Volunteer Opportunities

Become a Volunteer

Washtenaw County Public Works has a variety of volunteer opportunities for people interested in recycling, public service, working with people, and keeping the environment clean. Due to safety regulations, volunteers for the Home Toxics Center and County Clean Up Days must be 18 years of age or older. 

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Home Toxics Center Volunteer

Home Toxics Center volunteers play a critical role helping our Seasonal Saturday Collection Events run efficiently and smoothly. Typically volunteers are needed to remove home toxics from residents' cars and place them on carts for later processing. Volunteer shift starts at 8:30 am and end around 12:00 pm. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants and complete a volunteer waiver. Snacks are provided. 

County Clean-Up Day Volunteer

County Clean-Up Day volunteers may help direct traffic or work together to unload materials from resident cars. Snacks, drinks, and lunch are provided. You'll receive more information and a volunteer waiver prior to your volunteer day from the Clean-Up Day Event coordinator. Multiple shifts are available.

Zero Waste Event Volunteer (temporarily unavailable)

Zero Waste Event volunteers maintain waste stations at Zero Waste Events and help event patrons determine if their items should be composted, landfilled, or recycled. 

General Office Volunteer

Some openings may be available to sort paper files, organize supplies, or assist with other general office work. Contact us at [email protected] for general office volunteer requests.

Current Openings & Sign Ups

We are keeping our calendar up to date with opportunities at our page here: 

Washtenaw County Public Works Volunteer Opportunities

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