Community Volunteer Opportunities

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Below is a list of local community organizations who serve the general public with social, health, housing, and other services. Each is in need of passionate and dedicated volunteers. Please click on one of the links below to learn more about these great organizations.

If you know of or represent a community group that should be on this list, or want to change the information listed, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at 408-615-2220 or email

Citizens' Police Academy (CPA)

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  • Service Address601 El Camino Real, Santa Clara 95050

The Santa Clara Police Department’s Citizens’ Police Academy (CPA) is a 12-week program intended to provide participants with an overview of the Police Department's functions and operational procedures.

The curriculum and teaching methods are similar to those of the regular Police Academy, with a mix of lecture format and scenario/ hands-on training. The weekly sessions are not intended to train participants to be Police Officers but are designed to help create a citizenry that is both familiar and comfortable with their Police Department.



Contact Name and Phone:

Carolyn McDowell, Staff Analyst

(408) 615-4892

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