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Volunteer Program
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Citywide Volunteer Program

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citywide Volunteer Program

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Do you have a gift for working with youth?

Is helping to keep Port St. Lucie beautiful rewarding to you?

Perhaps greeting visitors to the Civic Center at the Guest Services desk is more to your liking?

The City of Port St. Lucie invites you to join the growing ranks of volunteers who are helping to make contributions to our great city every day.

We are proud of the many ways in which members of our community step forward to make a difference as volunteers for the city.

Listed below are just some of the departments that regularly have volunteering opportunities available. Follow the links to learn more about a specific department. Note: This list is not meant to be inclusive—there are many other departments throughout the city that make use of the time and talent of volunteers.

Animal Control

Building Department

City Hall

Code Compliance

Keep Port St. Lucie Beautiful

Police Department

Utility Systems Department

Parks and Recreation

Volunteers for the city will be expected to follow certain general guidelines and in some cases more specific requirements set by individual departments.

You will also be asked to submit an online application, following the directions below, so we can better fit your talents to the volunteer opportunities available. Paper applications can also be obtained at the Civic Center and Community Center. Remember, you must be at least 16 years old to serve as a volunteer.

Application Instructions

You are going to be emailing the application to us. To submit an online application, first download and save the application to your computer from THIS link. To save the application to your computer, you can follow either of these directions. Right click the link and select "Save Link As". This will prompt you to save the pdf, and choose a location. If you have a pdf reader installed on your browser, you can left click to open the pdf in another page. Once it opens, depending upon which pdf reader you have installed, there will be an option to "Download" or "Save" the pdf towards the top. Once the pdf is downloaded on your computer, open it via the path you saved it. Fill out the pdf, then save it again after you have finished. Send the completed pdf through your email provider of choice to by attaching it to a new email.

The Volunteer Specialist will contact you to set an appointment to discuss your interests. Once that appointment takes place, and if it results in your placement as a volunteer, completion of a volunteer packet and a background check (that may include fingerprinting) will be required.

Download Volunteer Program flier (suitable for posting)

For more information about becoming a volunteer for the Police Department, call Thomas Andrew, Volunteer Coordinator, at (772) 344-4052 or via email at

For more information about becoming a volunteer for all other departments, call Maureen Puglisi, City Volunteer Specialist at (772) 807-4475 or via email at

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