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Volunteer with the City of Carlsbad to enrich your community and yourself. Join the team of more than 2,000 volunteers who make Carlsbad an even better place to live. Whether you are a resident wanting to give back or a local business looking to create team building opportunities for your employees, the city has many ways to get involved.

One-time Opportunities

  • Special events help out at weekend city events such as the Carlsbad Triathlon or EGGStravaganza.
  • Trails clear brush or post signs on the trails on the second Saturday of the month.

On-going Opportunities

By helping out one or two times each week at a specific department, you become a part of the team and see the city from the inside out:


Volunteer News

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Helping Those Affected by Fires

December 8, 2017 
Many of you have asked about ways to help our friends, neighbors and victims of the fires. Please no household goods,...

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Watch State of the City Video

August 22, 2017 
Carlsbad residents can get an update about city issues, priorities and projects by watching the 2017 State of the City...

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Read Latest Trails News

August 9, 2017 
Find out about upcoming volunteer opportunities, the new ranger pilot program, beetle tree damage, National Public...
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City Grants Aid the Community

May 6, 2016 
This week, the City Council approved grants to organizations that benefit lower-income residents in the community. The...

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