CitySERVE is a partnership between the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County and the City of Santa Cruz, serving as a matchmaker between interested community members and City staff who want to work with volunteers. View & Download CitySERVE Brochure
CitySERVE staff also work to promote the use of volunteers throughout the City, actively supporting the development of new volunteer programs within local government. CitySERVE staff work closely with City staff to find the right volunteer fit for your skills and interests.
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Our team looks forward to connecting you with a rewarding volunteer placement within city government.
All content, paperwork, registration information and opportunities for this program can be found on the City of Santa Cruz website. Learn more about short-term and long-term volunteer opportunities, internships, and special projects via the website or contact us using the info links above.
Documents for City of Santa Cruz Interns and Volunteers
All volunteers and interns must complete the CitySERVE Application before they begin volunteering.
Track your volunteer or intern hours using the CitySERVE Timesheet - or scroll to the bottom of this page and use the online form.
Beach Clean Up application - Please complete the application 3-weeks prior to the date that you want to host a group beach clean up at Cowell or Main Beach.
Resources for City Of Santa Cruz Employees
If you'd like to host and intern or volunteers in your department or program the first step is to complete the DEPARTMENT REQUEST FOR VOLUNTEERS form.
If you'd like assistance filling out the form or developing a volunteer position please contact the CitySERVE program specialist John Shamoun
If a volunteer is injured please report the injury immediately to City of Santa Cruz Human Resources / CitySERVE (831)420-5403.
We must complete an accident report form to be eligible for an insurance claim - we will help you complete the form.
You can access the form here:
CitySERVE Volunteer and Intern Hours
Report your volunteer hours monthly! It is important for us to know when you are volunteering so we can ensure that you are covered by our insurance. We also compile quarterly and annual reports for the Santa Cruz City Council on the impact of volunteer service in our city.