Department Information

Administrative services

General office clerks perform a variety of administrative tasks, including answering and making calls, typing or word processing, utilizing knowledge of computer literacy, Microsoft Office programs, making copies, and maintaining records. If you are interested in gaining more experience and skills, here are a few of the opportunites.

For specific requirements and expectations select below:

  • Bulletin Board
  • Clerical
  • Events
  • Newsletter
  • Website development
  • Recruiting
  • Newsletter
  • Non-technical
  • Phone
  • Photographer
  • Scanning
  • Volunteer Program Support

For more information click here


Our Court Volunteer team provides a vital service to our citizens of Springfield.

Select the volunteer opportunity you are interested in for specific requirements and expectations

  • Telephone Services
  • Filing/Clerical
  • Court Security and Support

For more information click here

Development & Public Works

The Development and Public Works Department provides a variety of volunteering opportunities.  Applications are currently being accepted for our Clean Water University program.

MWMC – Internships Available

Enviromental Services

If you are interested in additional information about thje City’s Clean Water University and Development and Public Works opportunities contact or the volunteer coordinator at

Springfield staff will drop off the Clean Water Trailer at your project site and pick it up when you are finished.
Reserving the trailer is easy! Give us a call at 541.726.3694 or send an email to with your name, project summary, and preferred date to reserve the Clean Water Trailer. Springfield staff will follow up with you directly. Please email us at least two weeks before you would like to begin your project. Clean Water Trailer reservations must be made by Springfield residents 18 years of age or older.

Fire and Life Safety

Select the volunteer opportunity you are interested in for specific requirements and expectations.

  • Filing/Clerical
  • Fire Med

Information Kiosk: City Hall and Justice Center

Looking to Volunteer where you can reach out and help people every day?  Our Information Kiosks are for you.  We staff the Kiosk from 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday in 4.5 hours blocks of time, two people to a shift.  Your responsibilities include greeting and helping people locate offices in City Hall and/or help determine which department can best assist them. A phone may ring once in a while also.  It’s that simple.  If you love to meet and greet people… enjoy helping people and want to serve your community…our City Hall Information Kiosk is for you.  Minimum Requirements are: you must be able to volunteer at least 4.5 hours a week, every other week for 6 months.

For specific requirements and expectations select a link below:


Library volunteers provide a wide network of support in all areas of the library.  Primarily, the library volunteers assist in re-shelving returned materials. These include books, magazines, audio books, and movies.  Other opportunities include helping in book mending, book jacketing, and withdrawing library materials.

Occasionally there are opportunities for volunteers in assisting the youth librarians to prepare crafts for story times and other children’s programs and to assist the adult librarians in cleaning the public computers.

Additional opportunities to volunteer in support of the Library Department include serving on the Arts Commission, Library Board, Friends of the Library, the Library Foundation, and TAB (Teen Advisory Board).

Library volunteers are placed in positions which benefit both the volunteer and the Library in a wide network of support.

For more information on volunteering in the library, contact Mary Neuharth at

Download the appropriate applications below:

Library Application Link

Photographer / Videographer

We need team members who will professionally and artistically capture the many facets of the City of Springfield, Springfield Police Department, its employees, volunteers and the community that we serve. We are looking for photographers and videographers who can serve as archivists for historical purposes as well as provide images that may be displayed and utilized for advertising, marketing, promotional and public displays.

  • Work with the many departments and events within the City of Springfield.
  • Photograph special events, training, and community relation opportunities.
  • Create video and photo displays
  • Other projects as they arise or as volunteer interest directs.

For more information click here

Models needed

All ages welcome… Would you like to be used in projects with the City?  Do you like to smile and have fun… Being one of our Volunteer Models may be for you.

Springfield Police Department

SPD Volunteer team is made up of citizens who want to support their police department, students who need to earn school credit, part-time and full-time employees, retirees, and stay at home citizens.  Our Volunteer team also includes those interested in pursuing a career in law enforcement as well as Citizen Police Academy graduates.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved with, complete one of the applications linked below.

General Volunteer Application

Interest Inquiry Application

Select the volunteer opportunity you are interested in for specific requirements and expectations.


We offer a variety of unpaid internship which provide academic credits. Include your resume, a cover letter, with your application. Please apply by the deadlines listed in the position announcements below. An application can be submitted at any time and we do retain applications in a pool up to one year.  Please mail or deliver your application to City of Springfield C/O KarLynn Akins 225 Fith St. Springfield Or 97477

Police Officer Fall Term 2016
Winter Term 2017
Spring Term 2017
Summer Term 2017
July 15, 2016
November 15, 2016
February 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
Court Fall Term 2016
Winter Term 2017
Spring Term 2017
Summer Term 2017
July 15, 2016
November 15, 2016
February 15, 2017
May 15, 2017
CIty Hall
and Opperations
Fall Term 2016
Winter Term 2017
Spring Term 2017
Summer Term 2017
July 15, 2016
November 15, 2016
February 15, 2017
May 15, 2017

Download the application:  Internship Application

  • For Police and Court the Internship/Police Background Package is required
  • All internship Applications should be followed up with a cover letter including your area of study, year in school, length of internship desired and what knowledge, skills and abilities make you qualified for a City of Springfield Internship. Direct your cover letter to


If you have questions feel free to contact us at or call the Volunteer/Internship Department at 541-726-4652.

Thank you
KarLynn Akins
Volunteer and Internship Coordinator
City of Springfield
225 5th St.
Springfield OR 97477