There are many places in Concord to volunteer your services and lend a helping hand to your community.
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)
The City's VIPS perform hundreds of jobs in the Police Department and other City offices. They work in Neighborhood Patrol, Neighborhood Watch, and with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and provide person-power for special events. To find out more, visit the VIPs page or contact Volunteer Coordinator at 925-671-3184.
Concord Senior Center
The Senior Center has two openings at the Front Desk on Monday and Friday mornings at 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are looking for volunteers with great customer service skills and excellent phone etiquette, computer and clerical skills. If interested, please contact the senior center for a volunteer application, or email Concord Senior Center.
Reserve Police Officer Program
Residents who serve in the volunteer Reserve Officer Program primarily work at special events or ride with regular police officers and serve as back-up. Volunteers are required to undergo extensive law enforcement training and must complete Basic Academy or Reserve Module III and Reserve Module II training prior to being assigned as a reserve officer. For more information, visit the Police Reserves page or call 925-671-3336.
Members in the Concord Auxiliary Emergency Radio Services (CARES) program are ham radio operators volunteering to assist the Police Department. This VIPS-CARES group meets monthly and conducts weekly drills to test their system. The CARES Net check-in is every Wednesday at 2000 hours on 147.405 Simplex and guests are always welcome to check-in. For information, email CARES or contact Volunteer Coordinator at 925-671-3184.
Camp Concord at South Lake Tahoe
Camp Concord is looking for volunteers for spring and fall work weekends at the City's camp at South Lake Tahoe, and to help with the annual benefit golf tournament, a fundraiser that helps send underprivileged children to camp. To volunteer, contact Camp Concord Director at 925-671-3006.
Concord Community Institute
Over six sessions, this free program offers an opportunity for Concord residents people who work in Concord to gain valuable insight into City operations, so they can become knowledgeable about the workings of the City, become more involved in the community. Read more about the Concord Community Institute.
For residents who like to work outside, Public Works at 1455 Gasoline Alley has many opportunities available. A few of the many volunteer tasks include monitoring local creeks, maintaining parks, graffiti patrol, looking for malfunctioning street lights, washing City vehicles and painting curbs. For more information, contact Public Works at 925-671-3448.
Volunteer Matching Services
The City of Concord has joined with VolunteerMatch to provide you with the ability to search for volunteer opportunities in your area. VolunteerMatch matches volunteers and volunteer opportunities based on the area of interest and location. Visit the VolunteerMatch page to find your opportunity.