Thank you for your interest in making a difference in the Palo Alto community. The City of Palo Alto’s Community Services Department offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for youth and adults who wish to connect with their communities through service. Volunteering allows individuals to meet new people, develop new skills, earn service hours, and give back. Whether you want to give back through participating in our annual special events, ongoing volunteer opportunities, or through local service organizations, we can all work together to do great things for the community.  
To see short-term opportunities within the Recreation Division or with local organizations, click here.

Although the Recreation Division does not currently offer ongoing opportunities at this time, you are welcome to visit the Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto Library, or Public Safety websites.


We highly recommend individuals interested in volunteering to sign up for our monthly newsletter that highlights upcoming opportunities.