In 2012, 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! !
Glue, Goop & Glitter Fest
Date & Time: Sat. 13th. from 12:30 to 3:30pm
Location: Spenard Recreation Center
Contact: To volunteer contact Mirna Estrada at 343-4587 or Jennifer Thorne at 343-4495
Volunteer: We need volunteers to help set up, help run arts and crafts activities, and assist with take-down and clean up.
Scoop The Poop
Date & Time: Sat. 20th. from 11:00 to 3:00pm
Location: University Lake and Connor's Bog
Contact: Mirna Estrada at 343-4587
Tasks: We need volunteers to set up and take down. Booth tasks are handing out bags, gloves, buckets, shovels, having people sign in, and then providing them with a thank you "gift".
Current Volunteer Programs
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.