Where does the City use volunteers? The following is a list of general volunteer opportunities:
Children and Animals
|Administrative and Clerical Functions|
|Tutoring and homework help
Coaches – various sports
Community center programs
Children with special needs
Summer, spring and specialty day camps
|Customer service surveys
Administrative and general clerical functions
Data entry/word processing
Central and branch libraries
Children and adults with special needs
Mature adult programs
Pasadena Amateur Radio Club (PARC)
Volunteer Fire Department
Click here to download a current listing of volunteer service opportunities.
Did you know you can make a significant improvement in our area's waterways even as you casually stroll along the banks? The brand-new Walk the Water program takes only a few minutes to participate in, but can help us keep Pasadena's creeks, bayous and tributaries clean and ecologically sound for the many organisms you'll see there.
If you have a love of Pasadena's unique ecological environment and would like to help preserve healthy waterways in our area, the City's Adopt-A-Waterway program is perfect for you. A commitment to keeping an adopted stretch of waterway clean several times a year can make a significant improvement in flood control, while improving the habitat for aquatic life. You'll be joining other committed service groups and individuals.
And on a similar note: Our Adopt A Street Program seeks volunteers to commit to cleaning an adopted street in our community four times a year. The streets chosen would be those that made a positive visual impact in our neighborhoods while maintaining a safe working environment for our volunteers. Duties would include:
Monitoring garbage placed by the street outside normal pickup schedule
Yard trimmings in the street
Storm drain inlets flowing and clear
Street repairs needed
Curb repairs needed
Grease/oil Stains on the street
Signals or signs that need attention
This effort will greatly enhance our city's image. Equipment is provided free to volunteers and you will be recognized for your efforts with the placement of signs on your adopted street.
An Environmental Education volunteer is needed to help monitor water quality in areawaterways, assisting at area schools with watersmart projects and in environmental education efforts, installing storm water marker buttons, and speaking to neighborhood and civic groups about the value of environmental awareness. Click here for more information on this position.
Come share you care and concern for stray and abandoned animals at the Pasadena Animal Shelter. Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday to assist with walking animals, fostering pets and helping with animal adoptions among other needs. If you'd like to help out with administrative duties instead, they also would welcome a clerical receptionist volunteer in the Shelter office.
Our Madison Jobe Senior Center is seeking volunteer assistance with answering the phones Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Center is located at 1700 E. Thomas. Four-hour shifts are available.
Signal System Design Coordinator Volunteer is needed to help develop a plan to install and operate an economic, distributed intelligence, wireless spread spectrum radio-modem based traffic signal system. Full details about this important work