Join the Kirkland Team – Volunteer! Join the City of Kirkland team by volunteering your talent and time to support City programs, projects and events. Volunteering is an opportunity to learn about the Kirkland community, understand how local government works and connect with other community members.
During 2019, the City of Kirkland engaged 3,870 volunteers who contributed 28,182 hours of their time and talents. These outstanding contributions represent a community benefit valued at $893,900. Please join our outstanding team of volunteers!
The City of Kirkland offers on-going (weekly or monthly) and one-time event volunteer opportunities. If you are interested in an on-going volunteer assignment, please complete the On-going Volunteer Application. You will also need to successfully pass a national background check, which the City now requires for all personnel, including ongoing volunteer assignments.
Review available on-going volunteer opportunities and one-time volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Opportunities page. 'One-time' volunteer opportunities are noted as such. You can also sign-up to receive a twice-monthly email announcement of upcoming Kirkland area event/one-time volunteer opportunities, via the City's ListServ.
City of Kirkland volunteers assist City staff in all departments enhancing services to the Kirkland community, such as by restoring the natural vegetation in City parks, supporting the City Council in legislative matters, assisting with special events, and providing office support.
-- All on-going opportunities require you to pass a national criminal history check, to provide two references, and to complete an application, in-person interview and new volunteer orientation
-- All Police department opportunities require a lengthy background check and a minimum six-month commitment
-- Youth under age 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a volunteer agreement
-- Because State Labor and Industries does not cover those under the age of 14, parents assume full medical liability of volunteers younger than 14 years