Volunteer Opportunities

Parks and Recreation Volunteers

Be amazing! Do something awesome! Volunteer!
Volunteers are the heart of our department. They help keep our parks beautiful and our recreation centers humming with activity. They share their skills, contribute their time, and enhance our lives. Volunteers contribute approximately 25,000 plus service hours each year. Individuals and groups share their talents and expertise by participating in recreation programs, at the Keewaydin Community Center or park beautification projects like “Arbor Day,” and numerous other daily activities and special events. 

We are currently accepting groups of 20 or more for volunteer projects in our parks. Please Email Parks and Recreation if you have a group that is interested in a park project. 

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Recreation Program Opportunities 

  • Coaches - Basketball, softball, volleyball, soccer
  • Special Events Assistance 
  • Entertainers -  Singers, musicians, dancers, M.C.s, arts and theater
  • Instructors - Crafts, fitness classes, seminars, etc.
  • Kitchen help - Food serving/dining room help, meal delivery drivers (Meals on Wheels)
  • Service Providers

Parks and Facilities/List of Projects 

  • Landscape areas – roses, tree planting, shrub trim or removal, weed/vegetation removal, debris removal, turf/sod prep, spread rock/bark 
  • Park facilities – painting restrooms, graffiti removal, playground fall material spreading, picnic shelter painting, kiosk cleaning, cedar or chain-link projects
  • Trails and paths – Bridge crossings for trails, vegetation cleanup, garbage & debris cleanup, trail and path retaining walls, fill with wood chips, graffiti removal
  • Garden Areas – Rose garden seasonal cleaning and maintenance, border install, mechanical weed control
  • Play structures and skate parks – graffiti removal, garbage clean up, painting of ramps

Volunteer Application Form

  1. Volunteer for the City of Kennewick Parks & Recreation Department!

    2901 Southridge Boulevard, Kennewick, WA 99338

    PHONE: 509-585-4293   E-MAIL: recreation@ci.kennewick.wa.us

  2. Gender
  3. Day Availability*
  4. Time Availability*
  5. Do you currently volunteer?*
  6. Volunteer Interests:*
  7. For example: working with the public, teaching a class, computer skills, foreign languages, coaching and/or playing a sport, event planning, kitchen experience, etc.

  8. Have you been convicted of a crime in the last 10 years?*
      1. Please list two personal references who can speak knowledgeably of your ability to volunteer:
      2. I understand that all information on this form is voluntarily supplied and may be disclosed for volunteerism purposes only. I hereby volunteer my services and understand that I am not a paid employee of the Kennewick Parks & Recreation Department or the City of Kennewick. I agree to keep all information about clients, volunteers, or other individuals, obtained while volunteering, confidential. I realize and understand that there are certain risks inherent in the activity for which I am volunteering for. Also, I agree to hold the City of Kennewick, Pasco, Richland, all school districts, and any employee or volunteer associated with the program I am involved in harmless from, and indemnify them for, any damage or loss arising as a result of my (my child's) participation. I give permission to have my (my child's) photo taken during this program used for publicity purposes by the City of Kennewick. I hereby give my consent tor emergency medical treatment. I understand that this is to prevent undue delay and assure prompt treatment and that only a licensed healthcare provider will be engaged for such emergency. 

      3. Electronic Signature Agreement*

        By checking the "I agree" box below, you agree and acknowledge that 1) your application will not be signed in the sense of a traditional paper document, 2) by signing in this alternate manner, you authorize your electronic signature to be valid and binding upon you to the same force and effect as a handwritten signature, and 3) you may still be required to provide a traditional signature at a later date.

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