Volunteer Opportunities

Some departments use a pool of applicants and accept volunteer applications on an ongoing basis. If you are interested in a specific program and would like more information or you would like to submit a volunteer application, click here to submit an interest card.

Volunteer in the Board of Commissioners Office

The Board of Commissioners Office has no opportunities at this time.  Please check back at a later date.  To participate on a county volunteer board, committee or commission, please visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/boc/page/committee-vacancies for more information.

Volunteer in the Sheriff's Office

We are always looking for exceptional men and women to volunteer in the Sheriff's Office.  The opportunities are varied.  Volunteers are needed in our Reserve Deputy Program, our Search and Rescue Units, and our Auxiliary Team.  Click here to learn more and to apply.

Volunteer in the District Attorney's Office

Interns in the DA's Office will work with crime victims and witnesses, will help prepare subpoenas, and may possibly assist attorneys in trial preparation. 

Interested? Contact the District Attorney, phone: 541-766-6815 or 541-766-5635

Volunteer in the Health Department

We are currently accepting volunteer applications on an ongoing basis for those interested in Community and Public Health.

For more information and to apply, email our Volunteer Coordinator with your name, email address and area of interest.

Volunteers in the Human Resources Department

The Human Resource department has no opportunities at this time. Please check back at a later date.

Interested? Contact the Human Resources Dept, email

Volunteers at the Benton County Fairgrounds

Volunteers at the Benton County Fairgrounds will experience an exciting range of duties while assisting in carious fairgrounds planning activities and special events.

Fairgrounds events include the annual county fair, rodeos, motorsports, horse shows, dog show, 4-H exhibits, and any array of community activities held throughout the year.

Interested? Contact the Fairgrounds Manager, phone: 541-766-6090

Volunteer in the Juvenile Department

The following opportunities within the Juvenile Department are:

Court Counselors
Juvenile Department volunteers who work with Juvenile Court Counselors will learn techniques of social casework. They will conduct investigations and learn counseling, rehabilitation, and guidance practices. Ability to work with juveniles and effective communication skills are highly desirable.

Clerical Volunteers
Individuals who volunteer with the Juvenile Department's clerical support staff will learn legal terminology, the functioning of the law enforcement and court systems, as well as general office practices and the use of the state-wide Juvenile Justice Information System (JJIS).

Mediation Volunteers
The purpose of victim-offender mediation is to provide the opportunity for offenders and victims to meet. Trained community volunteer mediators arrange the meetings and facilitate a process that includes asking and answering questions, sharing feelings, discussing restitution and resolving conflicts.

Interested? Contact: the Deputy Director, phone: 541-766-6064

Volunteer in the Natural Areas and Parks Department

No opportunities are available at this time, but please try this page again for future opportunities.

Interested? Contact the Natural Areas & Parks Director, phone: 541-766-6026