Volunteer Opportunities

Advisory Boards and Commissions:
Yelm has an active and involved citizen base who give back to the community through service on Advisory Boards and Commissions which advise the Mayor and City Council or conduct business delegated by the Council.

Advisory committees serve as small focus groups comprised of citizens to provide advice to the Yelm City Council and the Mayor from a citizens perspective. If you would like to apply for a advisory position, please complete a Boards and Commissions Application and return it to City Hall.

Police Volunteer:
Candidates may serve in several different capacities, including court room security, identifying parking violations, conducting vacation house checks, providing security in local parks and trails, and possibly court transports of prisoners.

We seek candidates that can commit to their time, are passionate about the community and want to serve in a position to give back. Applications can be picked up and turned in at the Yelm Police Department, located at 206 McKenzie Avenue. We are looking for at least 6 qualified applicants prior to the beginning of training. For questions contact the Yelm Police Department at 360-458-5701.

The Yelm Police Department is looking for part-time volunteers to serve in a non-sworn capacity to assist the Department.  Candidates that are accepted into the program will go through training specific to their duties and responsibilities. Training will be just a few evenings over a couple week time period and when completed, will provide the volunteer with knowledge on how to be a valuable resource for the department and the city. 
To apply for any position with the Police Department that requires a commission, visit: Public Safety Testing for more information on the application process.