Ways to Participate, Davis California


The City of Davis is accepting applications from citizens, 18 years of age and older, interested in serving on one of the following commissions:

  • Bicycling, Transportation & Street Safety 
  • Historical Resources Management 
  • Natural Resources 
  • Open Space & Habitat 
  • Personnel Board 
  • Planning 
  • Police Accountability - NEW 
  • Recreation and Park 
  • Senior Citizen 
  • Tree 
  • Utility Rate Advisory
  • By serving on a city commission, you can help plan the future of Davis. Commissions serve as a conduit for citizen input – a way of gathering, analyzing and recommending options to the City Council. Commissions also provide an important avenue for determining the community’s feelings about issues and extending the reach of the democratic process.

    Applications may be picked up at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard during regular business hours, or downloaded at http://cityofdavis.org/city-hall/city-council/commissions-and-committees/apply-to-serve-on-a-city-commission.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 1, 2018

    Contact: Applications may be submitted, in person or via mail, to the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall, 23 Russell Boulevard, Davis, CA 95616; or via e-mail to ClerkWeb@cityofdavis.org.

    Volunteer gardeners are needed at the Central Parks Garden! Volunteers are provided tools and direction for work projects, and work days are led by experienced local gardeners. Meet other local gardeners and learn about gardening, while contributing to the community!




    Contact through the website to volunteer


    AYSO is a volunteer organization dedicated to creating a safe opportunity for kids to play organized soccer. Volunteers are needed in a number of capacities. Refereeing and coaching are the two most common volunteer positions, but positions in marketing, committees, tournaments, and many other positions are available.




    Volunteers with the SPYC will answer phones be the first point of contact for callers on their way to improving their mental health. Applications are available on their website.


    (530) 756-7542


    Email is available through their website.


    "The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors." Volunteer at the Yolo County Red Cross to provide local disaster relief, become a First Aid/CPR Instructor, do community outreach and many other things.


    To Volunteer, fill out an application here: http://www.redcross.org/ca/sacramento/volunteer/adult-volunteer


    STEAC provides immediate, short term aid to individuals and families in Yolo County, whose incomes are below the federal poverty level. Volunteers can help out at the food closet, at the many food drives STEAC organizes, in the administrative offices, and in STEAC's outreach programs.


    (530) 758-8435



    Volunteers can work in a number of positions. These opportunities include, preparing and serving meals with the Meals Program, helping with resident intake and safety at the Shelter and Transitional Housing or the Cold Weather Shelter, and much more.


    Davis Community Meals
    202 F St.
    Davis CA 95616

    (530) 220-4089

    Email through their website 



    Volunteer opportunities are available at the Davis Arts Center. These opportunities include helping out at receptions, assisting in classrooms, organizing fundraising events and much more.


    Davis Arts Center

    1919 F St

    Davis, CA 95616


    (530) 756-4100



    Be a court appointed special advocate and provide support for children in foster care.


    Yolo County CASA

    724 Main St, Suite 101, Woodland, CA 95695

    (530) 661-4200


    Volunteers can help the local Science Center from building exhibits, maintaining the Explorit Store, to showing local youth the wonders of science.


    Explorit Science Center

    3141 5th St, Davis, CA 95618

    (530) 756-0191

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