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.

Volunteer in Elections

Benton County is currently looking for three (3) volunteers to help with the final ballot pick up.  As an Elections Volunteer, you be responsible for:

  • Being able and willing to stand for over an hour in the evening.
  • Working with persons of different party affiliation.
  • Driving in the evening to and from ballot box sites.

We encourage individuals from all political affiliations to apply to volunteer for the upcoming election. We will provide training and support to ensure that all volunteers understand and are committed to upholding the principles of impartiality and fairness in the election process.

If you are interested in this assignment, please send a letter of interest and your contact information to recruiting@bentoncountyor.gov

If you have any questions, please contact us at 541 766-6081

Volunteer in the Natural Areas and Parks Department

Volunteer In Your Parks!  Each year hundreds of volunteers help out in our parks and natural areas.  If you would like to volunteer, there are many options to volunteer and you can easily find the one that is a fun fit for you!  Volunteering not only helps parks and the people that use them, but they help volunteers learn, gain skills, and feel fulfilled!

Visit https://www.co.benton.or.us/parks/page/volunteer for more information!

Interested? Contact the Natural Areas & Parks Volunteer Coordinator via email: adam.stebbins@co.benton.or.us

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

The Benton County District Attorney's Office has both volunteer and practicum opportunities with the Victim Assistance Program. For more information see the Volunteer Opportunities page.

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 (healthsvc@co.benton.or.uswith your name, email address and area of interest.

Click here to learn about volunteering at vaccination clinics.

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 via phone at 541-766-6521

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.

For more information, contact Luis Maciel, Juvenile Services Supervisor, via phone or email:

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.

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, recruiting@co.benton.or.us