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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!

  • June Eureka Trash Bash!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 03
    Jun 03, 9:00 AM – 10:30 AM
    Eureka, 4301 Hilfiker Ln, Eureka, CA 95503, 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 April 1st, from 9am-10:30am.
  • Old Town Beautification!
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Jun 03
    Jun 03, 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.
  • Forest Moon Festival at Sequoia Park
    Jun 03, 1:00 PM – 11:00 PM
    Eureka, Eureka, CA 95503, USA
    Join the City of Eureka and The Humboldt-Del Norte Film Commission for a day of Forest Moon Festival activities on June 3rd! Sequoia Park will host a galactic lineup of activities for ALL AGES!
  • Eureka Off-Road R/C Track Fundraiser
    Jul 09, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Eureka, 1120 F St, Eureka, CA 95501, USA
    Radio Controlled (R/C) Cars are coming to the Municipal Auditorium and you won’t want to miss it!!! Join Eureka Community Services and 707 Humboldt R/C Vehicles at this epic event on July 9th from 10am to 4pm at the Eureka Municipal Auditorium (1120 F St).

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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