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
Oct. 14th - Pull invasive weeds at Centennial Park from 1-3pm. Meet at the Jose Pena ball fields; tools provided.
Oct. 17th - Munchkin King/Queen at the Tuesday Night Race at Service High School.The Munchkin King/Queen helps keep the munchkin runners lined up at the starting flag and helps get the young ones pumped up for their race.
Oct. 18th- University Lake Park parking lot clearing.
Oct. 26th - we need your help frightening the citizens of Anchorage at this year's Enchanted and Haunted Trails! We have costumes at the ready; all we need is you! Volunteers will participate in pre-set scenes designed to spook our brave community. Available scenes vary from crash landed aliens, dancing ghosts, to evil living trees. This is a fun and easy way to get involved. Bring your friends and family to make it an exciting night out. Time commitment: 6-9pm.
Please contact Molly at (907) 306-5359 text/call or Abramczyk-McCrackenM@muni.org
Oct. 31st - Dress up and pass out candy to runners at the Halloween Costume Run TNR at Kincaid Park
View our Summer Calendar!
Check back in Spring 2018 for our updated 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
Graffiti Busters - Call us to report graffiti and we'll set you up with the right supplies.
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