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       Volunteer Opportunities


Are you looking to get more involved in the community, accumulate volunteer hours or simply help out? There are a number of great opportunities available throughout the year for friendly and enthusiastic individuals and groups of all ages to volunteer their time and talents to the City of Cape Coral. The gift of your talent and time are appreciated!

Department                         Phone                  Volunteer Opportunity

City Manager's Office:

   Citizen's Academy                             239-574-0446                         An interactive civic and public 
                                              Senior Assistant to the City Manager     information program designed
                                                                                                             to give citizens an opportunity
                                                                                                             to learn more about City 
                                                                                                             Government and services 
                                                                                                             offered. (16 week class-This is
                                                                                                             an interactive educational course 
                                                                                                             with City of Cape Coral
                                                                                                             employees, not a specific
                                                                                                             volunteer opportunity)
Community Development (DCD):

    Code Enforcement                             239-574-0624                      Answering phone and email 
                                                  DCD Customer Service Supervisor    inquiries, printing forms, data 
                                                                                                             entry, greet citizens and 
                                                                                                             provide assistance 

Financial Services:

   Financial Services                               239-574-0497                     Help staff with various office work
    Department                            Finance Senior Admin Specialist       

Fire Department:

   Community Emergency                      239-242-3608                      Become more informed and
     Response Team (CERT)      Fire-Emergency Management           better prepared to cope with
                                                                                                              a major disaster.  CERT volunteers
                                                                                                              are encouraged to support 
                                                                                                              emergency response agencies
                                                                                                              by taking an active role in 
                                                                                                              emergency preparedness projects
                                                                                                              (8 week class)
Parks and Recreation:

   Cape Coral Art Studio                          239-573-3120                      Help staff with various art
                                                         Administrative Assistant                related projects

   Coral Oaks Golf Course                       239-573-3120                      Serve as a golf cart attendant, 
                                                         Administrative Assistant                ranger, driving range picker, etc.

   Lake Kennedy Center                           239-573-3120                      Assist with set-up and/or
                                                         Administrative Assistant                clean-up of dinner shows/special
                                                                                                               events; front desk & light clerical
                                                                                                               assistance; decorating for the 

   Rotary Park Environmental                 239-573-3120                        Assist with nature trail clean-up
      Center                                          Administrative Assistant             & other environmental related

   Special Populations Center                  239-573-3120                     Help people with developmental 
                                                            Administrative Assistant             disabilities engage in craft 
                                                                                                               workshops, cooking classes,
                                                                                                               dances, bowling & other activities

   Special Events Division                        239-573-3120                     Assist at City-wide special events 
                                                            Administrative Assistant             (i.e. Coconut Festival, Bike Night)
                                                                                                               with registration, ticket sales, food
                                                                                                               service, merchandising, etc.

   Tony Rotino Senior Center                  239-573-3120                       Act as an instructor teaching a 
                                                             Administrative Assistant             special skill to seniors

   Youth Center / Skate Park                    239-573-3120                      Assist staff with planning &
                                                             Administrative Assistant            facilitating youth programs and

   Police Academy                                    239-242-3342                      Program designed to give citizens 
                                                  Community Outreach Coordinator       an in-depth, hands-on look at how 
                                                                                                               the Police department operates.
                                                                                                               (10 week course-This is an 
                                                                                                               interactive educational course 
                                                                                                               with City of Cape Coral
                                                                                                               employees, not a specific
                                                                                                               volunteer opportunity) 

   Police Volunteer Unit                          239-242-3346                       Duties range from administrative 
                                                           Police Volunteer Unit                  tasks at Police Headquarters
                                                                                                               to checking vacant homes on
                                                                                                               behalf of residents who are on 
                                                                                                               vacation, to helping patrol the
                                                                                                               roads and waterways of
                                                                                                               Cape Coral
Public Works:

   Adopt a Median                                   239-574-0811                        Help keep Cape Coral beautiful
                                                         PW Senior Project Manager          by adopting all or part of a
                                                                                                                median or cul-de-sac.  This
                                                                                                                includes landscape installation
                                                                                                                and maintenance, supplies
                                                                                                                are not provided

   Adopt a Road                                       239-574-0811                        Take pride in your community
                                                              Streets Supervisor                    and adopt a road!  All materials
                                                                                                                provided, including trash bags,
                                                                                                                gloves and safety vests.  Public
                                                                                                                Works will puck up and dispose
                                                                                                                of full bags of trash
   Canal Watch                                         239-574-0742                        Each month, volunteers collect 
                                                            Environmental Biologist              environmental data and water
                                                                                                                samples from their canal.  The  
                                                                                                                samples and data are then
                                                                                                                brought to the City's water
                                                                                                                quality laboratory 
                                                                                                                for analysis                                                                                                              
   Canal Cleanup                                      239-574-0742                        Citizens of Cape Coral venture 
                                                          Environmental Biologist                 out by land or by boat to remove
                                                                                                                litter and debris from the Cape's
                                                                                                                waterways and waterfronts

Volunteer packets and mandatory fingerprinting forms may be accessed in the Human Resources section of the City's website by clicking here.