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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 clear brush or post signs on the trails on the second Saturday of the month.

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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Summer Reading Program Begins 6/19

May 18, 2017 
The City of Carlsbad’s Summer Reading Program for adults, teens and children begins on June 19 and runs through Aug. 4...

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Watch State of the City Video

August 30, 2016 
Carlsbad residents can get an update about city issues, priorities and projects by watching the 2016 State of the City...

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Citizens of the Year

July 20, 2016 
Longtime Carlsbad volunteers Zona Murray and Phil Urbina have been named Carlsbad Citizens of the Year. The annual...

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City Grants Aid the Community

May 6, 2016 
This week, the City Council approved grants to organizations that benefit lower-income residents in the community. The...

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