Volunteer Information

City Committees & Commissions

The City of Del Mar is one of the most scenic, beautiful, and protected communities along the coast of California. The Del Mar Community Plan outlines the village character that residents envisioned when they helped craft the Plan to protect and maintain that character. Our residents are highly-educated and involved, and bring a high degree of expertise to the committees and organizations they join. Be a part of that energy, get to know your neighbors and community, and help promote and protect the beautiful City of Del Mar.

View Current Committee and Commission Vacancies

Volunteer HandsCitizens may subscribe to email notifications to find out when new openings are posted. Interested residents should obtain the City Council resolutions describing the committees they are interested in, fill out a Citizen Interest Form (PDF) or Citizen Interest Form (Word). For more information, please view the City Advisory Committee section of the city website or contact the City Clerk Division by email or at 858-755-9313.

San Diego Sheriff’s Department Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP)Sheriff Patch

The San Diego Sheriff’s Department is actively recruiting motivated and community minded individuals, over the age of 50, to join the SVP program at the Encinitas Patrol Station. Senior volunteers assigned to the station significantly improve the quality of life in our community and primarily work in the cities of Del Mar, Solana Beach, and Encinitas. In addition, they patrol portions of Rancho Santa Fe.

For more information please see the recruitment for the Encinitas Patrol Station Flyer (PDF).

Other Volunteer Opportunities

The city is blessed with talented and active citizens. In addition to these volunteer opportunities, there are a number of opportunities to become involved with the city’s numerous non-profit organizations. Some of the local non-profit organizations are:

  • Adopt-a-spot
  • Del Mar Art Center
  • Del Mar Community Connections
  • Del Mar Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
  • Del Mar Farmer’s Market
  • Del Mar Foundation
  • Del Mar Garden Club (PDF)
  • Del Mar Historical Society
  • Del Mar Housing Corporation
  • Del Mar Rose Society
  • Del Mar Television Foundation
  • Del Mar Village Association
  • Friends of the Del Mar Library
  • Friends of Del Mar Parks
  • Friends of the Powerhouse
  • Friends of the San Dieguito River Valley
  • Sheriff’s Department Senior Volunteer Patrol (SVP)