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.
|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 email@example.com||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 firstname.lastname@example.org||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 email@example.com 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waiver Form (required of all City of Tumwater Volunteers)