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, all projects are eligible for student community service credit hours with prior approval. Contact the City Volunteer Coordinator if you are a student seeking credit hours for graduation.
|Brewfest Volunteer||Saturday, August 15, 2020||Tumwater Municipal Driving Range , registration opens in June||TBD|
|Earth Day Service Project Proposals||April 2020||Please contact the City's Volunteer Coordinator to propose a group project (subject to Departmental Approval) at firstname.lastname@example.org||Closed|
|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 email@example.com||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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, donation drop-off & medication disposal. Volunteers needed to help unload donations and direct traffic flow during the event. Recruitment begins August 1, 2020.||Closed|
|Parks & Recreation Volunteers and Youth Opportunities||2020||Opportunities include: youth sports, children's and teen activities, camps, park and trail clean-up projects, and more.||Recruiting|
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
Sign Up for Volunteer News & Events e-Notifications
To learn more about volunteer events or arrange a group project, contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 754-4164 or email@example.com.