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Happy Volunteer Appreciation week from Seattle Parks

Volunteers at Tom Wales Park.

Volunteers at Tom Wales Park.

Sunday, April 12, is the beginning of Western Washington’s Volunteer Appreciation Week, and that means Seattle Parks and Recreation volunteers can put down their gardening gloves and coaching whistles and enjoy some freebies April 12-18!

Volunteers play a crucial role in our neighborhood parks, community centers and recreation programs throughout the city and their contributions are invaluable to the department. In 2014, 36,633 volunteers donated nearly 260,000 of hours of service to Seattle Parks and Recreation!

Currently, we have more than 5,000 registered volunteers, and we’re saying thank you by offering them free admission to many local places of interest during Volunteer Appreciation Week. Venues include the Asian Art Museum, the Northwest African American Museum, MOHAI, the Museum of Glass, Olympic Sculpture Park, Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle Aquarium, the Seattle Chinese Garden, Pacific Science Center and more!

Registered volunteers were sent email invitations that include information about the Volunteer Appreciation Week deals.

If you’re interested in becoming a registered volunteer, visit our Volunteer webpage. Earth Month is a great time to get involved! Check out our April volunteer opportunities here.