top of page

Frequently Asked Questions

The Miss California Volunteer Pageant is the Official State Preliminary competition to the Miss Volunteer America Pageant and Miss Teen Volunteer America Pageant. 

We are thrilled that you are interested in competing with our organization. Please see below for a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help you on your journey. If you have further questions please feel free to send an email to

What are the competition Phases?

Miss: Interview 25% -- Fitness in Swimsuit 25% -- Talent 25% -- Evening Gown 25% 

Teen: Interview 25% -- Fitness in Athletic Wear 25% -- Talent 25% -- Evening Gown 25% 

Onstage Question is not scored, but utilized by the judges to make their final choices. Depending on the number of contestants we will either only have the top 5 onstage question, or open it to the entire class. TBD

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

Requirements to compete can be found by clicking the LINK below



How much does it cost to compete?

Cost to compete for the 2025 competition is as follows

Titleholder: $850 - Includes Official Crown and Sash and invitations to participate in upcoming Volunteer events

At-Large Contestant: $650 - Includes competition sash

- $150 Deposit required to secure your spot 

- $500 Registration Fee Due by October 25 2024

- $75 Official Local Sash - Due before item is shipped

-$125  Official Local Crown - Due before item is shipped

Payments can be made in the SHOP 

What's the Difference between Titleholder

This year, we are offering two different ways to participate in the Competition. 

Local Titleholder Option: -- APPLICATIONS CLOSE SEPTEMBER 1st!

  • Will have Official Sash and Crown to make personal appearances before competition

  • Invitation to participate in official events such as St. Jude Events, Glamour Gals, fundraising events and more. 

  • Access to official Social Media Page for your title

  • Access to Contestant Workshops

  • Access to Sponsor Discounts

At-Large Contestant Option: -- APPLICATIONS CLOSE OCTOBER 20th

  • No Sash or Crown 

  • Will receive Competition Sash at State Competition

  • Access to Contestant Workshops

  • Access to Sponsor Discounts 

What's a
Poppy Princess?

Our Poppy Princess Program is a Non-Competitive Program for young girls ages 5-12 to experience and participate in the Miss California Volunteer Pageant!

Poppy Princesses will receive:

  • Official Poppy Princess Crown and Sash

  • Official Poppy Princess SWAG

  • Official Poppy Princess T-Shirt

  • Opportunity to star onstage in the National Anthem, Poppy Princess Production Number, and Evening Gown Competition

  • Poppy Princesses will have their very own special Poppy Princess Coronation on Friday, November 22, 2024 at the Hermosa Beach Community Theater where they will be crowned by their Miss/Teen Mentor onstage!

  • $275 for New Poppy Princesses

  • $225 for Returning Poppy Princesses (Crown and Sash not included)

Where & When
is the State Pageant?

Miss California Volunteer and Miss California Teen Volunteer 2025 will be held at the

Hermosa Beach Community Theater, 710 Pier Ave Hermosa Beach Ca.

November 21-23, 2024

Here is a Tentative Schedule of the Weeks: THIS IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE 

  • Thursday November 21, 2024,

    • 1:00 pm:  Contestant Check In

    • 2:00 - 8:00 pm, Videography and Rehearsals

    • 8:00 - 10:00 pm: Pajama Party

  • Friday November 22, 2024: 

    • 8:00 am- 12:00pm Rehearsals​

    • 12:00 pm Teen Interviews Start

    • 2: 00 pm Miss Interviews Start

    • 6:00 pm Contestant Sign in Ceremony and Poppy Princess Coronation

  • Saturday November 23, 2024​

    • 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Rehearsals​

    • 5:00 pm - Pageant Competition!

Is there a Host Hotel?

Yes! More information will be available soon

What happens if I Win?

The winners of Miss California Volunteer and Miss California Teen Volunteer will have the opportunity to represent the state at the Miss Volunteer America Pageant and Miss Teen Volunteer America Pageants in Jackson. Tennessee!

They will also receive a prize package including Scholarship Dollars, Sponsored services, Goods, Travel Experiences and more!

Required Travel Dates:

  • Miss Volunteer America: June 14 - 22, 2025

  • Miss Teen Volunteer America: March 17-23, 2025

How do I join the California Volunteer Team?

We are Always looking for dedicated volunteers to be a part of the Miss California Volunteer Family!

Volunteer openings include:

  • Contestant Coordinators and Recruitment


  • Backstage and Production Volunteers

  • Social Media Coordinators

  • Fundraising Coordinators

  • Contestant Workshop Leads

  • and MORE!


Please reach out to our Executive Director for more information:

Katy Fowler -

What if I have more questions?

Send us an Email! 

bottom of page