Thank You Volunteers!
Big thanks to all of you who work with us so tirelessly to help make our parks enjoyable for everyone – we couldn’t do it without you!
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer with the Park District. Volunteers help maintain over fourty miles of island trails, remove noxious weeds and plant native species, help out at a variety of special events, provide sports coaching and summer camp assistants, and contribute in many other ways. Contact our office at 206-842-5661 #118 to talk about opportunities or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parent Authorization for Projects, Events & Activities (needed for minors to participate in work parties and other projects or events)
Background Check Authorization Form
On the Trails
Who are Trail Stewards?
Trail Stewards are volunteers who report the conditions of trails to staff on a routine basis, at least twice per month. Generally, trail stewards are individuals who frequent a trail, or trails, managed by the Park District and are willing to agree to contact the Park District about issues that need attention on the trails.
Why are Trail Stewards needed?
Trail Stewards are needed to assist Park District staff with inspections of trails to decrease the time necessary to adequately inspect the over 30 miles of trails currently managed by the Park District. Trail Stewards create the ability for staff to be informed of trail issues immediately and schedule needed maintenance, repairs, or correction of safety hazards in a timely, efficient manner. By utilizing volunteers, staff can focus their efforts on prioritizing the many needed maintenance and repair issues on Park District trails.
To learn more, contact Trails Coordinator, Sean Smith Sell at email@example.com.
Monthly Trail Work Parties
Where: Locations rotate across the island
When: 4th Saturday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm
What: Work with our trails staff to maintain more than 40 miles of trails across the island. Work may include pruning vegetation, maintaining trail surfaces, and managing invasive species.
Register here or use Activity #594000
To learn more or sign up, contact Trails Coordinator Sean Smith Sell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the Parks
Conservation Work Parties
Come join Weed Warriors and the Park District while we manage and learn about invasive weeds at parks across the island.
Where: Locations rotate across the island
When: 2nd Saturday of the month, 10:00am-12:00pm
What: Help care for our woods, meadows, beaches and open space. We’ll remove invasives species, plant natives when the weather’s right, and mulch, mulch, mulch!
Register here or use Activity #591000
Red Pine Park Work Party
Where: Red Pine Park, 418 Wood Ave SW, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
When: 2nd Tuesday of the Month, 10:00am- 12:00pm
What: Maintain garden beds, an historic fruit orchard, edible perennials, and other historic plantings in this former homestead in the heart of downtown.
REGISTER here, Activity #592000
Moritani Preserve Work Party
Come work alongside the Friends of Moritani Preserve Advisory Committee on the ecological restoration of this special park.
Where: Moritani Preserve, 542 Winslow Way W, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
When: 3rd Thursday of the Month, 10:00am- 12:00pm
What: Help care for the woods and meadows of Moritani Preserve, managing invasive species, maintaining garden beds, and planting native species when the weather is right.
Register here, Activity #593000
For more information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Morgan Houk at email@example.com.
Fay Bainbridge Park Camp Host
Fay Bainbridge Park is a 17-acre marine camping park with 1,420 feet of saltwater shoreline on the northeast corner of Bainbridge Island. The park contains 26 RV Sites, 14 tent sites, and currently 3 (soon to be 5) rustic cabins. It offers sweeping views of Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, and features sandy beaches. On clear days, Mount Rainier and Mount Baker are visible from a sandy beach.
Our Camp Hosts are a guest’s first point of contact when they arrive at our campground. The Camp Host will greet the public, assist them with questions, help guests find a site, or provide guidance about the local area.
The Camp Host is responsible for checking trash and recycling bins daily, basic maintenance of the grounds, sites, restrooms, amenities, and additional facilities. The Camp Host will prepare campsites, maintain a reservation list, and inform guest of the campground rules. Additional duties and projects are assigned by managers.
Camp Host will be provided an appropriate RV space with full hook ups and have access to free Wi-Fi, electricity, and a Park District cell phone.
Approximate start date: May 1
For more information, please contact Tom Banman at Tomb@biparks.org.
The Trails Committee was created to advise Park District staff on matters pertaining to the planning, acquisition, development, and maintenance of the Park District’s trail system. For more information on Trails Committee, click here.
Youth & Teen Camp Volunteers
WHO ARE Y&T CAMP VOLUNTEERS?
Camp volunteers are young people or adults with a special interest in assisting with a specific camp theme, age group, or site/facility. Camp volunteers work with camp directors and counselors in planning, preparation, and leadership of specific activities or projects within a camp program.
WHY ARE CAMP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED?
Camp volunteers are needed to assist and enhance the efforts of camp staff with the “finishing touches” and details of a camp theme, sometimes even including costuming. Camp volunteers can mentor desired camper behavior by setting a positive example, and taking part in many camp activities alongside participants. By utilizing volunteers in this way staff can better focus their efforts on the many logistical camp tasks and day-to-issues as they arise. Camp volunteers are utilized primarily during the summer camp season but may also have opportunities during school break and holiday camps throughout the year.
WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF CAMP VOLUNTEERS?
There are basically 2 types of camp volunteers: Skill-based and Theme-based. Skill-based volunteers have specific skills to share with a camp such as first-aid, stars, beading, music, cooking, knots, or fire-building, or interest in working with a certain age group or at a specific place. Theme-based volunteers have knowledge or interest in specific themes such as pirates, fairies, the beach, dinosaurs, or book-related camps, and may be called upon to have a costume or be a character/role during the camp week.
Contact Shannon Buxton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.