There are many places in Concord to volunteer your services and lend a helping hand to your community.
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS)
The City's Volunteers in Police Services (VIPS) perform hundreds of jobs in the Police Department and other City offices. They work in Neighborhood Patrol, Neighborhood Watch, and with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and provide person-power for special events. To find out more, visit the VIPs page or contact Volunteer Coordinator Margaret Romiti, 671-3184.
Concord Senior Center
The Senior Center has two openings at the Front Desk on Monday and Friday mornings at 9am - 1pm. We're looking for volunteers with great customer service skills and excellent phone etiquette, computer and clerical skills. If interested, please contact the senior center for a volunteer application, or email Avis Connolly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Reserve Police Officer Program
Residents who serve in the volunteer Reserve Officer Program primarily work at special events or ride with regular police officers and serve as back-up. Volunteers are required to undergo extensive law enforcement training and must complete Basic Academy or Reserve Module III and Reserve Module II training prior to being assigned as a reserve officer. For more information, visit the Police Reserves page or contact Sgt. Kristin Coupar, 671-3336.
Members in the Concord Auxiliary Emergency Radio Services (CARES) program are ham radio operators volunteering to assist the Police Department. This VIPS-CARES group meets monthly and conducts weekly drills to test their system. The CARES Net check-in is every Wednesday at 2000 hours on 147.405 Simplex and guests are always welcome to check-in. For information, email CARES.Concord@gmail.com or contact Volunteer Coordinator Margaret Romiti, 671-3184.
The Administrative Services Division in the City Manager's Office, 1950 Parkside Drive, is in charge of the City's records, contracts and agreements. Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of tasks including converting microfilm to digital files. To volunteer, contact the City Clerk's office, 671-3495.
Camp Concord at South Lake Tahoe
Camp Concord is looking for volunteers for spring and fall work weekends at the City's camp at South Lake Tahoe, and to help with the annual benefit golf tournament, a fundraiser that helps send underprivileged children to camp. To volunteer, contact Camp Concord Director Kathryn Monroy, 671-3006.
For residents who like to work outside, Public Works at 1455 Gasoline Alley has many opportunities available. A few of the many volunteer tasks include monitoring local creeks, maintaining parks, graffiti patrol, looking for malfunctioning street lights, washing City vehicles and painting curbs. For more information, contact Administrative Analyst Shannon Griffin, 671-3448.
Volunteer Matching Services
The City of Concord has joined with VolunteerMatch to provide you with the ability to search for volunteer opportunities in your area. VolunteerMatch matches volunteers and volunteer opportunities based on the area of interest and location. Go to the VolunteerMatch page to find your opportunity.
A similar website for helping others is The Volunteer Center of the East Bay www.volunteereastbay.org.