Thanks to our local volunteers for their time and involvement supporting the community! Are you looking to join them and give back to your community?

Join the thousands of volunteers who contribute daily to help make Palo Alto such a wonderful community.  Make an impact in the community by volunteering today! 

Teamwork is the ability to work together to common vision.
It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results. Andrew Carnegie


There are tons of volunteer opportunities for the causes that mean the most to you. And tons of ways of helping, even if you only have an hour or so a month to volunteer


We have centralized the resources for volunteer action, so get up and get busy. It’s the greatest feeling in the world knowing that you are part of the solution. Start finding your Palo Alto volunteer activities today! See the quick guide to volunteering in our City – categories on right.


Also check out the page on what new residents need to know.


Why Volunteer? Here is what the Leadership Class of 2022 had to say:

  • Morally rewarding, It’s not what life can give me, but what I can give it
  • Doing something meaningful with your spare time
  • What is volunteering? Coaching, schools, environmental stewardship, building community
  • Warm Fuzzies
  • Giving of your time and effort in support of a cause
  • Teaching or using your unique skills to help someone for free/pro bono
  • Doing something good that will help somebody
  • Building caring compassionate communities