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 Lindy Kehler by email or Dawn Scelsi by email 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 website 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 for information regarding volunteer opportunities.

Bell Tower Foundation


The Bell Tower Foundation was established in 2001 as the support mechanism for funding today's Bell Tower Community Center. The foundation is comprised of residents, organizations, and local businesses that provide support for programs and events throughout the City such as the Breakfast with Santa, Trunk or Treat for the 2/5 Marine Battalion, the Fresh Produce Food Bank, and the Zero Trash Initiative. 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.

County of Orange Animal Care


The City of Rancho Santa Margarita contracts with the County of Orange Animal Care for animal sheltering and control. Volunteers are needed to host donation drives, assist with the socializing and grooming of animals, lead shelter tours, and participate in community and shelter events to promote responsible pet ownership. To learn more about these programs, please visit the Orange County Animal Care website for more information.


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!