In 2013, a total of 6,418 volunteers contributed over 125,750 hours of service to the Anchorage Parks & Recreation Department. Per independent sector research, the national average dollar value of a volunteer hour of service is $21.79. With this measure, Anchorage Parks & Recreation Volunteers donated more than 2.7 million in in-kind contributions of their time.
We have lots of new opportunities for volunteering in 2013. Whether you have many hours to share or only one hour, we would love to hear from you. One person can make a difference!
VOLUNTEERS WANTED! !
Balto Park Fix It!
Date: Saturday August 16
Time Commitment: 9 to noon
Location: Balto Park, 3360 Wisconsin St or 3451 Milky Way Drive
RSVP: Josh Durand at DurandJA@muni.org or 343-4427
Volunteer: We need volunteers to help with landscaping improvements, cleaning up trash, removing graffiti and painting park structures.
Stephenson Park Fix It
Date: Saturday August 23
Time Commitment: 9 to noon.
Location: Stephenson Park, 13024 Stephenson Street
Contact: Maeve Nevins at NevinsMV@muni.org
Volunteer: We need volunteers to help build and plant a flower bed and do some landscape improvements.
Current Volunteer Programs
Be a Park Host
Volunteens are Anchorage youth between the ages of 13-18 who volunteer in parks to gain a broad range of work experience including gardening, painting, park maintenance and special projects.
Graffiti Busters-.Call us to report graffiti and we'll set you up with the right supplies. Or get your friends together for a Graffiti Buster event. We'll bring the supplies.
Park Volunteer -If you are a group leader setting up service time for your group, call us now so we can plan to maximize the time you spend and the work we need done.
Recreation programs -If you have a talent you'd like to share, consider teaching at one of our Recreation Centers. Volunteer to teach a class, help with little swimmers, or share your passion and talent for sports with Anchorage youth, Some volunteer opportunities may require a background check.