Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Application


All potential volunteers at the City of Puyallup must fill out a volunteer application. Once your application is received by the city, it will be forwarded to the areas in which you have indicated interest. Department personnel will review your application and try to match it with projects currently available. All volunteers must agree to a background check.

Volunteer Opportunities


Puyallup Police Department VIPS


Volunteer In Police Service (VIPS) members help to staff the front counter, do citizen patrol and more. Contact the Problem Oriented Policing Unit at 253-770-3351 to get involved or contact the POP Unit by email.

Puyallup Parks and Recreation


The City of Puyallup Parks and Recreation Department greatly appreciates the many volunteers who help to make special events a success. Contact Tyler Eidson, Recreation Coordinator at (253) 770-3325 or Deon Moyd, Recreation Supervisor for Athletic Events (253) 435-3656 or submit an online volunteer information request. If you're unable to donate your time but would like to help, event sponsorship is a great way.   Call Parks and Rec for more information on how to sponsor an event at (253) 841-5457 or submit an online sponsor information request.

Puyallup Activity Center


The Puyallup Activity Center is a great place for senior citizens to get involved. For a listing of volunteer opportunities at the Puyallup Activity Center, call (253) 841-5555 or one information request.

Metro Animal Control and Adoptions


The animal shelter accepts volunteers who are dedicated and willing to work with animals on a long-term basis. No short-term volunteers please. For more information and to apply as a volunteer at the animal shelter, visit the Metro Animal Services online.

Puyallup Public Library


Volunteers at the Puyallup Public Library help attain the mission of lifelong learning by teaching computer classes, delivering library materials to home bound individuals, mending materials, and many other essential jobs. Potential volunteers may also want to consider joining the Friends of the Puyallup Public Library, where they assist in sponsoring programs and shaping the Library's community impact. To learn more about volunteer openings at the Library, visit the Library's volunteer page.

Other Places To Volunteer


  • All Saints Community Services: 253-848-2000
  • Associated Ministries: 253-383-3056
  • Franciscan Hospice House (Tacoma): 253-534-7050
  • Good Samaritan Hospital: 253-403-1005
  • Helping Hands House: 253-848-6096
  • Metro Animal Services: 253-299-PETS
  • Puyallup Food Bank: 253-840-5458
  • Puyallup Main Street Association: 253-840-2631
  • Puyallup Valley Kiwanis Club: 253-845-8999
  • St. Francis House: 253-770-6991
  • United Way of Pierce County (Tacoma): 253-597-6457