City Department Volunteer Opportunities


Below are the various volunteer programs in the City of Roseville. 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. 


New Volunteer Project Opportunity



The City of Roseville Public Works Department is looking for volunteers to help out with our bicycle/pedestrian count project, which involves periodic counts of bicyclists and pedestrians at locations throughout the City. Please reply to this email if you are interested in helping out. Additional information about this exciting volunteer opportunity is provided below:

Time Commitment: Volunteers are expected to attend one 1-hour training meeting and conduct at least one count over a 2 hour window of time. Total time commitment (when factoring in travel to site) is approximately 4 hours.

Count Date/Times: Counts will be conducted during the following times:

    • Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
    • Wednesday. September 10, 2014 from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM or 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM
    • Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 AM to Noon

Training Meeting: Training is scheduled Wednesday, September 3, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM in the Alternative Transportation Division offices at 401 Vernon Street.

Job Description: Volunteers will fill in a tally form marking how many bicyclists and pedestrians cross a given point. Volunteers may also fill in additional information such as whether or not bicyclists are wearing a helmet. Also attached is a volunteer job description. All supplies will be provided by City.

Purpose of Counts: The purpose of the counts is to: 
    • Implement Bicycle Master Plan, which calls for counts as part of the evaluation of our program. The counts would be conducted over time to see any changes/trends.
    • Maintain/enhance Roseville's status as a Bicycle Friendly Community.
    • Implement Safe Routes to School (SRTS) grant, which requires before/after counts & evaluation.
    • Support grant application proposals.
    • Participate in the National Bicycle & Pedestrian Documentation project http://bikepeddocumentation.org/

Please email awinter@roseville.ca.us or call 916-746-1316 if you are interested in helping out.

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 accomodate 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 Eric Kaiser at (916) 774-5733 or ekaiser@roseville.ca.us.

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 Fire Department Volunteer Application and return it to:

Roseville Fire Department
c/o Ann McJunkin
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.

Libraries
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.

Maidu Senior Center
The Maidu Senior Center offers a wide variety of classes, activities, special events and services to anyone 50+. Volunteers are needed to assist in data entry and assist in the various program activities.

Safe Routes to School
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
    • Meet other volunteers and the staff that make Roseville the great city it is

To get started today, call Yvonne Woosley at (916) 774-5351. A representative from SRTS will assist you with the application process. All training and equipment will be provided.

Transit Ambassador
The Alternative Transportation Division is seeking volunteers for the Transit Ambassador Program of South Placer County. Volunteers will provide personalized training for new transit riders. 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.

Utility Exploration Center
The volunteer jobs in the RUEC are Exhibit Hall Docent, Technology Lab Docent, and Green Living Workshop Docent. The Center also offers non-technical volunteer opportunities in support of the educational programs and operations of the facility. Duties most common to front desk receptionists, administrative assistants and exhibit technicians are an important part of the Tech Team. The job that encompasses these types of duties is titled Front Desk Reception. Tech Team members are encouraged to and frequently volunteer in more than one capacity or job here at the Utility Exploration Center.