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Our Community,

Our Responsibility.

Empower Eureka is a program designed for community members who desire to improve and enrich the quality of life in Eureka. Residents are matched with meaningful volunteer experiences that create positive change in practical ways.


Empower Eureka gives you eight volunteer opportunities to take direct action to address the causes that matter the most to you, in the manner best suited to what you can do. Some of us have a little extra time on our hands and are able to show up and volunteer. Others may have opinions that can improve our city but can only spare an hour or two to attend a council, commission or board meeting. For others a simple monetary or supply donation is how we can give back.


We all want to help make our city the best it can be and feel good about our contribution. The season for volunteering is now...influence Eureka's future and volunteer with Empower Eureka in a way that works best for YOU!

Upcoming Events!

  • Old Town Gazebo Beautification
    Mar 25, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Eureka, 150-198 F St, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
    Do you love Old Town Eureka and all it has to offer the community? Do you have a passion for landscaping and native plants? This is a great volunteer opportunity for you!
  • Eureka Trash Bash!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 01
    Apr 01, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Eureka, 2626 Broadway St Suite D, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
    Join the City of Eureka, STIL Humboldt and PacOut Green Team for the bi-monthly Trash Bash! This waterfront cleanup will take place on on the first Saturday of February, April, June, August, October and December from 9am to 10:30am.
  • Old Town Beautification!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 01
    Apr 01, 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
    Eureka, 108 F St, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
    Come join us for a day of native gardening along 2nd St in our Historic Old Town Eureka! Meet us at the Eureka Visitor Center at 108 F St. on the first Saturday of every month from 11:30am to 1pm.
  • Easter Adventure!
    Sat, Apr 08
    Apr 08, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
    Eureka, Eureka, CA 95503, USA
    Come join the City of Eureka Community Services Department for our annual Easter Event at Sequoia Park on Saturday, April 8th from 11am-2pm.
  • Sequoia Park Ivy League - Volunteer Work Day
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Apr 29
    Apr 29, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Eureka, Eureka, CA 95503, USA
    SEQUOIA PARK IVY LEAGUE IS BACK FOR ANOTHER PULL! Help remove invasive ivy from our beloved Sequoia Park!

Volunteer Highlights

Applications are being accepted for the following city boards and commissions:

  • Finance Advisory Committee- 1 seat

  • Housing Advisory Board- 1 seat

  • Planning Commission- 1 seat

  • Transportation Safety Commission- 2 seats

Applications may be obtained by phone or in person from the Mayor’s Office, City of Eureka, 531 “K” Street, Eureka, CA 95501, (707) 441-4144, or may be downloaded from the City Clerk’s website.

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May the enforcement be strong with you!


The Eureka Police Department wants you to join their Graffiti Removal and Abatement Team.

Work with police officers to rid the city of vandalism. Protect public property before and after it strikes.

Know of vandalism in your neighborhood? Speak out and report it.

Ready to help address our city's challenges?

Click here to fill out an interest form and get in the action!

Environmental Stewardship:
         E.C.O. Eureka

We are recruiting volunteers to help with our Plastic Awareness Campaign. Participate in tabling events and educational outreach about single-use plastics. Help reduce our community waste and hand out FREE environmentally friendly reusable shopping bags. Click here to fill out an interest form and begin volunteering!

"Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much."

                          -Helen Keller

"One of my favorite aspects of volunteering is socializing and getting to know my neighborhood. Sharing the park with others through my photography has brought other benefits too: I got three of my best job offers solely through volunteering."

- Tricia, Dog Park


Volunteers In Action!

"I volunteer to make things better here. Fundraising and committee meetings don't work as well for me as working directly with a trained team alongside professionals. That's my idea of volunteering, and don't wait until you retire!”

~Roger, Public Safety


Interested in learning more? Please click here to contact Empower Eureka!

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