Serve Washington

Implements federal National and Community Trust Act of 1993. Ensures compliance with federal requirements pertaining to State Commissions on National and Community Service, seeking additional sources of non-federal funds, especially to private funds, to meet matching requirements and build upon existing service initiatives; providing recommendations to the Governor pertaining to legislative or policy initiatives that promote the ethic of service; identifying existing and new policies or practices that lead to the expansion of national service opportunities in Washington state and support the federal programs and efforts on Expanding National Service, and providing the leadership and vision, alongside local volunteer organizations, civic and community groups, and units of government, to make service a part of the lives of all Washingtonians.
Board Website
Policy AreaGeneral Government
Governor Appointments20
Total Board Positions20
Statutory AuthorityExecutive Order 16-08
Public Disclosure Required?No
Senate Confirmation Required?No
CompensationTravel expenses
Term Length (years)3
Statutory Term LimitsVoting members may be appointed for no more than three consecutive full terms.
Member Requirements: Serve Washington shall have 20 members, all appointed by the Governor. Membership of the Commission shall be as follows: 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 organization 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 and/or volunteerism shall serve as an ex-officio nonvoting member; a representative from the Washington State Office of the Corporation for National and Community Service shall serve as an ex-officio nonvoting member.