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See the Volunteer Calendar Page for details on current opportunities.

 

Woodinville Volunteers Put Their Heart Into It!

Volunteering is a great way to use your talents and skills - and discover new ones! You'll feel a great sense of community pride. You'll meet others in your community who share your spirit of volunteerism.

In 2006 alone, 1119 volunteers contributed 8,265 hours of service to the City of Woodinville. Volunteers include individuals, churches, community service groups, families, and company employees.

View 2002-2007 Program Highlights
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View 2002-2008 Volunteer Program Analysis

Volunteers assist the City staff in various departments and enhance services to the Woodinville community by planting in our parks and along our salmon-bearing rivers and creeks, supporting our teen programs and specialized recreation programs, assisting with special events, and providing office support.

To find out about current volunteer opportunities in parks, recreation,and other projects:

City Hall, Parks, Events, and Planting:  Brenda Eriksen, 425.489.2700 ext. 2232

Volunteers must complete a simple Volunteer Orientation and submit Volunteer Agreement and Volunteer Intake forms.

For an up-to-date list of available volunteer opportunities, check the Woodinville Volunteer Event Calendar. You may also visit VolunteerMatch.org. When prompted, enter the zip code 98072 and search City of Woodinville listings.

Great volunteer opportunities include:

Boards, Commissions and Committees
Numerous Woodinville citizens give their time and share their talents to serve as appointed member of boards and commissions and as volunteers on various advisory committees. Contact the City Clerk's Office at 425.489.2700 for an application or visit the Volunteer Applications Forms page to download the appropriate community service application form.

Citizen Advisory Panel/Community Task Force
Citizens, business representatives and community members are often encouraged to participate in an advisory panel to study a particular issue, review proposed or existing regulations or give input to help develop a plan that contributes to the City's vision. Citizen advisory panels (CAPs) may make recommendations to a legislative body such as the City Council, Planning Commission or Parks & Recreation Commission.

Eagle Scout or Community Service Projects
Seeking a badge or needing to complete community service project hours? Let us find a project for you!

Sammamish River Stewards (SRS)
Outdoor enthusiasts wanted! Volunteers are needed for monthly Sammamish River restoration projects. Come once or come every month -- we're flexible. Projects take place every 2nd Saturday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Project locations include Woodin Creek, Little Bear Creek and NE 145th Street ; all are located along the beautiful Sammamish River Trail. Outdoor restoration projects also include Earth Day and Sammamish ReLeaf. Learn more about SRS.
Little Bear Creek Site
Woodin Creek Site
NE 145TH Site

Summer Recreation Internship Program
The Parks and Recreation Department is accepting letters of interest from students looking for an exciting learning opportunity this summer in the exciting field of recreation services. Go to our Jobs page to view current openings and to download application forms.

Volunteer Concierge
Do you have a special way of making people feel welcome? Do you enjoy giving your common sense muscle a good workout each day? Do you love the idea of making someone's day with a little extra effort that goes a long way? We are seeking motivated volunteers to greet visitors at City Hall. If you have 1 or 2 hours to spare, once or twice a week, we'd love to have you join our Customer Service Family.

Special Event Support
The City hosts several community events and greatly appreciates help from volunteers. This is a wonderful way to support the City and show your community spirit. employer, church and local service groups are encouraged to get involved. City events include the Woodinville Light Festival, Cityhood Celebration, and Earth Day/Arbor Day.

Citizens Corps is a component of the USA Freedom Corps initiative to encourage individuals to volunteer to help their community prepare for and respond to emergencies and to participate in neighborhood crime prevention programs. Citizens Corps programs typically involve Neighborhood Watch Programs, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training , Volunteers In Police Services (VIPS) and Medical Reserve Corps. Community members from the business, faith, and community service sectors are encouraged to become involved in this endeavor. For more information, contact Brenda Eriksen at 425.489.2700 x2232.

 

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