Volunteer Options

Volunteers at Hendricks Park
  1. Monthly
  2. Individual

The volunteer program will host at least one monthly work party throughout our park system. No experience is necessary at these enriching family-friendly events. We will provide snacks, tools, instruction and a good time. Locations will range from natural areas, to neighborhood and community parks, to community gardens. Each event will be unique, but you can expect to give back, get dirty, have fun, learn something new, and connect with awesome people. Check out our calendar to the right for upcoming events, and we will see you there!


Regular monthly and weekly work parties also take place seasonally in Hendricks Park (forest and Rhododendron garden), Owen Rose Garden and the Native Plant Nursery. Join these dedicated volunteers once, or come back week after week to lend a hand. See the calendar of events for details.


Monthly Events at a Glance


  • Throw Some Shade on It, January 20
    9 a.m. – noon, Westmoreland Park
    Make a lifelong investment in water quality - plant a tree!
  • Cool the Channel, February 15
    9 am – noon, Roosevelt Channel
    Share your love of aquatic life in February by lending a hand to plant trees along the Roosevelt Channel and Lark Park.
  • Off with Their Heads, August 28
    5 p.m. - 8 p.m., Owen Rose Garden
    Spend the evening deadheading with other flower enthusiasts to promote summer blooms as part of the Last Friday Artwalk.
  • Great Willamette River Clean-up, October 3
    TBD, Willamette River
    Get dirty for good with clean water enthusiasts at this annual, river-wide day of action along the Willamette.
  • Free the Forest, December 5
    9 a.m. – noon, Hendricks Park
    Help free the forest at Hendricks Park from the grasp of invasive English Ivy.

See the Calendar at the top of this page for event details and contact information.