Volunteers are an intergral part in helping Anchorage Parks and Recreation achieve its mission of Healthy Parks, Healthy People.
Every year, our dedicated volunteers beautify Anchorage's parks and trails through picking up trash, digging holes, building trails, reporting crime, pulling weeds, removing graffiti, planting flowers, and so much more. More importantly, our volunteers build relationships with each other and within the communities they serve.
Curious about how you, your organization, or your community can be involved? Click on the links below to learn more about our individual programs, or contact the Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach at 343-4587 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Tuesday, June 20th - Arctic Benson Fix It, 6-8pm
Saturday, July 8th - Folker Park Fix It, 9am-12pm
Saturday, July 15th - Invasive Weed Smackdown at Taku Lake
Saturday, July 22nd - Teddy Bear Picnic
Saturday, July 22nd - Valley of the Moon Fix It (tentative)
View our Summer Calendar!
Please note, volunteer event dates and times are subject to change. Please check back closer to an event date to verify or contact the Parks and Rec Volunteer Coordinator.
Neighborhood Park Fix-Its
Volunteens are Anchorage youth between the ages of 12-16 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.
Park Volunteer - If you are a group leader setting up service time for your group, get in touch with us and we can help in planning a project for your group.
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.
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.
Benefits of Volunteering