Volunteer Opportunities

Help Seniors with Technology
(ex: iPhones, tablets, social media etc...) 
Dates: Sept 21 and Oct 26 from 10:00-11:30 A.M.
Arroyo Grande City Chambers
To volunteer, please contact:
Kelly Reynolds
(805) 473-5473


We have many different ways to volunteer. Please contact the office for more details.
By phone (805) 489-2504 Monday—Friday 9 am– 5 pm or
by email: elks2504@gmail.com


San Luis Ambulance Explorer Program

San Luis Ambulance proudly sponsors an Explorer Program for young adults between the ages of 15-1/2 to 21 years old. This unique, volunteer program allows the Explorer to ride-along with Paramedics and Emergency Medical Technicians. This allows the Explorer to get a hands-on and up-close experience into the world of emergency medicine.


Some of the skills an Explorer will learn include performing CPR, administering oxygen, bandaging, splinting and obtaining vital signs. San Luis Ambulance provides all of the required training including CPR and basic first aid. Uniforms, belts and identification cards are also provided, however, the Explorer must purchase their own boots (approximate $50.00 cost).


An Explorer is required to perform eight hours of ride-a-longs per month with a pre-designated Explorer Advisor, in addition to attending one monthly meeting that lasts approximately one hour.

Explorers are selected once a year by a panel of Explorer Advisors.


The Explorer Program is a challenging and highly rewarding experience for the participants.

Interested applicants should submit an e-mail of interest using the form on our website (found under the "Services "tab, then "Explorer Program" tab) or by sending an e-mail to explorer@sanluisambulance.com. You may also send a letter to the following address:


San Luis Ambulance Service, Inc.
P.O. Box 954

San Luis Obispo, CA 93406


Explorers Program
The Arroyo Grande Police Department Explorer Post 542 is an excellent way for teenagers and young adults to become involved with police department activities while serving their community. The program provides insight into and involvement in the training and job responsibilities of a Police Officer. It also serves as service oriented leadership experience that builds a better understanding of law enforcement’s goal to protect and serve our community.

The Arroyo Grande Police Department is actively seeking teenagers and young adults who want to get involved in their community. The Arroyo Grande Police Department Explorer Post 542 is allied with the Boy Scouts of America “Learning for Life”program and is designed to give young adults an opportunity to express their independence in a productive and constructive way. Explorer Post 542 consists of young men and women between the ages of 14 and 20 or high school students interested in helping their community and building their own self-esteem. If you are truly interested in learning the responsibilities and functions of law enforcement, working in and for your community, building self-confidence, and developing leadership skills, this is the program for you.

Candidates are required to submit an application and participate in an oral interview with current Explorer Post Police Officer advisors. Candidates who are not yet 18 years of age must have parental permission to join the Explorer Post Program. Candidates who are successful in the interview and application process will undergo a brief background and criminal history check and have the option to attend a two-week Explorer Post Academy at Righetti High School in Santa Maria in July of each year. Candidates must normally have a 2.0 GPA and a school attendance record without excessive absences to apply for and remain a member of the Explorer Post Program.

Police Explorers will participate in many different and exciting activities including crowd and traffic control for community events; patrol ride-alongs; station and front desk help at the police department; regional and national Police Explorer conferences; training in several areas of law enforcement including high risk vehicle stops and arrest and searching techniques; and providing vital help in emergency situations. The Arroyo Grande Police Department Explorer Post 542 participates in the annual “Central Coast Explorer Competition” held the last weekend of October in Paso Robles at the Mid-State Fairgrounds. There are over 40 different Explorer Posts from California, Arizona, and Nevada that attend this highly competitive and challenging annual event.

If you are interested in participating in the Arroyo Grande Police Department Explorer Post 542 program please complete the online application and the Explorer Program advisor will contact you.
AG Parks and Recreation
Get involved, support local communities and build your network!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Children In Motion
    • Planning, Activities & Cleaning Assist with preparing and leading activities and cleaning
  • Community Gardens Elm Street Park
    • Assist with maintaining clear walkways, proper signage and cleaning
  • Adopt-A-Park
    • As an individual , group or organization, care for your local park
  • Administrative Special Projects Public Works
    • Assist with inputting data into Excel program
  • Administrative Special Projects City Hall/Administration:
    • Organize mailers and packets, scan materials and assist with filing 
Sheridan Bolhken, Volunteer and Program Coordinator
(805) 473-5473
Rancho de los Animales for the Disabled
Located on the Arroyo Grande Mesa, 2736/2756 Green Place, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Beth Currier
(805) 459-9083
Looking for volunteers!!!  Visit Ride Nipomo to find out more information!

AGHS Community Service Volunteer

Volunteer Program

The over ninety volunteers at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital all share a common goal. Their concern for others leads them to use their life experiences, educations and skills to support patients, staff and visitors in an exemplary manner. Thousands of hours are donated to the hospital each year where they serve in variety of places.

The Emergency Department, Main Lobby Desk, patient care areas and administratively are some of the areas that the Arroyo Grande Community Hospital volunteers in. We also have "volunteen" youth from the ages of 14 – 18 that assist the staff and patients in a variety of ways.

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital volunteers come from every area of southern San Luis Obispo County and they represent all ages and walks of life. Patient satisfaction is our number one goal and our volunteers work hard to contribute to the comfort and care of our patients, visitors and staff. We were also proud to add Pet Therapy services for our patients with our volunteers that have gone through the training.

Volunteer Opportunities Available In The Following Hospital Services:

  • Acute Rehab
  • Emergency Department
  • Main Lobby and Emergency Lobby Desks
  • Medical Floors
  • Office Support
  • Patient Discharge Calls
  • Patient Room Sitters/Readers

Please call Colleen Twomey, Volunteer Liaison at 805.994.5462 for more information.

Click here for current information!




AGHS Community Service Volunteer

Volunteen Program

The Volunteen Program at Marian Regional Medical Center provides a chance for students to serve and to learn more about working in a health care setting. Current high school students, or those who are at least 14 years old are invited to apply. For the Summer Programs, we also accept incoming freshmen. The Summer Volunteen Program runs from June to August, and the School Year Program runs from September through May.  

Only COMPLETE applications are accepted. This includes all necessary immunization records. Volunteering positions are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so please turn in your application early. Applications are submitted to the Volunteer Services Office at the hospital.  

Click here to apply!

Our volunteers work in a variety of service areas. Some of these areas are:

  • Hospitality and reception services
  • Patient and family escorts
  • Patient care support services
  • Gift shop
  • Hospice
  • Extended Care Center
  • Spiritual Care
  • Mission Hope Cancer Center
  • Emergency Department
  • Pet Therapy
  • Children's Center

Contact:  Sarah Brogren, Manager Volunteer Services  (805) 739-3520

Physician's Mentoring Summer Program click here!


AGHS Teen's Closet 
Volunteer to help organize inventory or host a clothing drive!
Qualifies for Community Service Credit!
Contact: AGHS Rm 940C, (805) 709-5404