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Human Resources Department/Volunteer Resources Program
505 W. Olive Ave., Suite 200
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Telephone: 408-730-7533
TDD 408-730-7501

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Volunteer Resources Program

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.


State of the City, Saturday, July 29, 2017
The City of Sunnyvale is recruiting energetic volunteers for its annual State of the City event at the Sunnyvale Civic Center, 456 W. Olive Ave. This event is expected to attract 300+ Sunnyvale residents and will include the Mayor’s State of the City speech, community awards, children’s activities, civic engagement booths, and many other fun, family friendly activities. Volunteer with us to help ensure a successful event this year. Volunteers are needed prior to the event date on Friday, July 28 for setup and on the day of from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Volunteers shifts include:

  • Shift A (Friday, July 28 – Day prior to event): 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Shift B (All-Day on July 29): 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • Shift C (Clean-Up on July 29): 1:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

If you are a past or current City of Sunnyvale volunteer, send an email to Volunteer Resources with your full name, contact information, and shift preference. If you are a new volunteer, please fill out and submit a State of the City volunteer application.


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.


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