Volunteer Services

The City of Gilroy’s Volunteer Service Program is built on the belief that both the volunteer and the City of Gilroy can benefit from a partnership. Volunteers with knowledge, interest or special skills, can provide valuable assistance to City in completing projects and implementing programs. Volunteers can share their experience with city staff in developing or planning City programs, activities or special events.in a team effort.
Welcome Volunteers!
The city welcomes the participation from all segments of our community and believes that volunteers involved in city projects will acquire a better understanding and appreciation of how their government works. Volunteer involvement can also strengthen neighborhoods, the  community and encourage business partnerships with city government. Everybody wins!

Volunteers Needed for These Events and Programs
Click on the event listed below for descriptions, dates and details on the volunteer project. You can register as a volunteer directly from the link below for the event. If a link is not available, that means the volunteer recruitment cycle is closed for that program because it is full or the event has passed. Be sure you also complete the Volunteer Application and submit it to Recreation Coordinator Susan Voss, by email or at 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy.

    Volunteer Criteria
    Who Can Volunteer?
    • All ages and backgrounds
    • Homemakers
    • Professionals
    • Retirees
    • Students
    • Technical experts

    Where Can I Volunteer?
    • Community Development
    • Finance
    • Parks & Recreation
    • Police
      • Volunteers in Policing (VIP's)
      • Wipe Out Watch (WOW)
      • Police Explorers
    • Public Information
    • Senior Center
      • Gift Shop
      • Senior Services

    Why Should I Volunteer?
    • Assist your fellow citizens
    • Feel the satisfaction of community service
    • Gain valuable work experience
    • Get to know your city government
    • Learn new skills
    • Share your expertise
    • Try something new
    Volunteer Application
    Please complete the Volunteer Application. Volunteers need to sign the waiver and return the application to the Recreation office, 7351 Rosanna Street, Gilroy or email it to Recreation Coordinator Susan Voss. The completed Volunteer Application can also be faxed to 408-846-0445. Parents or legal guardians need to sign the application for youth under age 18.
    Program Supervisor
    For specific questions about volunteering with the City of Gilroy, contact Recreation Coordinator Susan Voss by email or by phone 408-846-0460.