Volunteer & Events Supervisor
Volunteer Opportunities During COVID-19 Pandemic
The King County Regional Donations Connector is now available online to link up individuals, businesses, non-profits, and others who have resources with those who need them during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Donations Connector will help make sure services, supplies, and funding reach health care providers, first responders, and social service entities working on the front lines.
United Way Volunteer Opportunities
Community Relief Fund.
Interested in Volunteering?
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the City of Kenmore! The City values our many volunteers who offer their time and their talents to help make Kenmore a better place to live, work, and visit. Volunteers are essential to the City’s ability to provide quality services to Kenmore residents and visitors. To learn more about volunteer opportunities in Kenmore, please view the Volunteer Brochure.
To apply for a volunteer position or be notified of volunteer opportunities, follow these steps:
- All interested volunteer applicants should fill out the Volunteer Intake Form (click form)
- Allow staff to review your form and respond within 5 business days
- For questions, contact Stephanie Brown, Volunteer & Events Supervisor at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are plenty of places in and around Kenmore that offer volunteer opportunities. See if you are interested in expanding your volunteer portfolio!
The City is seeking part-time volunteers to serve as community ambassadors at the Hangar, Kenmore’s newest community building. Volunteers are expected to serve as on-site support to assist visitors with questions.
The City, along with supporting business sponsors and volunteers, offer a variety of special events each year to bring together the community and celebrate Kenmore. On-going volunteers and one-time volunteers are needed to implement these large City events. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the volunteer intake form.
KET (Kenmore Events Team)
18 Years and Older / 1-Year Time Commitment
Kenmore Events Team is essential to the success of Kenmore’s Special Events. KET is a team of dedicated individuals that assist City staff in implementing the City’s 4 major events offered each year. These volunteers are required to attend a special event training session, orientation, and are encouraged to be first aid/ CPR trained. KET positions include Event Operations & Logistics, Event Concierge & Volunteer Coordination, Parking and Security, Sponsorship & Marketing, Entertainment and Children’s Activities, Hospitality Coordinator, Event Assistant (4).
14 Years and Older
Event volunteers are one-time volunteers who work 1 or more events each year. These event volunteers can assist KET in parking, set up and take down, security, maintenance support, event area supervision, children’s activities, pre-event planning and preparation, and marketing distribution.
Adoption programs of public areas allow residents, groups, and local businesses to care for a specific park or street. These individuals or businesses will sign an agreement for a 2-year timeframe and agree to identify an onsite leader in their group to represent them and attend a required City volunteer training and orientation. Click here to fill out a volunteer intake form.
Adopt a Street
Businesses or groups are invited to adopt a street to enhance roadside and neighborhood appearance. Local roadways that have adequate sidewalks and shoulders and are located within the City limits of Kenmore are included in this program. Adopters agree to pick up trash and adhere to all Adopt a Street procedures and policies. The City provides garbage collection equipment, volunteer vests, gloves, signage, etc. Groups schedule clean-up dates with the City and reserve the Adopt a Street Kit for check out and use at their event. A sign recognizing the adopting group or business will be listed on an Adopt a Street sign that is placed at the adopted street location.
Adopt a Park
Residents, businesses, and non-profit groups are invited to adopt a park and help to keep these treasured public lands healthy, clean, and accessible for the community to enjoy. Adopters agree to a 2-year term to lead a clean-up event at their adopted park for a minimum of 2 times per year. Tasks may include trash pick-up and weeding. The City provides a scope of work, equipment, and support services such as debris and trash pick-up. In recognition of adopting a park, the City will provide a sign to be posted within the park recognizing the group or business that adopted the park.
Many volunteers take great pride in Kenmore’s parks and open spaces and volunteer to ensure these public lands are protected, properly cared for, and accessible for citizens and visitors to enjoy. This category of volunteerism includes the following volunteer opportunities.a variety of steward positions, and park clean up volunteers. To volunteer, fill out our volunteer intake form and contact the City's Volunteer and Events Supervisor.
18 Years or Older / Require a One-Year Commitment
Park Steward is a key leadership role in assisting City staff in protecting, maintaining, and improving Kenmore’s park system. Park stewards are visible volunteers out in the community who conduct weekly park patrols to identify damage, garbage, or other issues within the park. These stewards also lead monthly stewardship park clean-up events and supervise other volunteers. Stewards are required to attend 6 hours of training, attend a volunteer orientation, and are encouraged to be trained in first aid and CPR.
18 Years or Older
These skilled stewards help in educating the public about wildlife, plants, and environmental issues. An example of this type of steward is a Nature Walk Guide who leads a monthly walk thru a Kenmore park to educate people on the wildlife living within this park.
Native Plant Stewards
18 Years and Older
The City works with the Washington Native Plant Society and King County to train volunteers in native plants and restoration techniques. These dedicated volunteers attend a 10-week training program and agree to help lead a restoration project within Kenmore. Stewards will supervise recruit and manage other volunteers. They will help in developing a restoration project plan and implementing this plan. This program is grant dependent. Please check with the Volunteer and Events Coordinator regarding current availability and application deadlines for this Native Plant Steward Volunteer Opportunity.
Park Clean Up Events
Adults, Youth, Families, Organizations, Businesses
Park Clean-up Days are a great way to get outdoors, meet other community members, and help in keeping Kenmore parks healthy and clean. Adults, families, churches, civic groups, and businesses are encouraged to attend. Youth groups are also invited to help in this important civic service event but require pre-approval in order to ensure proper parent approval, supervision, or insurance is in place prior to the event. Park Clean-up events can include weeding, mulching, picking up trash, pruning, and planting.
Microsoft staff volunteer at Kenmore's new Mary's Place location on United Way Day of Giving, September 15, 2017.
The City promotes civic responsibility and volunteerism. If the City does not have a volunteer opportunity that meets your needs or availability, please consider connecting with other local agencies.
- Volunteer Match (Web-based service connecting volunteers to volunteer opportunities)
- Adopt A Stream Foundation (Contact)
- Arts of Kenmore
- Northshore Community Schools
- Northshore YMCA (Contact Rodney Scott)
- Northshore Senior Center
- Cedar Park Northshore (Kenmore Food Bank)
- Sno-King Watershed Council
- St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
- King County Library System
- Tessera Center
- Bothell Lions Club
- North Urban Human Services Alliance
- Northshore Wranglers (Special Recreation & Community Inclusion Program)
- Care Day (One day event that serves the community by providing vital services to those who need them on one day—in one place: Bothell HS June 26, 2015)
Many schools, churches, and clubs require or strongly encourage youth to complete volunteer hours. The City has volunteer opportunities that can often meet these volunteer requirements if adequate planning time is provided. If hours are needed quickly, we suggest students review the Kenmore Connections section above to explore other options within the community. Get in touch with City staff so we can tailor an opportunity for your needs.
Scout organizations strongly support volunteerism and strive to connect scouts to serving their local communities. Eagle Scouts have created park kiosks, beautified street corners, helped on environmental projects, and much more. Projects usually take a minimum of 3-4 months to plan and approximately 2 weeks to 1 month to fully complete. The City encourages scout groups to register with the City and schedule early to get involved in Kenmore volunteer events. Share your ideas with us and we will work with you and your team to make a project happen!
The Kenmore Police Department “Citizen Volunteer Program" allows residents to participate in wide variety of community programs, e.g. house checks, delivery of citations to the court, false alarm enforcement, community traffic safety, storefront clerk and more.