Currently Oak Grove Center has paused all in-person volunteering due to COVID restrictions.  There are still ways you can support the growth and needs of the youth we serve.

Explore volunteering with Oak Grove in 1 of the following ways:

  • Project and Special Event Volunteer
    • Makeover Rooms and Service Projects
    • Prom
    • Ice Cream Social (Third Monday of the Month at 6:30pm)
    • Holiday Parties
    • Special Reward Celebrations and Incentives (to encourage and motivate both academics and overall growth in the program, as well as celebrate milestones for our children who do not have families or our especially challenging children)
  • Event Committees (Rock the Oaks, An Evening Under the Oaks Dinner and Auction or Golf Tournament, So Cal Chef Open, Rod Run)
  • Activity Volunteer (Share a talent through a short term workshop)
  • Classroom Volunteer
  • Reading Buddies and Mentors

If you are interested in becoming an Activity Volunteer, Classroom Volunteer, Reading Buddy or Mentor, please contact Kathryn Kelly or leave a message at 951-677-5599 ext 2256.

Our Current Openings for Activity Volunteers are:

  • Dorm A, Girls: Volunteer Opportunities Paused
  • Dorm B, Co-Ed: Volunteer Opportunities Paused
  • Dorm C, Boys: Volunteer Opportunities Paused
  • Classrooms:  Volunteer Opportunities Paused


Mentors help Oak Grove in providing the highest quality of care to emotionally disturbed, abused and neglected children and youth. Through their efforts, mentors provide services to an assigned resident or dorm. Working with emotionally disturbed, abused, and neglected children is extremely challenging, yet rewarding. Mentors wishing to work directly with our residents must be at least 21 years of age, willing to make a commitment of at least six months, undergo extensive screening and attend orientation and training sessions. For more information on Mentoring Opportunities please contact the Human Resources Department at (951) 677-5599 ext 2229. Please be aware due to the unique demands of this position, there is often a waiting list and we prioritize those individuals who have contributed in some capacity as a Volunteer prior to applying to be a Mentor. Due to the volume of inquiries, and the nature of our program, we regret that we can only respond to those individuals who best meet the needs of our Department of Children Services youth.

Oak Grove At Work Program 

There are many pathways to success. Oak Grove is excited to partner with Bank of America on the Oak Grove at Work Program to provide the at-risk and special needs population enrichment curriculum and hands-on training and or internship experiences with local businesses. This experience helps prepare these more severely impacted and higher needs youth for future employment and self-sufficiency.

We are still seeking local business to partner with in the area of cosmetic arts! If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Kristi Piatkowski, Development Director, at or call her at (951)677-5599 x2238.