Involvement Opportunities

We welcome you!

There are numerous opportunities to get involved at CLU. Whether you're interested in classes, music, theater, cultural events, community outreach, or volunteering with students, we have something that is just right for you. CLU thrives because of the support and participation of people just like you who have helped make us a center of the region's cultural and academic life since our founding in 1959.

Community Leaders Association

Business owners, CLU alumni, faculty, staff and community members volunteer their services for Cal Lutheran's Community Leaders Association. Proceeds from Hats & High Tea,, Golf Tournament and other events provide scholarships and faculty grants. Volunteers are needed to network with and recruit new members, fundraise, generate ideas, organize events, locate resources and host reception tables. For more information, please contact University Relations at 805-493-3151.


Award-winning National Public Radio station, KCLU is the area's top provider of long-form national and regional news, cultural programs and jazz. Volunteers are needed to answer phones during semi-annual membership drives and perform clerical duties throughout the year. Please call 805-493-3900 or sign up online.


Showcasing Scandinavian arts and crafts, food, history, music and culture, and an all new international fair, each spring ScanFest offers opportunities to set up displays and staff booths. High school volunteers gain credit for state service requirement; repeat volunteers meet old friends; first-time volunteers make connections to the community. Free admission for volunteers. For complete details about ScanFest please visit the ScanFest website.

Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival

The Shakespeare festival draws audiences to the outdoor stage at Kingsmen Park to watch performances given by professional actors and apprentices from across the country. Volunteers construct costumes, create and change scenery, perform clerical duties, and staff ticket and concession booths. Please call 805-493-3455.

Campus Ministries

Cal Lutheran offers students opportunities for worship and prayer during day and evening hours. Settings are informal or traditional. Community participation is encouraged. Gifts of time and talent are welcome. Volunteers are needed to prepare for trips to Mexico for Habitat for Humanity International projects. Please contact Pastor Scott Maxwell-Doherty at 805-493-3228.