New Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteerism plays an important role here at Marion County, helping to build our relationship with citizens while building our capacity to deliver important services and supports. We are fortunate as we benefit from a community committed to civic engagement, and many volunteers make significant contribution in time, energy and expertise.
Marion County offers a wide variety of program and event volunteer opportunities, as well as opportunities to serve on an advisory boards, committee or task force. Opportunities vary by department, and by the time of the year, and evolve.Summary of Marion County Volunteer Opportunities.pdf
Find a Volunteer Opportunity
Spotlight - Park Host
Join our Parks team as a park host at North Santiam Park. We are seeking volunteer host(s) to serve November 2023 through February 2024. Our parks provide intrinsic environmental, aesthetic and recreation benefits to citizens and visitors alike. As a volunteer park host, you’ll provide support to visitors and staff, and help maintain the park through regular upkeep and cleaning.
The North Santiam Park is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley, in the Santiam Canyon area, sitting at about the halfway point between the cities of Mehema and Mill City. Park hosts reside in their own RV at the park, but the park is currently open to the public for day use only. Park hosts respond to visitors’ questions and share information on the park rules but are not responsible for enforcing those rules. Read more about this position here.
To be considered for the North Santiam Park Host position submit your completed application
no later than 11:59pm, Friday, October 13, 2023
. If you are applying as a couple, please submit an application for both individuals. Note: Bear Creek Park is slated to open in May of 2024 and we will be looking for a park host for that park later this year. Check back in December or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive notification when the application process opens up for Bear Creek Park.
Ongoing Opportunities page for a list of volunteer opportunities by department.
Visit Advisory Boards to find more information about open positions on an advisory board, commission, or committee. Eligibility requirements vary by board, but generally
applicants must work or live in Marion County to be considered for appointment to any advisory board.
Intern Opportunities for information on opportunities for students enrolled in an academic institution.
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