Volunteers at EarthCorps

The health, safety, and well-being of our volunteers, as well as (y)our extended community is of utmost importance. Given concerns regarding COVID-19, and our social and ethical responsibility to minimize our contribution to the spread of this virus to you and those you are connected to, we have made the very difficult decision to postpone all volunteer events until further notice as well as all Green Seattle Partnership events are to be determined. We will keep you posted of any additional changes and updates.

Please reach out to us if you have any other questions. EarthCorps will continue to track and follow the advice of local, State, and Federal Government Agencies, Seattle Public Schools, and more as the weeks progress. We will make a determination about events past March on a weekly basis.

Thank you for your service and continued support during this time!

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EarthCorps enables community members of all ages to give back to their community by helping keep city parks and forests healthy.  You bring a positive attitude, your lunch, and clothes that can get dirty, and EarthCorps will provide the rest!


EarthCorps staff and volunteer leaders will teach you everything you need to know about the work including tool safety, forest health, and the importance of the specific tasks you will be doing.


While the exact tasks at hand vary, our projects focus on improving the forests and parks in our local cities. Healthy forests are vital to our community because they filter rain water, purify the air, provide living spaces for wildlife, and give people a place to connect with the outdoors.

Tasks include:

  • Removing aggressive weeds like English Ivy and Himalayan Blackberry
  • Planting native trees and shrubs
  • Spreading mulch


  • Sturdy, closed-toed shoes (work boots, hiking boots, rubber boots, or tennis shoes).
  • Clothing that can (and will) get dirty
  • Long pants and long sleeves to help protect against prickly plants
  • Rain gear and warm layers (check the weather!)
  • Sack lunch and snacks
  • Full water bottle
  • Travel mug for tea/coffee
  • Youth Waiver for unaccompanied minors (ages 14-17)


Bring your friends, coworkers, service club, religious group, or family to volunteer with EarthCorps! EarthCorps can accommodate volunteers of all ages and groups of 3-100. To sign up your group see below.


Volunteers of all ages are welcome! The work is typically geared towards adults and kids 10 and up, but younger kids are welcome to participate. Parents of younger kids should expect to supervise their children.  Youth under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult. All volunteers between the ages of 14 and 17 who are not with a parent or guardian must bring a completed and signed Youth Waiver the day of the event. 

Service Hours and Credit for Volunteering

In many cases, volunteering with EarthCorps counts for service hours! Check with your school, class, or program to verify that volunteering with EarthCorps (a 501c3 nonprofit) will count. When you sign up for an event on our volunteer calendar, please indicate if you are volunteering for credit. This helps us know that our volunteer team needs to sign your forms and approve your hours.

General Volunteer Event Questions


Ask the Volunteer Team!