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Parks and Recreation

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are an intergral part in helping Anchorage Parks and Recreation achieve its mission of Healthy Parks, Healthy People.

Every year, our dedicated volunteers better and beautify Anchorage's parks and trails through picking up trash, digging holes, building trails, reporting crime, pulling weeds, removing graffiti, planting flowers, and so much more. More importantly, our volunteers build relationships with each other and within the communities where they serve.

Curious about how you, your organization, or your community can be involved? Click on the links below to learn more about our individual programs, or contact the Parks and Recreation Volunteer Coordinator Michelle Fehribach at 343-4587 or

See something in your neighborhood that could use a little love? Call us and we'll work with you to organize and support a community volunteer event!


Upcoming Events

Volunteer Opportunity for In-Service Day Carnival, February 20th

Volunteer Opportunity for Eggstravaganza, March 28th

    Volunteer Programs

    Neighborhood Fix-Its
    Clean & Green, Safe & Secure
    Graffiti Busters
    Trail Watch

    Volunteens are Anchorage youth between the ages of 13-18 who volunteer in parks to gain a broad range of work experience including gardening, painting, park maintenance and special projects.

    Graffiti Busters-.Call us to report graffiti and we'll set you up with the right supplies. Or get your friends together for a Graffiti Buster event. We'll bring the supplies.

    Park Volunteer -If you are a group leader setting up service time for your group, call us now so we can plan to maximize the time you spend and the work we need done.

    Recreation programs -If you have a talent you'd like to share, consider teaching at one of our Recreation Centers.  Volunteer to teach a class, help with little swimmers, or share your passion and talent for sports with Anchorage youth, Some volunteer opportunities may require a background check.


    Benefits of Volunteering - Individual

    Benefits of Volunteering - Organization

      • Parks and Recreation
      • Director: John Rodda
      • 632 W 6th Avenue, Suite 630, Anchorage, AK 99501
      • 907 343-4355

    We have an App for that!!

    To find a park and to evaluate a park anytime anywhere, we have a free app for iphones and Androids. Click on app for more information and web address for your free park locator and evaluator app.

    Grade your park!

    The Report Cards have been completed and will tell us how we did, and what still needs to be done. The results are being evaluated for a new look at parks. We'll be accepting reports through the new smartphone apps for a look at what's happening year-round in any park. We can't be everywhere, so if you see something that you like, or don't like, send it to us.

    Your volunteer hours matched with $$

    The Rasmuson Foundation will match your hours for Clean & Green events and Graffiti events with matching dollars to the Anchorage Park Foundation. This money is used to buy tools and supplies to promote healthy parks for healthy people. Anchorage depends on you. 

    Contact Us! 

    Anchorage Parks & Recreation

    632 W. 6th. Ave., Suite 630

    Ph: (907) 343-4355 

    Mon-Fri Sat 8a-5p


    Eagle River/Chugiak Parks & Recreation

    12001 Business Blvd., Suite 123, 99577

    Karen Richards

    Ph. (907) 343-1501

    Fax 694-5010

    Mon-Fri, 8a-5p


    Girdwood Parks & Recreation

    250 Egloff Dr, 99587

    Margaret Tyler

    Ph. (907) 343-8373

    Fax 249-7439