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There are many opportunities for interested parties to volunteer in departments around the City of Albany.

OpportunityKid/Family FriendlyDescription Department WhenForms Contact 
City Council     City Council Varies More Information 541-917-7500
Citizen Advisory Group member   

The Albany City Council has over 15 advisory groups that recommend action on topics including art, bicycle access, historic preservation, land use policy, parks, public safety, and much more.

City Council Applications are typically accepted November–early December for January appointments. Vacancies are filled year-round. Application Form 541-917-7500
Shelver   Returns fiction books from the reshelve area to the correct location in the Library collection Library Continuous More information 541-791-0112
Childrens' Room Housekeeping   Set up craft tables, organize materials and supplies for children's crafts, help children create crafts, and craft area cleanup Library Continuous More information 541-791-0112
Adopt-A-Shelf   Volunteer adopts a range in the library collection and maintains materials in shelf order, cleans book jackets, and dusts shelf Library Continuous More information 541-791-0112
Concert Series/Special Events volunteer     Parks and Recreation Summer Sign up 541-917-7777
Parks cleanup     Parks and Recreation Continuous   541-917-7777
Field Trips / Transportation, etc.     Parks and Recreation Continuous   541-917-7777
Cadet Program   Must be 16-20 yrs. old, maintain G.P.A. requirements, no criminal record, physically fit, etc. Police Continuous More information 541-917-7680
APD Volunteer     Police Continuous More information 541-917-7680
Call-A-Ride driver   The City of Albany provides low-cost transporation for seniors and people with disabilities. Public Works Continuous   541-917-7606
Storm Drain Marking Program Yes Help install storm drain markers with the message “No Dumping, Drains to River”. Public Works Continuous   541-497-6223
Building/Planning volunteers   Students may obtain class credit in the Planning Division, and sometimes students in related courses may obtain volunteer positions at the Building Division counter.  Public Works, Community Development Continuous   541-917-7550
Let’s Pull Together: Invasive Plant and Riverside Litter Removal Event Yes Let's Pull Together to help reduce noxious weeds! Noxious weeds are non-native invasive species which threaten our ecosystem. They not only crowd out native plants, but they starve wildlife, use water and create allergens. Volunteers will remove the aggressive invader ivy from trees and the ground and pick up litter to prevent it from getting into our Willamette River. Please wear a long sleeve shirt, long pants, and sturdy shoes. Public Works May

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The Big Pickup: Community Action Day   Community enhancement projects include working with residents to clean up blight, assisting the elderly in outdoor maintenance, planting shrubs and trees, and removing debris from lakes and rivers. A partnership between the City, Republic Services, and neighborhood residents Public Works, Community Development, Police May More Information  541-791-0058
Great Willamette River Cleanup Yes Must bring your own boat to participate. You will be stepping in and out of the boat on uneven surfaces, so plan your footware accordingly (NO flipflops). Pack water, snacks and your lunch.   Public Works October More information  
Linn Benton Salmon Watch Yes Volunteer to teach youth about salmon and healthy watersheds. Topics include: Salmon Biology, Macroinvertebrates, Water Quality, and Riparian Areas. The program is targeted to 4th–6th grade students in Linn and Benton Counties. Field trips take place on the North and South Santiam Rivers in September and on the Alsea River in late October. Volunteers are needed to lead the learning stations during field trips. Public Works August–October Sign up  
Adopt-A-Park Yes   Parks and Recreation Continuous More information 541-917-7777