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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.  


There are many volunteer opportunities that exist within the different departments of the City including the Renton History Museum, City Hall, Police, Fire & Emergency Services Departments, Solid Waste, Surface Water, Wastewater, and Water Utilities, Parks Division, Recreation Division, and Renton Youth Council.  Special projects, one time, and ongoing opportunities are available.  For more information contact Teresa Nishi at 425-430-6694 or email  You can also 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 such as Habitat for Humanity or Cedar River Naturalist Program .


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.  

2016 Summer Green & Clean 
The "Green & Clean" Saturday park volunteer projects are a great way to help maintain park areas for everyone to enjoy. Saturday, June 11th  Check in at 8:45am; Event 9:00am - 11:30am at Philip Arnold Park, 720 Jones Ave S. To register: use course number #57278 or call 425-430-6700. Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Children 14 to 17 who are not accompanied must have a waiver filled out by an adult.