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.
To sign up for an event CLICK HERE!
Step-by-step how to sign up.
Upcoming Volunteer Events
We do not have any volunteer opportunities at this time. Please check back in the spring for an updated calendar.
Click on the icons to learn more about each program.
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.
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 email@example.com
Parks and Recreation Maintenance: 343-4554, firstname.lastname@example.org
Suspicious behavior/non-emergency: 311
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.
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