Spruce Up San Rafael

Outdoor Service Projects

From April to October, we offer hands-on service projects. It’s your opportunity to enjoy some fresh air, get your hands dirty, and do something good for your neighborhood and community! Projects range from cleanups to graffiti removal to painting picnic benches or repairing play equipment at our local parks. These morning projects will get your blood moving and acquaint you better with your City and your neighbors.

Join Us on Earth Day, Saturday April 22 from 9 to Noon! Click here for Earth Day information, future dates, projects and 2017 Days of Service!

Volunteer Program ★ 20th Anniversary

Celebrating 20 Years of Volunteerism

Volunteers are vital to San Rafael, supporting the work of our departments, programs, projects, and special events.

Celebrate our volunteer community with us! Check back each week as we spotlight some of the amazing people and programs that have made San Rafael such a great place to live, work, and play.

Ongoing Opportunities

Want to Help?

Volunteers provide valuable help to the City of San Rafael and gain great personal satisfaction knowing they have contributed to our community. Find out about the many opportunities to help in city departments, outdoors or at special events.

Do you want to initiate a project in your own neighborhood— to clean up or beautify a public area, or remove invasive weeds or graffiti? Fill out this form and we’ll get in touch!

People in Action

Battling Trash and Climate Change

laurie_redGet the latest on the Volunteer Program – read our newsletter!

  • Learn how volunteer Laurie Sheldon is leading efforts to reduce cigarette litter in the city by distributing free “pocket” ashtrays!
  • Want to reduce your “carbon footprint”? Volunteer Tamra Peters can help you learn how through a program called Resilient Neighborhoods!