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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, 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 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 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, 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

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To learn more about volunteer events or arrange a group project, contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 754-4164 or