Our local parks, trails and open spaces are great places for youth to volunteer.
Youth will get to spend time outdoors, have fun with friends and help beautify our public spaces.
Clark County offers several volunteer opportunities for youth and can accommodate groups and individuals.
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.
All volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants while working. Remember to dress for the weather.
The Volunteer Program Coordinator will keep track of volunteer hours and sign off on any forms confirming completion of service hours.
Clark County Public Works and the City of Vancouver have partnered to offer youth 14-19 after-school service opportunities at parks and other sites throughout Clark County.
Work parties are planned most Thursdays, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., from September to May (except December and January). Volunteers remove invasive plants, perform trail maintenance and much more. Check out a short video produced by CVTV about the VolunTEEN program.
This is a great way to meet new people and complete community service requirements while having fun with your peers. Please RSVP in advance.
Volunteers are required to wear closed-toe shoes and long pants while working. Remember to dress for the weather.
Youth younger than 18 must bring a signed Clark County/City of Vancouver minor consent form (PDF).
Check our calendar of events (PDF) for the 2016-17 school year.
Eagle Scout projects
Clark County frequently collaborates with local scouts as they work toward their Eagle Scout Award. The county has many projects available at parks, trails and green spaces for scouts looking for a project. The county will consider other projects that scouts develop on their own.
Click here for more information and to review a list of potential projects available at parks, trails, and green spaces throughout Clark County.
For more information, contact:
Volunteer Program Coordinator
Clark County Parks
(360) 397-6118 ext. 1627