Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Seattle Parks and Recreation volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Contact information

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?
If you are under 18, please show parent or guardian for permission purposes.

Demographic Information

Assignment Preference

Matching Gift Program

Does your company have a matching gift/volunteer match program? Volunteers can give time AND monetary donations to Seattle Parks and Recreation through employee matching programs! Your employer may be one of many local businesses that match volunteer hours.

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I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Seattle Parks and Recreation volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on this form is true and accurate.


The City of Seattle, acting by and through its Department of Parks and Recreation (called the Department herein,) and (called the Volunteer herein,) agree as follows:

1. The Department shall:
a. Provide the Volunteer with such training, supervision, staff support, work space, and materials as the Department deems necessary to enable the Volunteer to perform his/her donated support services.
b. Provide the Volunteer insurance for an injury incurred while volunteering, for claims arising out of the Volunteer's service as a registered Volunteer. This coverage is secondary to any other insurance the Volunteer may have.
c. Appear and defend a claim or lawsuit made against the Volunteer personally arising in the scope and course of carrying out an assignment as authorized by Seattle Municipal Code 4.64.100.

2. The Volunteer shall:
a. Abide by and conform to Department policies relative to appearance, discipline, behavior, attendance, caliber of work and written and oral directives.
b. Be personally responsible for prompt and accurate recording of his/her hours of actual work in the format provided by the Department. Failure to do so may result in loss of benefits.
c. Notify the Department when circumstances dictate termination of his/her volunteer service if prior to the date agreed upon.
d. Indemnify and hold the City of Seattle free and harmless from all liability arising out of any and all claims, demands, losses, damages, action or judgments of every kind and description which may occur to or be suffered by the Volunteer by reason of activities arising out of this agreement, except as stated in 1b and 1c above.

3. This agreement will be terminated upon written notice by either party to the other.