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

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.

Pollinator Garden Maintenance at Midland Gardens 

2134 Cleveland Avenue 
Saturday, June 17, 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. 

Join a dedicated group of natural resource volunteers. Tasks could include weeding, mulching, planting, or maintaining the rain garden. Wear sturdy boots or shoes and bring a water bottle and garden gloves. 

Zero Waste Volunteers Needed 

Juneteenth Event, Central Park Lexington 
Saturday, June 17 

We are looking for volunteers to help us make our Juneteenth celebration a zero waste event. Volunteers are needed to help ensure that the correct materials go into the organics and recycling receptacles, and replace the containers with fresh bags when they fill up. Staff will be on hand to support volunteers. Shifts are 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

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.

Cooking Camp Assistant 

Various Dates 
Harriet Alexander Nature Center 

Assist with cooking activities as part of youth camps. Duties may include: measuring out ingredients, setting up supplies, guiding kids through recipes, and washing dishes. No culinary expertise required! 

June 13,  9:00 a.m.-noon (Cooking Across America) 

June 23, 9:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m. (A Bee’s Life) 

June 30, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Trees are Terrific) 

July 11 - 14, 9:00 a.m.-noon (Nature’s Kitchen) 

August 11, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. (Wetland Wonders) 

July 21, 9:00 a.m.-noon and 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. (It’s a Rottin’ Life)

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.