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The City of Brookings is fortunate to have a variety of volunteer opportunities geared toward individuals whose knowledge, dedication and unique skills contribute to real and lasting change in our community.  Whether you like a hands-on approach or you are more issues-oriented, the City has volunteer opportunities to offer.  Check out the various volunteer programs, committees, and commissions below to find the right fit for you, and then....come join us! 



CITY PROGRAMS 
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Capella By The Sea Docents 
Docents keep the Capella open to the public during the day from May to October and in the evening in December during Natures Coastal Holidays light show.  Docents greet visitors and act as an ambassador for the Capella, Azalea Park, and the City of Brookings, not only answering questions about the Capella and park, but also about the weather, the beaches, restaurants, hiking and directions.  A great way to meet people visiting our area. See the full Docent Volunteer Job Description. Follow this link to download the Capella Docent Volunteer Application Form. For more information view the Capella by the Sea page and contact (541) 469-1103.   

Park Rangers 
Park Rangers patrol the City's designated outdoor spaces, ensuring that residents and visitors  are not disrupting the natural environment or guest experiences as well as providing maps, and pointing out areas of special interest among other duties. See the full Park Ranger Volunteer Job Description. Contact the Parks Department  for more information and an application. 

Park Maintenance 
Park Maintenance volunteers perform all aspects of park and trail maintenance as assigned by the Parks and Planning Manager, work leader, or designee. See the full Park Maintenance Volunteer Job Description. Contact the Parks Department  for more information and an application.


Police Reserves
 
Police Reserves are fully sworn, volunteer police officers and subject themselves to the same risks and stress as any other officer.  Contact the Police Department for more information and an application.

Volunteer Firefighters

The City’s Fire Department is comprised of an active and highly trained volunteer firefighter organization.  Contact the Fire Department for more information and an application.

CITY COMMITTEES and COMMISSIONS                                   

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Budget Committee
Responsible for setting the city budget each fiscal year and establishing a final tax levy for the City. Volunteer opportunities available by Council appointment only. For more information, view the Budget Committee page.

Parks and Recreation Commission
Reviews and makes recommendations to the City Council on matters relating to City parks.  Volunteer opportunities available by Council appointment only.   For more information view the Parks and Recreation Commission page.

Planning Commission

Reviews and makes decisions related to land use matters and makes recommendations to the City Council regarding changes to the Brookings Municipal Code, City boundary changes, and matters related to the acquisition and development of public facilities and transportation.  Volunteer opportunities available by Council appointment only. For more information view the Planning Commission page.

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Public Art Committee
(aka PAC)
PAC's mission is "to inspire public art through visual presence and community education."  The Committee is responsible for reviewing mural applications and other projects as directed by the City Council.  Volunteer opportunities available by Council appointment only.  For more information view the Public Art Committee page.    

Tourism Promotion Advisory Committee  (aka TPAC)
Advises the City Council on the expenditure of Transient Occupancy Tax funds for promotional activities.  Volunteer opportunities available by Council appointment only. For more information view the Tourism Promotion Advisory Committee  page.

Traffic Safety Committee
Explores ways to improve the safety of roadways, pedestrian walkways, and better signage. Volunteer opportunities available by Council appointment only.  For more information view the Traffic Safety Committee page.