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Citizens, businesses and community groups are encouraged to adopt a short section of county road. During a one-year commitment, participants keep their section of road cleared of roadside litter. The Operations Division of the Public Works Department posts a sign identifying the responsible group.
Marion County Citizen Corps Volunteer Opportunities
Citizens will have an opportunity to volunteer with the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program, Fire Corps, Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Medical Reserve Corps Program (MRC), and USAonWatch (UOW) – Neighborhood Watch.
Volunteers are trained in hands-on sessions about all aspects of recycling, reducing waste, recycled products and composting. Local and state experts present the latest information. Field trips to the Waste-to-Energy facility and a visit to local recycling businesses are included. Upon completion of training, Master Recycler volunteers share their knowledge with the community by setting up or expanding recycling programs at local schools, businesses, or apartment complexes
Volunteers assist with ongoing maintenance and one-time special projects in both developed and undeveloped
. Volunteers are also needed to help restore natural areas.
Advisory Board Openings
The following is a list of
Marion County advisory boards
that are staffed by Public Works. Applicants must generally be residents of Marion County who are at least 18 years old.
Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council
Marion County’s Solid Waste Management Advisory Council is seeking new members. Positions are available for a public health representative and lay persons. Among the issues the advisory council works on are waste reduction, protection of the environment, increasing public education concerning waste issues, and improving operations of solid waste management facilities.
The 16-member council meets once a month to develop, review and recommend plans that support an integrated, financially sound waste management system which protects public health and the environment. Meetings are generally held on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Application forms are available at the Marion County Business Services Office, 325 13th St. NE, Salem, OR 97309 or online. Applicants should be at least 18 years old and residents of Marion County.
Marion County Parks Commission
The Marion County Parks Commission is seeking new members. Commission members advise the Board of Commissioners in matters pertaining to county parks and recreation facilities.
The seven-person member committee meets quarterly and advises the Board of Commissioners and county staff regarding parks issues.
Marion Water Quality Advisory Committee
The Marion Water Quality Advisory Committee is seeking volunteers to serve as at- large members on the committee.
Members of the advisory committee
represent the public interest by advising county staff regarding stormwater and water quality issues and by providing input to the Marion County Board of Commissioners regarding stormwater and water quality issues in an ethical and responsible manner. The committee is subject to the laws applicable to public bodies.
The 11-member committee meets every other month
to consider and recommend stormwater and water quality education, regulation, and for county programs. Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of the month
Weed Advisory Committee
A small woodlot owner is needed to serve by providing direction to Marion County staff with regard to education about and treatment of noxious weeds in the county. The Weed Advisory Committee meets monthly on Saturday 7:30-9:30 a.m. Members serve a four-year term.
Application forms are available at the Marion County Business Services Office, 325 13th St. NE, Salem, OR 97309 or
. Applicants should be at least 18 years old and residents of Marion County.
For more information about any of the following opportunities contact, Cathy Crocker, Marion County Volunteer Services Coordinator, 503-588-7990, or e-mail
are available for regular volunteer positions and for advisory board positions.
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