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Volunteer Opportunities


Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in. – Unknown

Looking to get involved with your community? Not sure where to start? Our community offers an abundance of opportunities for individuals and families to volunteer their time. Volunteers are a critical part of many agencies’ ability to offer a wide variety of programs and to continue to assist families in need. Volunteering also strengthens our commitment to the community we share.

Volunteer QuotesIt is important that any volunteer position be a “right fit” for both the agency and the volunteer. Asking yourself the following questions BEFORE you apply to an agency may help in the process and insure a stronger match between volunteer and agency.



City of Palmdale Opportunities: Ongoing

The following is a list of current opportunities available at the City of Palmdale. Please use the corresponding link to apply for a specific opportunity.



City of Palmdale Opportunities: Special Events or Projects

The following is a list of special events or projects seeking one-time and/or short-term volunteers. Please use the corresponding link to apply for a specific opportunity.

Final Season of Service Event on April 26th                       
The final Season of Service Event will be held at Desert Sands Park on 4/26/14. Registration is 8-8:30 am and work will commence at 8:30 am
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City of Palmdale Opportunities: Service Learning and Internships

The City accepts student learners and interns based upon availability. Students should contact the city well in advance if they have a specific department or program they would like to intern for. Student learners completing school required hours may check the list of project availability. The list is updated as new opportunities become available.



City of Palmdale Opportunities: Youth Volunteers

The City periodically has specific projects or individual opportunities open to volunteers under the age of 18 and will post them in the Special Events or Projects section of this web site. Students wishing to be more involved with their community are encouraged to visit the following resources or programs.

Youth Resource Guide

The Guide provides a youth calendar of events and a resource guide of community agencies offering services to youth. Agency profiles include volunteer opportunities.

Next Generation Youth Council

The Youth Council is open to Palmdale residents ages 12-24 and meets the 1st Monday of each month at the Chimbole Cultural Center. A great way to get involved!

City of Palmdale Opportunities: Court Referred Community Service

The City accepts Court Referred Community Service in the following programs. A referral must be completed from the Volunteer Center of Los Angeles prior to registering with a City program.

Volunteer Los Angeles - Antelope Valley Office                    
Contact: (661) 974-7576

City of Palmdale Maintenance Department                           
Available Hours: Monday through Friday: 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM Contact: (661) 267-5338
For program information click here:

South Antelope Valley Emergency Services (SAVES)                  
Available Hours: Monday through Thursday: 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM Contact: (661) 267-5191
For program information click here:



Community Opportunities

The following listings are provided by the City of Palmdale as a service to the community. Inclusion in the list is voluntary and conditional upon City approval. The City is not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided by participating organizations and users are advised to contact the agency/organization directly for direct information. Please note, inclusion in the list does not connote endorsement by the City of Palmdale for any program or activity and an organization may not use inclusion in the list as an endorsement of the program for purposes of funding or collaboration.



For more information, contact Volunteer Coordinator Trish Jones at 661/267-5181
or by e-mail.
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