The Forest Park Conservancy leads volunteer work parties year-round every Thursday and every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 9 am to noon. We work under all-weather conditions maintaining trails and restoring native habitat in Forest Park. No previous experience necessary. Advanced registration is required. Morning coffee and snacks provided, courtesy of Stumptown Coffee and Food Front Cooperative Grocery.
After you sign up, you'll start receiving emails detailing the locations and projects for upcoming volunteer work parties.
Thursday work parties take place every week from 9 am to noon. Projects and meeting locations vary. Click here to join the Thursday volunteer email list and stay informed.
Saturday work parties take place every 2nd and 4th Saturday in Forest Park from 9 am to noon.* Second Saturdays "Trail Saturdays" focus on trail projects. Fourth Saturdays "Tree Saturdays" focus on habitat restoration projects.
*Saturday work parties may deviate from 2nd/4th schedule (e.g. National Public Lands Day is the last Saturday of September, National Trails Day is the first Saturday of June.) Refer to the link above for this month's schedule.
Public Work Parties - free to join!
Small groups (15 volunteers or less) are encouraged to join one of our regularly scheduled volunteer work parties, every Thursday and every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month, from 9 am to noon. Since these work parties are open to the public and generally limited to 30-40 volunteers, advanced notice and scheduling is required. Groups are assigned to upcoming work parties on a first-come, first-served basis.
Private Work Parties
If the public work parties do not suit your schedule, if your group exceeds 15 people, and/or if you're looking for a more customized volunteer experience, the Forest Park Conservancy can arrange a private work party for your company. These dedicated work parties are fun and rewarding events that promote team building, community engagement, and morale for you and your co-workers while also making a real contribution to restoring Forest Park.