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Put your free time to good use!

Volunteers help extend the reach of our City programs and provide valuable connections to the community. There is no minimum commitment required. We want your participation to be convenient, matched to your interests, and most importantly, enjoyable. If you have time and want to make good things happen in your community, now is the time to get involved!

Current Volunteer Projects & Educational Opportunities

 Unless otherwise noted in the recruitment form, all projects are eligible for student community service credit hours with prior approval.  Contact City Volunteer Coordinator if you are a student seeking credit hours for graduation.

Opportunity  Date(s) Location  Status
Brewfest Volunteer Saturday, August 15, 2020 Tumwater Municipal Driving Range , registration opens in June Closed
Earth Day Service Project  Proposals April 2020 Please contact the City's Volunteer Coordinator to propose a group project (subject to Departmental Approval) at Open
Tumwater University 2020
Program Canceled until further notice due to recent developments that have a potential impact on public gatherings Canceled
Police Citizen's Academy 2020 Sept. 30 - Oct. 30 Police Department, registration opens in July 2020 Closed
Library Kiosk Carpentry Project  2020 Seeking students for credit hours for the  school year Recruiting
 Point-in-Time Homeless Census Taker Volunteers January 2021   Volunteers will assist with the PIT Homeless Census conducted each year in January in partnership with the City of Olympia and Thurston County. Recruitment begins in December 2020.  Closed
Eagle Scout Projects 2020 Contact City's Volunteer Coordinator at Recruiting
Smoke Detector Installation  Fall 2020 Site To Be Announced at the event. This is a seasonal posting and recruitment will open approximately 45 days before the event. Closed
Santa Mobile Helpers Dec. 2020 Various routes and times throughout December available, recruitment begins in November Closed
Stream Team, Deschutes Restoration & Planting Event 2020 Contact with questions or until posted on Stream Team website Recruiting
 Clean-up, Drop-Off Event Volunteers  Oct 10, 2020  Held at City Hall, 2nd Saturday in October. Free Shredding, Donations & Medication Disposal Volunteers Needed to help unload and direct traffic flow during the event.  Recruitment begins August 1, 2020.  Closed
 Parks & Recreation Volunteers and Youth Opportunities 2020   Opportunities include:  youth and adult sports, picnics, reunions, children’s activities, sports camps, and access to children’s play structures, trail, water, and more.  Adults needed to supervise/coach, and youth are encouraged to participate in a host of activities that are seasonally offered. Please visit the Parks & Recreation link for information and contacts.  Recruiting

We've got other volunteer options that may interest you: 

  • Supervise safe kids activity nights 
  • Coach a sports team
  • Teach a class or serve as an ambassador to faculty
  • Historic site preservation
  • Assist with Recreation programs
  • Maintain park spaces
  • Apply for a grant to host a neighborhood party or project to help your neighborhood
  • Seasonal events
  • Adopt-a-road and keep it clean from litter
  • Adopt-a-site and preserve community resources
  • Support a special project related to safety, beautification, environment, outreach, or education
  • Provide assistance with disaster initiatives in partnership with other area agencies
  • Opportunities for graduating High School students to earn community service hours
  • Customized projects for groups or organizations for Day of Service activities

Register and we'll match you with a project or program.

Complete the Registration Form and we will add you to our contact list to receive newsletters and recruitment notices as new activities are posted. 

Please note:  This does not commit you to participate, but simply allows us to contact volunteers who have expressed an interest in City projects and events.  You will still have to follow the instructions on any recruitments that you receive in order to officially register to participate in any volunteer activity. We do not send out recruitment notices for small projects requiring less than 5 volunteers but may post those on this webpage, so please bookmark the page and check back often. Other volunteer opportunities may exist with various City Departments that are of a seasonal nature so if you do not see something that interests you, please contact the City's Volunteer Coordinator to inquire about other opportunities to volunteer as each department handles their own volunteer recruitment.

email  Sign Up for Volunteer News & Events e-Notifications(this places you on the quarterly newsletter recipient list)

To learn more about volunteer events or arrange a group project, contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 or

Waiver Form (required of all City of Tumwater Volunteers)