Thurston County facilities are now open to the public with restrictions, including maintaining physical distancing of at least six feet at all times and, per the Washington State Secretary of Health’s face covering order wearing a cloth face covering or mask. If you come to county facilities, please be prepared for potentially long wait times or lines due to distancing guidelines. We continue to encourage residents to access county services online, by phone, by email, or through the use of drop boxes located outside of county buildings.
The availability of remote services vary by office and department.

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Click here for information on COVID-19

Volunteer Opportunities
Thurston County Animal Response Coalition (TCARC)

​The role of the Thurston County Animal Response Coalition is to promote education, safety, and disaster assistance planning to animal owners and animal / agriculture agencies.

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Like us on Facebook at!/ThurstonTCARC.

Thurston County Disaster Assistance Response Team (TCDART)

​The Thurston County DART brings together community volunteers who provide needed services to the people of Thurston County before, during and after times of emergencies and/or disasters.

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Thurston County Equine Outreach

​To support the mission of Thurston County Emergency Management in planning, preparation and response to emergencies, disasters and incidents involving riders and their horses/mules.

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Medical Reserve Corps

​The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is a community-based volunteer program that strengthens and expands the local public health system's response during a health emergency or disaster.

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Thurston County Search & Rescue

​Thurston County Search and Rescue is an organization made up of volunteers from the local community that dedicate their time and money to serve the community in its time of need.

See below for specific areas where you can get involved.


​Thurston County ARES/RACES Amateur Radio Unit participates in many amateur radio and other public service related operations, events and missions.

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Jeep Patrol

​The Thurston County Sheriff's Jeep Patrol is a well-trained, all volunteer 501C3 non-profit organization committed to saving lives and property by providing four-wheel drive support to Emergency Management for search and rescue in Thurston and adjacent counties.

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South Puget Sound Mobile Search & Rescue

​South Puget Sound Mobile Search & Rescue is an all volunteer non-profit organization that provides assistance to people who are lost or injured outdoors.

Our organization specializes in mobile forms of search and rescue including 4x4, ATV, mountain bike and base support.

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Washington Explorer Search & Rescue

​Washington Explorer Search & Rescue is a statewide organization comprised of youth and adult volunteers dedicated to helping those who are lost or injured in wilderness or urban settings.

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