Get Involved in your community as a
The Kitsap County Volunteer
Program places hundreds of people each year throughout county departments and on
county and community advisory groups. Volunteers, by generously committing their time
and gift of community spirit, extend
county services. They invest energy,
skills and talent to make Kitsap County a better place to live.
In 2013, about 4,000 volunteers contributed almost
200,000 hours! See our 2013 Kitsap County Annual Volunteer Report
Youth over fourteen (14) years of age, gain new skills
and impact their community. Youth under eighteen must have parental permission to volunteer
in county departments. Youth under 14 may be able to volunteer with family
members. Referrals can also be made to other community agencies which welcome
Adults learn new skills or share acquired
ones while they help their neighbors and contribute to the livability of Kitsap County.
College Student Interns can work on responsible
projects and gain real work experience in their field. We will work with you and
your college to match you with a project or position which meets your goals and helps you
fulfill your internship requirements.
Students in high school can prepare for the work force by gaining valuable experience
and skills while they volunteer.
Groups such as church, community service, support,
military, youth and business groups find adopting projects or conducting programs
within county departments connects them with
the needs of their neighbors.
Click here to apply:
Inquire: Check out the link
to the right for Current Opportunities. If you do not see a volunteer
interests or suits you, check with the county's
volunteer coordinator about additional possibilities. Many departments are willing to
create a position with a volunteer's unique skills or interests in mind.
Additional Information: If you would like more
information about becoming a Kitsap County volunteer, Intern or Board member send
an email or
contact the county's volunteer coordinator:
Kitsap County Volunteer Services
614 Division Street MS-4
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone (360) 337-4650, firstname.lastname@example.org
An Interview: After you apply, you will participate in
an interview to assure a successful match between you, the department, and the job.
For some short-term or one-time projects the interview process may be waived or modified.
An Orientation: You may expect an orientation that
acquaints you with Kitsap County policies and procedures, expectations you should have for
the county, expectations the county has of you, and general information about departments,
advisory boards, and volunteer opportunities.
Training: The department or program with which you
volunteer will provide on-the-job training, workplace safety requirements, department
procedures, and supervision to develop necessary job skills.
As a Kitsap County volunteer you may expect recognition and acknowledgement for
your contribution. We appreciate the contribution
of volunteers' skills and the time they devoted to help Kitsap County provide services
to the community.
THANK YOU Kitsap County Volunteers!
Evaluation and Feedback: You may expect an
evaluation of the work that you have accomplished and guidance on the expectations of the
position. As a valued volunteer, you are invited to offer ideas and suggestions that help
keep the county's programs and services in touch with the needs of the people of Kitsap