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We invite you to contribute your unique talents and energy toward providing a richer quality of life for your community. The Volunteer Program provides a broad source of expertise, talent, and people power for City programs, as well as an avenue for residents to participate in their local government. Please take a few minutes to browse both City and Community volunteer opportunities and learn more about how you can get involved.  


There are many volunteer opportunities that exist within the different departments of the City including the Renton History Museum, City Hall, Police, Fire & Emergency Services Departments, Solid Waste and Utilities, Parks Division, Recreation Division, and Renton Youth Council.  Special projects, one time, and ongoing opportunities are available.  For more information contact Teresa Nishi at 425-430-6694 or email  You can also download a volunteer application so we can contact you when there is an opportunity that matches your interests.
There are also many volunteer opportunities in the Renton Community such as Salmon Watchers,  or Cedar River Naturalist Program .


Good government is not just the responsibility of city officials and employees.  Citizens and residents also play an important role. Numerous Renton citizens devote their energy, time, and expertise to serve as appointed members on Boards and Commissions or as volunteers on various advisory committees making Renton a better place for everyone. Current vacancies are listed under Board, Commission, and Committee Vacancies to the left of this page. Contact the Mayor's Office at 425-430-6500 for an application to serve as a member of a Board, Commission, or Committee, apply online, download an Application for Boards/Commissions/Committees, or  Youth Application for Boards/Commissions/Committees.