Columbia County Updates Online Volunteer Application Process

Columbia County is excited to announce the launch of its revamped online volunteer application process, making it quicker and easier for community members to apply for volunteer positions within the county. The updated process simplifies the application procedure, cutting out unnecessary steps for a smoother experience. Now, individuals interested in volunteering their time and talents to support Columbia County initiatives can easily navigate the application process from start to finish.

"We are happy to introduce this improved online application system," said Carrie Garcia, Columbia County's Director of Human Resources. "Our goal is to make it as convenient as possible for residents to get involved and contribute to our community." Columbia County offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, allowing individuals to find roles that align with their interests and expertise. Whether it's working with animals, advising on transportation matters, or contributing to various committees, there's something for everyone to get involved in.

"We encourage residents to explore the diverse volunteer opportunities available within Columbia County," added Margaret Magruder, County Commissioner. "Each board and commission has its own unique mission, and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences." 

Some boards and commissions may have specific requirements for candidates, but the county encourages individuals to apply for any position that interests them. With each volunteer bringing their own perspective and expertise to the table, Columbia County benefits from the collective contributions of its residents.

In a further demonstration of commitment to community engagement, the Board of Commissioners has declared April as Volunteer Month in Columbia County, urging all county residents to participate in the observance.

Current volunteer opportunities within Columbia County include:

  • Animal Control Volunteer
  • Citizen Transportation Advisory Committee
  • Crown Zellerbach (CZ) Trail Advisory Committee
  • Elected Officials Compensation Committee
  • Jail Operating Citizens Advisory Committee
  • Parks Advisory Committee
  • Parks Volunteer
  • Planning Commission
  • Search and Rescue Volunteer
  • Sheriff's Office Volunteer
  • Solid Waste Advisory Committee
  • Traffic Safety Commission

"We want to extend our gratitude to all those who choose to volunteer their time and talents with Columbia County," concluded Commissioner Magruder. "Your dedication helps to make our community a better place for everyone."

For more information and to apply for volunteer positions, please visit

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