Successful Programs Depend Upon You!
The City of Norwalk is looking for volunteers for programs that have a huge impact on our youth, senior citizens, families, residents and visitors of all ages. Become part of our connected community and make a difference in the lives of others!
Youth Sports Coaches (18 years of age and older)
The City of Norwalk Recreation and Park Services Department sponsors a year-round youth sports program conducted solely through the support of volunteer coaches. If you would like to volunteer please stop by the Norwalk Arts & Sports Complex, 13000 Clarkdale Avenue and complete a Volunteer Coach form. Volunteer Coach meetings will be conducted prior to the start of each season. At the meetings, we will discuss program philosophy, league rules and other important league information. Please be advised that in accordance with State regulations, the City of Norwalk fingerprints all volunteer coaches at no cost during the coaches’ meetings. Please bring valid I.D.
- Soccer: April-June
- Baseball: July & August
- Football: September-December
- Basketball: January-March
For more information, please call 929-5566.
Public Safety Volunteers (13 years of age and older)
Interested in a career in public safety, law enforcement or local government? Be an integral part of the City's crime prevention and community engagement efforts by volunteering with the Department of Public Safety. Volunteers grow their experience in the field and office and prepare for future careers while making a difference in their own community. Choose a position, learn more about what we do and apply:
For more information, call the department at 929-5732.
Museum Docents (18 years of age and older)
Did you know that Norwalk is home to a nationally-registered landmark? The DD Johnston-Hargitt House Museum was once home to one of the area’s first families, the Darius David Johnstons. Mr. Johnston not only pioneered Norwalk’s first school system, he helped to start the first real industry in town, a cheese factory!
If you enjoy sharing information and interesting stories, and love talking to people, consider being a museum docent! The D.D. Johnston-Hargitt House and Sproul Museums are seeking people interested in leading historical tours at the two museums. Tours are held on the first and third Saturdays of the month from 1 to 4 p.m. A three-month commitment is required. For more information, please call 929-5521.
Senior Center Volunteers (50 years of age and older)
Our senior volunteers are an essential part of Senior Center operations. They provide essential support and may serve in the following areas: Front Desk, Nutrition Program, Class/Activity Instructor, Community Garden, Concierge Desk, Lap Robes, Bingo, Special Events and more.
Seniors interested in volunteering can complete the on-line Volunteer Application, download the application or pick up at the Senior Center front desk. For more information, please call (562) 929-5580 or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Teen Alliance Program(13-18 years of age)
Join the Teen Alliance Program (TAP) and learn valuable working, social and interpersonal skills and gain a sense of accomplishment, all while giving back to your community. If you're interested in volunteering at fun Citywide special events and other Norwalk activities, attend a TAP General Membership meeting on the first Wednesday of each month, 6 p.m. at the Norwalk Arts and Sports Complex.This is a great way to serve volunteer hours for school, church or other organizations. Fore more information, call 929-4260.
Halloween Festival (13 years of age and older)
This free community event would not be possible without the support of dedicated volunteers who assist with set up, decoration, game and information booths, tear down and more. If you, your club, or organization are interested in helping to bring one of Norwalk’s biggest yearly events to families and friends in and around Norwalk, please complete a volunteer application. Our event takes place on October 31 from 6-9pm.
Angel Tree (15 years of age and older)
The City of Norwalk’s Angel Tree Project creates a memorable holiday for local families undergoing financial difficulties. Last year, we served over 1,500 youth in the community. Volunteers are needed in December for this important event, which takes place Dec 4-8, 2018. Duties include set up, decorating, gift wrapping, and other critical duties. If you are interested preregistration is required and you can download the Angel Tree Volunteer Application (PDF) here or register online here. Please, no walk-ins.
Arbor Day Tree Planting
Help us beautify Norwalk, and be part of a program where participants can actually watch the fruit of their work grow, mature and make a difference in the community over time! Each year in April, our Public Services Department holds an Arbor Day Tree Planting event. Volunteers plant trees that will provide shade and become part of Norwalk's green canopy of over 17,000 different trees. Instruction and all planting equipment are provided.
Contact our staff at 929-5511 or email us at email@example.com