Kitsap County Volunteer Services provides opportunities to be actively engaged in communities and neighborhoods, support county parks, emergency preparedness and human services or provide direct input through serving on county advisory groups. Volunteers contribute their time, expertise, community spirit to improve and expand county services and amenities, making Kitsap County a better place to live, work and play.
Adults learn new skills, gain professional work experience and references, share knowledge, expertise and talents, and contribute to the quality of life for all.
Youth over 14 years of age can volunteer to impact their community, learn life skills, earn community service hours for school or scouts, and work alongside their friends and families to impact their communities.
If a volunteer position is not listed, please contact the county Volunteer Services Coordinator about additional possibilities. Many departments will create a position with a volunteer's unique skills or interests in mind. Departments or programs will provide necessary training, review workplace safety procedures and supervise the volunteer to help gain the necessary knowledge needed to complete the project or task
The Volunteer Services Coordinator will contact applicants to further discuss interests and opportunities, schedule an interview or suggest a different agency or organization that may be a better fit.
Volunteers may expect an orientation to learn more about Kitsap County policies and procedures, expectations, general department information, discuss availability and conduct a criminal background check if needed. Volunteers will also receive feedback and evaluations during their term and guidance to meet their goals and those of the department. The county values ideas and suggestions volunteers may offer as well as the communication bridge they provide between county officials and staff and the communities of Kitsap.
Kitsap County is grateful for its nearly 5,000 community volunteers who contribute over 4,000 hours of volunteer time annually to support and improve Kitsap County services. County volunteers are recognized and acknowledged for their contributions in many ways, including the annual Volunteer Recognition Reception hosted by County Commissioners.