Tumwater City Hall, Old Town Center, and Tumwater Library will be closed Monday, May 27, 2019, in observance of Memorial Day.

Water, sewer, and street problems can be reported by calling the Public Works hotline at (360) 754-4150.

Police, fire, and emergency medical response services will be available as usual. Emergency? Call 9-1-1

Volunteer Tumwater

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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

Project   Date(s) Location  Status
 Invasive Plant and Weed Removal
2019  Historic Pioneer Calvary Cemetery   Seasonal
BrewFest 2019 Volunteers   August 17, 2019   Tumwater Municipal Golf Course  Recruiting
 Historic Cemetery Mapping Project  Flexible  Historic Pioneer Calvary Cemetery Recruiting
 Bench Restoration Project
 Flexible  Various locations throughout Tumwater  Recruiting
 Little Library Carpentry Project  Spring 2019  Seeking students and volunteers for construction  Recruiting
 Smoke Detector Installation   2019  To Be Announced   Seasonal
 Santa Mobile Helpers Dec 2019  To Be Announced  Seasonal
Stream Team Volunteers  2019  Project Dates to be Announced  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 business groups or organizations are available 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)