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The Milpitas Volunteer Program welcomes volunteers of all ages to share their time and talents with the community. Volunteers assist with City events, community service programs, park cleanups, and emergency readiness activities. Others serve on commissions and task forces or work on special projects related to their interests. The City and its residents benefit greatly from our volunteers’ service, which allows the City to provide enhanced customer service without increasing costs. Volunteers benefit, too. They have fun, meet friends and neighbors, gain skills, and earn service credits or work experience.

Requirements to Volunteer

The City maintains a database of hundreds of volunteers ready and willing to serve the community. We email monthly with a list of upcoming projects and opportunities in the community. Volunteers choose which opportunities to respond to, based on their interests and availability. Volunteers under age 14 require parent or adult guardian supervision. Volunteers ages 18 and older must have a Livescan fingerprint background clearance on file for certain volunteer activities. To request a Livescan appointment, call 408-586-3090.

Current & Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Commissions
  2. Community Theatre
  3. Park Cleanups
  4. Special Projects
  5. Special Events
  6. Other Agencies

Adult volunteers who have expertise in a particular subject matter and can commit to regular meeting attendance are encouraged to apply to serve on a City Commission. Currently, the following commissions have openings for members or alternates:

  • Arts Commission
  • Economic Development and Trade Commission
  • Energy and Environmental Sustainability Commission
  • Library and Education Advisory Commission
  • Planning Commission
  • Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Commission
  • Science, Technology and Innovation Commission
  • Senior Advisory Commission
  • Veterans Commission

For more information, see our Commissions page.

Volunteer Program Application

Sign up for volunteer opportunities by completing our online Volunteer Program Application.

Contact Us

For more information, contact:
Ruby General, Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: 408-586-3206
Email Ruby General