Volunteering is a great way to have fun, give back, and learn more about your community! The City of Newcastle recognizes the importance of volunteerism and the significant role it plays in providing a richer quality of life for the Newcastle community. Newcastle has volunteer opportunities available for groups and individuals of diverse talents, ages, and interests.
How do I volunteer?
There are many types of volunteer opportunities listed below. If you are interested in volunteering, fill out the volunteer application or document and return to Wendy Kirchner.
Events gather a community together, help educate, enlighten, and foster community pride. Newcastle’s events occur mostly in the spring, summer and fall months. Please visit the Special Events page to stay updated.
Clean-up Events (for parks, trails, open spaces, wetlands)
Help keep Newcastle’s parks, trails, wetlands, and open spaces properly cared for and accessible for citizens and visitors to enjoy. Opportunities can include: weeding, mulching, picking up trash, pruning, restoration and planting, as well as trail construction and maintenance.
Residents play an important role in local government by serving on commissions or as volunteers on various advisory committees to make Newcastle a better city. Members on the Community Activities Commission and Planning Commission are appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the City Council. Contact City Clerk, Sara McMillon SaraM@ci.newcastle.wa.us
The City has occasional volunteer opportunities that can fulfill community service requirements if adequate planning time is provided.
Newcastle Youth Community Engagement (NYCE)Newcastle Youth Community Engagement is a board for teens to help develop leadership skills and enhance the City of Newcastle. With advisors from the City of Newcastle, Newcastle Library, and the Coal Creek Family YMCA, teens will have role models and mentors to guide them in gaining leadership skills and fostering a culture of service. Open to youth in grades 6-12 in the Newcastle area. NYCE meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm at Newcastle City Hall. Meetings count as community service hours to meet school requirements!
NYCE meets the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30-7:30pm at Newcastle City Hall. Meetings count as community service hours to meet school requirements!
Community Activities Coordinator