Volunteer Opportunities within Snohomish County
- Sheriff’s Volunteer Organization – Citizen Patrol, Project Lifesaver, mail delivery, data entry/filing, crime prevention. 425-388-3082.
- Volunteer Guardian Ad Litem (VGAL): 425-388-7854. Court-appointed advocates for abused and neglected children.
- County Parks Volunteer Program - Many opportunities to help support Snohomish County's parks ... from water safety patrols to restoring campsites ... immediate volunteer options available. Call Volunteer Coordinator Hal Gausman at 425-388-6614.
- Lake Water Testing & Monitoring - If you live on a lake (or have direct access to one), have a boat, and would like to help track your lake's health, we could use your help.
- Native Plant Salvage Program - The Snohomish County Surface Water Division (Public Works Dept.) needs volunteers interested in learning about and helping salvage native plants from construction sites. The plants are stored at county holding facilities to be used for restoration projects. Families, community groups and individuals are welcome to participate. Call 425-388-6462 for information.
- Events Calendar - See our "Calendar of Events" for workshop and volunteer events. For more information, call 425-388-6476.
- Watershed Keepers Classes and Other Events - To help citizens learn how to take salmon - and watershed-friendly actions, Snohomish County Surface Water Management Division (Public Works Dept.) sponsors a variety of classes, workshops, confluences (seminars), watershed tours, and public information meetings. SWM staff also hosts numerous action events to help citizens interested in volunteering their time and energy. For more information, call 425-388-6476 or 425-388-6414.
- Adopt-A-Road Program – Roadside clean-up campaign designed to remove litter along county roads and enhance the quality of our environment. Volunteer groups sign up to remove litter along “adopted” sections of county road.
- Council on Aging - Serves in an advisory capacity to Long Term Care and Aging, Snohomish County Human Services Department, and the County Executive. (Human Services, Long Term Care and Aging). Call 425-388-7377. Volunteer Long Term Care Ombudsmen serves as advocates for vulnerable adults living in adult family homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes. Call 425-388-7393.
- Protect incapacitated persons: The Washington state branch of the AARP (formerly American Association of Retired Persons) and the Department of Social and Health Services are working together in assisting the Snohomish County Superior Court with a volunteer guardianship monitoring program. Volunteers will help judges protect incapacitated persons by reviewing records and making home visits. For more information, please contact either Merry A. Kogut, Attorney and Project Manager (call 360-664-6156); and/or Michael Courtney, AARP Health Issues Coordinator (call 253-838-1475).
- WSU Beach Watchers - WSU Beach Watchers are community members who protect Puget Sound waters and wildlife through education, research and restoration. They receive 100 hours of university-level training on Puget Sound natural resources and stewardship skills in a seven week time period. After the training each Beach Watcher volunteers 100 hours over two years. Beach Watchers craft their own personal volunteer experience by selecting from many volunteer opportunities. We also have opportunities for others to engage in our projects even if they aren’t WSU Beach Watchers.
- Volunteer opportunities throughout Snohomish County: Call 425-742-5911.