking Lot (closest to Niguel Rd.)
Night #2 Oct 19 F 5:30-10:30pm CVP - South Parking Lot (closest to Niguel Rd.)
Night #3 Oct 20 Sa 4-10:30pm CVP - South Parking Lot (closest to Niguel Rd.)


Winter Volunteer Opportunities 

Christmas Tree Lighting (December)


This annual event is held at City Hall and volunteer hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers will help with crafts, games and line control. Space is limited. Volunteers must sign up prior to event day by calling (949) 425-5100. 

Holiday Parade (December)


Be a part of one of Laguna Niguel's biggest and most treasured events of the year! Volunteers must be 13 years and older and are needed for registration, pacing, staging, etc. Hours vary depending on assignment. For more information, go to www.lagunaniguelparade.com. 


Spring Volunteer Opportunities
Bunny Bonanza (April)

A fun children's event held at Chapparosa Park. Must be 13 years old. Volunteers will help with crafts, games and line control from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Space is limited. Volunteers must sign up prior to event day by calling (949) 425-5100.

Earth Day Celebration (April)

This special day will be dedicated to planting, weeding and cleaning up a portion of the Niguel Botanical Preserve located in the Crown Valley. Parents must supervise children ages 6-12 years. Community and corporate groups are encouraged to participate. R.S.V.P at (949) 425-5100.




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