Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services welcomes volunteers throughout the department on a variety of levels.

Environmental Restoration

Download the 2019 Schedule of park restoration volunteer opportunities

Green Shoreline Partnership
The combined effort of the City, Forterra, and thousands of community volunteers, local non-profits, and businesses create a sustainable network of healthy forested parks and natural areas in Shoreline. Join a work party to remove invasive plants and restore a healthy understory in Brugger's Bog, Twin Ponds, and Hamlin Parks. Work parties are posted on the Community Calendar and at forterra.org/subpage/green-shoreline-partnership. 

Richmond Beach Saltwater Park Native Habitat Restoration Work Parties

Volunteers work with University of Washington students and Friends of Saltwater Park to remove invasive plants, stabilize steep areas and plant native species. Work parties are on select Saturdays from 10:00 - 2:00. Check the Community Calendar for dates and more information.

Community Garden Volunteer Opportunities

Every year since 2012, volunteers at Twin Ponds and Sunset Community Gardens have been planting, watering, weeding, harvesting, weighing, packaging, and delivering fresh, organic produce to local food banks for members of the Shoreline community affected by food insecurity.

Volunteers are always needed to help with all aspects of the food bank gardens, from planting to delivery. If you would like to learn more about how to get involved please visit shorelinewa.gov/communitygarden

Special Events

Shoreline hosts a variety of events throughout the year for the community to enjoy. Volunteers are needed to help set up, take down, and support a variety of activities. (See also Kruckeberg Botanic Garden - below).
Contact: Pam Barrett pbarrett@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801- 2634
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Shoreline Walks

Volunteer Walk Leaders (individuals and groups) are crucial to the success of Shoreline Walks. If you have a favorite 1 to 3 mile walking route and would be interested in sharing your knowledge by leading a group we hope you'll let us know.
Contact: Marianne Johnson mjohnson@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801-2638
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Specialized Recreation

If you have a heart for Shoreline's special populations consider volunteering to partner with program participants in games, activities, and gardening.
Contact: Molly Harrigan mharrigan@shorelinewa.gov (206) 571-2971
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Youth and Teen Development

Assist staff with teen events and programs.
Contact: Amanda Zollner azollner@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801-2641
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Public Art

Volunteers are always welcome to help with art openings, installations, and events
Contact: David Francis dfrancis@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801-2661
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Kruckeberg Botanic Garden

Love to garden? Kruckeberg Botanic Garden is a publicly-owned Shoreline park that is managed by the Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation and volunteers are always welcome for a variety of garden needs.
Contact: Joe Abken joe@kruckeberg.org
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Special Events at the Garden

Spooky Night: The weekend before Halloween on Friday and Saturday from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Solstice Stroll: Annually in December from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help decorate, set up, clean up, greet visitors, staffing refreshment booths, monitor parking, and more.  Contact Heidi at Heidi@kruckeberg.org or call the garden at 206-546-1281.

Aquatics

The Shoreline Pool offers classes and educational opportunities for the whole community. Check with staff to see how you can help.
Contact: James McCrackin jmccrackin@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801-2656
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Earth Day and Arbor Day

Interested in participating in community-wide efforts to celebrate the natural environment? Check the Community Calendar for opportunities.
Contact: Kirk Peterson kpeterson@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801-2611

Boards and Committees

 Kruckeberg Botanic Garden Foundation is currently seeking new Board members. More information

Citizen advisory boards and committees advise the City Council and staff on issues important to the City. Opportunities are published in Currents and on the City's main webpage.
Contact: Lynn Gabrieli lgabrieli@shorelinewa.gov (206) 801-2602