Parks Department Outdoor Volunteer Opportunities
V isualize the future
O pen your mind
L earn about your community
U nearth your passion
N urture your soul
T est your skills
E xpress yourself
E xperience something new
R evitalize your life
Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department actively seeks volunteers to assist with environmental stewardship, special events, and park clean-ups. All volunteers must pass a Washington State Patrol background check. We have some of the very best volunteers in the country! If you have ever been one of them - THANK YOU!
ATTENTION: We regret that we are unable to offer court-ordered community service opportunities. The following organizations may be able to assist you:
Park Improvements with Green Kent
Help us maintain the health of our urban green spaces by removing invasive and non-native vegetation from our parks and trails, and planting native Pacific Northwest shrubs and trees. STUDENTS, this is a great way to earn your community service credits! Happening all year long, Green Kent events are usually Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, rain or shine. ONLINE REGISTRATION ensures that we have adequate tools and staff supervision so our events are safe and fun for everyone. Wear sturdy shoes or boots AND socks (no flip-flops or sandals allowed!) and dress for the weather. Safety briefing and water provided at all events. Call (253) 856-5114 or email Parks staff with specific questions.
Kent's Adopt-A-Park program offers two simple ways to help out the community:
- One-time or scheduled seasonal park improvement projects, for groups of 10 or more
- Litter clean-ups in parks and along trails, for groups and individuals
Email Parks staff with your name, your group's name, and a daytime phone number for more information. Schedule today!
Eagle Scout Projects
Over 230 projects have been completed by Scouts to improve Kent's parks. Eagle Scout candidates should allow a minimum of three months to plan and execute their project. All projects must be completed within six months.
Candidates should display a professional manner with the Eagle Scout coordinator and all city staff at all times. For details about requirements and currently available projects, please complete the following Eagle Scout Questionnaire and return it to Hope Gibson.