Youth Volunteer Program

Summer 23

Los Alamitos Volunteer Program (L.A.V.P.) members are able to learn teamwork, leadership, participate in job training workshops, be involved in the community, and make new friendships. 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. In Summer 2022, 80 volunteers assisted in a wide variety of summer program and events running Monday - Saturday.


  • Registration for the 2023 - 2024 Membership Year is open! Memberships are active from May 19, 2023 - May 19, 2024. 
  • Mandatory Membership Meeting: Thursday, May 11, 2023 from 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. at the Los Alamitos Community Center (10911 Oak St. Los Alamitos) 
  • Online L.A.V.P. Membership Registration
  • Upon registration, registrants should be sure to view, complete, and submit 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

It is currently the 2022 - 2023 membership year, memberships are valid from May 18, 2022 - May 18, 2023. Registration for the 2023 - 2024 membership is open and memberships will be valid from May 19, 2023 - May 19, 2024.  

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:
    • February Camo
    • Spring Camp
    • Summer Camp
    • Fall Camp
    • Winter Camp
  • Family Day
  • 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 
  • 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.

  1. Samantha Kenny

    Recreation Coordinator

  2. Recreation & Community Services