Volunteer in the City of San Mateo

What is Volunteer Source?

The City of San Mateo's Volunteer Source makes it easy to connect volunteers with opportunities in the area. Volunteer provide the City wwith a broad source of expertise, talent, and people power for San Mateo services and programs.

Why Volunteer?

Volunteering means meeting new people, learning new skills, gaining service credits, securing employment references, learning more about city government, and finding personal satisfaction - all while making a difference within the community.

Please check out our ongoing and one-time/seasonal volunteer opportunities we have listed below.

  1. Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
  2. One-time Volunteer Opportunities

Parks & Recreation: 

  • BINGO Volunteer Callers 
  • Golf Marshal
  • Golf Cart Assistant 
  • Prep and Serve meals to Seniors
  • SASH Homebound Grocery Shopping for Seniors
  • Senior Center Front Desk Receptionist/Greeter
  • Senior Services Drop-In Program/Activity Leads
  • Youth Enrichment Class Assistant

If you are interested in any of the Parks & Recreation volunteer opportunities, please apply using the Citywide Volunteer Application. 


  • Computer Aide
  • Friends of the Library Book Sale support
  • Storytime Assistant
  • Tween Advisory Group
  • Welcome Greeter

If you are interested in any of the Library volunteer opportunities, please apply using the Library Volunteer Application.


  • Adopt-A-Drain Program
  • Do-It-Yourself Teen Volunteering
  • Team up to Clean Up

If you are interested in any of the Citywide volunteer opportunities, please contact Volunteer Source at volunteersource@cityofsanmateo.org or by calling (650) 522-7277

2019-20 Q1_stats