Volunteer support has been and continues to be crucial to the success of the Greenway.  Beginning with the Board of Directors, which sets policy and goals and actively participates in fund raising, volunteers are involved in all aspects of Greenway activities.

From coordinating special events to pulling weeds and planting flowers, over 500 volunteers a year help keep the Greenway a very special place for our entire community to enjoy.  We appreciate the volunteers which whom we work with directly, as well as the many volunteers who quietly and often anonymously work to clean and beautify the Greenway.

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New Volunteers are always welcome!  Current opportunities include:

Gardening and Litter Pickup

Individual volunteers or groups are needed to maintain flowerbeds and plantings in Greenway parks.  The level of commitment can range from a one-time weeding party to adoption of a bed (or beds) in a park.  Volunteers are also needed year-round to pick up litter along the Greenway.  Areas to pick up trash include the along the path, in natural areas, and around ponds and lakes.  The Greenway can supply gardening tools, garbage bags and litter pick-up sticks if necessary. 

Courtesy Cart Drivers

Our courtesy cart drivers are a major part of summers on the Greenway.  From May thru October, cart drivers pass out water, first aid supplies, information, smiles and make the Greenway a welcoming and friendly place to visit.  Drivers commit to a three hour shift once a week.  This is a wonderful way to see the pathway and interact with the many users of the Greenway.

Gap2Gap Relay

About 200 people are needed as race course monitors, as well as set-up and take-down of the event.  The safety and success of these races are dependant on adequate volunteer coverage.  We welcome service clubs and employee groups who would like to volunteer.

Additional Events

Volunteers are always needed for the Kids Fish In. 

Contact the Greenway office if any of the opportunities match your interests, time and skills.

 

YAKIMA GREENWAY

111 South 18th St
Yakima, WA 98901

509.453.8280 phone  
509.453.0318 fax

info@yakimagreenway.org

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