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Vaccination Verification Requirement for volunteers, effective Oct 18, 2021.
For the continued health and safety of our community, King County issued an Executive Order that requires all King County contractors and volunteers working on site to be fully vaccinated when performing work in person. Any volunteer attending events after Oct 18 will need to show proof of vaccination at the start of the event.
- King County Parks' vaccination verification protocols
- King County's vaccination mandate for contractors (and volunteers)
Effective March 1st, masks are optional outdoors at our volunteer events.
We want to keep everyone safe. Please do not sign up for or attend an event if you feel sick or if anyone in your household is suspected of having or has been diagnosed with COVID-19.
For your event, please register in advance on Volunteer Event Registration Portal. If you signed up for a project and can no longer attend, communicate with your group leader and/or our Volunteer Program staff. We will open the event registration so that others can attend.
Read King County Parks' coronavirus updates on The Plog.
Are you a teen interested in a paid summer internship with King County Parks? Learn more about our Youth Conservation Corps here: kcpyouthcorps.org
We lead community members in high quality service experiences in King County Parks with the goal of connection and engagement in the health of our parks. Together with our partners, we lead an average of 10,000 volunteers a year performing restoration, park improvement and building and maintaining trails. We weave environmental education into every event, to make for a rewarding and productive day in the park. To inquire about a custom volunteer event for your school, group or business, please contact Volunteer Program Manager Lina Rose or at 206.477.6101.
We believe in...
- Building connection between people and the land
- Showing a commitment to service-learning
- Centering equity through all actions
- Fostering relationship-focused partnerships
- Leading with a growth mindset
The work we do takes place on the occupied and traditional land of the Coast Salish-speaking People. We recognize the ancestors and current members of the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, the Snoqualmie Tribe, the Puyallup Tribe of Indians, the Stillaguamish
Tribe of Indians, the Suquamish Tribe, the Tulalip Tribes, the Confederated Bands and Tribes of the Yakama Nation, and the Duwamish Tribal Community. These Tribes claim traditional lands in King County. Lands the Tribes ceded in exchange for fishing and other rights, and reservation lands, when tribal leaders signed the Treaties of Point Elliott, Medicine Creek, and Camp Stevens. Not only do we recognize the ongoing cultural and geographical legacy of the tribes and their people, we acknowledge their rich history and presence in the region today.
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We could not get all this work done without our partners leading events!
- Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Volunteer - Mountains To Sound Greenway Trust
- Washington Trails Association
Volunteer Opportunities on Trail — Washington Trails Association
- Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance
Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance Events
- Eastside Audubon Society
Volunteer — Eastside Audubon Society
- Snoqualmie Tribe