Who can be a Clatsop County volunteer?
- Students, adults, groups, and families are all welcome to use the general volunteer application to apply for volunteer positions within Clatsop County departments. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old, though other age restrictions may apply based on the nature of the volunteer work.
- High school and college students can earn credit by volunteering with the county. College students in a work study program are also excellent candidates for volunteer positions. Volunteers are always needed at the Clatsop County Animal Shelter.
- Families and community groups benefit from volunteering as a team in one of our "adopting" programs, such as Adopt-a-Road or Adopt-a-Park.
- Adults can participate in local government by joining an advisory board or committee. Go to Councils & Commissions (above) or click here to view committee vacancies. Download an application form for an advisory committee or board, or apply online.
There are many different volunteer opportunities. If you have questions or need assistance, please call the Clatsop County Volunteer Coordinator at (503) 338-3620.
To become a volunteer:
- Complete the online volunteer application for opportunities in various county departments and for special programs OR
- To volunteer for the Clatsop County Animal Shelter, click here
As a volunteer, you will receive:
- An interview to ensure a successful match between you and the volunteer responsibilities;
- An orientation to acquaint you with the county and the specific volunteer program;
- Training in the department where you volunteer;
- Recognition as a Clatsop County volunteer;
- Regular evaluation and feedback on your work by your supervisor.
Are you already a volunteer? Thank you for your service! Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, hundreds of volunteers dedicated their time and talent to help their communities.
Volunteers: Use this link to login to the Clatsop County Volunteer Center.