COVID-19 UPDATE | The City is coordinating closely with our public health officials at the Santa Cruz County Health Department to prevent the further spread COVID-19. In an effort to protect you and our community, changes and measures have been adopted in daily operations and activities. For further details please click here for the City’s Response to COVID-19

Current Openings

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Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Upcoming Civic Center Shows

Be a host for one of our wonderful events at the Civic Auditorium. Assist guests with their needs and enjoy the show! Call time will be 1-1/2 hours prior to the show time. Event hosts attire is black bottoms with a white top, closed toed shoes (no sneakers please), and please bring your own flashlight.

Please contact Laurel Keeffe, CitySERVE Program Coordinator, if you would like to learn more about this opportunity: 831-420-5403.

For details about shows, check out the Parks and Recreation Department homepage.

Graffiti Free Santa Cruz
Concerned about the spread of graffiti vandalism into our neighborhoods and business districts? Be part of the solution! Graffiti Free Santa Cruz is looking for volunteers to Adopt an Area near where they live or work and pledge to keep it graffiti free. The City of Santa Cruz will provide the supplies you'll need and some training on how to remove graffiti.

Requirements: Walk your neighborhood once a week and remove graffiti from public spaces.

For more information or to sign up please visit the Graffiti Abatement Program page.

Current Internship Opportunities

Now Recruiting

CitySERVE has a variety of volunteer opportunities available throughout the year. We offer short-term, long-term, internships, and special project opportunities. Call the CitySERVE office today to schedule an interview. Please note: If you don't see a position here that interests you - don't worry! We can often create a position that fits your needs and skills.

To access the CitySERVE Volunteer Opportunities Database, please follow the instructions below. If you are having problems or have questions regarding the CitySERVE Volunteer Program, please contact the CitySERVE Program Coordinator at 831-420-5403 or

To apply for a volunteer position with the city of Santa Cruz, click here

CitySERVE wants your input!
What service projects would you like to see take place in the City of Santa Cruz? Some suggestions have been: removal of posters and advertisements on street posts; street median beautification; and trash pick up. Email CitySERVE with your idea for a great service project that would help out the City of Santa Cruz.

Do you have a group that would be interested in participating in a local community service project? CitySERVE can help create a fun, one day project for your group. Why not give back to your community? Give us a call to discuss possibilities today!

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