City Volunteer opportunities

La Mesa’s Volunteer Program offers you an opportunity to take an active tole in your community. Short-term and long-term volunteer positions are offered in all City Departments.

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with the City of La Mesa? If so, please download our Volunteer Application. If you have any questions please call 619.667.1322.


The Rides4Neighbors program offers a safe, reliable, personalized transportation to adults over 60, or disabled adults, who cannot drive.

  • We’ll pay for your DMV and fingerprint background check.
  • Once approved you’ll learn our user friendly web-based scheduling system.
  • Choose the appointments that best suit your personal schedule - no minimum number of rides required.
  • You’ll receive mileage reimbursement at the most current per-mile rate and secondary liability insurance.

To become a volunteer, just complete the volunteer driver application and return it to the address noted on the form. Or call us today at 619.667.1321 for information.

Community surveys consistently find that what people like best about La Mesa is the neighborly, small town feel. Rides4Neighbors can help build that spirit of community and old-fashioned neighborliness throughout east county.

Safe Routes to School - Intergenerational Program

Volunteer to be the "Eyes on the Street" as students walk and bike to school

Download our Volunteer application today!

For more information call 619.667.1319 or email

La Mesa Pet Therapy

  • Volunteers and their approved pets visit nursing, convalescent and retirement home facilities within the City of La Mesa.

Call 619.667.1322 for more information.

Eyes on the Street