Volunteer with the City of Springfield

The City of Springfield

The City of Springfield, in the heart of the Southern Willamette Valley, is a great place to live, work, play, volunteer and learn! Springfield is known in the past  as a “Timber Town”, is emerging as a leader while diversifying its population.

Many departments are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with a variety of events and activities.  Please contact each Department Coordinator for more specifics. 

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I want to volunteer...How do I start?

         It's simple and easy.. Please select and fill out one of the          application links below!

Volunteer Application Links

Additional Forms

Quick Log In Links

 

Process for becoming a volunteer.

Those interested in Volunteering for the City of Springfield are encouraged to fill out an application on line.  Paper applications may be picked up in Administrative Services located in City Hall or at the Justice Center.

If you have questions feel free to contact the appropriate department.  For general information you can email

volunteer@springfield-or.gov

Requirements

We are looking for volunteers who have good people skills and

enjoy giving back to their community.

A positive attitude and sense of humor are a must.¬†Most of our volunteers are over 13 years of age. 

At times we need young and enthusiastic volunteers.  Regardless of age, please fill out an application, we may have a place for you!

Retired... There is no upper age limit to volunteer. We appreciate and learn daily from those who have a wealth of life experiences, skills,

knowledge, and backgrounds. 

All of our volunteers must pass a complete background check.

The amount of time required for each volunteer opportunity varies depending on the position. Please check each assignment description for specifics. Each volunteer opportunity will detail the expectations and task requirements.

 

 

Click the link below for more information on:

Where can I Volunteer?

   There are several departments and divisions using volunteers:

Groups

 

Many of our volunteer opportunities are for individuals but we may have group opportunities as well. If you have a group or organization that is interested in volunteering on a project with the City of Springfield. 

  Group Application Link

I've got questions....

Who can help me in each Department?

City Manager's Office

Amy Sowa - 541-726-4666

asowa@springfield-or.gov

Administrative Services

Linda Olson 541-736-1031

lolson@springfield-or.gov

Library

Emily David 541-726-2235

edavid@springfield-or.gov

Fire/Fire Med

Melanie Gates - 541-726-3636

Development and Public Works

Nancy Machado - 541-726-3670

nmachado@springfield-or.gov

and or

Ken Vogeney - 541-736-1026

kvogeney@springfield-or.gov

Justice Center (Police, Jail)

Wendy Polen 541-726-3729

wpolen@springfield-or.gov

Municipal Court

Ali Sederlin 541-726-3748

asederlin@springfield-or.gov

 

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Internships

Please contact the department representative below for internship openings. 

 

Administrative Services

Linda Olson 541-736-1031

lolson@springfield-or.gov

City Manager's Office

Amy Sowa - 541-726-4666

asowa@springfield-or.gov

Development and Public Works

Nancy Machado - 541-726-3670

nmachado@springfield-or.gov

Ken Vogeney, Emergency Manager  - 541-736-1026

kvogeney@springfield-or.gov

 

Fire/Fire Med

Melanie Gates - 541-726-3636

mgates@springfield-or.gov

Library

Emily David 541-726-2235

edavid@springfield-or.gov

Justice Center (Police, Jail)

Wendy Polen 541-726-3729

wpolen@springfield-or.gov

Municipal Court

Ali Sederlin 541-726-3748

asederlin@springfield-or.gov

 

SCHOOL TERM

Fall Term

Winter Term

Spring Term

Summer Term

 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION

July 15th

November 15th

February 15th

May 15th

   

 

 

 

  • The City of Springfield only offers internship opportunities to those individuals involved in a school program for credit.
  • 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. Please direct your cover letter to the appropriate department representative listed above and submit a copy of the entire packet to the Human Resource department at HR@springfield-or.gov.
  • For Police and Courts, additional background forms are required.  Contact Wendy Polen for additional information 541-726-3729

 

City of Springfield, Oregon