We invite you to contribute your unique talents and energy toward providing a richer quality of life for your community. The Volunteer Program provides a broad source of expertise, talent, and people power for City programs, as well as an avenue for residents to participate in their local government. Please take a few minutes to browse both City and Community volunteer opportunities and learn more about how you can get involved.
OPPORTUNITIES TO VOLUNTEER
There are many volunteer opportunities that exist within the different departments of the City including the Renton History Museum, Police and Fire & Emergency Services Departments, Housing Repair Assistance Program, Solid Waste and Utilities, Salmon Watchers, Cedar River Naturalist Program, Specialized Recreation, and Parks and Recreation Divisions. Special projects, one time, and ongoing opportunities are available. For more information, check out the opportunities listed to the left of this page or contact Teresa Nishi at 425-430-6694. If you see a volunteer opportunity that piques your interest, please contact the program coordinator listed for more information, then download a volunteer application so we can contact you when there is an opportunity that matches your interests.
There are also many volunteer opportunities in the Renton community. Check out the "community opportunities" page for more information.
BOARDS, COMMISSIONS, AND COMMITTEES
Good government is not just the responsibility of city officials and employees. Citizens and residents also play an important role. Numerous Renton citizens devote their energy, time, and expertise to serve as appointed members on Boards and Commissions or as volunteers on various advisory committees making Renton a better place for everyone. Current vacancies are listed under Board, Commission, and Committee Vacancies to the left of this page. Contact the Mayor's Office at 425-430-6500 for an application to serve as a member of a Board, Commission, or Committee, apply online, download an Application for Boards/Commissions/Committees, or Youth Application for Boards/Commissions/Committees.
VOLUNTEER TRAIL & PARK RANGER PROGRAM
Do you like meeting new people, being outdoors, and sharing your enthusiasm for your local parks and trails? Then this program may be just for you. The City of Renton is looking for individuals to serve as Volunteer Trail and Park Rangers. This team of volunteers will patrol, by walking or in a provided vehicle, the beautiful Cedar River Trail, Liberty Park and Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park. Tasks include educating park visitors and trail users on rules and regulations, enhancing safety awareness, providing information and directions, watching for vandalism, and acting as "Good Will Ambassadors" for the City. You must be 21 years of age, attend training, and be willing to dedicate a minimum of one shift a week of two to four hours, per month. If this sounds like you, then click here for more information on how to get involved or download application.