The City of San Jose has a fantastic volunteer opportunity for all city residents. The Adopt-A-Park program welcomes individuals, groups, families and youth to enhance the beauty of our local parks.
Adopt-A-Park volunteers are ‘extra eyes and ears’ in city parks. Volunteering just 2 hours a month, participants can adopt an entire park or just their favorite part: playgrounds, sports courts, fields, etc. With tools provided by the program, volunteer’s pick-up litter, remove graffiti, weed, rake, sweep and report issues to city staff. Together everyone helps keep the park safe and clean!
Volunteers are asked to make a one year commitment to the program, but can volunteer anytime the park is open (sunrise to sunset.) This freedom from a set time commitment encourages volunteers to help whenever it fits into their busy schedule. Families enjoy the opportunity to volunteer together, youth gain a new appreciation for natural beauty and all volunteers experience a sense of accomplishment and that feeling of civic pride!
Thanks to Mollie Tobias - Volunteer Coordinator, PRNS City of San Jose for this information