Volunteer opportunity description
We ask only that you can commit to visiting your adopted area at least once a month for the length of time to which you agreed upon acceptance to the program. A typical volunteer day lasts 2-4 hours.
- You can adopt an entire park or specific parts of a park such as:
- Sports Fields
- Flower Beds
- Park benches/Picnic Tables
- Urban Lakes and Waterways
- Trees & Shrubs
- Parking Areas
- Exercise course
What types of groups are needed? What if I’m not part of a group?
- We are open to any group looking to give back to our community! Here are a few examples: hiking and biking enthusiasts, neighborhood associations, religious groups, schools, scout troops, military, and civic associations.
- We also invite individuals to join our Adopt-A-Park program.
- Please contact your division liaison if you are interested or have a question.
What about a financial sponsorship?
- Groups or individuals also can sponsor a park with a financial donation to help fund construction of additional park features or renovations or completion of additional phases of a newer park.
What can we do as volunteers to help?
Here are some common activities for volunteer groups:
- Pick up litter
- Report and/or remove graffiti
- Sweep courts and/or pathways
- Pull weeds and rake leaves
- Prune and care for trees or shrubs
- Plant and care for flowers and native plants in the parks
- Keep the lakes and waterways clean
- Report any park hazards
What materials will be supplied by the City of Phoenix?
- While the City of Phoenix asks that the volunteer groups attempt to supply all of their materials for the projects, limited supplies can be made available. The City of Phoenix will partner with the volunteer group for these projects to provide trash and recycling bags for all projects. We will also take care of all removal of trash and recycling. With sufficient notice, the City of Phoenix will also offer assistance in the transporting of plants or other larger objects that are part of your group project.
- Potential items that will be needed for projects include:
- Litter stick (garbage picker-upper)
- Gardening tools such as hoes, shovels, rakes, pruning sheers, wheelbarrow.
- Brooms and water hoses
- Safety equipment including glasses, face masks, sunscreen, and first aid kit.
For the safety of our volunteers and park patrons, Parks and Recreation Department set maintenance standards will be followed during all volunteer projects. Park staff will provide guidance and direction. Thank you.
To get started, please complete click on the blue "apply" button at the top of this page.
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times