IMPORTANT UPDATE, RED FLAG WARNING & INTERMITTENT POWER OUTAGES:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 10:20 am - There are NO current emergencies in the City of San Marcos. With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, residents can expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit for the latest updates. To prepare, San Marcos Fire Department and the County of San Diego are recommending residents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season. To learn how you can prepare, visit

Volunteer Opportunities

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Get Involved! 

City of San Marcos volunteers provide a variety of services that help augment the work of City staff. Volunteers gain valuable experience and provide meaningful work to the community. Volunteering with the City provides an opportunity to utilize valuable skill sets and develop new ones; gain valuable work experience towards a new career path; and learn how local government functions. Each volunteer hour given by a community member helps increase the effectiveness and efficiency of City departments and their programs.


San Marcos Senior Activity Center

  • Lunch Program 
  • Front Desk  
  • Class and Program Instructors/Leaders
  • Computer Lab
  • Special Events
  • Building Maintenance/Janitorial

Please complete a Volunteer Application and Email Bibi Lefebvre

Parks & Trails Volunteer Program

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Please complete a Parks & Trails Volunteer Program APPLICATION and email Ranger Ron Vinluan


Youth Ambassador Program


For more information on volunteer opportunities, please call (760) 744-9000.
Volunteer Waiver

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