Volunteer Opportunities

*NOTE: Some volunteer opportunities may not be available at this time, due to continued restrictions.

Volunteer Application

All potential volunteers at the City of Puyallup must fill out a volunteer application. Once your application is received by the city, it will be forwarded to the areas in which you have indicated interest. Department personnel will review your application and try to match it with projects currently available. All volunteers must agree to a background check.

Volunteer Opportunities

Puyallup Police Department VIPS

Volunteer In Police Service (VIPS) members do citizen patrol, graffiti eradication and more. Contact the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at 253-841-5531 to get involved or contact the POP Unit by email.

Puyallup Parks and Recreation

The City of Puyallup Parks and Recreation Department greatly appreciates the many volunteers who help to make special events a success. Contact Tyler Eidson, Recreation Coordinator at (253) 770-3325 or Deon Moyd, Recreation Supervisor for Athletic Events (253) 435-3656. If you're unable to donate your time but would like to help, event sponsorship is a great way. Call Parks and Rec for more information on how to sponsor an event at (253) 841-5457 or submit an online sponsor information request.

Puyallup Activity Center

The Puyallup Activity Center is a great place for senior citizens to get involved. For a listing of volunteer opportunities at the Puyallup Activity Center, call (253) 841-5555 or one information request.

Metro Animal Control and Adoptions

The animal shelter accepts volunteers who are dedicated and willing to work with animals on a long-term basis. No short-term volunteers please. For more information and to apply as a volunteer at the animal shelter, visit the Metro Animal Services online.

Puyallup Public Library

Volunteers at the Puyallup Public Library help attain the mission of lifelong learning by teaching computer classes, delivering library materials to home bound individuals, mending materials, and many other essential jobs. Potential volunteers may also want to consider joining the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library, where they assist in sponsoring programs and shaping the Library's community impact. To learn more about volunteer openings at the Library, visit the Library's volunteer page.

Puyallup Municipal Court 

From time to time, the Puyallup Municipal Court utilizes volunteers for document filing and scanning. If you'd like to help out, please call 253-841-5450. 

 Other Places To Volunteer

  • All Saints Community Services: 253-848-2000
  • Associated Ministries: 253-383-3056
  • Franciscan Hospice House (Tacoma): 253-534-7050
  • Good Samaritan Hospital: 253-403-1005
  • Helping Hands House: 253-848-6096
  • Puyallup Food Bank: 253-840-5458
  • Puyallup Main Street Association: 253-840-2631
  • Puyallup Valley Kiwanis Club: (253) 435-3659 
  • St. Francis House: 253-770-6991
  • United Way of Pierce County (Tacoma): 253-597-6457