Volunteer Opportunities


Juvenile Court


Public Works

  • Lake Water Testing and Monitoring - If you live on a lake (or have direct access to one), have a boat, and would like to help track your lake's health, we could use your help.
  • Native Plant Salvage Program, 425-388-6462: The Snohomish County Surface Water Division (Public Works Department) needs volunteers interested in learning about and helping salvage native plants from construction sites. The plants are stored at county holding facilities to be used for restoration projects. Families, community groups, and individuals are welcome to participate.
  • Events Calendar, 425-388-6476: See our calendar of events for workshop and volunteer events.
  • Watershed Keepers Classes and Other Events, 425-388-6476 or 425-388-6414: To help citizens learn how to take salmon - and watershed-friendly actions, Snohomish County Surface Water Management Division (Public Works Department) sponsors a variety of classes, workshops, confluences (seminars), watershed tours, and public information meetings. Surface water staff also hosts numerous action events to help citizens interested in volunteering their time and energy.
  • Adopt-A-Road Program: Roadside clean up campaign designed to remove litter along county roads and enhance the quality of our environment. Volunteer groups sign up to remove litter along “adopted” sections of county road.

Human Services

  • Council on Aging, 425-388-7377: Serves in an advisory capacity to long-term care and aging, Snohomish County Human Services Department, and the county executive. Volunteer long-term care ombudsmen, call 425-388-7393 for more information, serves as advocates for vulnerable adults living in adult family homes, assisted living facilities and nursing homes.
  • Washington State University (WSU) Beach Watchers: WSU Beach Watchers are community members who protect Puget Sound waters and wildlife through education, research and restoration. They receive 100 hours of university-level training on Puget Sound natural resources and stewardship skills in a seven week time period. After the training each Beach Watcher volunteers 100 hours over two years. Beach Watchers craft their own personal volunteer experience by selecting from many volunteer opportunities. We also have opportunities for others to engage in our projects even if they aren’t WSU Beach Watchers.

Information Services

  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Volunteers are needed to help with GIS projects supporting web GIS applications, metadata management, GIS on mobile devices, database maintenance tooling, specialty data-set development, cartographic display tools, and procedural documentation. If you have familiarity with programming languages and geospatial databases (preferably ESRI-based products). If interested, please forward your resume to dhopkins@snoco.org.
  • Information Services, Volunteers are needed to work on programming development projects. Some experience or education necessary. If interested, please forward your resume to dhopkins@snoco.org.