Volunteer Opportunities

Want to be part of a vibrant and dynamic volunteer group that serves Wasco County? See below for the open positions and their applications.

Wasco County Fair Board
The Wasco County Fair Board meets in the evening twice each month throughout the year. In addition to organizing the annual Wasco County Fair the Board is responsible for fund raising, managing projects on the fair grounds, oversight for Hunt Park, supervision of the Hunt Park caretaker, working with the Extension District/4H and engaging in intermittent repairs and small construction. 

Wasco County Veterans Advisory Committee
The Wasco County Veterans Advisory Committee meets on the first Thursday of each month to address issues related to veterans and veterans’ services in Wasco County. They serve as a conduit between local veterans and County government, educating, recommending and advising the Wasco County Board of County Commissioners regarding veterans’ issues.

Wasco County Planning Commission Alternate

The Wasco County Planning Commission examines and reviews changes to the Wasco County Comprehensive Plan, Wasco County National Scenic Area Land Use and Development Ordinances and other documents; makes presentations and recommendations to approval authorities on land use matters; and performs other
functions concerning land use, strategic planning, special projects and economic development. Essential qualifications include both the ability and willingness to work toward solutions concerning land use and development. Alternates attend and participate in Planning Commission meetings but do not vote unless a voting member is absent from the meeting. Alternates are considered first to fill vacancies on the Planning Commission.

Secure Rural Schools Hood-Willamette Resource Advisory Committee
The RAC provides advice and recommendations to both the Mt. Hood and Willamette National Forests a and the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic area in Oregon for the allocation of Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act Title II funds. 

Veterans Service Office
Your front desk skills are needed at the Veterans' Services Office in The Dalles. Volunteering at the VSO is an enjoyable and rewarding way to help our veterans and their families. Call Jean @ 541-296-3478 for information or send an email to oaknook@gmail.com

Fort Dalles Museum
Museum volunteers assist with a variety of positions at the Museum and Anderson Homestead including clerical/office, greeters, tour guides, special events, landscaping, gardening, and school outreach.