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Volunteer Programs and Policies

This page provides examples of local government volunteer programs in Washington State, including sample policies, application forms, service agreements, and related resources.


Many cities, counties, and special districts have recognized the advantage of utilizing the skills of its community members in volunteer programs. Such programs can increase the quality and quantity of public services at a minimal cost, and provide an opportunity for citizens to contribute to the betterment of their community, creating a sense of ownership and pride.

Statutes, Regulations, and Other Legal References

Examples of Volunteer Programs

General Programs

Fire Departments

Law Enforcement

Examples of Volunteer Policies and Manuals

Recommended Resources

Last Modified: February 23, 2024