Volunteer Program


Los Alamitos Volunteer Program (L.A.V.P.) members are able to learn teamwork, leadership, participate in job training workshops, and become CPR/ First Aid certified. These skills will help each volunteer develop their portfolio of professional skills and gain valuable training for their future.

L.A.V.P. is also designed to assist participants in acquiring valuable job skills by offering opportunities to get involved in the community year-round. L.A.V.P. members play key roles in enhancing the City's programs and community-wide special events. This summer, we have 60 volunteers assisting in a wide variety of summer program and events running Monday - Saturday.


Registrants should be sure to view the L.A.V.P. Manual (PDF).


Registration is a one-time fee for a year of opportunities each month to volunteer at several different events and community service projects:

  • Los Alamitos Residents: $42
  • Non-Residents: $45

Events & Programs

Here are some of the events and programs that L.A.V.P. members volunteer at:

  • 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular
  • Bikes and Bites
  • Community Services projects such as:
    • Animal Shelters
    • Cypress 5/10K Run
    • Precious Life
    • Run Seal Beach
    • Rush Park Recycling
    • Seal Beach Cleanup
  • Day Camp programs:
    • Spring Camp
    • Summer Camp
    • Winter Camp
  • Family Day
  • Film and Food Fest
  • Music and Movies in the Park series
  • Preschool Program
  • Serve Los Al
  • Spring Carnival
  • Summer Parks Program
  • Summer Projects
    • Office assisting
    • Specialty camps
  • Trunk or Treat
  • Week of Los Al
  • Weekend of Art
  • Winter Wonderland at the Plaza
  • Youth Sports

L.A.V.P. Scholarship

The Los Alamitos Volunteer Program will offer three members of the L.A.V.P. program scholarships that will assist them in furthering their education. Applicants must minimally fulfill the following criteria:

  • Be a member of the Los Alamitos Volunteer program for a minimum of two completed years
  • Must have a minimum of 100 hours volunteered as a member of the L.A.V.P. program
  • Must be in good standings with the L.A.V.P. program
  • Submit a Scholarship Application (PDF)

Three scholarships will be awarded annually. Contact the City of Los Alamitos Recreation and Community Services Department for application deadlines. The Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Arts Commission will determine the scholarship award winners:

  • $750 Gold Scholarship
  • $500 Silver Scholarship
  • $250 Bronze Scholarship

For More Information

Thank you to all the members of L.A.V.P. and their families for their generous contribution in making Los Alamitos a great place to work, live, and volunteer. For further questions please send us an email.


Thank you to our sponsor Southland Credit Union! Join Southland and receive 20% off your L.A.V.P. registration. Call 562-430-1073 for more information.

Visit the Southland Credit Union website

  1. Samantha Kenny

    Recreation Coordinator

  2. Recreation & Community Services

    Phone: : 562-430-1073