City of Sacramento Volunteer Programs

Cause Area

  • Community


915 I Street, Suite 219Historic City HallSacramento, CA 95814 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The City of Sacramento welcomes volunteers to help provide services and programs to its citizens. Volunteers provide assistance with animal care, gardening, tours, arts and crafts, child development, special events and much more.


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

  • Parks and Recreation
  • Convention,Culture and Leisure
  • Police
  • Fire
  • Utilities
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Community Development
  • General Services
  • Economic Development
  • Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Charter Offices
  • Mayor and City Council

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 18. Short-term options include helping with fairs, festivals, sports activities 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. To learn more about how you can help, please use the links below, or contact:

Mary Lynn Perry, Volunteer Coordinator
City of Sacramento Volunteer Program
Department of Human Resources/Administration
Historic City Hall
915 I Street, Second Floor, Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: (916) 808-8317, Fax: (916) 808-1907

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