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Volunteer Opportunities
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Volunteers are dedicated individuals whose knowledge and skill set help make a real difference in our own community and the City of Brookings offers a wide range of rewarding volunteer opportunities.  Whether you are interested in Planning issues or would enjoy a more hands on approach to service, the City has a commission, committee or program that is right for you. 

Come check us out and find a volunteer opportunity that's right for you!

CITY COMMITTEES and COMMISSIONS                                    Application to Serve on A Committee/Commission

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

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

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Public Art Committee
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  (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.


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Docents for the Capella by the Sea help keep the Capella open to the public during the day from May to November.  For more information view the Capella by the Sea page or call (541) 469-1103.   

Park Rangers (aka VIPS)
Supports the Public Safety Division by providing various community policing services such as vacation checks, school zone crossings, crime scene security, evidence tech, traffic, and park control .  Contact the Police Department for 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 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 an application.