Volunteer in the City of San Mateo

What is Volunteer Source?

The City of San Mateo’s Volunteer Source makes it easy to connect volunteers with opportunities in the area. Volunteers provide the City with a broad source of expertise, talent, and people power for San Mateo services and programs.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering means meeting new people, learning new skills, gaining service credits, securing employment references, learning more about city government, and finding personal satisfaction - all while making a difference in the community.

Please check out our ongoing, seasonal, and one-time volunteer opportunities listed below.

Contact us: 


Phone Number: 
(650) 522-7277

Stay informed:

Sign up for email updates and we’ll notify you when new volunteer opportunities are posted.

One Day Opportunities

Title Location Date of Service Application
GROW San Mateo Beresford Park March 7, 2020 Email
GROW San Mateo Beresford Park April 4, 2020 Email
Beresford Park May 2, 2020 Email

Seasonal Opportunities

Title Location Dates of Service Application
Assistant Jr. Warriors Basketball Coach King Center February - March Apply
Scoreboard Operator & Stats Keeper King Center  February - March Apply
PAL Jr. Giants Baseball Coach Los Prados and/or Shoreview Park June - August Apply

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Title Department/Location Application
Japanese Garden Ambassador Central Park Apply
Adopt-A-Drain Citywide Apply
Do-It-Yourself Volunteering Citywide Email
Team Up to Clean Up Citywide Email
Book Sale Support Library Apply
Children's Homework Help Library Apply
Children's Makerspace Library Apply
Computer Aide Library Apply
Story time Assistant Library Apply
Welcome Greeter Library Apply
Golf Cart Assistant Poplar Creek Golf Course Apply
Golf Marshal Poplar Creek Golf Course Apply
BINGO Program Assistant/Caller Senior Center Apply
Grocery Shopper for SASH program  Senior Center Apply
Meal prep and Server Senior Center Apply
Movie Discussion Leader Senior Center Apply
Sunshine Coordinator Senior Center Apply

Other San Mateo Opportunities

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Please check out our Other Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunities page to see a list of local non-profit organizations who are in need of volunteers. 

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