Working Together

Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Take a moment to reach out and make your community a better place to live. 

Samples of volunteer opportunitiesVolunteer (Individuals) 

Olympia has many valuable opportunities for you to volunteer your time. Enrich your life and impact your community - You can make a difference! Learn more...

  


Snow in Olympia Hazard / Emergency Preparedness 

With training from the Olympia Fire Department, prepare your family and neighborhood to be self-sufficient for 72 hours or longer in case of an emergency. Learn more...

 


Block Watch SignBlock Watch

Promote safety and crime prevention by organizing a neighborhood block watch with assistance from Olympia Police Community Relations staff and volunteers. Learn more...

 


People gather at an Olympia community gardenCommunity Gardens

Garden green...create a sustainable food source...deepen your neighborhood roots. Individuals or groups may rent a community garden plot at Sunrise or Yauger Park. Learn more...

 


Volunteer cleaning graffitiGraffiti Removal

Stay ahead of the problem! Remove graffiti before it takes hold in your neighborhood. City staff will provide Graffiti Removal Supply Kits and instructions. Learn more...

 


Local Crossroads projectNeighborhood Crossroads

With technical assistance from the City, create a neighborhood gathering space. Projects may include intersection painting, benches or other creative installations. Learn more...

 


Project completed with help of Neighborhood Match GrantNeighborhood Matching Grant

Obtain a financial grant from the City to beautify and enhance public areas in your neighborhood. Volunteer time on your project may be used for the match. Learn more... 

 


Speed Watch Trailer set up in neighborhoodNeighborhood Speed Watch

Your neighborhood may use the City's speed display trailer to raise awareness in your neighborhood and encourage safe traffic speeds. Learn more...

  


Citizen raking a drainRake a Drain

City crews work to keep storm drains clear, but with 10,000 storm drains in Olympia, we welcome volunteer neighborhood help to rake and remove debris in residential areas. Learn more...