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Scholarship Review Committee

The Ventura College Foundation was initially established for the purpose of raising funds for student scholarships. While our focus has expanded over the years, we continue to support our students through our scholarship program.

Approximately 70% of Ventura College students each year are classified as low- to moderate-income students (e.g. students with a household income of $36,000 or less for a family of four). Scholarships are a great way to ease the financial burden many of our students carry as they peruse their education and/or career.

Program Impact

Quick Stats from 2018:

  • 286 students received scholarships (57% of all 504 applicants)
  • 35% increase in total applications received
  • $605,653 in scholarship support

The Ventura College Foundation (VCF) Scholarship Review Committee is a team of community members, alumni, friends, family, and/or Ventura College employees who review all applications received for the VCF Scholarship Program.

READER QUICK FACTS

  • Committee members can review as few as four applications or up to 100! Anything and everything helps.
  • Reviews are done on your own schedule. You just need a computer and internet connection to score applications.
  • Applications are randomly assigned to each reviewer and each application is read by a total of three readers.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Jaimee Galvan at jgalvan@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6161.

Mailing Team

The Ventura College Foundation (VCF) Mailing Team is a team of community members, alumni, donors, friends, students, and/or Ventura College employees who sort, stuff, seal and label invitations, postcards, and fundraising mailings.

Volunteer Requirements

  • This is an “as needed” role and we will get in touch with you when there are project opportunities. We would like for you to commit to 3-5 mailing projects throughout the year, but understand it depends on the timing of mailing deadlines and your availability.
  • All volunteer work will be done in the VC Foundation office.
  • Day and evening volunteer opportunities available.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail required.
  • Completion of a Volunteer & Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Julie Harvey at jharvey@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6502.

Special Events Volunteers

Do you enjoy working as a team, interacting with the public and being a part of something inspiring? If you answered yes to any of these questions, than being a special event volunteer is the role for you!

We need volunteers to assist with:

  • Pre-event tasks in the VC Foundation office (name tags, stuffing, folding, etc.)
  • Setting up and tear down of events
  • Day of event support during the VC Foundation’s events such as Special Donor Receptions and our four Scholarship Award Ceremonies (STEM, Phoenix, Allied Health & Annual Scholarship Awards Luncheon) and more!

Volunteer Requirements

  • This is an “as needed” role and we will get in touch with you when there are volunteer opportunities.
  • Day, evening and weekend volunteer opportunities available.
  • Must be dependable.
  • Completion of a Volunteer & Confidentiality Agreement.
  • Must be at least 18 years old.

For more information or to volunteer, please contact Julie Harvey at jharvey@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6502.

Community Campus Tours

Step Into a Day in the Life
of a VC Pirate

The VC Foundation welcomes interested community members, service clubs, local community partners, businesses, alumni and everyone else in between on campus tours to learn more about the programs of the College and the Foundation. The tours are held on the second Thursday of every month (except for July, August, April & May) from 12pm-1pm. As part of each tour, guests hear from a VC Foundation board member, a current VC student, and visit three locations on campus.

For more information and to RSVP, please contact Jaimee Galvan at jgalvan@vcccd.edu or 805-289-6161.

2019 - 2020 Tour Schedule

Thursday, September 12th - 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, October 10th - 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, November 14th – 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, December 12th – 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, January 9th – 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, February 13th – 12-1 p.m.

Thursday, March 12th – 12-1 p.m.

Thursday,  June 11th – 12-1 p.m.