Volunteers are vital to the success of our community. City volunteer opportunities are available for individuals or groups such as schools, companies, and clubs.
Many of our recreation program and park volunteers consist of high school students looking to fulfill community service requirements. The Parks & Recreation team can help find the right program for you and to verify your service hours.
If you are considering serving on a City commission, go to the "Current Openings" link below for available opportunities.
To apply as a volunteer, please fill-out a volunteer application form.
|department or program||opportunity description||how to get involved|
|Adult Community Center (ACC)||
The ACC seeks volunteers to help with several activities, including:
|For more information and questions, contact Linda Scannell at (650) 802-4113 or firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|
|Boards and Commissions||
The City seeks volunteers to serve on its boards and commissions, which include:
|For more information and questions, contact Crystal Mui at (650) 802-4219 or email@example.com and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|
|Community Events||The City seeks volunteers to help with various events throughout the year. These events and volunteer roles include:
||For more information and questions, contact Anna Kertel at (650) 802-4114 or firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|
|Fire Department||The Fire Department’s Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills. The Spring 2020 CERT Academy will take place April 14 – May 9. The Fire Department also seeks volunteers for administrative/office projects involving single commitments of about 3-10 hours at Fire Station #9 in Redwood City.||Contact Jan Peterson at email@example.com or at (650) 780-5790 for questions about CERT, or to get involved in data entry and administrative projects. For more information about CERT Academy and registration, go to the Redwood City CERT Academy website. The Spring Academy currently has a waiting list, but anyone can join monthly CERT meetings and trainings.|
|Parks and Recreation||Adopt-A-Park and Adopt-A-Project are programs that engage individuals, groups, and organizations interested in maintaining and caring for public parks and sites, such as signs, trails, landscape areas, pedestrian spaces, and more. The City provides volunteers with training, supplies, and services that will help them maintain the site and learn about the value of safe, clean, and accessible public places.||For more information and questions, contact Amy Newby at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 802-4131 and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office offers a variety of volunteer positions, including those in:
|For more information, and to become a volunteer, visit the Sheriff’s Office recruitment website and see details and instructions under “Sheriff’s Volunteer Forces.”|
|Sustainability||Volunteers can assist with the annual Laurel Street trash cleanup in April and other sustainability projects around town for Earth Day.||For more information and questions, contact Adam Lokar at email@example.com or (650) 802-4220 and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|
|Youth Sports Program||The Parks and Recreation Department seeks enthusiastic volunteers to coach Kindergarten – 6th grade recreation basketball and 1st grade – 8th grade flag football. The program’s goal is to create a positive environment that promotes self-confidence while improving skills and knowledge of the game. The basketball league runs Saturdays January – February and the flag football league runs Friday evenings January – February.||For more information and questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|
|Youth Center||Volunteers can help out at the Youth Center by providing homework assistance at the after-school drop in program and by helping with instruction for special programs.||For more information and questions, contact Tyler Muela at email@example.com or (650) 802-4120 and fill out a volunteer application to get involved.|