Volunteer Program

Parks are calling...will you answer?

2020 Washington Coast CleanupHeart Shaped Earth

Celebrate Earth Day by Cleaning A Beach!

This year marks the 50th anniversary for Earth Day. How about celebrating by getting out and cleaning a beach!

Every year volunteers clean Washington beaches from Cape Disappointment to Cape Flattery and up to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. By volunteering and cleaning the beaches you can be part of the solution to the problem that is marine debris and demonstrate support for environmental protection. 

This event is great for individuals, families or groups. You can get out and enjoy nature while making a difference to this beautiful state.

This year’s Washington coast cleanup will be held on Saturday, April 25th. Registration opens up in late February but you can go to the site now to see all the areas volunteers will be cleaning.
 Beach Cleanup Volunteers

Do you love your Washington state parks?

Would you like to volunteer in a state park and play a role in keeping parks open, clean and green? We have many short- and long-term volunteer opportunities, such as:

  • Hosting
  • Interpreting natural and cultural resources
  • Maintaining trails
  • Making minor repairs
  • Mowing lawns
  • Organizing events
  • Performing office duties
  • Picking up litter
  • Recycling
  • Researching park histories
  • Restoring habitats and waterways
  • Spiffing up park grounds
  • Trimming and pruning trees and shrubs
  • And much, much more!

State Parks volunteers play a vital role in sustaining the treasures that are Washington state parks, providing more than 250,000 hours of service each year.

Anyone can be a Washington State Parks volunteer--individuals, couples and groups (families, school groups, citizen groups, service organizations and corporations).Join us!

Volunteering has its rewards: earn a Discover Pass!

Hours spent on certain volunteer projects can qualify volunteers for a complimentary Discover Pass. Learn more.


Volunteer opportunities

If you or your group are interested in volunteering at your favorite park, we would love to have you! Just contact the park that you want to make a difference at and see what volunteer opportunities are available for you. We love our volunteers!

Friends of Schafer-Lake Sylvia Clearing Trails