Ways to Volunteer

Volunteers contribute to the enhancement of Bellingham’s parks and growing trail system by restoring wildlife habitat, patrolling for litter and safety hazards, and helping with service-learning projects. There are many ways to get involved, for both individuals and groups. It’s rewarding and fun to improve our parks and greenways!

  • Join a drop-in work party (Work Party Schedule) A great opportunity to get involved with the Parks Volunteer Program and fun for the whole family
  • Great opportunities for high school senior’s Culminating Projects and Eagle Scout Projects
  • Ask for a Project in a Park or on a Trail: Organize a work party for your group, class or neighborhood at a time and area of your choice. You provide labor; the program provides materials, plants, tools, directions and supervision of work.
  • Adopt-a-Trail: Sign on for long-term stewardship duties that fit your skills along your favorite trail section.
  • Be a Park Steward: Garden clubs, service groups, families and businesses can adopt a park, helping to remove invasive plants like English Ivy or English Holly or care for a restored area, giving it the regular care that will make it thrive.
  • Be an Intern: Help out with regular activities, specialize, or customize a project to meet your academic needs.

Don’t see the volunteer opportunity you were looking for?
Contact the Parks Volunteer Coordinator at 360-778-7105 or email parks@cob.org for more information.