Groups of all kinds may help with park improvements such as trail maintenance, tree planting, litter pick-up, minor repairs, stream restoration, preparing parks for summer visitors, and more. Families, clubs, organizations, schools, businesses, and other groups are invited to volunteer at state parks. Groups also may participate in annual volunteer events, such as beach cleanups.
Boy and Girl Scout troops are a big part of the volunteer force at Washington state parks. Scout leaders and troops provide valuable assistance to parks while enjoying the great outdoors.
High school students
High school students, both groups and individuals, may be able to fulfill their service requirement for graduation by arranging or participating in a volunteer park improvement activity.
The Adopt-A-Park Program gives groups a chance to offer longer-term care to their favorite parks. Adopt-A-Park groups are asked to commit to two or more service projects in a given year or to an annual service project for two or more consecutive years.
For more information about group volunteer opportunities, contact your nearest state park or region office.