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. 

Winter Volunteer Opportunities 

Christmas Tree Lighting (December 7, 2019)

This annual event is held at City Hall and volunteer hours are 3:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Volunteers will help with crafts, games and line control. Space is limited. Volunteers must be 13 years and older. Click here for more information and to register. 

Holiday Parade (December 14, 2019)

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, click here for more information or to register. 

Spring Volunteer Opportunities
Bunny Bonanza (April 4, 2020) 

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. Registration information available soon. 

Earth Day Celebration (April 18, 2020)

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. Registration information available soon. 

Summer Volunteer Opportunities 


Squirrels Day Camp (June to August) 

“VolunTeens” are needed each summer to assist staff and campers at Squirrels Summer Day Camp. Squirrels Camp provides a variety of recreation activities for campers entering 1st through 3rd grades. VolunTeens must be 13 to 17 years old, must commit to attending one week of camp, and must participate in the mandatory training on Thursday, June 13 from 10am to 12pm. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, the VolunTeen will assist during the morning shift from 8:00am to 12:30pm or the afternoon shift from 12:30pm to 4:45pm. (The afternoon shift includes swimming.) On Wednesday, they will assist all day from 8:00am to 4:45pm. Applications will be available online beginning May 1 at 8:00am from www.cityoflagunaniguel.org/46/Youth-Committee
or from the Parks and Recreation registration office at Crown Valley Park. Space is limited and priority will be given to early applicants and to Laguna Niguel residents.

Fall Volunteer Opportunities  
Haunted Trails (October 2019) 

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 all training meetings and event dates is required to participate. Volunteers must pre-register here prior to the September 30 meeting. Residents will be given priority at the Monster opportunity drawing on September 30th. 

Meeting/ Event Date Day  Time       Location 
Info Meeting Sept 30 M 6:30-7:30pm City Hall - Community Room
Monster Training Oct 7 M 6:30-7:30pm 
City Hall - Community Room 
Dress Rehearsal Oct 16 W 6-7:30pm CVP - North Parking Lot (before crossing the bridge)
Event Night #1 Oct 17 Th 5:30-9pm CVP - North Parking Lot (before crossing the bridge)
Event Night #2 Oct 18 F 5:30-10:30pm CVP - North Parking Lot (before crossing the bridge)
Event Night #3 Oct 19 Sa 5:30-10:30pm CVP - North Parking Lot (before crossing the bridge)