Volunteer

You Can Make a Difference!

We do better when we do things together! The volunteer opportunities in the City of Modesto are endless. Whether you want to help out by participating in the three "Takin' It To The Streets" citywide cleanup events or the ongoing volunteering opportunities (see below), you can partner with the City and together we can do great things!

To become a City of Modesto volunteer, a Volunteer Application and Waiver must be turned in to Stephanie Smith, Volunteer Coordinator with the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department.  Print the appropriate forms, complete all of the information and provide your signature where necessary.

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Application and Waiver for Adults (PDF) View
Application and Waiver for Minors (PDF) View

Mail the forms to:
City of Modesto
c/o Stephanie Smith
P.O. Box 642
Modesto, CA  95353

Drop off the forms Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at:
City of Modesto
Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department
1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400
Modesto, CA  95354

 

Takin' It To The Streets

Check back soon for the next scheduled event!

Takin' it to the Streets is a great opportunity for businesses, groups, families and individuals to get involved in our community.  A variety of assignments will be available, including beautification projects, park cleanups, weeding, planting and graffiti removal.

Registration Form
Coming Soon

To participate in Takin' It To The Streets or for more information, click here.

 

Partners In Paint

Partners in Paint is a community education program developed by Councilmember Dave Lopez as a graffiti tool for the City of Modesto. The program is dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of graffiti vandalism on communities.

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Partners In Paint Flyer (PDF) View

To participate in a Graffiti Paint Out or for more information, visit www.partnersinpaint.org

Check back soon for the next scheduled Paint Out!

 

Celebration of Lights Christmas Parade

Downtown Modesto's Annual Christmas Parade is scheduled for December 6, 2014. Come help Modesto usher in the holiday season!

Register to Volunteer!
Register to volunteer for the Celebration of Lights! View

5th Annual Spirit of Giving 5K Walk/Run

On Saturday December 13th, 2014 Modesto will host it's 5th annual Spirit of Giving Jingle Bell 5K Run & Walk to benefit local charities: including the Youth Recreation Programs that provide recreation opportunities for underserved children, seniors and persons with disabilities. This is a great way to help benefit your community! In addition to the marathon, there will be a Children's 1/4 mile Fun Run, an Awards Ceremony, vendor booths and demonstrations.

Register to Volunteer!
Register for the Modesto Spirit of Giving Jingle Bell 5k on 12/13/14 View


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to many special volunteer opportunities, the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department offers the following ongoing volunteer opportunities.  These projects foster community ownership of parks and facilities and often expedite the development of projects that are not provided for in the annual budget.

 For additional information, or for other volunteer ideas, please contact Stephanie Smith at (209) 577-5450 or ssmith@modestogov.com.