Parks and Recreation Volunteer Opportunities
The Parks and Recreation Department relies on the time, skills, commitment and compassion of the hundreds of individuals who volunteer each year to assist with programs and services offered to the community.


  • The Parks and Recreation Department offers valuable internship opportunities designed for students to grow professionally and personally. More information on quarterly internships will be offered on this site soon.

Accepting Volunteers Now:

  • Administration/Public Art
  • Aquatics/SLO Swim Center
  • Community Services and Events
  • Facilities
  • Golf/Laguna Lake Municipal Golf Course
  • Ranger Service
  • Recreational Sports
  • Youth Services

  • Print and fill out our Volunteer Waiver Form or pick it up at the Parks and Recreation office on 1341 Nipomo Street. You can mail or email it back to us or simply drop it off at the office.

Community Services and Events  Contact: David Setterlund, or (805) 781-7067

  • Volunteer Docents at the Historic Jack House Docents
    Guided tours of the Jack House interior and gardens are conducted by volunteer docents, specially trained in the history of the Jack Family and its turn-of-the-century estate.

  • Senior Center Volunteers
    Volunteers are always welcome at the SLO Senior Center! Volunteer to support mailing efforts of local non-profit agencies with Silver Streaks: First, fourth and fifth Thursday of each month at 8 a.m. 

Laguna Lake Golf Course

  • Marshal
    We are currently in need of 1 Marshal on Saturdays, 2:30 to 5 p.m. Compensation: 2 rounds of golf per day for the week worked.

  • Fill-in Marshal
    We are need of 2 fill-in Marshals. Fill-in would be any day of the week that the regular Marshal is unavailable. Compensation: 2 rounds of golf per day for the week worked.

    If interested please fill out an application at the Laguna Lake Golf Course, 11175 Los Osos Valley Road.

Recreational Sports  
Contact: Rich Ogden, or (805) 781-7305

  • Junior Giants Volunteer Coaches
    Junior Giants is a FREE, non-competitive summer baseball program for girls and boys (ages 6-9 years and 10-13 years) sponsored by the Giants Community Fund.This amazing program requires the assistance of many volunteer coaches! Male and female coaches needed! No need to have baseball experience, but a love of the game helps.

  • Youth and Teen Sports Volunteer Coaches
    The Recreational Sports Division seeks volunteer coaches to assist with Youth and Teen Sports throughout the year. Coaches Needed for Volleyball, Recreational Basketball, Teen Cross Country and Teen Track.

  • SLO Triathlon Volunteers 
    Volunteer for the annual SLO Triathlon! Over 300 volunteers are needed to create a successful event for 1200 participants. More information can be found by clicking here.

Ranger Service 
Contact: Doug Carscaden, or (805) 781-7302

  • Ranger Service Volunteers
    Volunteers are invaluable to the care and upkeep of the many acres of City open space. Help to build and maintain trails, restore native vegetation along the creek corridor, build bridges, catwalks, benches and much more. For more information on trail and open space programs, click here.