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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 Assist in maintaining the City of Carlsbad's beautiful trail network.

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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Poinsettia Fire 5 Years Later

May 17, 2019 
City of Carlsbad first responders commemorated the five year anniversary of the Poinsettia Fire this week by holding a...

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Library Construction Update

July 23, 2015 
The City of Carlsbad’s Georgina Cole Library on Carlsbad Village Drive closed Sept. 1 for approximately five months as...

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