These are the current openings on the City's Boards, Commissions and Committees:
BICYCLE & PEDESTRIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Two openings for three year terms. Must be a resident of the City.
LEOFF 1 DISABILITY BOARD – One opening for a two year term. This citizen at large position will be appointed by the four current members on the Board (two City Council Members, one Fire representative, one Police representative) and must be a resident of the City.
HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION – One opening for a term expiring June 30, 2018. This position may be filled by a City resident or a person residing within the City's urban growth area.
INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENT COMMITTEE – Two openings for three year terms. One member must be a certified public accountant or someone with comparable experience and training. Must be a resident of the City.
PARKS, RECREATION & URBAN FORESTRY ADVISORY BOARD – One opening for a three year term. Must be a City resident.
PLANNING COMMISSION – One opening for a three year term. Must be a City resident.
PUBLIC LIBRARY BOARD – One opening for a five year term.
SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE – One opening for a term expiring June 30, 2018. Must be a City resident.
WATER & WASTEWATER ADVISORY COMMITTEE – Two openings for terms expiring June 30, 2018. Must be a City resident.
Applications for these unpaid positions are available in the City Clerk's Office, City Hall, 15 North 3rd Ave., by calling 524.4348, or online. The deadline for submitting applications is Thursday, December 10.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at the Library. There are always opportunities for volunteers to help us at the WWPL. We need instructors in our media lab, volunteers in our Young People’s Department and the collective efforts of those who join the Friends of the WWPL.
If you are interested in volunteering in the Young People’s Department, please call Liz George, Young People’s Librarian, at or email her at .
If you are interested in exploring opportunities to teach in our media lab, please call Beth Hudson, Library Director, at or email her at .
The Parks and Recreation Department welcomes volunteers. Contact our office for more details and to set up a schedule. Listed below are examples of current projects, but please suggest others if you have a special interest, skill or need.
The Police Department is committed to a partnership with volunteers and integrating them as an important part of our organization. Annually, the Police Department provides 12 hours of specialized volunteer training. If you are interested in any of the positions below, please call .
Requirements to be a volunteer:
Our Current Crime Prevention Programs and Volunteer needs are as follows:
BLOCK WATCH: Contact victims of crimes, and inform them of the various services available through the Walla Walla Police Department; invite them to become actively involved in the Block Watch Program.
BLOCK WATCH CAPTAINS: Organize and represent your neighbors in an organized Block Watch Program.
CLERICAL ASSISTANCE: Put your office skills to work for the betterment of your community. We have continuing needs for general office and clerical support. This may include answering the phone, greeting the public, typing, filing, assisting with informational mailers, and computer data entry.
Laserfiche: This volunteer position is supervised by the Records Unit to scan old police documents into the current records system.
MCGRUFF THE CRIME DOG: Help us take a bite out of crime by wearing the McGruff costume at a variety of crime prevention functions.
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Compose a local weekly Crime Watch Bulletin with information involving McGruff House, Block Watch, Business Watch, and Crime Prevention Tips and Concerns.
RADAR READER BOARD: Deliver, set up, and take down the Radar Reader Board at a variety of locations in our area, to assist with our Traffic Safety Program. This volunteer service requires a volunteer time commitment of one week per month for a short period of time each morning and evening.