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.
Summer Volunteer Opportunities
Squirrels Day Camp (June to August)
Squirrels camp includes a variety of recreation activities for 5 3/4 to 8 year old children. Squirrels camp volunteers, called "VolunTeens", must be 13 to 17 years old, participate in a Mandatory Training, and commit for one full week, Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. (The afternoon shift includes swimming). Applications are available from the Parks and Recreation registration office in early May. Priority is given to early applicants and Laguna Niguel residents.
Fall Volunteer Opportunities
Haunted Trails (October)
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 the all training meetings and event dates is required to participate. Volunteers must pre-register at LNteens.org prior to the October 1st meeting. Residents will be given priority at the Monster opportunity drawing on October 1st.
|Info Meeting||Oct 1||M||6:30-7:30pm||City Hall - Community Room|
|Monster Training||Oct 8||M||6:30-7:30pm
||City Hall - Community Room|
|Dress Rehearsal||Oct 17||W||6-7:30pm||CVP - Lower Parking Lot (before crossing the bridge)|
|Night #1||Oct 18||Th||5:30-9pm||CVP - South Parking Lot (closest to Niguel Rd.)|
|Night #2||Oct 19||F||5:30-10:30pm||CVP - South Parking Lot (closest to Niguel Rd.)|
|Night #3||Oct 20||Sa||4-10:30pm||CVP - South Parking Lot (closest to Niguel Rd.)|
Winter Volunteer Opportunities
Christmas Tree Lighting (December)
This annual event is held at City Hall and volunteer hours are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers will help with crafts, games and line control. Space is limited. Volunteers must sign up prior to event day by calling (949) 425-5100.
Holiday Parade (December)
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. For more information, go to www.lagunaniguelparade.com.