Make your mark in local parks

Discover how good it feels to lend a green thumb or helping hand. What’s your passion? We offer a wide variety of ways to volunteer. View several of our volunteer opportunities below or contact Cory Rettenmier at 425-257-7314 or by email at crettenmier@everettwa.gov to learn more about how you can get involved.


Seasonal opportunities

Camp Patterson

Camp Patterson offers a fun and enriching summer day camp experience for children ages 5 years and older, particularly those with developmental delays or physical challenges. We’re seeking volunteers ages 14 and older to help with our special campers for a minimum commitment of two weeks in the summer. Counselor training is provided. Learn more and apply.

Forest Park Animal Farm

Pitch in on the farm this summer and give back to our community. Develop friendships, gain work experience and learn responsibility as you help care for and feed the animals, clean stalls, maintain the farm and talk with visitors. We’re looking for responsible adults and youth ages 14 and older to volunteer a few hours a week in this fun environment. We guarantee you’ll love being part of our team! Learn more and apply.

Viva Color

On a Saturday in May, volunteers dig in and help fill Everett with color and cheer by planting flowers in containers and flower beds throughout the City. Learn more and join the fun!

Year-round opportunities

Carl Gipson Senior Center programs and events are made possible thanks to incredible volunteers. If you are 50 years of age or older, and have a heart for volunteering in a fun environment, join the fun at the senior center! Discover the different volunteer opportunities and how you can get involved.

two volunteersThe Everett Animal Shelter is a rewarding way to give back. Help care for the many homeless animals, foster cats and dogs, assist potential adopters, help out at special events, or keep the shelter running smoothly by helping with laundry, feeding and dishes. Learn more and find an opportunity that interests you.

The Green Everett Partnership hosts volunteer events throughout the year help care for and restore Everett’s forested parks and natural areas. Join the fun and help keep Everett’s parks healthy and green. No experience is necessary, and all tools are provided. Learn more and find an upcoming event

toolsThe tool trailer
Parks now has a tool trailer available for check out for volunteer park projects. It contains shovels, rakes, gloves and everything you need for a successful volunteer clean up event.