We appreciate your interest in volunteering with Marion County!
Due to the evolving COVID19 response, volunteer applications for many of our programs may not be processed for several weeks. If your application indicates an interest in the COVID19 response, your application will be sent to the appropriate Public Health staff.
In that case, you will hear from the Volunteer Services Coordinator or HHS response staff soon to talk about the next steps in the application process.
We appreciate you, and apologize for any delays! If you have any questions, or immediate needs, please email us at email@example.com.
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. We have spotlighted a few opportunities here, but you can find more information on our Ongoing Opportunities page. The 2019 Volunteer Annual Report is a great place to start if you want more information about where and how we engage volunteers.
Spotlight on Volunteer Opportunities
These are just a sample of new requests for volunteers, please visit the ongoing opportunities page for a list of recruitments by department.
Park Host - Bear Creek Park
Park Host May - September
Park host duties include interacting with a diverse public, checking-in campers and collecting fees, firewood sales, litter pickup, trash removal, restroom cleaning and light trail work. Additionally, host will track user numbers and report area violations to appropriate authorities. Bear Creek Park is a 16 acre park that offers direct access to the Little North Fork of the Santiam River - a destination for swimming, pincnicking and fishing. Anyone interested in the Bear Creek Park Host volunteer position should use the "Volunteer/Intern Application" link to apply. Find more information on Bear Creek Park here.
Dog Services Outreach
Annual Outreach at the Marion County Fair
Volunteers meet & greet the public, and share information about Marion County Dog Services. Promote programs and services such as adoption, licensing, shelter services, volunteering and more. Visit Dog Services for more information or to apply today.
Marion County Emergency Management
Join a network of coordinated volunteers who are working along side Marion County Emergency Management staff and local first responders to strengthen our ability to prevent, respond and recover from emergencies and disasters. Find out more about Marion County's Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corp, Auxilary Radio Emergency Service volunteer opportunities here.
you interested in the Criminal Justice System?
Do you have a kind, patient disposition?
Would you like to become a crime victim advocate in Marion county and
help victims of crime navigate the criminal justice process? Work along side prosecutors acting as a
liaison to relay case information and provide support, information and resource
referral to victims. Training sessions are held in January, March and September. Find out more.
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