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Volunteers and Interns
City of Oceanside | Oceanside, California
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Examples of Duties

These are volunteer and internship opportunities. No compensation or benefits are received.



The City's Volunteer program is designed to coordinate and manage citywide volunteer efforts which support existing City services provided to the community.The program addresses community service needs, while placing special emphasis on the City's priorities.

The City's volunteer program will utilize the skills and talents of volunteers in assisting staff as a team. Volunteers will be able to supplement existing services and at the same time encourage civic pride and community involvement by helping their community.


The purpose of the internship program is to provide students valuable work experience. As an intern, the student can expect to work on substantive projects that strengthen and develop professional skills, knowledge, and gain valuable work experience.

Volunteer Requirements

Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. All potential volunteers under the age of 18 must have written parental consent and a work permit. The City will not accept court ordered volunteer services.

Volunteer Application Process

All potential volunteers are to complete a Volunteer Application. You may apply online or complete a hard copy and submit it to the Human Resources Department.

Intern Requirements

All Interns must:

1. Have completed at least two semesters of college education.

2. Be current undergraduate or graduate students or have just graduated in the same year of the internship.

Intern Application Process

Interns must complete an online or hard copy application and attach a current resume to their application.

In addition, the intern's college or university must have a current signed internship agreement with the City of Oceanside.

If the student does not know or is not sure if the college or university they are attending has a current signed internship agreement with the City, the student should contact the Human Resources Department.

If the college or university does not have an agreement in place with the City, Human Resources will send the student's college or university an agreement for their review.

Screening Candidates

All potential volunteers and interns must go through the City's screening process to ensure their potential suitability for the volunteer or intern position.

Volunteer and intern positions will require additional methods of screening such as fingerprinting and background checks.

Each potential volunteer and intern will have an interview with the department in which he or she is considering.

Hard copies of the Volunteer/Intern application can be downloaded from the City's website or may be obtained in person from the Human Resources Department.


Various City Departments participate. Some of the departments include:

* City Attorney's Office
* City Manager's Office
* Financial Services
* Fire
* Human Resources
* Information Technology
* Library
* Literacy Program

* Neighborhood Services
* Code Enforcement
* Community Resource Centers
* Housing
* Parks and Recreation

* Police
* Harbor
* Police Explorers
* Senior Volunteer Patrol Program

Water Utilities

Benefits of the Program:

Volunteers and interns will be able to:

* Gain and share work experience
* Explore career possibilities
* Develop and share professional skills
* Improve communication and interpersonal skills
* Develop a greater knowledge and understanding of City government and the City
* Receive personal satisfaction by helping people and their community

The goal of the volunteer and intern program is to provide all an opportunity to contribute to the betterment of their community creating a sense of ownership and enhanced community pride and participation.

Note: There will be no implied contract of acceptance for a potential volunteer's or intern's service upon the receipt of a their application.

Submission of a volunteer/Intern application Does Not guarantee placement.

About City of Oceanside

The City of Oceanside is committed to providing the highest quality of service to its residents. Operating and maintaining close to 40 community attractions from public pools, beaches, parks and community centers, the City of Oceanside works hard every day to maintain the high level of service. So with that in mind, please take the time to observe your surroundings while in a City Park. Please recognize City work and be mindful of the effort underway. Staff would like to address proper use of athletic fields in the City of Oceanside. Proper use of the sports fields in the City involves following all park rules and the code of conduct. Only authorized vehicles are allowed on the sports fields and maintenance easements within City Parks. If possible, refrain from using the sports fields during and after the rain. Most importantly, please stay off fields closed for the annual sport field renovation program. The reasons for this are to eliminate vehicle-induced damage to the irrigation system, allow saturated turf and soil to drain, give new grass proper time to grow back, establish full turf coverage and eliminate premature soil compaction. With a little help from the community the City will be able to provide healthy playing fields for the upcoming sports seasons.

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