Volunteer Opportunities


All Are Welcome

The City of Roseville strongly encourages and welcomes community members who are people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ + and people with disabilities to volunteer.

Discover the Possibilities...


Volunteering with the City of Roseville offers many opportunities to make a difference in our vibrant city and in the lives of those who visit, work and live in Roseville.

Volunteering offers endless potential to engage with others who care about the same things you do, utilize existing skills and build new ones, and feel the satisfaction of expanding community resources through your contributions of time and talent.

Whether you are looking for one-time, ongoing or project-based volunteer opportunities, there is an avenue for you to engage. We welcome individuals, families and groups of all sizes to discover the possibilities of volunteering with the City of Roseville.

Ongoing Opportunities

Roseville offers several ongoing opportunities to volunteerOngoing volunteer opportunities are for those who desire to serve on a regular basis and allow you to have a set schedule. The first step to becoming an ongoing volunteer is to complete a volunteer application or call Volunteer Coordinator Rachel Boggs at 651-792-7028. Some of these opportunities require a background check or special training.
  • Adopt-a-Park
  • Arboretum Green Team
  • Concerts in the Park
  • HANC Front Desk
  • Natural Resources Renewal Program Leaders
  • Park Patrol
  • Police Reserves

Create Your Own

Do you have a specific skill or interest you’d like to explore? Let us know what you are looking for and we’ll work with you to find a fit. We're flexible!

Tree Planting

Getting Started

Put your talents and interests to work. The City of Roseville has opportunities for volunteers to get involved in a variety of projects, special events, and programs year around. Volunteer Application

Upcoming Events

Garlic Mustard Teams Needed in Reservoir Woods

Did you know invasive plant species threaten the habitat in Roseville parks

  • Help support our native plants and animals by joining us for garlic mustard-pulling sessions most Tuesdays and Saturdays through May.
  • A trained volunteer will teach you to recognize the plant and how to remove it.
  • This volunteer task is suitable for families with children ages 8 and up.
  • Join when you can!
  • What to bring: light garden gloves, water bottle, hand weeders like a 3-prong cultivator or trowel, 5-gallon bucket, mosquito and tick repellant
  • What to wear: sturdy shoes, long pants and sleeves recommended, and don't forget gloves!

Tuesday and Saturday Sessions:

Volunteers will meet at the west entrance of Reservoir Woods along Victoria.

All Tuesday and Saturday sessions are from 10:00 a.m. until noon.

April 25, April 29, May 2, May 6, May 9, May 13, May 16, May 23, May 27, May 30

Friday and Sunday Sessions:

All Friday and Sunday Sessions are 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.

Friday, April 28th, East Reservoir Woods Meet/park in the circle just southeast of Roselawn off McCarron's. Near McCarron entrance to Reservoir Woods.

Friday, May 12th, East Villa Park new addition (on Lake McCarron's). Park on cross street near the east entrance to the park (meet at overlook). Sunday, May 21, East Reservoir Woods Meet/park in the circle just southeast of Roselawn and off McCarron's. Near McCarron entrance to Reservoir Woods.

Friday, May 26, East Villa Park begins near the overlook and goes into the park from that side. Meet at the overlook and park on the cross street (circle) just off McCarron's by the overlook and entrance to Villa Park.

Wednesdays at the Arboretum 
May -September

8:00 a.m. – noon
Muriel Sahlin Arboretum
2525 Dale St N

We are hoping for a tentative start date of May 3 for our Wednesdays at the Arboretum. This date may change, we will confirm as we get closer. Join the team of volunteers who assure that the public gardens are picture perfect and continue to spark community pride. Help weed and maintain beautiful flowerbeds and community orchard that make this free public access space. Join us each Wednesday as your schedule permits throughout the season. Join as an individual or bring your own team of friends, co-workers or family members. A gratifying way to spend some time outdoors with a FUN group of fellow gardeners. Previous gardening experience is not required.

Lexington Boulevard Planting

Saturday, May 20
Central Park at Lexington Avenue

Two shifts available, 9:00 – 10:30 or 10:30 - noon The annual planting of the iconic Lexington Boulevard will again be a great time to come together with other volunteers to create a fabulous community asset. Many volunteers are needed and welcomed to assist in filling the flowerbeds to the brim with blooming color. Please call or email to reserve your time today.

Shredding Day

Saturday May 20, 8:30 a.m.-noon (rain or shine)
City Hall Parking Lot

Volunteers are needed to assist city staff for our annual shredding day. You can help by unloading bags and/or boxes of paper from vehicles and placing it into recycling carts that will be moved to the shred truck.

Run For the Roses

Saturday, June 24, 7:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The 2023 Run for the Roses- 10K, 5K & Kids Fun Run is almost here! We are looking forward to another fantastic race this summer with runners and walkers navigating their way through the streets and park trails of our beautiful Roseville community. This year’s event will be on Saturday, June 24, 2023 at 7:55 a.m.

As you surely know, this outstanding community event would not be possible without the support of tremendous volunteers like yourself. This year we are actively seeking volunteers in the following areas:

Registration Volunteers: Volunteers are needed on Friday, June 23 to help register race participants at the John Rose OVAL. Three hour shifts are available between 8:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Race Marshals: Volunteers who help keep racers on course and the race course clear of cars and/or pedestrians.

Water Stop Volunteers: Keep water cups full of water, hand them to runners and clean up “tossed” cups near your stand.

In addition to the joy of contributing to this beloved community event and getting active in the community, all volunteers will receive a race tee shirt.

Volunteer shifts on Saturday, June 24 run from roughly 7:15 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. To sign up to volunteer, please contact Rachel Boggs at Rachel.Boggs@cityofroseville.com or (651) 792-7028.

We hope to see you on the course in June!

Rosefest Parade

Monday, June 26, 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

MANY volunteers needed! Don’t just watch the parade, BE THE PARADE! Individuals and groups are needed to carry banners along the approximately one mile parade route. Volunteer shifts are typically 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Perfect for scout groups or individuals.

Contact Rachel Boggs, Rachel.boggs@cityofroseville.com or 651.792.7028 for more information. THANK YOU for volunteering!


The City of Roseville strongly encourages and welcomes community members who are people of color, indigenous, immigrants and refugees, LGBTQ+ and people with disabilities to volunteer.