Volunteer Opportunities

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.


Public Works

  • 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.
  • Events Calendar, 425-388-3464: See our calendar of events for workshop and volunteer events.
  • 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.



  • Guardianship Monitoring Program (GMP)  425-388-3284:  The Guardianship Monitoring Program assists the Snohomish County Clerk and the Courts with the oversight of guardianship cases.  Additionally, volunteers assist lay guardians with their reporting requirements. Opportunities exist to volunteer as administrative staff and researchers.  Hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9-12.
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), 425-388-7854: Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are volunteers appointed by the court to advocate for a child’s best interests. CASA volunteers form a one-on-one relationship with a child and get the full picture of their case. Volunteers are trained by CASA program staff and will be given all the tools, training, and support they need to be an effective advocate. CASA volunteers are everyday people and do not need to have a background in law or social services. We seek to recruit, train and support quality volunteers who reflect the diversity of the population we serve. Volunteers from all cultures, professions, ethnic and educational backgrounds are encouraged to apply. By advocating for an abused or neglected child, you give that child a voice – and a chance for a better life.