The City of Paso Robles is always in need of volunteers to do everything from clerical tasks and library help to community patrol with the Police Department and membership on various committees. Without volunteers, the City would be unable to offer the quality or quantity of services it now enjoys. Volunteers are vital to our organization. Be part of it!
Please note: As part of the application process, all volunteers who work in positions of authority are fingerprinted at the Public Safety Center; there is no charge to volunteers.
The Adopt-A-Street Program is a fun and worthwhile program that gives individuals, companies, schools or organizations an opportunity to adopt a City street and beautify a part of Paso Robles in partnership with the City. Adoption requires litter pickup on a section of street at least once a month for one year. This is a great way to promote community pride and goodwill within your organization, and among family and friends. View more information about the Adopt-A-Street program.
The City has many advisory bodies composed of dedicated community members who provide important input to the City Council regarding issues affecting the community at large as well as specific groups or interests such as senior citizens, teens, the library and the airport.
To learn more about the committees, check out the City Council Advisory Bodies page. It includes the purpose of each committee, when they meet and the terms of office.
To find out which committees will have vacancies due to term expiration during the year, download the Advisory Body Vacancy Listing (PDF). This document is updated once a year per the Maddy Act and does not reflect those vacancies created by any other means (resignation, etc.). To apply for a committee, download and fill out the Advisory Committee Application (PDF) and return it to the Office of the City Clerk. For questions regarding any vacancies, contact the City Clerk's Office at 805-237-3960.
The City’s "zero tolerance" Graffiti Removal Program began in 1992, and strives to remove all graffiti within 48 hours of reporting, including graffiti found on private property with the property owner’s permission. Removal generally means painting over graffiti to match the existing base color as closely as possible. Learn more about the Graffiti Removal program.
If you'd like to volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Application (PDF) to Human Resources at by email or in person at 821 Pine St., Suite A, Paso Robles, CA 93446. You may also contact Freda Berman, Community Services Maintenance Superintendent at 805-237-3873 or by email.
The library volunteer program is a two-to-four-hours-per-week, one-year commitment for adults that provides for a broader learning experience in many areas of library service, from "up front and personal" to "behind the scenes." Teen volunteers help with the reading incentive program each summer. Wherever you choose to serve, volunteering in the library will bring you learning opportunities, camaraderie, challenges, and fun! For more information, visit the Library Services Volunteer page.
If you have the time, we have a job for you! The Paso Robles Police Department volunteers come from all walks of life, from professionals that are still in the workforce to retired senior citizens. Volunteers perform many important functions. Their participation allows police officers and other criminal justice employees to spend more time conducting proactive law enforcement activities.
Recreation, Senior Center & Special Events
Opportunities to make a difference in the Recreation division are endless - including assisting with special events, such as the Kite Fest. If you love the water, assist with swim lessons and life guarding at Centennial Pool.