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City Department Volunteer Opportunities

Below are the various volunteer programs in the City of Roseville. They are listed by program name in alphabetical order.  To apply online, click on the title of the program for which you want to apply. You may also view volunteer opportunities and apply online by visiting: MyVolunteerPage  or you  can print out the City of Roseville Volunteer Application, and mail it to Human Resources, 311 Vernon St., Roseville, CA, 95678.  Our Volunteer Center can be contacted by calling 916-774-5209 or  by e-mailing

City Volunteer Program Opportunities

FAB (Fifty and Better)
The Maidu FAB programs offer a wide variety of classes, activities, special events and services to anyone 50+. Volunteers are needed to assist in data entry and in the various program activities.  To register online click here.

Fire Department
Volunteering at the Roseville Fire Department requires:

    • RFD volunteers must be at least 21 years of age 
    • RFD volunteers must make a minimum 1 year commitment of service to the Department 
    • RFD volunteers must serve a minimum of 4 hours per week 
    • RFD volunteer service will take place during normal business days of Monday - Friday and normal business hours of 8am - 5pm 
    • RFD volunteers will serve hours at the Fire Administration Office at 401 Oak Street and may undertake special projects at any of the City Fire Stations or the Fire Training Center 
    • We are accepting applications year around, but hold interviews once per quarter

Currently, the City of Roseville Fire Department has two types of volunteers:

Fire Administration Volunteer
The Majority of this service is done at the Fire Administration Office at 401 Oak Street working on Community Relations, Public Education, and Fire & Life Safety Programs. Projects may include coordinating Fire Safety Rallies for Elementary Schools, marketing the Vial of Life Program, promoting Community Risk Reduction activities, or speaking to residents and groups about fire safety.

Fire Service Volunteer
The majority of service is done at the Fire Training Center doing hands-on work that supports municipal Fire Service. If you're interested in Firefighting as a career, this is the assignment for you. This is not a "Volunteer Firefighter" position rather a support position to assist the Department and its personnel. As a Fire Service Volunteer you will not be placed in live fire situations. Again, this will be a great introduction to Fire Service but you won’t get any live fire experience. Please note that we have a 3-6 month waiting period for Fire Service Volunteer positions.

To register online click here or to inquire for more information please contact Jenny Neeley at (916) 774-5849 or

Information Technology
The Information Technology department uses volunteers to assist the Service Desk staff in maintaining City computers and software as well as assisting users.  To register online click here.

Volunteers are needed at all three Roseville Library locations for new and exciting positions as well as the traditional shelving and shelf reading. Each library location offers a variety of engaging opportunities from helping with special events to Computer Tutors! Benefits include gaining valuable professional experience, sharing your skills with others, and meeting new people. Hours and scheduling are flexible. Help the library improve its service to the surrounding community by volunteering today! 

To register online click here or to inquire for more information please contact Jordan Mahallati at (916) 746-1218 or

Maidu Museum and Historic Site
Volunteers are needed for many position at the museum.  Even if you like working behind the scenes we have important volunteer positions for everyone.  A team of docents lead tours of the museum and historic sites and help teach children who gain valuable cultural knowledge.  We are also looking for volunteers for exhibit design and construction, data entry, front desk/gift shop assistants and special event assistants. 

To register online click here or to inquire for more information please contact Heidi Frantz at (916) 774-5934 or

Police Department
Roseville Police Volunteer Requirements:

• Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
• Volunteers must make a minimum 1 year commitment of service to the Department.
• Volunteers must serve a minimum of 4 hours per week or equivalent to 200 hours in a 12 month period.
• Volunteer hours are dictated by the chosen volunteer opportunity. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
• We are accepting applications year around, but hold interviews twice a year.

All police volunteer applicants must complete a volunteer application. All applicants will be notified of upcoming interview dates. Those chosen from the interview process will submit to a full background check, fingerprint submission and CVSA (Computer Voice Stress Analyzer). The background process can take in excess of 8 weeks.

To register online click here or to inquire for more information please contact Traci West at (916) 746-1081or

Public Works

School Crossing Guard
The Safe Routes to School program is now accepting applications for a new volunteer program. SRTS is looking for individuals 18 years of age and older to serve as Crossing Guards at elementary schools in West Roseville. Public Works department staff is coordinating this program.

Why volunteer as a School Crossing Guard? “The Presence of adult crossing guards can lead to more parents feeling comfortable about their children walking or bicycling to school”.

    • Help Children cross the street safely
    • Remind drivers of the presence of pedestrians
    • Be a role model for children
    • Get to know and give back to your community

Commitment is flexible. You can volunteer five days a week or as little as two hours/one day a week. To get started today apply online by clicking here, call Yvonne Woosley at (916) 774-5351 or e-mail All training and equipment will be provided.

Bike/Walk Ambassador
Now looking for adults 18 years and older who enjoy biking or walking, getting active and who want to help others in Roseville! Help enrich our community by volunteering as a Bike/Walk Ambassador. You’ll be:

    • Helping teach students and parents how to safely bike to and from school 
    • Educating Roseville’s trail users on how to Share the Trail 
    • Engaging the community at events

By donating just a few hours a month, you will gain more than you give. Become a Bike/Walk Ambassador today and apply online by clicking here!  For more information, contact Julia Khashchuk at (916)746-1376 or e-mail

Transit Ambassador
The Alternative Transportation Division of Public Works is seeking volunteers for the Transit Ambassador Program of South Placer County. Do you ride Roseville Transit?  You can use your experience as a volunteer in this program to help others learn to ride the bus. Would you like to learn how to ride Roseville Transit and then help others? A free training program is available. Volunteers help transit riders at bus stops, on the bus and at community and regional events.  The goal of the program is to help new transit riders get comfortable using Roseville Transit and other transit providers in the south Placer region. 

Volunteers are asked to commit 5 hours per month to the program and the schedule is flexible. To get started today apply online by clicking here,  Please call Jeannie Gandler at (916) 746-1289 or e-mail  for more information!

Utility Exploration Center

Volunteer for the Utility Exploration Center to help make a difference in your community. We welcome people with a range of backgrounds and experience. Most of all, we are looking for those who have a love of learning and sharing ideas, a passion for living sustainably and a commitment to giving back to the Roseville community. Volunteering at the Center brings opportunities to meet people and make new friends, to learn, to be creative, to teach and to share your passion and skills in a fun and stimulating environment.

Interpretive Docents
Lead curriculum-based tours and educational activities for students, youth groups, and adults -- both at the Center and off-site. They attend continuing education classes and assist staff with updating and evaluating school and interpretive programs.

Customer Service
Staff our help desk, assist visitors with questions about City services, represent the Center at outreach/special events, maintain educational and other materials and promote the Center’s message to a variety of audiences. 

To get started today apply online by click here.   For more information contact Melissa Kinsey, volunteer coordinator, at (916)746-1553 or via email at