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Margaret Todd Senior Center Volunteer Opportunities

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Front Desk Ambassador
Ambassadors greet the public, welcome people into the Center, provide program information, and answer questions. Duties include answering phones, giving tours of the Center, signing up people for trips and special events, and clerical projects such as filing and typing. If you enjoy working in a team environment and want to provide quality customer service to the public, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you!  Morning shift is 9AM-1PM and the afternoon shift is 1PM-5PM.
Librarian (currently filled)
The Margaret Todd Senior Center has a free lending library. As Center librarian, you will spend time organizing, sorting and restocking the books. Duties include clearing out the book return bin and restocking the shelves. If you enjoy organizing, this may be the position for you.  1 hour – time schedule is flexible, two days per week.

Event Specialist
The Center holds special events such as dances, barbecues, donut days, flea markets, the Holiday Crafts Faire and more! Duties range from decorating, blowing up balloons, and selling tickets to preparing refreshments for guests. If you enjoy fun and festive events, this may be the position for you.

Flowerpot Gardener
Flowerpot gardeners care for the flowerpots outside of the Center entrance. Duties include weeding, deadheading flowers, and watering. If you enjoy gardening, this may be the volunteer opportunity for you.  1 hour - time schedule is flexible, Mondays or Fridays

City of Novato Volunteer Application Process:

Complete the City of Novato Volunteer Application and indicate which position(s) you are interested in.

Submit the form to the Margaret Todd Senior Center, 1560 Hill Road, Novato. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM.

Staff will review your application and contact you to set up an interview.

Interested in exploring other volunteer opportunities with the City of Novato? Ongoing volunteer opportunities are available with the Novato History Museum, Police, and the Public Works Department. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at (415) 899-8900 or

Volunteer Application Form

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Covia (formerly Episcopal Senior Communities) - Novato Independent Elders Program
Novato Independent Elders Program (NIEP) is a nondenominational nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Novato seniors. Volunteer opportunities include the Home Delivered Grocery Program, Yardwork, Blood Pressure Nurse, Margaret Todd Café, Brown Bag Food Program and more.  Contact Karen Strolia at (415) 899-8296 for more information.


Novato Senior Citizens Club
The Novato Senior Citizens Club (NSCC) is a nonprofit corporation sponsored by Novato Parks, Recreation and Community Services. All Club activities take place at the Margaret Todd Senior Center unless otherwise specified. Volunteer opportunities include Bingo, Flicks (movies), Crafters Nook, special events, and the newsletter mailing. Contact the Club President at (415) 899-8254 for more information.


City of Novato Volunteer Page
Visit for more information on various volunteer opportunities in Novato.




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