Volunteer Programs

Residents and community members can give back by volunteering with The City of Hyattsville! 

Volunteer for a Service Project

The City's Office of Volunteer Services can match you or your group with service projects that make an impact in the community. Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome, whether they live in Hyattsville or just want to lend a helping hand.

City staff coordinate meaningful, organized, and safe opportunities for volunteers. They also track service hours and can provide documentation and letters of recommendation as needed. 

Sign up for a one-time event or ongoing service project.

Join a City Committee

City Committees, Advisory Boards, and Task Forces are composed of volunteer residents from across Hyattsville who provide City Council with diverse perspectives and advice on City projects and policies. 

Visit our City Committees page to find the right fit for you.

Environmental Volunteer Opportunities

Help Hyattsville go green! Join one of the monthly clean-ups to keep invasive plant species from spreading in Hyattsville's parks. Removals are typically the third Saturday of the month, weather permitting. Sturdy shoes or work boots and clothing that cover your arms and legs are recommended. The City will provide cotton work gloves and trash bags. Find the next removal on the City calendar or contact environment@hyattsville.org.

Want to go deeper? Consider applying to serve on the Hyattsville Environmental Committee or the Shade Tree Board!

Volunteers of the Year

2022 Hyattsville Volunteers of the Year (2)

The Hyattsville Volunteer of the Year Award was established in 2006 to honor resident volunteers who go above and beyond to provide extraordinary service to our City. 

This year, the City celebrated Fatima Vasquez and Padre Vidal Rivas of St. Matthew's Church as the 2022 Volunteers of the Year at Saturday’s City Anniversary Celebration! At the ceremony, Ms. Vasquez and Padre Rivas were presented with the pictured unique award, which was crafted locally by Artist Katie Aldworth of Material Things in North Brentwood, that symbolizes the generosity and sharing of both spirit and time given to the City of Hyattsville.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Vasquez and Padre Rivas have been coordinating food distributions at St. Matthews Church in Hyattsville, often using their personal vehicles or renting U-Hauls to move thousands of pounds of fresh produce leftover from the City's weekly deliveries from the Capital Area Food Bank. Their assistance greatly expanded the reach of the City's distributions by providing another means of sharing the food with those who needed it most. 

Thank you again Ms. Fatima and Padre Rivas for your continued, selfless service to our community!