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Apply for appointment to the Commission

How do I apply to become a commissioner?

The Governor appoints members to the commission. Individuals interested in applying should fill out the online application for appointment and attach your résumé to the application.  If you do apply to our commission, please send us a courtesy e-mail.

What are we looking for in a commissioner? 

Our composition requirements include:

  • A member with expertise in the educational, training, and development needs of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth;
  • A member with experience in promoting the involvement of older adults in service and voluntarism;
  • A member representing community-based agencies or organizations in Washington;
  • The head of the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction or the head’s designated representative;
  • A member representing a local government entity;
  • A member representing the organized labor community;
  • A member representing the business community;
  • A member between the ages of 16 and 25 who is a participant or supervisor in a program;
  • A representative of a national service program described in 42 U.S.C. §12572(a), (b), or (c);
  • Four members of the general public;
  • A member from the volunteer sector;
  • A member representing an emergency management and response organization;
  • A member representing the State’s tribal community;
  • A member who is a military veteran or represents a veteran-serving organization;
  • The director of the Washington State Student Achievement Council or the director’s designee who has expertise in community service and/or volunteerism shall serve as an ex-officio nonvoting member;
  • The director of the Washington State Department of Commerce or the director’s designee who has expertise in community service or volunteerism shall serve as an ex-officio nonvoting member; and
  • A representative from the Washington State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service shall serve as an ex-officio nonvoting member.

How often does the commission meet?

On average, seven times a year; three in-person meetings in the spring, fall, and winter, and four conference calls in between. The commission does not usually meet during the summer months.

Where does the commission meet?

In-person meetings are usually held in the SeaTac area, but can be held in other areas of the state where we have AmeriCorps programs operating to do a site visit and sometimes a service project.

If travel is required, will you be reimbursed?

Commissioners are reimbursed per diem and mileage for commission-related travel in accordance with the Office of Financial Management travel policies.