Are you interested in making an impact in your community? Well, Community Action Partnership of Kern (CAPK) is the perfect place to get you started! Through the various services we provide, there is an abundance of volunteer opportunities for you to participate in. Volunteer opportunities range from the food bank, youth services to homeless services and everything in between. Volunteers are the heartbeat of our organization and are at the front lines assisting us in serving thousands of clients in the communities we operate in.

To start volunteering, we ask that you please register, including completing the Oath of Confidentiality, Risk of Liability Forms, and complete your vaccination status (including exemption). These documents enable us to keep you and our clients safe throughout the day-to-day interactions you may come across. Thank you in advance and we look forward to meeting with you soon!


CAPK Food Bank Volunteer Jasmine M. volunteers at the CAPK Food Bank where she assists with the Food2Door program.

She’s a mother to two daughters who can still recall her own experience with food insecurity as a child.

“I remember being small and coming to a food bank with my mom, having to go to distributions to look for food—it was hard, but now being able to help a family get food for their next meal, it’s an awesome feeling. I love that I’m able to see the amount of food that goes out to the community. I love that I feel like I’m giving back. It makes me feel great. It’s a good feeling to know there are people out here who need help and I’m able to give a little bit of myself to get them the help they need.” Jasmine’s most rewarding moments are the small personal ones. “Sometimes a client calls in and says, ‘You don’t know me, but I came to the food bank, and I just want to say I appreciate the work you do and the food we received.’ Other times clients will come in and give us handmade gifts or homemade food to say thanks. I love that. It’s amazing to me.”