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In this edition:

One-Day Volunteer Opportunities
Seasonal Volunteer Opportunities
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities


One-Day Volunteer Opportunity

GROW San Mateo volunteers

GROW San Mateo:

Are you interested in helping restore beauty in a local neighborhood park? In partnership with the City of San Mateo Parks and Recreation Department, Grow San Mateo is a grass roots project to organize community volunteers to help care for the flower beds and landscape areas in Beresford Park. Volunteers will meet at the flower beds at 28th and Fernwood this Saturday, February 8th. Volunteers are welcome to join anytime between 9am – noon. For more information, please visit or visit


Seasonal Opportunity


Jr. Warrior Basketball League Assitant Coach:

Use your talents and passion for basketball to make a difference in San Mateo by coaching community kids in the 2020 Junior Warriors Basketball League at the King Recreation Center. The league runs from February 1st – March 28th every Saturday. To apply, please visit our Citywide Volunteer Online Application

Jr. Warriors League

Ongoing Opportunities

Volunteers at Senior Center

Movie Discussion Leader:

Do you love movies? If so, this opportunity is perfect for you! The Senior Center is looking for movie lovers to provide a summary of the movie before the showing on Thursdays at the Senior Center’s Movie Daze & Discussion. The summary and facilitation discussion will begin at 12:50pm. To apply, please visit our Citywide Volunteer Online Application.

Sunshine Coordinator:

The Senior Center is looking for someone who enjoys writing hand-written letters. This volunteer opportunity is super flexible—you can write letters remotely and at any time of the day! The hand-written letters are for community members who would enjoy receiving a heartwarming letter during a time of need, such as when they are sick, grieving, or celebrating a birthday. If this sounds like a perfect fit, please visit our Citywide Volunteer Online Application to apply.

Japanese Garden Ambassador:

Are you a fan of the Japanese Garden in Central Park? If so, this is your chance to show your community the love and appreciation you have for the garden. The Japanese Garden Ambassador will welcome patrons and answer questions patrons may have. We are looking for volunteers interested in helping for about 1-2 hours on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. If you are interested, please visit our Citywide Volunteer Online Application to apply.  


These are only a few of the many volunteer opportunities we have available. Please check out our site at to learn more!

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