City Government Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

Few organizations have more of an immediate impact on daily life than local/city government. City government provides water, streets, public safety, waste removal, recreation opportunities, jobs through economic development and more. Here is how you can get involved:

Airport: Intern/volunteer would be expected to give tours and bring in people to join and be interested in the Airport.

City Manager: Intern or volunteer can pitch projects or be assigned to specific projects and research. They will be expected to be creative and be professional.

Development Services: Interns/volunteers will be expected to participate in administrative work, construction inspections, creating as-built plans, AutoCAD drafting, assisting the survey crew and preliminary design work.

Finance & Purchasing: Interns must be organized and patient. Tasks will include Data Entry and Filing.

Parks and Recreation: Volunteers could help with things like park pick up. Interns would help and be a part of things like Friends of the Parks Day, Adopt a Street and City Boards.

Police Department: Interns must complete 90-100 hours of patrol, 30-40 hours of traffic, 30-40 hours of detective work, 15 hours for School Resource Officer and an additional study of nuisance, abatement, etc.

Public Information: Interns/volunteers are needed to produce video, photo, blogs, and to update the website. Projects involve all City departments.

Public Library: Volunteers are needed to help re-shelf materials and interns to start new programs and host current programs as well as contact other possible speakers.

Public Meetings, City Council, Advisory Board and Commissions:
Volunteers are needed to serve on the City's many Citizen Advisory Board and Commissions. Volunteers will attend regular meetings.

Public Works: Intern/Volunteer will be expected to conduct a customer service survey, identify survey questions, develop survey, mail it out, collect the data and submit the results in graphical form.
  • Contact Info
  • 401 Independence, PO Box 617 Cape Girardeau, MO  63703
  • Telephone 573.339.6391
  • Email

YOU are the First Responder

Support fire, police, EMS and protect your family and neighborhood. Join CERT.

Empower Your Neighborhood!

Here are 5 easy ways to make your neighborhood great and safer: Nextdoor, cleanup, nuisance abatement, start a Watch, and yes - parties!

Community Volunteering

Find local social service opportunities and other organizations here: RSVP-VIC 

Advocacy & Education

Residents are also needed to voice community needs to elected leadership, in the media and by learning and discussing local issues with your social groups. Learn more, schedule a speaker.

Volunteer-Driven Progress

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