New Volunteer Opportunities
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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.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
We are actively recruiting for these volunteer programs, please visit the ongoing opportunities page for a list of volunteer opportunities by department. Find more information about open board positions on the Advisory Boards page.
Marion County Fair
We are so excited that the Marion County Fair will be a face-to-face event this year! Volunteers are a huge part of the fair's success. There are a variety of volunteer opportunities helping fair visitors, assisting with public competitions, and more. Are you friendly, welcoming and able to communicate with visitors from many different backgrounds? Visit this link for more details and to sign up for specific roles and shifts.
Solid Waste Management Advisory Council
Marion County is recruiting for two open positions on the Solid Waste Management Advisory Council (SWMAC). SWMAC is a sixteen-member advisory council that makes recommendations on waste reduction and disposal policy issues. The Council is made up of citizens-at-large (50%) and businesses and industry representatives (50%). Members meet once per month (4th Tuesday) in a formal setting to discuss policies on how to reduce both waste flow and toxicity in our county. Members must be 18 years of age, and are appointed to 4-year terms. We are currently recruiting for one citizen-at-large position and one business/industry position. Use the Advisory Board Application to be considered for a position with SWMAC. Find out more about Marion County Solid Waste Management Advisory Council here.
Marion County is recruiting for five open positions on the Parks Commission. Do you have an interest in ensuring county parks are designed, utilized and maintained to fit the needs of our community? Consider joining the Marion County Parks Commission. The Commission meets 3-5pm on the 3rd Thursday of every other month. Members must be 18 years of age, and are appointed to 4-year terms. The Parks Commission advise on land acquisition, development, operation and maintenance of the system of Marion County parks - which includes 17 developed, and 3 undeveloped parks. Use the Advisory Board Application to be considered for a position with the Parks Commission. Find out more about Marion County Parks and the Parks Commission here.
Are you interested in the Criminal Justice System? Do you have a kind, patient disposition? Become a crime victim advocate in Marion county and help victims of crime navigate the criminal justice system and begin the healing process. Visit the Victim Assistance web page to get more information about the program, volunteer requirements, and the program application (bottom of the page). Application deadlines are as follows:
Sexual Response Advocate Training begins July 19, 2021: Application deadline is June 11th
Victim Advocate Training begins September 13, 2021: Application deadline is August 2nd.
For more information on the program, upcoming taining, or volunteer roles please contact Molly Hawkins at 503/589-3257 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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