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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 alpha order.  To apply online, click on the title of the program for which you want to apply. You may also print out the City of Roseville Volunteer Application, and mail it to Human Resources, 311 Vernon St., Roseville, CA, 95678. 

City Volunteer Program Opportunities

Central Services
The City of Roseville Central Services department is looking for two volunteers to assist in the office and in the garage. Volunteers will get to know more about the City of Roseville, vehicle maintenance, and municipal office work. The schedule is anytime Monday through Friday. The department is flexible and will accommodate any hours a volunteer can work. Below are general volunteer work descriptions:

Clerical/Office Assistance
Assist Central Services in accomplishing tasks related to specific department activities/requirements. The duties may include: 

    • File paperwork 
    • Data entry on spread sheet 
    • General office clerical duties 
    • Copy invoices on copy machine 
    • Occasionally answer phones

Garage Service Helper
This volunteer must have a valid CA Driver’s License. They will assist the Service Workers with parts and tools retrieval needed for the vehicles, returning unused parts and tools, assist in the organization and maintenance of the parts storage areas, assist in processing routine paperwork and records, assist with clean up and maintenance of the work areas. The duties may include: 

    • Pick up and deliver parts and vehicles 
    • Assist Parts Buyer with parts and shop tools 
    • Assist with parts inventory 
    • Occasionally answer phones 
    • Occasionally identify and order parts 
    • Copy and mail invoices 
    • Data entry on spreadsheet and fleet software system

If you want to volunteer or inquire for more information, please contact Vicki Kenton at (916) 774-5730 or

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.

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.

If you’re interested in contributing as a Fire Administration Volunteer or Fire Service Volunteer, please register online or fill out the City of Roseville Volunteer Application along with the Roseville Fire Supplemental Application and return them to:

Roseville Fire Department
c/o Jenny Neeley 
401 Oak St # 402
Roseville CA, 95678

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.

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!

Maidu Museum and Historic Site
Docent (Tour Guide) Training is available at the Maidu Museum and Historic Site. Learn more about the Maidu Indians who lived in the Roseville region and help teach school children about their culture and ancient village site. Docents lead school and public tours for groups that visit the Maidu Museum and Historic Site.

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.

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, 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! 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. Please call Jeannie Gandler at (916) 746-1289 or e-mail to get started!

Utility Exploration Center
Take action to support a sustainable Roseville. Make a difference in your community and connect with people who share your commitment to protecting the 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.


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