​​​​Anchorage Parks & Recreation

Volunteer Opportunities

Welcom to the City of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Volunteer page. We now have a software system that has volunteer management capabilites and we hope this new process will be easier for everyone. You will no longer need to fill out the volunteer packet as it will be online. You will sign the waiver once and it will be linked to your account forever. ​

If you have a membership at ActiveNet, you may already have an account. If you are not sure if you have an account or not, you can call us at 907-343-4040 to check for you. Please do not create a new account. If the software tells you that you already have an account, you can either reset your password or give us a call to reset it for you. Once you have an accessible account, all you have to do is wait for a volunteer opportunity to be posted, then sign up through ActiveNet. It’s that easy! ​

 or contact Parks and Recreation at 343-4355.

​Sign up to receive email updates about volunteer opportunities with Anchorage Parks and Recreation.​ You can unsubscribe at any time.​


To sign up for an event CLICK HERE​!​

Step-by-step how to sign up.​​

Upcoming Volunteer Events​​

Join us for this winter's Ski Outreach Program! 

The Ski Outreach Program works with local schools to give students the opportunity to learn how to cross country ski. Parks and Rec provides the equipment and instruction, and students provide the enthusiasm and fun!

Volunteers are important part of this program, and we are looking for a few experienced cross country skiers who would like to share their love of skiing with kids. Volunteer times are from 12-3pm on a variety of dates in late January and early February at Russian Jack Springs Park.

Sign up online at: http://bit.ly/3a7X9hU
Questions? Email Kelly at kelly.willett@anchorageak.gov for more info.​

View open dates and times, and sign up to volunteer here.​​

Programs​

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Trail Watch

Recreation programs - If you have a talent you'd like to share, consider teaching at one of our Recreation Centers. Vol​​unteer 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.

How to Report a Problem

Use the guide below to report any issues you see in municipal park land:

Homeless Camp Reporting

Trail light outages: Contact Facility Maintenance at 343-8465

Report graffiti: Graffiti Busters at 343-4663 or facilitymaintenanceworkrequests@ci.anchorage.ak.us

Parks and Recreation Maintenance: 343-4554, parksrecmaintenance@muni.org

Suspicious behavior/non-emergency: 311

Emergency: 911

Eagle Scout Projects

Parks & Recreation has worked with numerous Boy and Eagle Scouts to complete volunteer projects on parkland.

We encourage scouts to visit parks and brainstorm project ideas based on what they observe as needing attention or maintenance. Past projects have included sanding and painting bollards, installing a Mutt Mitt station, repairing benches, and sanding and varnishing flower planters.

Please contact our department to discuss your project idea a year before you intend to complete it. Depending on the size and scope of the project, you may be required to go through the department’s public process to demonstrate community support for your planned improvements.

Boys Scouts of America provides a fillable pdf that scouts can use to organize and plan their project. You can download that pdf here.

If you are looking for additional sources of funding for your project, please check the Anchorage Park Foundation's website to see if Challenge Grants are being accepted. 

Resources

Volunteer Agreement Form

Volunteer Hours Tracking Form

Trail Watch Hours Tracking Form

Adopt-A-Garden Leader Agreement

Adopt-A-Park Leader Agreement

Adopt-A-Trail Leader Agreement

Volunteer Improvement Proposal

Benefits of Volunteering


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How Can We Help You?

Did you know?

 The Rasmuson Foundation will match your volunteer hours for Clean & Green events and Graffiti events with matching dollars to the Anchorage Park Foundation. This money is used to buy tools and supplies to promote healthy parks for healthy people. 

Find a Park Near You

View a variety of interactive maps, including live ski grooming updates, park facilities, and more.