Warren G. Magnuson Park has been selected as the launch site for Seattle Parks and Recreation’s new Pilot Park Champion Volunteer Program! The pilot will begin in May 2018, and community members across Seattle are invited to become park champion volunteers! Training and orientation for park champions will begin in April (date TBD). For more information on the program and what it takes to be a park champion, read more below!
What are the roles of a park champion volunteer?
Park champions will:
- maintain an active, welcoming, and safe presence in parks
- provide friendly customer service to park visitors
- share helpful information about SPR parks, facilities, and programs
- aid SPR staff in areas of maintenance and programming
- give back to their community and share in the public enjoyment of the Seattle park system
Who can be a park champion volunteer?
To participate in the Pilot Park Champion Volunteer Program at Magnuson Park, volunteers must:
- be at least 18 years old
- be able to commit to a minimum of four shifts per month
- be able to follow directions and communicate well with Parks staff
- be courteous and welcoming to all park patrons
- be willing to perform manual labor (sweeping/cleaning up, taking garbage to dumpster, etc).
- be available to volunteer outdoors in the early mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends.
- pass a criminal background check.
If you are interested in volunteering with this program, please contact Junior Kitiona at Junior.Kitiona@seattle.gov or call 206-615-0780 for more information and to sign-up.