Metro Parks Tacoma

Volunteer Groups

Learn more about Park Volunteer opportunities by pushing this button. Park volunteers are people like you, citizens of all ages, who volunteer their time, services and support to enhance our parks.

  • Check out our existing Park Groups to find a friends group in your area.
  • Go to our calendar of events to find when and where upcoming work parties will be taking place. You can help with one event or join in on a more regular basis as your schedule permits.

Learn more about Natural Area Steward volunteer opportunities by pushing this button. Natural Area Stewards are dedicated volunteers who are highly involved in planning and coordinating habitat restoration in their local park's green spaces.

  • Check out our existing Natural Area Steward Groups to find a friends group in your area.
  • Go to our calendar of events to find when and where upcoming work parties will be taking place. You can help with one event or join in on a more regular basis as your schedule permits.
Learn more about Park Patrol volunteer opportunities by pushing this button. Metro Parks Tacoma partners with the Safe Streets Campaign to take back their neighborhoods, streets, and parks. As your neighborhood park's eyes and ears, you can help promote safe, enjoyable neighborhoods and parks, by enhancing park secuirty through reporting suspicious, or unusual activities and conditions to law enforcement.

Learn more about Garden Volunteer opportunities by pushing this button. New activities blossom every year at local garden clubs. Some clubs host gardener competitions for certain varietals or garden design. Most clubs have regular organized work parties to help maintain their garden in Point Defiance Park. Whether you're an experienced or a new gardener, there's always something to learn or rewarding to do.

  • Check out our Garden Clubs to find one that interests you.

Can't find a friends group at your favorite park?

Contact chipin@tacomaparks.com and learn how you might work in partnership with Metro Parks to start one.