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Join us in making a better community through volunteerism! We invite you to explore the variety of opportunities in our many programs. If you are interested in volunteering, here is the place to start. Scroll down and follow the links to read about current opportunities to partner with us in your area of interest.

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Take ownership in the care of one of your favorite Washoe County parks!
Get involved during disasters and emergencies
Every child deserves a voice! Become a CASA volunteer and make a difference in a child’s life.
Gain valuable work experience in Public Works
There are many ways to help our Foster and Adoptive Families
Fun, challenging and informative
Do you have a heart for life-long learning?
Help provide three days of FREE dental/visual/medical services for the community!
Help support the Transitional Housing Project!
Hungry to make a difference in our community?

The Washoe County Food Policy Council was created as an effort to improve networking, collaboration, and promotion of access to healthy foods in Washoe County. Established by the Washoe County District Board of Health in October 2011, the Washoe County Food Policy Council will be charged with implementing the goals of the Washoe County Food Plan, Access to Health Food in Washoe County: A Framework for Food System Design.


Council members must have expertise in one or more food system related issues. Council members must also have the ability to work together to create policy and sustainable change while taking into consideration the impact on the entire local food system. There are a total of ten (10) Council positions representing diverse sectors of the local food system and the community at large:

  • Community Food Planning
  • Consumers
  • Food and Nutrition Data Systems Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Food Distribution
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Production
  • Member at Large (3 positions)
  • Public Food Programs
There will be additional ongoing opportunities for interested community members and agencies to participate on workgroups and provide guidance to the Food Policy Council.

Time Commitment

Commitment to term of up to two-years requiring regular attendance and participation in meetings and active membership on at least one potential subcommittee of the Council that will generate a work plan with specific goals.


Established by the Washoe County District Board of Health in October 2011.

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