How to Volunteer
Help a City Department
To see what’s available, check out our Current Opportunities page. If something piques your interest, complete and submit the Application Form. Once we receive the form you’ll be scheduled for an interview. After the interview, we’ll refer you to the department to see if there is a good match. If so, then a schedule for training or orientation will be set.
During the year, the city relies on volunteers to help us pull off many enjoyable events for the public. These include the Thursday evening Farmers’ Market (April – Oct.), the Italian Street Painting Festival (June 25 & 26), the San Rafael Rocks Block Party (July 16), Trick or Treat on Fourth Street (Oct.), the Parade of Lights (Nov.), and many other events. Activities range from set-up, to staffing information tables. Please join us and get ready for some fun! Learn more.
4th Saturday Service Projects
From April to October, the city offers monthly 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 fixing picnic benches or play equipment at our local parks. These morning projects will get your blood moving and acquaint you better with your city and your neighbors. Learn more.
Initiate A Project
If you live in San Rafael, and wish to beautify or enhance your neighborhood, you can organize cleanup days, tree plantings, median landscaping projects, park improvements, and the like. Learn more.
Are you part of a scout or school group? Or are you a member of religious group or a service club that would like to organize a service project for your members? We’d love to work with you to identify a project that contributes to the city and meets your needs. Call us directly at 415-485-3071.
Volunteer opportunities abound for San Rafael seniors. You can help out at many of the programs offered for seniors at the three city community centers. For more information, contact them directly:
Terra Linda Community Center (415-485-3341)
San Rafael Community Center (415-485-3348)
Albert J. Boro Community Center (415-456-9062)
Additionally the Cultural Affairs Service League (CASL) is a volunteer auxiliary formed in 1979 which operates out of the historic Falkirk Center. The group puts on many of Falkirk’s events and makes improvements to the facility. For more information about CASL, email or call 415-485-3328.