Volunteer Options

Volunteers at Hendricks Park
  1. Monthly
  2. Individual

Eugene Outdoors will host at least one monthly work party throughout our park system. No experience is necessary at these enriching family-friendly events. We will provide snacks, tools, instruction and a good time. Locations will range from natural areas, to neighborhood and community parks, to community gardens. Each event will be unique, but you can expect to give back, get dirty, have fun, learn something new, and connect with awesome people. Check out our calendar to the right for upcoming events, and we will see you there!

Regular monthly and weekly work parties also take place seasonally in Hendricks Park (forest and Rhododendron garden), Owen Rose Garden and the Native Plant Nursery. Join these dedicated volunteers once, or come back week after week to lend a hand. See the calendar of events for details.

Monthly Events at a Glance

  • January 21
    9 am – noon, Bethel Community Park
    Make a lifelong investment in water quality: plant a tree!
  • February 16
    9 am – noon, A-2 Along Jessen Path
    Share your love of trails this February by lending a hand to plant trees along the new Jessen pathway.
  • March 16
    9 am – Noon, Ferndale Park
    Help the Ferndale bio-swale clean rainwater before it flows into the river.
  • April 21-27
    Various parks and times
    Celebrate Native Plant Appreciation Week and volunteer across the park system in a range of opportunities designed to protect, enhance and restore our native plant community.
  • May 4
    9 am – noon, West Eugene Wetlands
    Protect the Willamette Wet Prairie during American Wetlands month!
  • June 15
    9 am – noon, Amazon Creek
    Treat trash collection like a scavenger hunt at the Trash Bash at Amazon Creek! Make your own T-shirt as a souvenir for your effort! RSVP required.
  • July 12
    10 am – noon, Skinner Butte RiverPlay
    Be a superhero by helping us scrub the Skinner Butte RiverPlay playground and enjoy free face painting and summertime fun.
  • August 3
    10 am – 1 pm, Owen Rose Garden
    Off with their heads! Spend the morning deadheading roses to promote summer blooms then stick around for wine tasting and light refreshments in the gazebo.
  • September 21
    9 am – noon, Whiteaker Community Garden
    Putting the beds to bed! Come celebrate Fall Equinox in the gardens with us by helping to prepare the beds for winter rest and enjoying some warm apple cider.
  • October 5
    TBD, Willamette River
    Get dirty for good at the Great Willamette Clean Up. Trash be gone after four hours and 187 miles of dedicated effort by clean water enthusiasts.
  • November 2
    9 am – noon, Awbrey Park
    Get your hands dirty to protect this neighborhood park and waterway.
  • December 7
    10 am – 1 pm, Hendricks Park
    Help free the forest at Hendricks Park from the grasp of invasive English Ivy.

See the Calendar at the top of this page for event details and contact information.