Volunteer Opportunities

Aiding the Community
The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District gratefully accepts the aid of volunteers that routinely work over 90,000 hours annually and help make the district the resource that it is, while enriching our community.

Why Volunteer
The benefits of being a volunteer are many. Your presence in the program enhances the quality of life in greater Hayward area. Here are some ways volunteering can enrich your life:
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Explore new careers
  • Earn academic credit
  • Learn a new skill
  • Meet new friends
  • Help others in need
  • Have fun!

Getting Involved

Step 1

Look on our partnership websites for specific upcoming volunteer opportunities in the Hayward area:

volunteers match

Step 2

Fill out a  Volunteer Application  then either email it or physically mail it to:
1099 E St.
Hayward, CA 94541

Once we receive your application then you will complete the orientation and training process and, depending on what program you are volunteering for, you may be required to have your fingerprints taken. 

Step 3
Begin giving back to the greater Hayward area while having fun doing it!

Contacting a Site or Programs for Volunteer Opportunities
The phone numbers for H.A.R.D. staff are available online. Ask the staff about scheduling a visit for that specific recreation program. Get to know the staff and environment, ask for a job description, and decide whether the volunteer job, environment, and time commitment are a good match for you.