New Volunteer Opportunities
Thank you to the many community members who stepped forward to help at the Evacuation Center at the Oregon Fairgrounds. The outpouring of volunteers and donations was amazing! Find out more about volunteer needs or learn more about how to help as we move into the next step of recovery.
Due to our evolving COVID19 response, volunteer applications for some programs may be delayed. 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 current opportunities here, but you can find more information on our Ongoing Opportunities page.
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. Find more information about open board positions on the Advisory Boards page.
Board Member, Intellectual Developmental Disability Advisory Committee
Developmental Disability Advisory Committee (IDDAC) works with the Marion
County Health & Human Services Department to provide advocacy, planning for
local programs, and oversight of local resources and services that address the
needs of IDD individuals. The IDDAC meets monthly on the second Wednesday from
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. except for July and August.
We are currently
recruiting for these positions: three individuals who receive IDD services or
have a family member who receives IDD services; one IDD advocate; and one IDD
service provider. Members of the IDDAC are approved by the Marion County
Health Advisory Board, and appointed by the Marion County Board of
Commissioners to serve a four-year term. If you would like to be considered for a position on the IDDAC please complete the Advisory Board Application.
Personal Protective Equipment Distribution Site
Under the guidance of the Oregon Health Authority, Marion County Health & Human Services Department allocates PPE for healthcare settings - including inpatient and outpatient facilities, emergency responders, long-term care facilities and residential facilities such as group homes that are serving COVID-19 positive individuals and vulnerable populations. Organizations order the PPE from Health & Human Services, and pickup the order at the distribution site located at our Public Works facility in Salem. This role involves lifting, carrying, bending, walking and writing. Marion County will provide required face shield/mask and reflective safety vest. Volunteers should be over 18 years of age, and orientation and safety training are required. Interested individuals should apply here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Environmental Services, Public Works Storm Drain Marking
Volunteers will learn about the storm water system in Marion County while installing storm water drain markers, and mapping their location. Interested individuals who are able to work independently, walk and stand for long periods of time, and use a caulking gun can apply here. In order to fill this volunteer position, applicants must have the ability to pick up supplies at our Public Works location in Salem, and drive to various locations throughout Marion County.
Dog Services Outreach
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, Citizens Corp
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, Auxiliary Radio Emergency Service volunteer opportunities
Are 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
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