Current Opportunities

Apply Today for These Openings

San Rafael relies on volunteer help in many city departments and for events and projects. Check out our current openings below for City Department Opportunities, Outdoor Opportunities and Special Events. If something sparks your interest or you have questions please e-mail or call 415-485-3071. If you are ready to apply, fill out the Volunteer Application and we’ll contact you.

City Department Opportunities

Concierge Volunteer at City Hall

Welcome visitors to City Hall from the Concierge desk in the Lobby. No phone or computer work.

Reading Buddy at San Rafael's Pickleweed Library

Make a difference in a child’s life by volunteering to assist new readers build their skills and confidence and to share your enthusiasm about reading.

Book Mover

Strong volunteers are needed to move banker boxes of books, in their own vehicle, from Friends Books on C Street to the San Rafael Library on E Street.

Book Sorter

Book lovers with knowledge of the classics are needed to sort books and augment the San Rafael Library's collections. This position requires volunteers who are able to lift one banker box full of books.

Morning Mail Room Clerk

Are you a detailed oriented person who likes sorting and a short walk downtown? If you have an hour or so to spare on a weekday morning, please consider this position.

Afternoon Mail Room Clerk

Do you have an hour or so free on a weekday afternoon? Are you detailed oriented person who likes sorting and a short walk downtown? If so, then please consider this position.

Friends of the Library

We need volunteers that can sort book donations, mend library books, work at the book store, assist with sales, help with mailings and other tasks at outdoor book sales.

City of San Rafael Boards and Commissions

Do you have an interest in city governance? You can volunteer on a Board or Commission that advises the City Council on things like public safety and infrastructure, City programs, and building projects.

Outdoor Opportunities

Coastal Clean Up Day

Participate in Coastal Clean Up Day on Saturday, September 16th from 9am to noon. This family friendly opportunity happens at various locations in San Rafael.

Garden Help at Falkirk Cultural Center

Do you love to garden or want to learn? The Falkirk Cultural Center has six gardens and a greenhouse where you can volunteer.

Greenhouse Projects at Falkirk Cultural Center

Are you handy with carpentry or drip irrigation projects? Your skills are needed to help maintain infrastructure for six gardens and the greenhouse.

Clean Campaign Ambassador

Do you pick up trash in public areas? We would like to support you!

Special Events