Looking for a friendly and satisfying volunteer opportunity for yourself, your family, or your group? Magnuson Nature Programs hosts a variety of Stewardship Opportunities throughout the year that are suitable for Master Gardeners, Native Plant Stewards, Scouts, 4-H, Campfire, Y-Guides, students, children of all ages with their parents or grandparents, and other community volunteers and groups. These volunteer events are typically 2-4 hours long, and held at the Magnuson Children’s Garden or at the Demonstration Gardens at Magnuson Community Center. Tools, gloves, and refreshments are provided for all volunteers, and all ages and abilities are welcome!
If you’re interested in ongoing volunteer involvement, we welcome you to inquire about our vibrant Magnuson Nature Docent Program. Becoming a Nature Docent is an opportunity to receive training and experience in assisting with guiding and teaching children and families who attend our family wetland walks, field trips, camps, classes, stewardship events, and more. Adults of all ages and experience are welcome to apply!
Volunteers are the lifeblood of our programs! Click on the file link below to view a summary of the amazing support we received last year!
2014 Magnuson Nature Programs & Garden Stewardship volunteer summary
King Co. Master Gardeners: all hours you spend at any of our education or stewardship activities in the park, whether in Magnuson Children’s Garden, the Wetlands and other natural areas, the Bird-friendly Landscape, and/or the Resource Conservation Landscape, count towards your yearly volunteer requirement.
Magnuson P-Patchers: 4 hours per year spent at only the events we hold in the Magnuson Children’s Garden will count towards your annual volunteer requirement. This includes Family Garden Days, stewardship events, and special events such as the Fall Harvest Celebration or Scarecrow Fest.
WNPS Native Plant Stewards: all hours spent at stewardship events in the Bird-friendly Landscape and Resource Conservation Landscape count towards your volunteer requirement. Other native-plant-related education events for children and families also counts, check with your NPS program coordinator for details.
Students: You can receive service-learning hours for activities at any of our events, as long as they are approved by your SL program coordinator or your class instructor.
Scouts, Campfire, and other youth groups: Check with your leader on how you can receive community service hours, badges, or other credit for volunteering at any of our stewardship events. We welcome large groups to contact us and schedule a custom stewardship event too!
For more information and a list of our 2016 event dates, please visit our Stewardship Opportunities page or Magnuson Nature Docent Program page.