Join the litter squad to keep your parks, trails and open spaces clean. We cannot always address miscellaneous trash in between our regularly scheduled park maintenance times. Volunteers can help keep the parks at a high level of quality by picking up litter that our crews may not get. Small litter, such as candy wrappers, cigarette butts, straws and other items require a lot of hand labor to remove on a regular basis. Volunteer crews are great at scouring the parks and trails to collect the small items that negatively affect the parks aesthetics, cleanliness as well as wildlife / habitat value.

litter squad

Duties & Responsibilities:
You will pick up and bag litter found in parks, trails and associated parking areas, and patrol parks and trails for illegal dump sites. You will also need to track and regularly submit your volunteer hours to the Volunteer Program Coordinator. The Volunteer Program Coordinator will provide you with litter picking tools and bags.


Location:  All parks, trails and open spaces

Time Commitment: Flexible date and time that works best for the volunteers. Typically 2-4 hour shifts

Experience required: None required

Minimum age: Any age welcome, age 13 and under with a guardian. If you are under the age of 18 you will need to fill out a Minor Consent Form which can be obtained through the Volunteer Program Coordinator or on-line.

Application required: Yes, unless volunteering at a pre-planned group event

Background check required: Yes, unless volunteering at a pre-planned group events

This is great opportunity to get outside, reconnect with nature, and enhance our parks and trails. Participating in Litter Squad as part of a group is also a great way to socialize while improving the community.

For more information:
Contact our volunteer coordinator at or (360) 397-2285 ext. 1627 for more information