Volunteer opportunities are available in a variety of departments within the City, including Police and Parks & Recreation. Below is a list of the primary types of activities that volunteers perform. However, feel free to contact us with other ideas also!
Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS): The Police Department established the VIPS in 1994. The goal of the VIPS program is to augment the police department's service to the community and do it at little or no cost. VIPS members are typically retired members of the community who are interested in volunteering a few hours a week. Click here for the VIPS application form.
Commission Vacancies: Get more involved by serving your community on a City commission. City commission members are appointed by the City Council. A council member chairs each commission except for the Planning Commission. The Budget Committee consists of eight residents and all eight Council members, and is chaired by a resident.
Informal Parks Volunteer: Serve in your favorite park as often as you wish, helping plant flowers, pulling weeds, picking up litter or other natural resource improvement activities.
Adopt-a-Park / Adopt-a-Trail: Organizations or individuals can formally "Adopt-a-Park" or "Adopt-a-Trail" and provide beautification throughout the parks, pathways, and nature trails.
Special Projects: Painting, carpentry, landscaping, and natural resource activities are a few of the areas for special projects. Have an idea for a City project? Run it by us and let's see what we can do together!
Volunteer Sponsor: Your company has an opportunity to support local volunteerism by providing funding for volunteer projects and / or volunteer recognition.
Recreation Program Volunteers: We'd love to have your help with the set-up and/or take-down of equipment at community events such as "Movies in the Park" or the "Roseburg Hometown 4th of July". Or, share your knowledge and skills by teaching a class.
To find out how to be a volunteer or more about any of the above listed opportunities please view the City of Roseburg Volunteer Program Manual or contact the Parks and Recreation Program Coordinator at 541-492-6899.