Would you like to help create a backyard-size demonstration landscape, filled with beautiful and sustainable features? Would you like to learn how to stabilize sloped garden beds to absorb runoff, and learn which native plants attract birds and beneficial insects? Magnuson Community Center is looking for volunteers who want to help create healthy soil and plant our new, fun, and educational Resource Conservation Landscape, and to help maintain the existing Bird-friendly Landscape. Join the volunteers from Seattle Works, Master Gardeners, and other groups who are making a difference in our community. The work is simple and no prior gardening experience is necessary. Tools, gloves, and refreshments provided for all child and adult volunteers! Students will receive service-learning credit.
- Saturday Feb 11th from 11am-2pm
- Saturday Feb 25th from 11am-2pm
- Saturday March 17th from 11am-2pm
- Saturday March 31st from 11am-2pm
- Saturday May 12th from 10am-2pm
- Saturday May 19th from 12noon-3:30pm
- Saturday July 14th from 10am-2pm
For more information about the groups who are currently volunteering, visit our Landscape Team page. To sign up your family, group, or organization to volunteer at one of our upcoming events, please contact us in advance- thanks!
Would you like to help sustain one of Seattle’s largest and most vibrant public children’s gardens? Join the volunteers from Seattle Works, Master Gardeners, Magnuson P-Patch, and other groups to do simple tasks in the Magnuson Children’s Garden, such as trimming perennials, mulching, and tidying up. Free childrens activities are provided at each event, including worm bin exploration and nature art sculptures. Favorite child-friendly garden tasks are spreading wood chips, refilling bird baths and puddling ponds, and watering plants. No prior gardening experience necessary, stay for however long you want, and tools, gloves, and refreshments are provided for all child and adult volunteers! Students will receive service-learning credit. It’s a great way to spend time as a family and to help keep this much-loved garden healthy and beautiful.
- Sunday March 11th from 10am-1pm
- Saturday April 14th from 10am-2pm
- Thursday May 31st from 6-8pm
Each summer, we also host Family Gardening Days in conjunction with several of the FREE Friday Concerts in the Amphitheater! This year’s events will take place on:
- Friday June 22nd from 6:30-8:30pm, at the Caspar Babypants concert
For more information about the groups who are currently volunteering, visit our Children’s Garden Team page. To sign up your family, group, or organization to volunteer at one of our upcoming events, please contact us in advance- thanks!
Magnuson Community Center Nature Docent Program
This vibrant program trains volunteers to help teach children and adults in a wide variety of hands-on nature programs, including family wetland walks, field trips, summer camps, and stewardship projects. Magnuson Park is home to hundreds of species of birds, insects, plants, and animals, and you can make a difference for them and for the families who love learning about them. Adults of all ages and experience are welcome! For more information or to fill out an application, email us at or call Magnuson Community Center at 206-684-7026.