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!
Application Packet for City Programs Volunteers (PDF)
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 (PDF). Click on the Application Packet link to download the Docent Volunteer application forms. For more information view the Capella by the Sea page and contact (541) 469-1103.
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 (PDF). Contact the Parks Department for more information and an application.
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 (PDF). Contact the Parks Department for more information and an application.
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.
The City's Fire Department is comprised of an active and highly trained volunteer firefighter organization. Contact the Fire Department by phone or in person for more information.
CITY COMMITTEES and COMMISSIONS
Application to Serve on a Committee/Commission (PDF)
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.
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.
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.