RECREATION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
The City of Paso Robles is always in need of volunteers to do everything from clerical tasks and coaching to assisting with special events and Advisory Groups. Without volunteers, the City wouldnt be able to offer the quality or quantity of services it is able to. Volunteers are vital to our organization. Be part of it!
The Parks and Recreation Division of Library and Recreation Services have need for volunteers in the following areas:
Advisory Groups – The following advisory groups are an invaluable part of Recreation Services. They meet monthly and provide a means for the general public to express their interest, concerns, and requests. These commissions make recommendations to our department, based on their own expertise and community input, and/or assist with fundraising. Terms of service vary and recruitment for commission members is held in April of each year.
Parks & Recreation Advisory Committee
The Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 4:00 p.m., in the Centennial Park Live Oak Room at 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Holt at 237-3987 (e-mail).
Paso Robles Youth Commission
The Youth Commission meets the 1st Wednesday of the month during the public school’s calendar year from September through June. They meet at 2:30 p.m. in the School District Conference Room, located at 800 Niblick Road, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Holt at 237-3987 (e-mail).
REC Foundation (Recreation Enhances Community)
REC Foundation meets the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 8:00 a.m., in the Centennial Park Conference Room, 600 Nickerson Drive, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Holt at 237-3987 (e-mail).
Senior Citizen Advisory Committee
The Senior Citizen Advisory Committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month, 1:30 p.m. in the Senior Center, 270 Scott Street, Paso Robles. For more information, please call Lynda Holt (e-mail) at 237-3987.
For positions available information and downloadable application, visit the Advisory Bodies homepage.
After-school programs - The YMCA has two after school programs as well as summer programs and camps. They are always looking for guest speakers and mentors. Call Shelly Dargatz (e-mail) at 239-3047.
Demonstration Garden - This is the City of Paso Robles' first "community garden." Founded in 2009, the garden's goal was to demonstrate a better use for lawn area and to practice water conservation. Volunteers of Transition Paso Robles Food Group (TPRFG) partnered with the City of Paso Robles who contributed the land and water. The garden is located in Centennial Park, 600 Nickerson Drive. They are actively seeking volunteers: call 805-235-5547 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pools - Jr. Swim Instructors work alongside Water Safety Swim Instructors during the summer to help with swim lessons. Must be able to commit to a two week swim session. Free open and lap swim is provided for all Volunteer Aides for the summer season and a T-shirt. Contact Lynda Holt at 805-237-3987 (e-mail) for more information.
Senior Center – People who are involved at the Senior Center say that the opportunity to volunteer is what makes the Center unique. Volunteers serve in all areas of the Senior Center, including: leadership and advisory roles; receptionists; nutrition servers and drivers; teaching classes or leading activities; maintaining the library room; coordinating clubs; entering data into the computer and much, much more. Call the Senior Center at 805-237-3880 for more information, download the Senior Newsletter here, or visit www.seniorvolunteers.org/volunteer-opportunities/.
Youth sports - See the current Activity Guide for information regarding our various sports programs and who to contact if you are interested in volunteering.
Please note: All volunteers who work in positions of authority over minor children must be fingerprinted as required by law. The fingerprinting is done at the Public Safety Center for free for all volunteers. An appointment is required. Fingerprint forms are available at Centennial Park at the registration desk. Volunteer applications are also available at Centennial Park at the registration desk and at the Library.