Volunteer Opportunities
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The following is just a sampling of recent openings.  Please give us a call at (415) 485-3071 or 485-3407, or contact us to find out what else we have available. If you have an idea for a volunteer position that you don't see here, please let us know and we will see if we can accommodate your interest. Thank you for visiting!

Canal Neighborhood Cleanup
Join your neighbors in an ongoing monthly cleanup of streets around 40 Lisbon Street.
(Lisbon, Verdi, Belvedere Streets and Bellam Blvd.). All it takes is an hour! Afterwards,
enjoy a free BBQ hosted by Urban Waterproofing and Urban Painting. More info.:

. Photographer for the Volunteer Program
Volunteers help with many of the special events and activities in the city, and we are looking for an able photographer to capture all of the exciting things that are going on! Do you have that special knack for capturing people in action, whether it's an outdoor activity or an indoor event? If so, we need your help. Your photos will be featured in our newsletter, on our website, and on Facebook!

Join the Marin Master Gardeners at the Falkirk greenhouse!
Love to garden? Come to a
work party on the second Saturday of each month at the beautiful Falkirk Gardens. Volunteers are also needed for other greenhouse projects including heating, cooling, plumbing,
drip irrigation, carpentry, and painting. For more information or to volunteer, contact
Phil Hinderberger, phinder@pacbell.net.

Library Outreach Volunteer
Do you read widely and find yourself recommending books to friends, coworkers and family? The library is looking for a volunteer to select books for discriminating readers with a variety of tastes but who are unable to visit the library themselves. Must be able carry a load of books (sometimes up stairs) and use your own car to deliver materials within city limits once or twice a month. This is a fairly physical job for someone who enjoys working independently. We have a one-year requirement, but most volunteers stay for many years!

Events Assistance
Throughout 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 May Madness Classic Car Parade, the Italian Street Painting Festival (June), the San Rafael Food & Wine Festival (Aug.), 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 to setting up barricades--please join us!

  Weekend 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. Check it out!

Library Computer Tutor

Help your San Rafael community with literacy - computer literacy! San Rafael residents are eligible to receive free computer tutoring for things such as basic word processing, spreadsheets, internet searches, web-based email, online job-hunting and more. If you have a solid knowledge of the PC, good people skills, and a penchant for teaching, this might be the job for you. Hours are scheduled during library open-hours, and matched to your availability and the availability of applicants

Filing Assistant - Human Resources
Assist the Human Resources Department with various filing and organizing needs to keep our busy city running smoothly! Four hours a week, Mon., Tues. or Thurs. preferred.

Concierge at City Hall
Directs visitors to proper departments at City Hall on Fifth Street, answers questions relating to City Hall activities and, at times, assists with light clerical duties. Monday to Thursday, 3 hour shifts.

Data/Admin Assistant - Fire Department

San Rafael Fire Department is looking for a volunteer with experience in letter-writing, data tracking, and high-level clerical work that wants to work with the hottest Fire Department in the county. Duties include organizing and keeping track of files and accounts, composing letters, etc. Duties and tasks depend on your availability. This position may require a background check and requires a minimum one-year commitment.    
Clean Campaign Ambassador
Work with San Rafael Clean Campaign at various cleanup events and with outreach to schools and the community to educate about the hazards of litter and benefits of recycling. Various days, times, skill requirements available.

What is the process for volunteering? First contact us to discuss opportunities and see if we have something that interests you. Then you will be asked to complete/submit the Application Form. Once we receive the form you will 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 is set up and training or orientation will begin. Thank you for your interest!