Volunteer with the City

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Santa Ana. Volunteerism exemplifies the true spirit of the Santa Ana community, and we thrive through the personal contributions made by our volunteers. Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the City of Santa Ana. For more information about each of our opportunities, please visit our Department’s volunteer web pages:

Parks, Recreation and Community Services Agency Volunteer Coordinator

Youth Sports: (714) 647-6556
Community Garden:  (714) 571-4253

Santa Ana Public Library Volunteer Coordinator Library: (714) 647-5288
TeenSpace: (714) 647-6913
Santa Ana Zoo Volunteer Coordinator (714) 647-6575

Human Resources
Community Development
Clerk of the Council
Information Technology
City Attorney's Office
Public Works

Volunteer Coordinator

HR: (714) 647-5349
CDA: (714) 647-5363
COTC: (714) 647-6520
IT: (714) 647-5379
CAO: (714) 647-6990
PW: (714) 647-5349

Planning and Building Administrative Services Manager (714) 667-2712
Police Department (Santa Ana Police Department SAVE Program) Volunteer Coordinator (714) 245-8026


The City of Santa Ana accepts volunteers ages 12 years and older.

Volunteers must submit an online Volunteer Application:

  • Visit the Department volunteer web pages listed above 
  • Decide which volunteer position you are most interested in.  If you have questions, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Submit a Volunteer Application found on the Department volunteer web page
  • See Guide for Completing the Online Application

Required Documentation

  1. Government Issued ID or School ID
  2. Supplemental Questionnaire, if working with children
  3. TB test results, if volunteering at the Santa Ana Zoo

Background Check

Volunteers that are ages 16 years and older will be provided information on how to complete the online background check after an initial review of their application.

Volunteer Handbook