RECREATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The Recreation Division of Community Services Department needs volunteers for the following areas:
Advisory Groups – The following advisory groups are an invaluable part of Recreation Services. They meet monthly and provide a means for the general public to express their interest, concerns, and requests. These commissions make recommendations to our department, based on their own expertise and community input, and/or assist with fundraising. Terms of service vary and recruitment for commission members is held in April of each year.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 4:00 p.m., in the Centennial Park Live Oak Room at 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Plescia at 237-3987 (e-mail).
Paso Robles Youth Commission
The Youth Commission meets the 1st Wednesday of the month during the public school’s calendar year from September through June. They meet at 2:30 p.m. in the Centennial White Oak Room, located at 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Plescia at 237-3987 (e-mail).
REC Foundation (Recreation Enhances Community)
The REC Foundation is a non-profit fundraising corporation committed to creating enhanced programs, places, and open spaces for quality recreational experiences in Paso Robles. The REC Foundation meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8:00 a.m., in the Centennial Park Conference Room, 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Plescia at 237-3987 (e-mail).
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m. in the Senior Center, 270 Scott Street, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Plescia (e-mail) at 237-3987.
For more information and downloadable application, visit the Advisory Bodies homepage.
Demonstration Garden - This is the City of Paso Robles' first "community garden." Founded in 2009, the garden's goal was to demonstrate a better use for lawn area and to practice water conservation. The garden is located in Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive. They are actively seeking volunteers: call 805-235-5547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.commongroundworldwide.org for more information.
Pools - Jr. Swim Instructors work alongside Water Safety Swim Instructors during the summer to help with swim lessons. Must be able to commit to a two week swim session. Free open and lap swim is provided for all Volunteer Aides for the summer season and a T-shirt. Contact Lynda Plescia at 805-237-3987 (e-mail) for more information.
Senior Center – People who are involved at the Senior Center say that the opportunity to volunteer is what makes the Center unique. Volunteers serve in all areas of the Senior Center, including: leadership and advisory roles; receptionists; nutrition servers and drivers; teaching classes or leading activities; maintaining the library room; coordinating clubs; entering data into the computer and much, much more. Call the Senior Center at 805-237-3880 for more information, download the Senior Newsletter here, or visit www.seniorvolunteers.org/volunteer-opportunities/.