Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita is a small city with the soul of a small village. Volunteer opportunities of all types abound throughout the City.

Age Well Senior Services

There are daily opportunities to volunteer through the Meals on Wheels and congregate meal program which is based out of the Bell Tower Regional Community Center. Please contact the Age Well Senior Services Site Director at 949-709-7592 for information.

2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment

The 2nd Battalion 5th Marine Regiment was adopted on January 10, 2007. City staff work with the Family Readiness Officer year-round to coordinate volunteer assistance for events such as the City's Patriot Day Commemoration, the Battalion Holiday Party, barracks projects, homecomings, and other events and programs. The Rancho Santa Margarita 2nd Battalion, 5th Marines Support Group, Inc. (Team 2/5) is a community foundation that serves to support service members and their families. For more information visit the Team 2/5 Facebook page or contact Community Services Supervisor Wendi Redington at 949-216-9700.

Boys & Girls Club

The Boys and Girls Club of Capistrano Valley offers after school and summer programs at the Bell Tower Regional Community Center. Please visit the Boys and Girls Club website or call 949-709-7595 for information regarding volunteer opportunities.

RSM CARES - The Bell Tower Foundation

The Bell Tower Foundation was established in 2001 as the support mechanism for today's Bell Tower Community Center. Over the years, the Foundation has grown and changed along with the Rancho Santa Margarita community. The Foundation is comprised of many talented volunteers and business and civic leaders. The new name RSM CARES, represents the immutable service and dedication to the community and service that is deeply rooted in the hearts of the volunteers. Please visit Bell Tower Foundation website for more information.

Chamber of Commerce

The Rancho Santa Margarita Chamber of Commerce hosts programs and events throughout the year utilizing community volunteers in a variety of roles. Visit the Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

Mission Viejo Animal Care Services

The City of Rancho Santa Margarita contracts with the City of Mission Viejo for animal care and  sheltering services . Mission Viejo Animal Services works closely with the volunteers of Dedicated Animal Welfare Group (DAWG), a nonprofit organization committed to providing care to animals that come into the shelter. To see the volunteer information flyer please click here. For more information about Mission Viejo Animal Services, please visit www.cmvas.org or call Animal Services Center directly at 949-470-3045.

 Orange County Sheriff's Department

The Orange County Sheriff's Department provides public safety services to the City of Rancho Santa Margarita. Contact the OCSD Reserve Bureau at about volunteer opportunities for adults and youth, including Explorer Post 449 for youth ages 14 - 21.

Volunteers are a gift to the community!