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Outdoor volunteer events

Please come volunteer to help improve King County Parks’ stream corridors and urban forests. Spend some time planting native trees and shrubs along our major rivers or in our urban parks.

Native trees and shrubs improve the area for wildlife and improve water quality.

Events are from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. unless otherwise noted.

If you have questions, or to register, please contact either Tina, Lina or Laurie.

 Laurie Clinton, Parks Volunteer Program Manager at 206-477-6113 or via email.

  • Saturday Feb. 6
    Soos Creek Park (near Kent)
    Contact Tina Miller.
  • Saturday Feb. 6
    Dick Thurnau Memorial Park
     (White Center)
    Contact Lina Rose.
  • Saturday Feb. 6
    Marymoor Park BirdLoop Trail (Redmond)
    with Eastside Audubon Society
    Special time 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
    Contact Laurie Clinton.
  • Saturday Feb. 20
    Renton Park
    (Renton)
    Contact Lina Rose.
  • Saturday Feb. 20
    Soaring Eagle Park (Sammamish)
    Contact Tina Miller.
AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps member planting

Plant native trees and shrubs!

All year long, King County Parks runs custom or private volunteer events Tuesdays through Saturdays. We can design a volunteer event for your group (youth, church, company, community, etc.) We have kept February Saturdays open – please let us know if you are interested!

For more information about customizing a volunteer event, contact Lina Rose, Parks Volunteer Coordinator, via email or call 206-491-5014.

Backcountry trail work

Give back to the trails you love to hike!  Volunteer at a King County Park.  Join King County Parks and Washington Trails Association to help build and repair backcountry trails.  Learn to retread a trail, build a turnpike or solve drainage problems.

To register contact Washington Trails Association (WTA) at www.wta.org or call 206-965-8561.

Volunteer events are held Tuesdays through Saturdays, 8:30am – 3:30pm, and require hiking to the site. Events are limited to 20 people and typically are 6-12 volunteers in size.

  • Feb. 2 - 6
    Grand Ridge near Issaquah
  • Feb. 9 - 13
    Grand Ridge – near Issaquah
  • Feb. 16-20
    Grand Ridge – near Issaquah
  • Feb. 23- 27
    Grand Ridge – near Issaquah
Washington Trails Association (WTD) at work on Grand Ridge

Other volunteer opportunities

Native plant holding facility
Groups are needed to care for salvaged native trees and shrubs at our holding facility near Sammamish. To schedule a group work party, please contact Cindy Young.

Adopt-a-Park or Trail & Park Ambassador Programs
These programs provide opportunities for groups or individuals to help maintain King County's 180 parks, 175 miles of regional trails, and 130 miles of backcountry trails.  For more information please contact Laurie Clinton, volunteer program manager.

Salmon counts and habitat restoration

Volunteer Lake Stewardship Program
Get outside to help monitor water quality at select lakes in King County.

Be a Weed Watcher
Sign up to adopt a trail or lake , keep an eye out and enter weed survey data and locations.

Master Recycler Composter Program
Sign up for free training to learn about waste reduction, recycling, solid waste impacts on climate change and public outreach, and help other citizens reduce waste.

For more information about volunteering in King County, please contact Laurie Clinton, Volunteer Coordinator, King County Parks and Recreation Division.