Volunteer
Anchorage Parks and Recreation

Volunteer

​​​​​​​​​Thank you for your interest in contributing time and talents to our community parks and programs. Parks and Recreation volunteers fill a variety of valuable roles, and we welcome your participation. Whether teaching a class at a neighborhood recreatio​n center or picking up trash at a popular park, there is a job for every age and ability.

Upcoming Volunteer Events

Volunteer Icon​​In 2022​, Anchorage P​arks and Recreation's volunteer projects and events will take place with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Conta​ct Ellen Devine at ellen.devine@anchorageak.gov for more information and guidelines​.

ALL volunteers will be required to complete a Municipality of Anchorage​ volunteer form​. Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent/guardian signature on the form to volunteer.

Programs​​​​​

​Volunteers are welcome in all Parks and Recreation programs! Click the icons below to learn more about each program and ways to contribute.

Adopt-A-Park Icon Adopt-A-Trail Icon Adopt-A-Garden Icon Graffiti Buster Icon Trail Watch Icon

Eagle Scout Projects

Anchorage Parks and Recreation is happy to support the efforts of Eagle Scout candidates through park and open space project development and implementation.Under the guidance of park staff, scouts are encouraged to outline th​eir project idea, based upon in-person observations of need. Past projects have included park maintenance projects like sanding and painting bollards, installing "Mutt Mitt" stations, repairing or constructing benches, or working with park planners to develop interpretive signs. Creative and community-centered ideas are all welcome, and scouts should work with their parents/guardians and scouting mentors to develop a proposal for park staff as an important step in the public process.

Additionally, the Anchorage Park Foundation offers a challenge grant program for applicable projects. Scouts can contact them at info@anchorageparksfoundation.org​ or 907-274-1003 to see if funding is available.​​

​Scout Resources

​Volunteer Resources​

General Forms

Program Specific Forms​

Contact Info

Anchorage Parks and Recreation
632 W 6th Ave​
Phone: 907-​343-4355

Mailing Address:
PO Box 196650
​Anchorage, AK 99519

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Ellen Devine
Community Engagement Coordinator
907-343-4587​​
ellen.devine@anchorageak.gov​​​

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.