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

Mission Statement

Seattle Parks and Recreation provides welcoming and safe opportunities to play, learn, contemplate and build community, and promotes responsible stewardship of the land. We promote healthy people, a healthy environment, and strong communities.

Contact Information

Please enter all your contact information including any nickname you prefer.

Demographic Information

The City of Seattle does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national origin. In order to track the effectiveness of our recruiting efforts and ensure we consider the needs of all volunteers, please consider the following optional questions.

How did you learn about this opportunity?

Please tell us how you learned about the Seattle Urban Nature Guide program. Please be specific, i.e. Volunteer Match, flyer in Lincoln Park, etc.

Emergency Contact Information

Please provide information for two people to contact in case of an emergency.

Personal Statement

Please write down anything else you want us to know about you.

Orientation Date

What date are you able to attend the orientation?

Volunteer Service Agreement

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.