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Monthly Trail Clean-up Events:

City of Carlsbad is seeking volunteers to help with their monthly trail clean up events.

Events take place on Saturdays from 8:30 to 11:30 am.

The city will provide a work plan and safety training at the start of each trail work event along with tools, water and snacks.  Please wear closed-toe shoes, gloves, sunscreen and a hat. In the event of rain, trail work will be cancelled.

Trail work locations are subject to change. To sign-up to volunteer or for event details, please contact Carly Davis at




Volunteer Match



Carlsbad Youth Baseball Snack Bar

Carlsbad Youth Baseball is looking for volunteers through the spring season. If you’re interested, follow the link to the SignUp Genius page and register for a volunteer opportunity. 

Solana Center for Environmental Innovation

Interested in learning more about our day to day operations at Solana Center and helping the environment remotely? Solana Center virtual volunteer support typically does not require more than a computer and familiarity with Google Drive! Virtual opportunities are a great way to earn volunteer hours from the comfort of your own home!

Birch Aquarium Volunteer and Internship Program

Are you a high school student, or recent graduate, looking for invaluable experience, professional connections and unique opportunities?  Birch Aquarium is committed to exposing the next generation of ocean conservationists to diverse careers within the field of marine science. We are seeking enthusiastic teens who are interested in science, have excellent communication skills and who are reliable, flexible and eager to learn. As an InterpreTEEN, you will increase visitor awareness of local and global conservation topics, while encouraging a sense of stewardship and connection to the natural world. You will be interacting with visitors of all ages on a regular basis.  Volunteers are asked to make a minimum six-month commitment of one 4-hour shift per week.

Carlsbad Education Foundation

Whether in our office or at the schools, we are looking for talented, passionate individuals who want to use their skills to have an impact on our young learners!

For those in school, choose a fun and professional learning experience as a support for the Carlsbad Educational Foundation! Interns or volunteers assist the Foundation’s directors and managers to support the education of every student in the Carlsbad Unified School District.

Helen Woodward Animal Center

At Helen Woodward Animal Center, people help animals and animals help people. Our lives are more precious when trust, unconditional love, respect and care exist as the primary bond between animals and one another. Most of the work that is done here would not be possible without our team of dedicated volunteers, who donate their time to help us continue our mission.

There is a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available for anyone looking to join our family. Whether it’s walking dogs in Adoptions, lending a hand at one of our local events or helping in our Administrative office, there is something for everyone!  Read and learn about the different opportunities available.

Meals on Wheels


The need for volunteers has never been higher, we are always in search of more giving individuals to keep our wheels rolling.

Plus Box Assembly for North County Families

+BOX is looking for volunteers to join us in our Carlsbad warehouse to support +BOX Pack 

Outs, where we assemble and pack up boxes with healthy and nutritious ingredients for food insecure students and families in our community. 

Pack Outs take place on multiple days every week, starting at 4:00pm (see schedule below). Registration is required and can be completed below.

San Diego County Board of Education

The application period for new student members of the San Diego County Board of Education is now open through Feb. 1. We're looking for five, dedicated and passionate sophomore or junior students to serve on the Board for two meetings beginning in spring 2022. Apply now!

The San Diego County Board of Education believes it is important to seek out and consider students' ideas, viewpoints, and reactions to their educational program. In order to provide student perspective and promote civic involvement, the county board may appoint a student board member from a candidate pool that includes students who attend a public school within the county. 

The selected students will be presented to the board for official appointment at its April meeting.

San Diego Food Bank

The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and our North County Food Bank chapter provide nutritious food to people in need, advocate for the hungry, and educate the public about hunger-related issues. is a free service that connects teens with the latest volunteer opportunities in California. It has been online since May 2018, and has connected more than 20,000 teens to volunteering.

STEAM Coach Internship

This opportunity will connect the volunteer's rich work experience and enthusiasm for STEAM education to the City Heights/Weingart Branch Library Science Club for elementary school age attendees. Your influence will make our program more robust and impactful for the community!

Available Shifts: 2-6 hours/week, Mondays 11:30 a.m.-8:00 pm, Fridays 3-5 pm, Saturdays 9:30 am-6:00 pm (flexible)


  • Support users in use of technology on a variety of devices.

  • Assist with projects and/or provide instruction on various STEAM related activities.

  • Troubleshoot minor technical issues.

  • May conduct tours of related STEAM library collections or Labs.

  • May lead a club/meetup on STEAM topics.


Employ & Empower Internships

Human Resources and the Employ & Empower team are excited to launch a new Summer Internship Program. The eight-week program will run from June 20-August 11 with the purpose of providing an intensive City Civics education. Human Resources will hire between 100 and 200 interns for the program who will work in teams to discuss, research, and present solutions to City challenges. LEARN MORE

Aqua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation-Discovery Center

Variety of volunteer opportunities ranging from educational to trail maintenance, assembling educational supplies, animal care, and landscaping.

Contact Carly Shields Education/Volunteer Manager at 760-804-1969

2023 Lagoon Trails and Events (1).pdf (PDF)

communityservice.pdf (PDF)



Mrs. Linda Payne, Counselor, phone: (760) 331-5260

Mrs. Veronica McDermott, Guidance Tech/ College and Career counselor Phone: (760) 331-5227

Office located at Carlsbad Village Academy