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Email ParkVolunteer@sanjoseca.gov or call (408) 595-3483 for more information

Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Volunteer Events


EventDate/TimeAgenda
12/12/2019 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM Not Included
12/14/2019 8:45 AM - 1:00 PM Not Included
12/14/2019 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Not Included
01/11/2020 8:45 AM - 12:00 PM Not Included

Volunteer throughout November and December and into January! Giving back to the community is the perfect present during this holiday season!

There are many ways to give your time back to your community. From park clean up to serving food, browse the categories below and find your perfect fit. Volunteers must complete the City of San José Volunteer Service Agreement.


Park Volunteers

  • Volunteers must be at least 6 years old.
  • High School “Community Service Hours” are awarded to park volunteers
  • All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Service Agreement

Volunteers Will Typically

  • Pick-up litter
  • Remove graffiti
  • Weed
  • Mulch
  • Weed and clean tree basins
  • Rake leaves
  • Trim bushes
  • Prune flowers/roses
  • Cut back suckers
  • Sweep walkways
  • Clean street gutters
  • Level DG
  • Sweep walkways
  • Clean street gutters
  • Level DG
  • Eliminate cobwebs
  • Remove old tape
  • Remove staples
  • Wash picnic tables
  • Clean playground equipment
  • Clean exercise equipment
  • Wash/paint trash cans
  • Paint curbing
  • Improve park sign area

 One Day Volunteer Events

  • One Day Volunteer Events are done in 3-4 hours
  • They run from 8:45 to 12:00 noon, any day of the week
  • All supplies are provided
  • Call (408) 595-3483 to schedule a park clean-up event for your group
  • Find the details for our next One Day Volunteer Event on the volunteer calendar

 Sunday Series Volunteer Events


 Corporate Volunteer Events

  • Does your work want to participate in a service event?
  • Team-build through park clean-ups
  • Volunteer events are 3 to 4 hours
  • Opportunities available any weekday
  • All tools and supplies provided
  • After volunteering, stay at the park to enjoy the great outdoors!
  • Email ParkVolunteer@sanjoseca.gov or call (408) 595-3483 for more information


 Scout Volunteer Projects

  • Gold/Silver/Bronze Award projects for Girl Scouts
  • Eagle Scout projects
  • Rangers assist with project development and onsite building
  • Make a difference in your neighborhood!
  • Email ParkVolunteer@sanjoseca.gov or call (408) 595-3483 for more information

Adopt-A-Park or Trail

Sign Up for various volunteer opportunities online!

The Adopt-A-Park (AAP) program is our long-term volunteer opportunity. Volunteers can be one person, families, friends or neighbors.

Which parks are available for adoption?

When can I volunteer?

Volunteers are welcome anytime at the park between 8:00 AM to ½ hour after sunset

Tasks

Help with different landscaping and maintenance tasks

Requirements

Individuals:

  • 8 hours of service per month
  • 1 year commitment

Groups:

  • 16 hours of service per month
  • 1 year commitment

Supplies

All materials are provided

Registration paperwork should be completed and mailed to:

Parks, Recreation & Neighborhood Services
200 East Santa Clara Street
9th Floor, Tower
San Jose, CA 95113
ATTN: Adopt-A-Park


Community Centers

Opportunities Include

  • Building and grounds (washing windows, cleaning and picking up litter)
  • Office work
  • Pre-school class prep work (cutting out shapes, preparing art projects, making copies)
  • Therapeutics
  • Youth Program Coaches

 

Additional information for Volunteers

Volunteers cannot use power tools, chemicals, herbicides or pesticides.

Fingerprinting and a TB test are required for most volunteer positions.

To apply for a City of San Jose volunteer experience, please complete our Volunteer Service Agreement. After staff has reviewed the application, the volunteer office will contact you regarding next steps.

Questions? Please email ParkVolunteer@sanjoseca.gov or call (408) 595-3483.

Park Volunteers
One Day Volunteer Events
Sunday Series Volunteers
Corporate Volunteer Events
Alum Rock Trail Crew
Scout Volunteer Projects