Join the litter squad to keep our parks, trails and open spaces clean.
Clark County Parks cannot pick up every piece of litter, especially between regularly scheduled park maintenance visits. Volunteers can help by collecting litter during other times.
Small items, such as food wrappers, cigarette butts and other litter, require a significant amount of effort to collect. These items may be small in size, but they can have a big effect on a park's overall aesthetics and cleanliness.
Duties and responsibilities
Volunteers will pick up and bag litter found in parks, trails and associated parking areas and patrol parks and trails for illegal dump sites. Clark County will provide collection tools and bags for picking up litter.
Volunteers will 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 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, connect with nature and enhance parks and trails. Working in a group also is a nice way to socialize while improving the community.
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Public Works
(360) 397-2285 ext. 1627