Volunteer in a Park


Bring your friends and work together, or come and meet new people while helping to keep our parks in great shape! These family-friendly workdays are held on the second Saturday of each month, and they are a fun and productive way to help beautify a neighborhood park or community center. View more information, including a full list of Park-A-Month dates and locations here.

Adopt-A-Green Space

Help keep Santa Rosa's parks and green spaces beautiful! The Adopt-A-Green-Space program welcomes individuals or groups who want to volunteer their time and efforts on a regular basis to care for a specific park or median in Santa Rosa. Participants commit to "adopting" the space for at least a year and performing tasks such as weeding, planting, seasonal maintenance, litter removal, graffiti removal, or other special projects. Contact the Volunteer Program Desk for more information, or submit an Adopt-A-Green Space proposal. View more information on the Adopt-A-Green Space program here.

Scout Projects

Scout projects play an important role in improvements to our parks! View our Eagle Scout & Gold Award Project Procedures Handbook. Please call the Volunteer Program Desk to discuss your project ideas, at which point we'll have you fill out a Scout Projects proposal form.

Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery

The Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery Preservation Committee has an active group of amazing volunteers who maintain and interpret this historical landmark. Whether you are interested in becoming a docent, joining a monthly workday, caring for a plot through the Adopt-A-Plot program, or learning more about how to get involved, there's an opportunity for you. Learn more about Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery volunteer options here.

Group Projects

If you belong to a service club, church group, business or another group that would like to do a community service project in a park, we have many opportunities! View a list of potentials projects. We request at least six weeks advance notice. Download a project proposal, or call the Volunteer Program Desk to discuss your group project.

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens

Luther Burbank Home and Gardens is where world-renowned horticulturist Luther Burbank lived and experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career. Gardener volunteer positions are available, no experience necessary. The positions are great for those looking for a regular, ongoing volunteer opportunity in one of Santa Rosa's most significant historical landmarks. Learn more about Luther Burbank Home & Gardens volunteer options here.

Volunteer Handbook

Learn everything you need to know about being a Recreation & Parks volunteer with our
volunteer handbook.


Volunteer Program Desk
[email protected]

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