Parks Natural Lands Volunteer

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Looking to volunteer to improve natural areas or your own backyard? We have several programs for you! Volunteers can join us on a Saturday morning each month through PITCH IN FOR PARKS s to pull some weeds and plant some trees or become a full Volunteer Steward to take on larger habitat improvement projects. Not only do we want to improve habitat in our parks, but we want wildlife to enjoy your backyard as well. So check out our Free Tree program for resources and we’ll give away a few trees to start your backyard.

Get involved and give back

One-time and ongoing opportunities:

  1. Pitch in for Parks
  2. Volunteer Stewardship
  3. Tree Giveaways

PITCH IN FOR PARKS - Pre-registration Only

 Additional safety protocols are now in place for PITCH IN FOR PARKS including pre-registration to reserve your spot and the limit of 15 volunteers. If you are registering for your household, please note that you will need to complete a registration for each member of your household.  

Pitch in for Parks is a volunteer-based program offered through the partnership of Pierce County Parks and McLendon Hardware. Pitch in for Parks is a great opportunity for all ages and abilities (ages 15 and under with a guardian) to pitch in and help your community. Join us rain or shine!


Pitch in for Parks will have limited registration and is not open to drop-in volunteers at this time. Volunteers are welcome to pitch in for an hour or two or the entire time and must pre-register to reserve your spot, spaces are limited:

  • Pre-register by selecting the Activity Number from the Activity List below
  • When registering for a household, complete an individual registration for each household member
  • Registration closes by 12:00 p.m. (noon) the Fridays before the listed Saturday events

Pitch in for Parks Activities:
  • Saturday, August 12 at Spanaway Park - 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South, Spanaway, WA 98387 (map) 
    Back at Spanaway Park to continue our invasive removal by the playground.
    • Volunteer shift: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Register - #18444
  • Saturday, October 14 at Spanaway Park  - 14905 Bresemann Blvd. South, Spanaway, WA 98387 (map)
    Join us at Spanaway Park by the playground to get down and dirty pulling English ivy, removing blackberries, and maybe even taking time out to go down the slides and enjoy a day in the park. We’ll be giving away FREE one-gallon trees and shrubs for you to take home!
    • Volunteer shift: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Register - #18769
  • CANCELLEDSaturday, November 11 at Parkland Prairie

  • Saturday, December 9 at Meridian Habitat Park  - 14422 Meridian Avenue E, Puyallup, WA 98375 (map)  
    Tree planting with Santa! Come join Santa in this fun family volunteer event to plant trees and flowering plants at Meridian Habitat Park. Anyone is welcome to stop by for a free small potted (1-2 foot) live trees that make a lovely live Christmas tree and can be planted in your yard.
    • Volunteer shifts: 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM; 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM; 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Register - #18992

Program Contact:

Natural Lands Volunteer Coordinator
253-677-0304 | email