Clark County Public Works has opportunities for those interested in gardening, including working in rose gardens, community orchards and demonstration gardens.
Duties and responsibilities
Typical tasks may include pulling weeds, pruning, dead-heading, harvesting, carrying loads to dumpsters, site preparation and general cleanup.
All garden volunteers will meet with the Volunteer Program Coordinator and learn about approved tasks, proper pruning techniques and safety requirements.
Volunteers will need to track and regularly submit their hours to the Volunteer Program Coordinator.
Volunteers must be comfortable working outside, sometimes on uneven ground and rugged trails, and be willing to get a little dirty.
They should be ready to show Initiative and work independently, as well as to follow directions as needed.
This work requires lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, bending and handling materials. Volunteers should be able to lift up to 25 pounds and work outside during heat, cold and rain.
Volunteers should be prepared to interact and communicate with the public in a professional manner that reflects positively on their organization and Clark County.
Volunteers should wear closed-toed shoes and long pants while working.
Parks and other locations that have rose gardens, community orchards and demonstration gardens.
Volunteers typically work 2-4 hour shifts, with considerable flexibility to select the days and times to work.
All ages can participate, but youth 13 and younger must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Teenagers 14 to 17 will need a signed Minor Consent Form (PDF) to participate without a parent or guardian.
Volunteer application and background check
Both are required, unless volunteering at a pre-planned group event.
This is great opportunity to get outside, beautify parks, trails and green spaces, meet new people and have fun.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Public Works
(360) 397-2285 ext. 1627