Thank you for your interest in becoming a City of Sunnyvale volunteer. Whether you would like to help at events, work with kids or seniors, or assist staff with special projects or administrative tasks, the volunteer program offers opportunities for everyone. We consider our volunteers a valuable resource!
Why Volunteer? Volunteering offers a variety of ways for volunteers ages 13 and above to contribute their time, skills, talents and interests, get involved in civic activities, and make a difference for the benefit of both the Sunnyvale community and the volunteer.
Who Volunteers? Community members 13 years of age and older are encouraged to volunteer in any number of programs, activities or events sponsored by the City of Sunnyvale.
What Opportunities are Available for Teens? Opportunities are available to youth ages 13 and older. Some examples of on-going opportunities include Public Safety Explorers and assisting in the Summer Teen Program. One-day special events include Hands on the Arts, Fit & Fun Fair and the State of the City Celebration.
How Do I Become a Volunteer? Anyone interested in volunteering for the City must first complete and submit an online volunteer application. If your main interest is volunteering at the Library, Community Center or Senior Center, complete the applicable form. Note: Please complete only one application and note all of your interests in the application.
Please be advised that most volunteer assignments in the City require volunteers 18 years of age and older to be fingerprinted by the Sunnyvale Department of Public Safety and cleared with the Department of Justice before beginning volunteer service.
FEATURED VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Fit & Fun Fair, Saturday, April 29, 2017
The City of Sunnyvale’s annual Fit & Fun Fair at Columbia Neighborhood Center is currently recruiting volunteers for various shifts and tasks including: set-up and clean-up, monitoring kid’s games, assisting with free health assessments, working with exhibitors, etc.
Volunteer shifts include (volunteers may sign up for multiple shifts):
- Shift #1 - Set-Up Volunteers: 8 a.m. to 11 a.m.
- Shift #2* - All Day Volunteers: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Shift #3* - Fair Only Volunteers: 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Shift #4 - Clean-Up Volunteers: 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
*Shift #2 and #3 require volunteers 18 years of age and over to be fingerprinted in accordance with City policy. Fingerprinting is arranged by the City and involves a brief appointment at no cost to the volunteer.
All volunteers are required to pre-register. If you have volunteered for this event in the past or are a current City of Sunnyvale volunteer, send an email to Alisha Rodrigues with your full name, contact information (email and phone) and shift preference. If you are a new volunteer, please fill out and submit a Fit & Fun Fair Volunteer Application.
Cesar Chavez Youth Action Day, Saturday, March 25; 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Celebrate the legacy of Cesar E. Chavez by learning about his civil rights leadership and how youth can be leaders today by getting involved in local community service initiatives. The day will include fun, eco-friendly service projects (tree planting and park beautification activities), assembling resources for the homeless with the Downtown Streets Team, leadership skill-building workshops and a free light breakfast and lunch. This opportunity is open to youth ages 13 to 18 years old. Community service credit available.
To sign up, fill out the Community Services Volunteer Application and check the "Cesar Chavez Youth Action Day 2017" opportunity under the "Assignment Preferences" section. Please contact Jesus Reygoza via email or telephone at (408) 730-7741 if you have any questions regarding this volunteer opportunity.
The Volunteer Resources Program promotes collaborative civic engagement through volunteerism.
What we do:
- Recruit and place a skilled and committed corps of volunteers and interns in City departments.
- Foster direct connections and understanding between residents and City government.
- Provide support and referrals for non-profit agencies that serve the Sunnyvale community.
- Promote volunteerism, leadership development and civic engagement in Sunnyvale.
Questions: Email the Volunteer Resources Program or call 408-730-7533.