If you or your volunteer group would like to coordinate a volunteer project in one of our city parks call 543-3770 to discuss project ideas. Volunteer Project Proposal Form is available for download on the left.
Adopt a Green Space
or Adopt a Park!
If you have a local business, service club, faith based group, or neighborhood group that would like to Adopt a Green space or park to care for year round, here is our Adopt a Green Space Brochure for your review. Or for more information about adopting a park or green space call 543-3770. Volunteer Project Proposal Form is available for download on the left. Be sure to check the box Adopt a Green Space on the form!
Year Round Volunteer Program: Santa Rosa Recreation and Parks Department has an application available if you would like to apply for year round volunteer service. This application is available for all ages and gives volunteers the opportunity to be put on a "on call" list for Community Special Events. Bring your enthusiasm and skills to one of our wonderful facilities such as Luther Burbank Home and Gardens, Finley Community Center, Bennett Valley Senior Center, or Steele Lane Rec Center to be a part of one of our many programs such as our Differently Abled Adults program, programs for seniors, or docent at LBH&G. Many fantastic opportunities await you!! Click here to download our volunteer application and mail it to 415 Steele Lane, Santa Rosa, CA 95403.
For volunteer involvement opportunities at Howarth Park specifically, please click here!
Through regular needs assessments, the Neighborhood Services section of the Rec and Parks department provides innovative youth development programming that serves at risk, low income, and homeless youth and their families throughout Santa Rosa. The programs provide "safe haven" sites where young people can enjoy recreational, social, and academic activities without fear of gangs, drugs, and other negative influences that occur in their neighborhoods. By making an effort to hire directly from at-risk neighborhoods, Neighborhood Services seeks to promote community involvement and foster youth employment opportunities. In partnership with other City services, Neighborhood Services also assists families living in high needs neighborhoods to improve their quality of life. As a result, the program connects adults and children in neighborhoods through recreation and social activities. There are several volunteer opportunities in our Neighborhood Services Section. For more information, please call 543-4501.