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 15
    10 am – 1 pm
    Hendricks Park
    MLK Day of Service. Pull ivy from trees to make room for native plants in the forest understory.
  • February 17
    10 am – 1 pm
     A-3 Channel
     Throw some shade on it! Plant trees to protect this urban waterway.
  • March 10
    Noon-3 p.m. at Milton Park
    9 am – Noon at Ferndale Park
    Lend a hand and learn how the Ferndale bio-swale cleans rainwater before it flows into the river.
  • April 7
    10 am – 1 pm at Alton Baker Park
    Care for the trees in our urban forest on Oregon Arbor Day, and take part in the Tree City USA Award presentation with Mayor Vinis.
  • May 5
    9 am – Noon at West Eugene Wetlands
    Protect Willamette Wet Prairie during American Wetlands Month.
  • June 16
    9 am – Noon at Amazon Creek
    Adventure into Eugene’s urban waterway. Clean-up trash then make your own Trash Bash t-shirt to take home.
  • July 13
    10 am – Noon at Amazon Playground
    Strap on your cape and be a Super Hero! Help scrub Amazon Playground, and enjoy face painting and musical fun.
  • August 18
    9 am – Noon at Golden Gardens Park
    Wade or paddle into these lovely ponds to remove invasive aquatic weeds. Tour the turtle nesting area to see why your work matters.
  • September 29
    9 am – Noon at Ridgeline Ribbon Trail
    Hit the trails on National Public Lands Day to help maintain Eugene’s only official National Recreation Trail.
  • October 6
    Time TBD at Willamette Riverbank
    Get dirty for clean water at the 9th annual Great Willamette Clean Up. After-party with pizza and drinks.
  • November 17
    9 am – Noon at Bond Lane Park
    Come together to celebrate National Family Volunteer Day by clearing out blackberry. Warm up with hot cocoa and cookies.
  • December 1
    10 am – 1 pm at Whilamut Natural Area of Alton Baker Park
    Battle invasive plants along the riverfront, then show that ivy who’s boss by turning it into a festive holiday wreath.

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