Volunteering

Teen Volunteer Email List
Signing up will put you on the email list to receive monthly volunteer opportunities. If you're available for those date(s), simply respond to the email otherwise you can wait for the next opportunity at a later date.
Teen Volunteer Opportunities
The City of Fremont Recreation Services Division offers several ways for teens to volunteer and earn community service hours.

When you volunteer, you can: 

  • Earn community service hours for school
  • Develop community pride for Fremont
  • Earn credit as a scout, 4-H member, church, or youth group member
  • Learn skills for a future career
  • Meet and make new friends

School Year Opportunities


These include helping with recreational programs for children, families, pre-teens and teens such as:

  • 6th Grade Dances; April 7, 2017 and June 2, 2017 (Teen Center)
  • Kids n Kite Festival (May 20, 2017, Central Park)
  • Spring Break Camps; April 17-21, 2017 (most are held at Teen Center or Fremont Community Center)
  • Trick or Treat on Safety Street (October 2017, Downtown Fremont/City Hall)
  • Tiny Tots Assistant (location varies)

Summers Only


Teen Leadership Academy


The Teen Leadership Academy is designed to provide our youth & teen population opportunities to gain real life and work experience through civic engagement. Junior high & high school age young people are given an opportunity to perform community service while learning the principles of project management, work ethic, leadership, team work, and character building.  

The two programs available under the Teen Leadership Academy are Counselor in Training (CIT) and the Youth Service Corps (YSC).  

If you have specific questions on either CIT or YSC, please email Alvaro Zambrano or call (510) 494-4344.
Earn a Presidential Service Award
You can earn a Presidential Service Award for your volunteer work this summer! More information here
A Note to Parents
Please have your child make contact with us directly—email is preferred. The agreement will be between City staff and your teen and we want to help your child develop leadership skills. Part of that is making the initial contact. 

We understand that transportation needs to be arranged. We also understand that many times young people can be shy - we are trained to be patient and ask questions finding out interests and where the "best fit" may be. This will help lessen you being accused of nagging your teen because they feel more ownership over their pursuit of volunteering options. 

Please respect the reasons why we ask for your teen to be the person who makes first contact. 
Need clarification or have questions on volunteering?
Please email Alvaro Zambrano or call (510) 494-4344.