Volunteer Options

Volunteers at Hendricks Park
  1. Monthly
  2. Individual

The volunteer program 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

  • Throw Some Shade on It, January 20
    9 a.m. – noon, Westmoreland Park
    Make a lifelong investment in water quality - plant a tree!
  • cool the Channel, February 15
    9 am – noon, Roosevelt Channel
    Share your love of aquatic life in Febuary by lending a hand to plant trees along the Roosevelt Channel and Lark Park.
  • Clean-up for Clean Water, March 14
    9 a.m. – noon, Ferndale
    Join your neighbors in helping the Ferndale bio-swale clean rainwater before it flows into the river.
  • Arbor Week, April 11
    9 a.m. – noon, Amazon Park
    Just add water and trees, watch the community grow.
  • Wetland Stewardship, May 30
    9 a.m. – noon, West Eugene Wetlands
    Protect Willamette Wet Prairie during American Wetlands Month!
  • Trash Bash, June 13
    9 a.m. – noon, Amazon Creek (west)
    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.
  • Superhero Playground Spruce-up, July 25
    10 a.m. – noon, Willakenzie Park
    Lend a helping hand in the community by sprucing up the playground. We’ll be scrubbing, sanding, mulching and painting to get the park in tip top shape! Join us for face painting and summertime fun. 
  • Off with Their Heads, August 28
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Owen Rose Garden
    Spend the evening deadheading with other flower enthusiasts to promote summer blooms as part of the Last Friday Artwalk.
  • Amigos do los Parques, September 19
    9 a.m. – noon, Mangan Park
    ¡La invitamos a la comunidad Latina para involucrarse en sus parques locales! Ayude a mantener los parques para promover un espacio familiar y sano. // We invite you, the Latinx community, to get involved in your local parks! Help create a safe and fun environment for everyone.
  • Great Willamette River Clean-up, October 3
    TBD, Willamette River
    Get dirty for good with clean water enthusiasts at this annual, river-wide day of action along the Willamette.
  • Putting the Beds to Bed, November 14
    9 a.m. – noon, Whiteaker Feed the gardens that help feed our community and join us for an end-of-year garden clean-up. 
  • Free the Forest, December 5
    9 a.m. – noon, 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.