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Volunteer Program

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The City of Torrance is always looking for individuals to volunteer within the city's various departments. Volunteers are completely essential because they provide the city with help and support in various aspects of  services provided for the community.  We could not hold up the high standards of these services without volunteers like YOU!


We have a vision and we are on a mission.

Volunteer Program Mission and Vision Statement 


If you are already a volunteer, click here.


We encourage you to take a moment to read  through our volunteer opportunity descriptions to determine which volunteer opportunity fits your interests and schedule. When you have determined the volunteer opportunity that suits you best,  click on the application link and complete our online application.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are 18 or older, you will need to clear a Live Scan background check to volunteer.  The City covers the cost of this background check.


 National Volunteer Recognition Week

Theme - Volunteers - United We Care

National Volunteer Week is powered by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, and provides the opportunity to celebrate the impact of volunteer service and the power of volunteers to come together to build stronger, more resilient communities.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, April 15 to 21, 2018, the City of Torrance would like to recognize and thank our over 5,200 volunteers who contributed over 46,000 service hours in 2017.  This year’s theme, “Volunteers – United We Care”, is so fitting, as volunteers unite to participate in and care for the community by contributing their time and skills in various ways to supplement existing citywide programs, extend services, and initiate new and innovative programs that would not be provided otherwise.  The programs our volunteers support provide for an enriching environment and high quality of life for the Torrance community.


The following volunteers have been recognized by their programs for their outstanding service and care for the community in 2017.  


Barbara Smith: James Armstrong Theatre

Barbara Smith

 Angi Bugg: Friends of Torrance Exceptional Athletes

 Angi Bugg

Miriam Taeubel: Madrona Marsh Preserve

Miriam Taeubel

 Sue Kneisley: Torrance Art Museum

Sue Kneisley

Emmett Miller: Police

Emmett Miller



Volunteers at Council 2018


  • Volunteer Opportunity Descriptions (Click on title to expand)

    • Bartlett Senior Center Lunch Assistant

    • CitiCABLE Production Volunteer

    • Early Childhood Classroom Assistant

    • Farmers' Market Assistant

    • Fire Explorer

    • Focal Point on Aging

    • Friends of the Library

    • Homework Helper

    • James Armstrong Theatre

    • Library Summer Reading Program Volunteer – Summer 2018

    • Madrona Marsh Preserve

    • Police Department Volunteer

    • Senior Programs

    • Special Needs Athletics

    • Youth Sports Coach