Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers make Lakewood better. Picking up trash, clearing invasive species, or other community service projects are great ways to get involved. Below is a list of volunteer opportunities as well as a form to suggest new community service events for the City.

How to Volunteer
Volunteer Opportunities
Suggest Volunteer Events
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How to Volunteer

We’re so happy that you want to become a volunteer. Use the first link to apply, and then review links one and two in order to learn about rules and expectations.

  1. Apply online to become a volunteer
  2. Review the Volunteer Handbook (PDF)
  3. Review the Volunteer Services Agreement (PDF)

Volunteer Opportunities

City-Organized Volunteer Events

Lakewood Farmers Market
Tuesdays, 2-6:30 p.m. from June to September. Volunteer by staffing the city of Lakewood booth to help hand out freebies, or assist with set up or breakdown each week.

SummerFEST 2023 is Saturday, July 15. Volunteers are needed to help with two-hour shifts between 6:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Parks Appreciation Day
Parks Appreciation Day is an annual event where neighbors pitch in to pull weeds and beautify local parks.

Adopt-A-Street Program
Local groups may “adopt” a Lakewood street and perform occasional litter cleanups to beautify Lakewood.

Independent Volunteer Opportunities

Flett Creek Stewardship Events
Volunteer to help clean this important Lakewood waterway and natural habitat. Contact [email protected] if you are interested

Lakewood First Lions Club Cleanups
Club members spend an hour on a Saturday each month picking up litter. Contact Eric Warn at [email protected] with interest

Ongoing Volunteer Positions

Lakewood has all kinds of volunteer positions and projects. All of these are great community service opportunities.


The City offers rewarding internships in support of key projects, community events, and important governmental work.

Internships are about your learning and advancing your professional goals. City of Lakewood interns develop career direction, gain practical knowledge, and earn real opportunities to make a positive difference in Lakewood.

Possible Internships:

  • Municipal Court
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
    • LegalRule 9 Program
    • Paralegal Program
  • Police

Thank you for your interest in serving your community. For additional questions or assistance, please call 253-983-7849.

Suggest Volunteer Events

Use this form to suggest additional volunteering and community service events:


A volunteer helps a child pull a wheelbarrow full of dirt.
Volunteers hold their shovels in the air and pose for a photo at a Lakewood park.
Picture of volunteers on top of mound of wood chips
Volunteers from Kiwanis Club at the Lakewood 2019 Ray Evans Memorial Fishing event
Volunteers cut weeds in a field.
Two young kids help shovel wood chips at a volunteer event.

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