Volunteer in the City of San Mateo

Volunteer Program

Citywide Volunteering

Citywide Volunteering Site

The City of San Mateo is excited to announce the launch of a new website dedicated to volunteerism!

The City’s Get Connected website highlights the ways volunteers can connect with volunteer opportunities in the area. Volunteers take on important roles of coordinating community education events, leading book sale fundraisers, and modeling good sportsmanship as a youth sports coaches. Volunteers provide the City with a broad source of expertise, talent, and people power for San Mateo services and programs. Whatever YOUR talent or interest is, there is likely to be a volunteer opportunity for you!

How to Volunteer?

Look at our active programs and available opportunities on our Volunteer site. Once you have found an opportunity, share your interest with us by creating an account and applying to the opportunity. You will receive an email with next steps.

Contact us: 


Phone Number: 
(650) 522-7277

Stay informed:

Visit our Volunteer site to apply and view volunteer opportunities,

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

City of San Mateo Volunteer Opportunities

Visit the City's Volunteer site to view and apply for available volunteer opportunities. 

Local Volunteer Opportunities

Organization Volunteer Role Apply
Scientific Minds of America Tutor, Marketing/Outreach Apply
English Together English Coach Website
BUILD  Mentor, Student Coach, Event Panelist Sign Up
Free Tutoring Center Tutor Apply
San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department Community Emergency Response Team(CERT)  Email
Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Special Advocate Email
Catholic Charities Center for Immigration Legal and Support Services Office and Bilingual Volunteers Email
Homework Central In-Person Tutor Email
HIP Housing Office Volunteers View
County of San Mateo Volunteering Various Roles Website
Samaritan House Volunteers for food services Email
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Volunteers for food services & distribution Website
Vitalant Blood donations Website
Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse (CORA) Front Desk Receptionist  Website
Peninsula Food Runners Volunteer Food Runner Website