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!
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.
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.
Attention Minors Ages 13-17: A Parental Permission Form, signed by your parent or legal guardian, must be received prior to volunteering.
Featured Current Volunteer Opportunities
Sewing Machine Lab Assistant: The Library’s sewing machine program teaches sewing skills and helps attendees with their sewing project needs. Help the program instructor as needed. Must have good sewing machine skills, be flexible and like working with people. For more information, contact Jane Dimpel or call (408) 730-7316, or Rachel Schmidt or call (408) 730-7818.
Sunnyvale Youth Basketball League: Volunteer as a basketball coach for the Sunnyvale Youth Basketball League (SYBL) January – March 2016. SYBL is a recreational, non-competitive league that caters to boys and girls in grades kindergarten-8th and focuses on developing solid basketball skills along with good sportsmanship. Should have some knowledge of the game, and be able to commit two hours per week for the eight-week season. Commitments include running one, one-hour practice each week at a provided location within the City of Sunnyvale (practices are held on weekday evenings), and coaching a one-hour game each Saturday. Must be able to provide two personal/professional references. For more information/questions about SYBL, contact Angelique Wilson or call (408) 730-7723.
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.