Development Department
:: How to Become a City Volunteer

VolunteerYou will need to register with the City of Riverside's online employment services in order to become a volunteer for the city. This is a one-time process that gets your personal information into the database and allows the City to verify your background and qualifications. Use this page to help you complete the necessary steps.

Step 1 - Email Address

If you don't already have an email address you can click on any of the following websites to obtain a free email account:

Step 2 - Register

Register with the City's online employment center on the City Jobs page:
  • Follow the instructions to create your Applicant ID and complete the registration form. Click the Register Applicant button to submit your information.
  • Check your email account for a registration confirmation email. This email will contain a temporary password and a link to log into the Online Employment Center. Once you click on the link to log into the Online Employment Center, you will then be prompted to enter your temporary password and then you will set a new permanent password. Be sure to write this down for future reference.

Step 3 - Apply

Once logged into the Online Employment Center, click on the Current Job Openings tab at the top and scroll down until you see this listing:

Municipal Volunteer Program
Open Continuous
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Job Announcement
  • Click on the Apply Now! button.
  • Complete the Volunteer Application form and select your departmental preferences for volunteering (Library, Museum, etc.). The City's Human Resources Department will contact you via email to advise you of the next step in the process.
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Public Safety Volunteers
Other Volunteer Opportunities
Human Resources

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Human Resources Website
3900 Main Street
Riverside, CA  92522
Closed Weekends & Major Holidays