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 Bonnie Rerecich at 425-430-6600. 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.
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.
Volunteers needed to advance Arts and Culture Master Plan!
Volunteers are needed with various skills including experience with project management, fundraising, grant writing, marketing, community outreach, and analysis. You don't have to be an arts expert to help!
The Renton Municipal Arts Commission, in partnership with the Renton Community, developed the Arts and Culture Master Plan.
The Renton City Council adopted the plan in August 2010 that set the vision: "Renton aspires to be a center for arts and culture where traditional and contemporary arts thrive and creative industries are cultivated."
Five strategies were developed, including:
- Building awareness
- Supporting live performing arts
- Advocate for arts and culture
- Support arts and culture facilities
- Implement a galvanizing public art project
Volunteer committee members are needed to bring these strategies to life and make an impact on arts and culture. To volunteer or for more information, contact email@example.com or 425-430-6581.