Community Service & Programs

Volun-Teen Program

The Volun-Teen program is designed to help local teens make a positive impact in their community. While many volunteer options are currently on pause as we transition out of the pandemic closures, typical opportunities include summer Counselor-in-Training programs, Special Event assistance, reception/administrative support for Senior Services, serving lunches to seniors, and more. Questions about the Volunt-Teen Program? Have a volunteer opportunity for local teens? Contact Recreation Supervisor Taylor Melton at

Current volun-teen opportunities


Are you in photography club? Or an experienced photographer? Interested in photography in college or as a profession? We're looking for volunteers to take photos of our Aquatics, Senior Services, Adult Programs, Youth classes, School age programming, Summer Camps, and Special Events. Photos will be used on our social media accounts, website, printed marketing and information material, and more. Email if you are interested. Please be prepared to show examples of your past work.  


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Cards for Seniors: A simple card, picture or painting made with paper, paint, crayons, glue and scissors is all someone needs to lift their spirit up, give them hope, or bring a smile to their face. You are invited to create greeting cards for local El Cerrito senior citizens to be delivered along with our weekly meal program. Once your cards are ready, email to coordinate having them delivered with our meal program.Gymnastics Leader-in-Training: The El Cerrito Recreation Department is excited to announce our new LIT program. This program is open to current and past Advanced students, of those with gymnastics experience in grades 6-9. LITs assist coaches in leading beginner level classes and can earn community service credit for their efforts. For more info, email Supervisor Taylor Melton at


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Interested in volunteering for our 4th of July festival? Email: JVJAWAD@CI.EL-CERRITO.CA.US for more information and how to sign up!

Summer Leaders in Training Program

Designed for the teen who is ready to take on responsibility and learn skills that may help them land that first job. Leaders in Training will spend their time learning vocational skills, job etiquette and child development. They will also get hands on experience assisting with young children throughout their camp day. LITs will receive a certificate validating their experience. LITs are required to wear a camp shirt as well as appropriate shorts or pants and athletic shoes.

Summer 2023 dates and information coming soon!