Volunteer  Opportunities

Why Volunteer

Volunteers have always played an essential role in developing our programs and are extremely valuable in the District's ability to offer programs. There are many benefits to being a volunteer, such as: gaining valuable work experience, exploring new careers, earning academic credit, learning a new skill, meeting new friends, helping others in need, and having fun!

Getting Involved

Step 1

Consider having a specific volunteer job you are interested in when contacting the Hayward Area Recreation and Park District.  If you are open to various volunteer jobs, contact the Volunteer Services Supervisor to see if any specific needs or opportunities are available.  Ask staff about scheduling a visit and get to know the staff and environment, ask for a job description, and decide whether the volunteer job, environment, and time commitment are a good match for you.

Step 2 

Long-term and ongoing volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application

Volunteers over the age of 18 must also complete a background and fingerprint check and those who will work with food or children must provide a clear TB test result.

Return the Volunteer Application by email or mail it to:
H.A.R.D. / Volunteer Services
1099 E Street, Hayward, CA 94541


V.I.P.  - Volunteers In Parks

H.A.R.D. has parks that need TLC!  Join us and be a V.I.P.!

H.A.R.D. provides tools, leadership, snacks, and the satisfaction of knowing you are a V.I.P.   Work includes litter picking up, pulling weeds, spreading mulch, and more.  Events are normally scheduled 9:30 am-1:00 pm (dates and locations subject to change).  We ask volunteers to wear sturdy shoes, wear a sun hat or sunscreen, bring bottled water, and gloves, and that parents or guardians accompany youth and sign waiver.

Sign up to be a V.I.P. today!

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