Get Involved

The Community Action Partnership of Kern needs your support!

CAPK is always looking for community support for our many life-changing programs. There are several ways to get involved from volunteering, to attending a fundraising event, to making a donation—helping CAPK is easy and rewarding!

Board of Director Position
The Board of Directors are responsible for determining program policies, plans and priorities, evaluating progress against performance, approving all program proposals and budgets, and enforcing compliance with all grant conditions. CAPK is governed by a volunteer tri-partite board of directors comprised of 15 representatives: five from the public sector, five low-income representatives, and five from the private sector/community. Click here for more information about Board of Directors- Roles & Responsibilities.

We are recruiting for one (1) position on an unpaid, all-volunteer Board:
**Private Sector Representative (Kern County): an individual from business, industry, civic, welfare, and/or social service organizations.

Applications are due by Friday, December 1, 2017. For more information, call Paula Daoutis, Administrative Coordinator, at (661) 336-5236 ext. 1170.
Click here to access the application.

CAPK has many different programs and volunteer opportunities including the Food Bank, doing taxes at VITA and volunteering with children at Head Start or Shafter Youth Center.   Please fill out our Volunteer Form.

Make a Donation
Supporting CAPK financially can make a big difference in your community. Click here to donate online or call (661) 336-5236. Donations are tax deductible and we happily accept donations from individuals or businesses.

Corporate and Foundation Donors
To view a grant-like agency profile about Community Action Partnership of Kern, including our financial information, governance and management structure, current needs, etc., please click here.

Partner with CAPK on a Fundraiser or Drive
Partnering with CAPK for a fundraiser or goods drive is an easy, inexpensive way to help fight poverty in Kern County. It’s also a great way to let the community know that you care. For more information on partnering with CAPK, please call (661) 336-5236.

Attend, Sponsor or Donate to our Banquet
CAPK’s Annual Humanitarian Awards Banquet & Fundraiser is a way for us to recognize the efforts and contributions of local Champions in Community Action in the categories of Humanitarian of the Year, Community Partner of the Year and Volunteer of the Year. It is also a way for CAPK to raise funds to support our youth, family, financial empowerment and nutrition programs. You, or your corporation or group, can participate by attending our Banquet, becoming a sponsor (there are opportunities ranging from the $300 (small ad) to the $20,000 (Platinum) level), or helping us spread the word. For more information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, please call (661) 379-8203 or write to