As an all-volunteer organization grounded in local communities, the California Jaycees offers the opportunity to find your own path in volunteering and service. We also provide a connection to larger statewide, nationwide, and international impact. The Jaycees offers connection to mentoring, true ownership over work, and connection to something larger than the individual--all things essential to the engagement of young people in volunteering.
The mission of the California Jaycees is to create a better world by empowering young people. We are a people-development organization that seeks to create positive change in ourselves, our organization and our community. Everything we do must encourage young people to become members and to take full advantage of our world-class fellowship, community service and leadership training opportunities.
The vision of the California Jaycees is to be the organization of choice for young adults, providing direction and leadership to our communities, the state and the nation in order to effect positive change.
A Global Network
Jaycees are not only members of their local chapter, but of the California Junior Chamber, the United States Junior Chamber, and Junior Chamber International (JCI), a worldwide federation of almost a quarter of a million young leaders and entrepreneurs, located in more than 5,000 communities in over 100 nations throughout the world, participating in projects, meetings, learning programs and events to help create positive change in our world.