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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. 

SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES - Trail & Park Ranger Program; Summer Lunch Recreation Program; Renton Farmers Market. MORE OPPORTUNITIES that exist within the different departments of the City including the Renton History Museum, City Hall, Police, Fire & Emergency Services Departments, Solid Waste, Surface Water, Wastewater, and Water Utilities, Parks Division, Recreation Division. 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.  Volunteers 14-17 years old who are not accompanied must have a waiver filled out by an adult.  Download a parent/guardian waiver.

The City of Renton is looking for individuals to serve as Volunteer Trail and Park Rangers. This team of volunteers will patrol, by walking or in a provided vehicle, the beautiful Cedar River Trail, Liberty and Gene Coulon Beach Parks. Tasks include, educating park visitors and trail users on rules and regulations, enhancing safety awareness, providing information and directions, watching for vandalism, and acting as "Good Will Ambassadors" for the City. You must be 21 years of age, attend training, and be willing to dedicate a minimum of one shift, of four hours per week.

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. 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.  


Green & Clean Park Projects

Green & Clean" Saturday park volunteer projects are a great way to dig in and help maintain the parks for everyone to enjoy!  Volunteers must be 14 and older to participate.  Youth 14-17 who are not accompanied must have a waiver filled out by an adult. 
Join us at one or both days starting at 8:45am to 11:30am.
Spring: Saturday, May 13 at May Creek, 4260 Lake Washington Blvd N. To register: course #58462 or call 425-430-6700
Summer: Saturday, June 10 at Philip Arnold Park, 720 Jones Ave S. To register: course #59255 or call 425-430-6700