An abundance of trees is one of the many reasons why our parks are such beautiful community assets.
Many of these trees drop their leaves each autumn. Hundreds of cubic yards of leaves need to be removed from parks each year, and Clark County always can use volunteers to assist with the fall cleanup.
Duties and responsibilities
Volunteers will help maintain and care for Clark County parks by raking and removing leaves.
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.
All parks, trails and open spaces.
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 and make a difference in our parks. Participating in leaf removal as part of a group is a great way to socialize while enhancing our community.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Public Works
(360) 397-2285 ext. 1627