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You Can Make a Difference!

We do better when we do things together! The volunteer opportunities in the City of Modesto are endless. Whether you want to help out by participating in the three Love Modesto, citywide cleanups or the ongoing volunteering opportunities (see below), you can partner with the City and together we can do great things!  Click here for more information.

To become a City of Modesto volunteer, a Volunteer Application and Waiver must be turned in to Stephanie Smith, Volunteer Coordinator with the City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department.  Print the appropriate forms, complete all of the information and provide your signature where necessary.

Volunteer Application and Waiver for Adults (PDF) View
Volunteer Application and Waiver for Minors (PDF) View

Mail the forms to:
City of Modesto
c/o Stephanie Smith
P.O. Box 642
Modesto, CA  95353

Drop off the forms Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at:
City of Modesto
Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department
1010 Tenth Street, Suite 4400
Modesto, CA  95354

Interested in hosting a Neighborhood or Park clean up? Contact Stephanie Smith to see how we can assist with supplies, etc.

Love Modesto April 23, 2016

The City of Modesto Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department has partnered with Love Modesto to provide our citizens with opportunities to better the community around them! Visit the Love Modesto website for more information.

Current Projects
Project #1 - Beautify Modesto Senior Citizens Center Volunteer
Project #2 - Hope Blooms Volunteer
Project #3 - Beautify Hillside Drive Volunteer

Partners In Paint

Partners in Paint is a community education program developed by Councilmember Dave Lopez as a graffiti tool for the City of Modesto. The program is dedicated to raising awareness about the harmful effects of graffiti vandalism on communities.

Partners In Paint Flyer (PDF) View

To participate in a Graffiti Paint Out or for more information, visit

Eagle Scout Service Projects

The City of Modesto offers an extensive list of potential Eagle Scout projects.  All projects take place in the Modesto, California area.  If you are a Scout looking to complete your project  contact Stephanie Smith at (209) 577-5450 or

Eagle Scout Project Guidelines (PDF) View
Eagle Scout Project Application (PDF) View


Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

In addition to many special volunteer opportunities, the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhoods Department offers the following ongoing volunteer opportunities.  These projects foster community ownership of parks and facilities and often expedite the development of projects that are not provided for in the annual budget.

 For additional information, or for other volunteer ideas, please contact Stephanie Smith at (209) 577-5450 or