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Get Involved in Your Community as a
 Kitsap County Volunteer

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.

  • Who Can Volunteer
  • How Can I Volunteer
  • What Can I Expect


Who Can Volunteer

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 youth volunteers.

Adults learn new skills or share acquired ones while they help their neighbors and contribute to the quality of life 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.


How to Become a Volunteer (including Interns)

Click here to apply: Online Volunteer Application 

Inquire: Check out the link to the right for Current Opportunities. If you do not see a volunteer position that 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:

Rebecca Pirtle
Kitsap County Volunteer Services
614 Division Street MS-4
Port Orchard, WA 98366
Phone (360) 337-4650,


As a Volunteer, What Can I Expect?

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.

Recognition: 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 County.