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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Sacramento and it’s partners.  At this time due to efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 many volunteer opportunities are postponed or cancelled.  Please be in touch with the contact listed in each description to determine the status of that opportunity. 

The City of Sacramento and its non-profit partners have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for youth and adults. These include short-term as well as on-going activities. If you'd like to volunteer, please visit our on-line searchable listings. You may apply online at City of Sacramento Volunteer Program or view our volunteer program web pages for more information.

For more information contact: 

Economic Development Division
915 I Street, First Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814

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2016 Winner Digital Strategy & Impact AwardsVolunteer Program Wins Digital Strategy & Impact Award

2016 winner of award for Improved Citizen Involvement. Awarded for achieving success increasing community contributions with digital strategy. Through the use of strategic digital communications, the program was able to increase volunteer hours by 29,420 hours with an estimated value of $693,135 in donated services. Read the media release about our award.

Volunteer Forms & Guides

You may apply online or use these forms:

Parks Volunteer Survey:

Let us know how the Park Volunteer program is doing! If you have volunteered for a parks project please complete the survey below. The City of Sacramento Parks and Recreation Department is interested in getting your feedback regarding your recent Park volunteer experience. Please take a few moments and complete this short survey. All survey participant information will remain anonymous (one survey per volunteer per event). Thank you for your continued support and assistance.

About the Volunteer Program

The City of Sacramento's Volunteer Program encompasses opportunities in a wide variety of departments:

  • Charter Offices
  • Community Development
  • Convention and Cultural Services
  • Economic Development
  • Finance
  • Fire
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Mayor and City Council
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Police
  • Public Works
  • Utilities

Volunteers provide a broad source of expertise, talent, and manpower for City programs. Volunteers gain new skills, meet new people, make use of talents, develop greater knowledge and understanding of city government, help solve community issues, secure job references, explore career possibilities and gain personal satisfaction of making a difference in their community.

Volunteers assist with special events, animal care, gardening, tours, arts and crafts, child development, and much more. Some departments can utilize volunteers as young as 12, while others require the volunteer to be at least 21. Short-term options include helping with fairs, festivals, sports activities, adopt-a-park clean-ups and other one-day events. On-going opportunities offer the chance to work with animals as well as youth and seniors. Unpaid internships and group options are also available.