Welcome to the City of Anchorage Parks and Recreation Volunteer page! 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 recreation center or picking up trash at a popular park, there is a job for every age and ability.
Upcoming Volunteer Events
Anchorage Parks and Recreation's volunteer projects and events will be taking place in 2021 with precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Contact Steve Rafuse for more information and guidelines. 907-343-4354 email@example.com.
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.
Chanshtnu Muldoon Park Community Garden Volunteer Event
Join Anchorage Parks and Recreation in building the next community garden in Anchorage! P&R in partnership with the Anchorage Park Foundation and a dedicated group of neighbors will be building 42 new community garden beds at Chanshtnu Muldoon Park. Community members are invited to be part of this fun event, and check out the newest addition to Anchorage's parks.
Parking lot located at the intersection of Boston St and Debarr Rd.
- Thursday, Sept. 16 (5 - 8 p.m.)
Tuesday Night Races
For many Anchorage families, the Bonny Sosa Tuesday Night Race Series is a fall tradition, as these fun runs are like no other in Anchorage. Come rain, snow, sleet, hail or wind, these races are rarely cancelled. Drawing competitive runners and casual trail joggers alike, the wildly popular TNR Series is always an adventure. Volunteer can help carry this tradition through the fall of 2021. For more information or to volunteer contact Cathy Janigo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- September 21 (5 - 8 p.m.) - East High School
- September 28 (5 - 8 p.m.) - Kincaid Park
- October 5 (5 - 8 p.m.) - Russian Jack Springs Park (North Unit)
- October 12 (5 - 8 p.m.) - Bartlett High School
- October 19 (5 - 8 p.m.) - Service High School
- October 26 (5 - 8 p.m.) - Kincaid Costume Run
Volunteers are welcome in all Parks and Recreation programs! Click the icons below to learn more about each program and ways to contribute.
Eagle Scout Projects
Anchorage Parks & 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 carefully outline their prospective peoject 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. While planning, scouts should consider contacting the organization to see if funding is available. email@example.com 907-274-1003.
Boys Scouts of America provides a fillable pdf that scouts can use to organize and plan their project. You can download that pdf here: SAMPLE Eagle Project Proposal 2021.pdf
Volunteer Agreement Form: 2021 Volunteer Agreement Form.pdf
Volunteer Hours Tracking Form: Volunteer Hours Form.pdf
SPECIFIC PROGRAM FORMS
Adopt-A-Garden Leader Agreement: LeaderAgreement_AdoptAGarden.pdf
Adopt-A-Park Leader Agreement: LeaderAgreement_AdoptAPark2021.pdf
Adopt-A-Trail Leader Agreement: Adopt A Trail Leader Agreement updated 2021.pdf
Volunteer Improvement Proposal: Park Improvement Proposal Updated 2021.pdf