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Thank you for your interest in becoming a City of Santa Clara volunteer. Volunteering for the City is one of the best examples of government and people working together for the good of the community. It will give you an insider's look at how local government works, and an opportunity to share your talents, skills, and feedback on how to better serve our customers. We consider our volunteers one of the most diverse and rich resources in our community, and we're happy to have you join us.

The mission of the volunteer services program is to enhance city programs and services by matching the varied talents of concerned individuals and groups of all ages, interests, and skills with a wide variety of interesting and challenging municipal projects. Santa Clara volunteers are placed according to their interests and skills, as well as the needs of the City. Volunteer Services seeks to find the right opportunity for every volunteer-to assure a rewarding experience that enhances City services. 

Please Note:

  • All information collected is confidential and only for City of Santa Clara Volunteer Programs, which is managed by the City of Santa Clara Human Resources Department. 
  • The City does not share information submitted by you with any other organization.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteers are essential to providing quality services to the residents of our community. Community members of all ages are encouraged to show pride and get involved in civic activities through volunteer work within the City of Santa Clara.

Who Volunteers?

Community members 14 years of age and older are encouraged to volunteer in any number of programs, activities or events sponsored by the City of Santa Clara.

How Do I Become a Volunteer?

Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must first complete and submit an online City volunteer application. In addition, a signed Release of Liability form must be completed and received prior to application approval. 

Please be advised that if you are volunteering for a position that deals with children, transportation or money you MUST be fingerprinted by the Santa Clara Police Department and cleared with the Department of Justice before beginning volunteer service (no cost to volunteer).

Attention Minors: A hard copy "Release of Liability" form, signed by your parent or guardian, must be received prior to beginning volunteer duties.

Already A Volunteer?

If you are already approved as a volunteer and have received your Volunteer Log-in and Password, and would like to access your Volgistics account to sign up or review assignments, please login here.



Other City-affiliated Volunteer Opportunities

Citizens Police Academy
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
Harris-Lass Museum
Leadership Santa Clara
Police Activities League (PAL) Volunteers
Santa Clara Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES)
Santa Clara Arts & Historical Consortium
Santa Clara Senior Center
Silicon Valley Animal Control Authority (SVACA)
Volunteer/Reserve Firefighter

For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at (408) 615-2080 or humanresources@santaclaraca.gov.

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