Group Volunteer Opps
Community Group Volunteer Opportunities
For groups larger than six we recommend the following:
We will do our best to accommodate your group for a rewarding and fun day of trail work (and team work!). However, due to demand, our current corporate members are given priority for scheduling.
- Seattle Parks and Rec Volunteers
- It is best to be familiar with our
presenting this option to your
group. Unfortunately, not everyone will love the idea of spending the day digging in the dirt. Check out our Guide to Trail Work or call the office for more information. We want your volunteer experience to be engaging and fun.
- To ensure a quality volunteer experience, with a reasonable volunteer to crew leader ratio, we can accommodate groups of up to 15-20 people. We can accommodate more (or less) in certain situations, depending on project location and time of year. In general, it is easier for us to accommodate larger groups in the shoulder-season and smaller groups in the summer (due to demand).
- Once you know the interest of your group, contact WTA (email@example.com or call 206.625.1367) at least two months prior to your anticipated day of service. We'll discuss some scheduling possibilities depending on the number of volunteers, desired dates, and approximate region where you'd like to work. Once the date and location are finalized, get your group signed up!
- WTA will create an agenda for your group’s day on trail and forward you a link to a special group page for you to circulate to get everyone to sign up individually. Having everyone signed up individually will expedite the sign-in process at the beginning of the work party, and will make sure everyone gets the e-mail updates and reminders that we send out.
- On the day of the work party, please be on time! We highly recommend factoring in extra time before the start of the work party in case people are running late or several vehicles are used to carpool.
- Our typical day has an 8:30am start time and ends around 2:30pm. We like to keep within this time frame as much as possible due to traffic considerations as well as our crew leaders' and agency partners' schedules.
- Lastly, be prepared to have fun, get dirty, and be impressed by the positive impact your group will make by giving back to the hiking community.