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Active Lifestyles & Community Wellness Volunteers

Want to get involved? With more than 75 park sites throughout Tacoma and diverse program offerings, there's sure to be at least one volunteer position that's just right for you!

Girl Playing in Inner Tube in Pool  ACTIVE LIFESTYLES & COMMUNITY WELLNESS ADVISORY COUNCIL
This Board-appointed citizen group addresses policy recommendations, master and business planning, and other key decisions related to adult sports and fitness, swimming and aquatic programs, youth programming, specialized recreation and other programs, facilities and services operated by Metro Parks to facilitate an active, healthy and engaged community.
- More about this advisory council.
- Questions? email or call Jose Gorospe (253) 312-9254
Adaptive Rec Wheelchair Basketball  ADAPTIVE RECREATION & SPORTS
Activities focus on the social benefits of recreation for persons of all physical abilities, and can range from kayaking to camping, and disc golf to climbing. Rules of most sports are modified to equalize physical requirements.
- Volunteer Application / Return to: Metro Parks Tacoma, Attn. Heather Waddington, 3873 S. 66th St. Tacoma, WA 98409
- Questions? email or call (253) 404-3952.
 Meadow Park 3 Golfers MEADOW PARK GOLF COURSE PLAYER ASSISTANTS
Our golf course is a great place to learn the game of golf and develop a lifelong hobby. If you love the game and want to pass on your interest to youth, persons with disabilities, or new players, you might want to consider being a Golf Course Player Assistant and help monitor player flow on the course, explain rules, and support visitors for the best possible experience. Learn more about volunteering.
- Volunteer Application / Return to: Meadow Park Golf Course, Attn. Erik Haag, 7108 Lakewood Dr. W, Tacoma, WA  98467
- Questions? email or call Erik Haag (253) 473-3033
 NYSA Baseball Coach YOUTH SPORTS COACHES
There are many needs for coaches and camp assistants for youth sport opportunities. Without coaches, youth miss out on the chance to learn a sport, build confidence and sportsmanship and enjoy being part of a team.
- Volunteer Application & National Background Check Form & National Background Check Clearance & Disclosure Statement/ Return to: Metro Parks Tacoma, Attn. Roy Fletcher, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA  98405
- Questions? email or call (253) 305-1025
inw trek senior trip sept 2012 SENIOR VOLUNTEERS
Do you have a special talent or skill that you would like to share with others? Metro Parks Tacoma is seeking volunteers that are willing to help host a variety of activities, classes and events.
- Questions? email or call (253) 640-3535
 SPARX Group MIDDLE SCHOOL YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Metro Parks Tacoma’s Middle School Youth Development programs provide opportunities for the youth to participate in activities that promote healthy lifestyles, creativity and learning through nature and the environment. Many programs take place right after school on site and others are offered during Late Night, Lock-In or evening activities where youth can engage in positive activities supervised by caring adult role models.

If you are passionate about making a difference with our young people, can commit to at least a six-week two hour per day, two day  per week session and have experience in leading activities such as sports, leadership, cooking, hip-hop dance, fitness or environmental education, please contact Brian at brianp@tacomaparks.com or (253) 459-0236.
- Volunteer Application & National Background Check Form & National Background Check Clearance & Disclosure Statement/ Return to: Metro Parks Tacoma, Attn. Brian Pitt, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA  98405
 Special Olympics Soccer Team SPECIALIZED RECREATION & SPORTS
Help people with developmental or intellectual disabilities enjoy social, physical and educational activities. Volunteers not only provide sport training to prepare athletes to compete in special Olympics, but make camping, drama, day trips, and other activities possible.
- General Volunteer Application & National Background Check Form & National Background Check Clearance & Disclosure Statement / Return to: Metro Parks Tacoma, Attn: Heather Waddington, 3873 S. 66th St. Tacoma, WA 98409
- Special Olympics Volunteer Application / Return to: Metro Parks Tacoma, Attn: Heather Waddington, 3873 S. 66th St. Tacoma, WA 98409
- Questions? email or call (253) 404-3952.
 Jingle Bell Run 2011 WELLNESS ACTIVITIES & RUNS
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Volunteer Application & Background Check (please attach a copy of current driver’s license/state ID to the form)/ Return to: Metro Parks Tacoma, Attn. Ralph Thomas, 4702 S. 19th St., Tacoma, WA  98405
- Questions? email or call (253) 305-1022