Volunteers in Services to Aid Stockton assists citizens to find volunteer opportunities with the City of Stockton. To volunteer, please contact the VISTAS office at (209) 937-7590 or visit the website listed under External Links below.
The City of Stockton is always looking for dedicated individuals or groups to adopt parks, streets, trees or areas that need care and maintenance. To apply, please contact City of Stockton Public Works Department Administration.
Many community organizations also work with volunteers. To volunteer at any of the following community-based organizations, please contact them directly.
- American Cancer Society Discovery Shop: volunteers are needed for a variety of positions. The Discovery Shop is located at 207 E. Alpine Ave; for more information, please call Jackie Ronzone at (209) 941-2737.
- American Diabetes Association-San Joaquin Chapter: needs help with a variety of office and fund-raising projects; for more information, please call (209) 472-2080.
- American Lung Association: volunteers are needed to assist in programs such as distribution of educational materials at health fairs, educating youth and adults in schools and businesses and assisting staff with fund-raising activities; for more information, please call (209) 478-1888.
- Arc-San Joaquin: serving persons with developmental disabilities and their families since 1954; for more information, please call Sharon at (209) 955-1625.
- Armchair Travelers: share a national or international trip with 40 senior citizens at Delta College; for more information, please call Dot Robinson at (209) 957-5427.
- AseraCare Hospice: learn how to be a comfort to a dying person and their loved ones; for more information please call the volunteer coordinator, Michelle Flores at (209) 474-8349.
- Camlu Retirement Community: volunteer for the garden fitness walk, board games, cards, sing-a-longs or just socializing; for more information, please call (209) 951-2030.
- Catholic Charities: needs volunteers to become companions to home bound seniors; for more information, please call (209) 948-1582.
- Community Blind Center: simple sewing in its weaving department and ceramics. Located at 130 W. Flora St., for more information please call (209) 466-3836.
- Court Appointed Special Advocates: trained volunteers research a case, interview parties involved, make recommendations to the court and lend support to the children; for more information, please call (209) 644-5313.
- Dameron Hospital Auxiliary: openings are available at the coffee cart, reception desk, surgery information desk and the gift shop in sales. If your preference is sewing or making crafts, there are openings in boutique gifts or puppets. For more information, please call (209) 461-3152 and ask for the front desk.
- Delta Blood Bank: volunteer drivers are needed to transport units of blood to the Stockton Laboratory, 65 N. Commerce St., and to local hospitals; for more information, please call (209) 473-6471.
- Emergency Food Bank: volunteers are needed for office/clerical work, truck driving, general warehouse and food handling duties; please call (209) 464-7369.
- Golden Haven Residential Care Facility: volunteer opportunities for those willing to help Alzheimer's patients; please call (209) 464-4743.
- Gospel Center Rescue Mission: for more information, please visit 445 S. San Joaquin St.
- Haggin Museum: docents needed to welcome visitors and provide tours of galleries; for more information, please call (209) 940-6315.
- Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP): volunteers needed as counselors to help medical beneficiaries navigate Medicare issues. Counseling sites in Lodi, Manteca and Stockton; for more information, please call (209) 470-7812.
- Hospice Preferred Choice: applications are being accepted for volunteers to visit terminally ill adults and their families in the Stockton and Lodi area; please call (209) 467-8902.
- Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: The Department of Aging is seeking volunteers to assist people residing in long-term care facilities. Volunteers are trained and state-certified to investigate and resolve problems for residents in long-term care facilities. They also serve as mediators, resolving complaints on residents' rights, financial matters, abuse issues, dietary needs, exploitation, neglect, Advanced Health Care Directives and other concerns; please call (209) 468-3785.
- Meadowood Health and Rehab Center: located on same campus with O'Connor Woods, 3110 Wagner Heights Road; for more information, please call (209) 956-3444.
- Mediation Center of San Joaquin County: volunteers are needed to serve as mediators. Also seeking presenters to promote and teach conflict resolution skills; please call (209) 474-8794.
- Retired Senior Volunteer Program: RSVP of San Joaquin County helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities in their home communities. Participants serve in organizations that range from hospitals and youth recreation centers to local police stations and education facilities. Please call Olivia Briesmeister at (800) 510-2020 or (209) 468-2208.
- Road to Recovery program: The American Cancer Society needs drivers to transport cancer patients to and from their treatments; for more information, please call (209) 941-2679.
- S.T.A.R.S.: Sheriff's Team of Active Retired Seniors is looking for volunteers. Must be age 50 or older; for more information, please call (209) 468-4622 or (209) 468-4469.
- SJC American Red Cross: volunteers are needed in Tracy and the rest of San Joaquin County. The American Red Cross helps communities prepare and respond to disasters; please call Harper at (209) 466-6971.
- St. Joseph's Medical Center: assist with visitor information, mail, newspaper and flower delivery to patients; transporting patients to their rooms or to X-ray; assisting in the gift shop, providing gifts and information to new mothers and more; for more information, please call (209) 467-6527.
- St. Mary's Interfaith Dining Room: needs kitchen helpers; clothes sorters/distributors in women's/men's departments; volunteer doctors, dentists, nurses and hygienists; interpreters; project organizers; gardeners. Please call (209) 467-0703.
- Stockton Animal Shelter Friends: pet lovers needed at the Adopt-A-Pet Center, 7475 Murray Drive, Suite 19; for pet adoption counseling, animal care and transport, general office duties, special event planning and temporary foster homes for puppies and kittens. For more information, please call (209) 956-3647 or (209) 937-7096.
- Stockton Interfaith Caregiver Program: provide volunteer assistance for seniors 60 and older who live at home and want to maintain their independence, dignity and quality of life; please call (209) 461-5112.
- Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library: looking for volunteers to read to children up to age 5 and to provide parents with role models for reading aloud and engaging children in reading; for more information, please call (209) 937-7778.
- Stockton Shelter for the Homeless: volunteers for painting, cooking, arts and crafts, story time; for more information, please call (209) 465-3612.
- Stockton Symphony: volunteers needed for mailing, instrument petting zoos and other events; for more information, please call (209) 951-0196.
- Teaching Opportunities for Partners in Science (TOPS Program): retired teachers and scientists are needed to teach science in elementary schools 8 hours per month; focus is on 4th - 6th grades; sites available throughout the County. Please call (209) 468-9096.
- Troke Branch Library: volunteers needed for checking in material and other library tasks at 502 W. Benjamin Holt Drive; for more information, please call (209) 937-7000.
- Valley Gardens Health Care Center: read to residents, provide one-on-one visits, write letters or play music; for more information, please call (209) 957-4539.
- Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS): support day-to-day operations of the department; for more information, please call (209) 937-8477.
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This City of Stockton web page last reviewed on --- 4/18/2013