Volunteers are one of the key elements to any non profit organization. If you have free time to dedicate to an organization, they would be very appreciative of your help. Finding the right organization to volunteer at is very important. You need to volunteer at an organization that is somewhere you like to be, doing something you like doing. Being a volunteer is also the perfect way to meet people and make new friends, all while feeling good that you’re doing something for your community. You’ll be able to add any volunteering that you do, to your resume which could help get you a better job.
This article will tell you of only a few of the volunteer opportunities in Bakersfield, California.
Where to Volunteer in Bakersfield, California #1: The Guild House
The Guild House is located at 1905 18th St. Bakersfield, CA 93301. Their phone number is (661) 325-5478. The Guild House is run solely by volunteers so they are always on the lookout for more people interested in volunteering. The Guild House is an upscale, classy restaurant that is only open certain months of the year. The proceeds from the restaurant go to the Henrietta Weill Memorial Child Guidance Clinic. As a volunteer, you’re expected to at least 2 to 3 days a month as well as working 2 special events a year.
Where to Volunteer in Bakersfield, California #2: The American Red Cross
The American Red Cross helps people every day. Almost every town has a local Red Cross Chapter. The Red Cross will work around your schedule so that you can volunteer at a time good for you. You don’t need any special skills to volunteer with the Red cross, if training is needed they will provide it. They need volunteers for many things, from disaster services, youth volunteer programs, first aid services and more. The Bakersfield Red Cross is located at 239 18th St Bakersfield, CA 93301 and their phone number is (661) 324-6427.
Where to Volunteer in Bakersfield, California #3: Kern County Museum
The Kern County Museum is another place that needs volunteers for numerous things. They need volunteers for school tours, curatorial services, museum operations, costumed actors and public outreach. Personally I think that being a costumed actor sounds like a lot of fun because you get to dress up in period clothing and help educate the visitors of the museum as to how people dressed in the olden days. The Kern County Museum is located at 3801 Chester Avenue Bakersfield, CA 93301. For more information on volunteering, call Elizabeth Herrera at (661) 852-5050.
There are many more places in Bakersfield to volunteer, this is but a short list. I’ll be putting together another list soon for more volunteer opportunities.