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Work Outdoors with EarthCorps

Like Being Outside? Volunteer with EarthCorps to Keep Our Forests & Parks Thriving! various events, various times

EarthCorps hosts volunteer events in Seattle and the Puget Sound region from Everett to Tacoma. Find an event on the EarthCorps Volunteer Calendar and sign up today. EarthCorps enables community members of all ages to give back to their community by helping keep city parks and forests healthy.  You bring a positive attitude, your lunch, and clothes that can get dirty, and EarthCorps will provide the rest! 

No experience needed! EarthCorps staff and volunteer leaders will teach you everything you need to know about the work including tool safety, forest health, and the importance of the specific tasks you will be doing. See What to Expect as a Volunteer and if you are under 18, fill out a Youth Waiver (mandatory!).  

What will we be doing? While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy forests are vital to our community because they filter rain water, purify the air, provide living spaces for wildlife, and give people a place to connect with the outdoors. Tasks include:

  • Removing aggressive weeds like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry
  • Planting native trees and shrubs
  • Spreading mulch

For your safety & comfort, bring: 

  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes (work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, or tennis shoes).
  • Clothing that can (and will) get dirty
  • Long pants and long sleeves to help protect against prickly plants
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee
  • Youth Waiver for unaccompanied minors (ages 14-17)