Local Organizations

D.O.V.E.S | Domestic Violence Education and Services

Help with answering phone calls, mentoring, and other meaningful opportunities to support this important service in Big Bear. A 40-hour training and accompanying certificate is provided.

Phone: 909-866-1546
Website: doves4help.org

Big Bear Library | Adult Literacy Program

Connect with others in our community to provide an extremely valuable skill. Meetings are usually weekly and flexible. Training provided.

Phone: 909-866-5571
Website: sbclib.org/LibraryLocations/BigBearLakeBranch.aspx

Big Bear Valley Trails Foundation

Enjoy the outdoors and working with your hands? The Trails Foundation helps maintain and create amazing trails in our special mountain setting. Check out their website or Facebook for more information on events and opportunities.

Email: hello@trailsfoundation.org
Website: trailsfoundation.org


Adult Learning and Referral Center

Volunteer opportunities are available for teachers/retired teachers, tutors, aides, Spanish speaking volunteers and office staff. Volunteers may call Elaine Tennity at (909) 286-6379 or Yomar Cleary at (909) 214-6990. Volunteer applications will be available at the Big Bear Valley Hummingbird Thrift Store. The Center will be located on our church campus.

Email: ycleary@hotmail.com
Website: TBD

Bear Valley Search and Rescue

Learn more about the outdoors, survival, and stay fit with the local Search and Rescue team. They meet once a month. Visit their website for more information

Email: cmorsch@sbcsd.orgbjmeelker@sbcsd.org
Website: bearvalleysar.org

Mom and Dad Project

At the Mom & Dad Project there are opportunities to connect and support young parents and their children. To volunteer, you must go through Bear Valley Community Healthcare District's volunteer program, the Hospital Auxiliary.

Phone: 909-878-2326
Website: momanddadproject.com

Hospital Auxiliary

The Hospital Auxiliary supports the hospital through operating the hospital's gift shop, front desk, and other services. They have a formal process of training you can learn more about at their website.

Email: barbarawillisnadow@yahoo.com
Website: bearvalleycommunityhospital.com/volunteer/about-the-auxiliary

Big Bear Senior Center

The Senior Center hosts a variety of activities for our esteemed elders. Bingo, cooking classes, painting, and many other activities are a part of their service to the community. Visit their website and call for more information.

Phone: 909-584-0323
Website: bigbearparks.com/SeniorActivities.html

Big Bear Alpine Zoo

The Zoo has a number of ways to get involved, such as becoming a docent, gardening, serving as a cashier, and many more. Let more and complete an application on their website.

Phone: 909-878-4200
Website: friendsofthebigbearalpinezoo.org/volunteer/

Big Bear Lake Arts

Join the Arts Council of Big Bear Valley in teaching a class or supporting them in other activities. Learn more at their website.

Phone: 909-557-7467
Website: bigbearlakearts.org

Blue Skies Manor | Assisted Living

Six wonderful elderly folks live at the Manor and enjoy having volunteers visit! Come sit and converse, walk in the neighborhood, go out for ice-cream at the park, etc. Ask for Keith.

Phone: 909-583-3124
Website: blueskiesmanor.com

Bear Valley Hospice

Participate in very meaningful relationships supporting individuals nearing the end of life. Conversations, reading aloud, and letter-writing are some examples of activities. Training provided

Phone: 909-281-2550
Website: bearvalleyhospice.com

Instituto InterGlobal

This international resource to train church leaders in Spanish and in English is actually based here in Big Bear, CA! Volunteers are needed to help process donations and record them in QuickBooks. 

Phone: 909-583-3124
Email: keith@institutointerglobal.org
Website: institutointerglobal.org



If you have any suggestions for other local organizations to volunteer with, please email spencer@bigbearchurch.com. Thanks!