Volunteer Tumwater

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Current Volunteer Tumwater Projects

Historic Tumwater Preservation Project Series

Bench Restoration Project Deschutes Parkway and Crosby House

When: 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Date to be determined this fall, October-December flexible times depending on volunteer interest
Where: Tumwater City Hall Parking Lot, 555 Israel Road SW, Tumwater  WA  98501
How it works: Small group of volunteers will be assigned a bench to replace old wood back and seats with weather-proof materials and improve the appearance and durability of the bench.  Some painting of the metal supports will occur first then prep of the replacement boards, drilling, and installing them on approximately 6 benches in the Tumwater Historic District.
Who can volunteer? Anyone with a friendly smile and the ability to lift and carry 15 lbs or more and operate basic tools, painting skills, problem-solving abilities and good time management and attention to details.

Yes! Put my name on the list to help with bench restoration projects.  Click here to complete the volunteer registration form.

Sponsored by City of Tumwater


Volunteer Tumwater

Through Volunteer Tumwater individuals or community groups are invited to donate their time and talents to complete projects that enhance and strengthen the Tumwater Community. Volunteers may easily connect with a variety of seasonal and monthly opportunities that best fit their interests and availability and may participate as often as they like. 

To inquire about current volunteer events, or to propose a new event, please contact the City Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 252-5424 or volunteer@ci.tumwater.wa.us. 

Opportunities for high school seniors and youth groups such as the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, or other such groups interested in community projects for their troops should contact the City Volunteer Coordinator for project options!  We are always looking to fill small projects throughout the city and this is a great way to earn credit hours for community service and to have an impact on our community through civic engagement.

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Seasonal and Ongoing Volunteer Projects

Sound the Alarm: Smoke Detector Installation

The Red Cross Home Fire Campaign helps save lives by installing free smoke alarms in homes that don't have them, replacing batteries in existing alarms, and providing fire prevention and safety education to prevent needless tragedies.


A partnership with Tumwater Fire Department and the American Red Cross of South Puget Sound

Give the Flower Baskets at City Hall a Daily Dose of Water pdf-icon: Help us maintain the beautiful new hanging flower baskets at Tumwater City Hall, the Tumwater Police Department, and the Parks Department office building. Volunteers are needed to water these plants each day.  

Help Maintain City Parks pdf-icon: Help rake playground fall zone materials, weed park flower beds, clean signs, or pick up litter at your neighborhood park. Choose one or several tasks to complete. Volunteer as an individual or group.  

Deschutes Valley Park Weeding Work Party pdf-icon: Gather family, friends, neighbors, or co-workers and help keep Deschutes Valley Park beautiful with a weeding work  party.  Work parties can be planned almost any time for small or large groups.  All tools, gloves, and equipment will be provided.

City Trails Volunteer pdf-icon:Provide maintenance such as cutting back tree limbs, litter removal, and leveling pathways along City trails. This opportunity is perfect for individuals, small, or large groups. All tools, gloves, and equipment will be provided. 

Invasive Plant Removal pdf-icon: Volunteer as an individual or plan a group work party to remove invasive plants, such as scotch broom, blackberries, or ivy, from City parks. Tools and equipment will be provided for this project.  

Volunteer Needed to Help with City Park Landscape Design pdf-icon: Sketch and prepare landscape designs to be included in Tumwater City Parks. Requirements will vary between locations. Volunteers should have experience in landscape design.