Volunteer with Public Works

COVID-19 update

We are not holding large-scale volunteer events, community events, or in-office volunteer opportunities at this time because of COVID-19. We sincerely appreciate your willingness to volunteer. We will update this page as soon as the status of our volunteer program changes.

To be connected with a local organization offering volunteer opportunities during this time, please contact Shelby Krogh.

Updated 3/2/21

Ways to get involved

The Public Works Department offers many volunteering opportunities.  Let us know which one is right for you!


Help remove debris from storm drains in your neighborhood during the fall and winter months. You can adopt as many drains as you feel comfortable handling (minimum 4). Help promote community pride and foster a sense of environmental stewardship. Remember - nothing but rain down the drain! Learn more and sign up.

Community events

Are you good at face painting? Are you willing to be a symbol of sustainability by wearing a mascot or character costume? We'd love your help at annual events like our Freedom Festival and Sustainamania. 

In-office work

We're looking for volunteers to help with in-office tasks like preparing materials for events, data entry, organization projects, and website review.
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Outreach opportunities

We have valuable information that needs to be passed around to all of our citizens. You can do this kind of volunteering at local events like sports games, parades, and community festivals.

Planting and restoration events

Each year Bothell has planting events to help restore and beautify our parks, trails, and native landscapes. Bring your family and get to know neighbors and your local soils. Annual events to remove invasive species, replant, and add mulch typically take place around Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Earth Day, and in mid fall. Check with our Surface Water Division to see what planting and restoration events are scheduled for this year. You can also check with Friends of North Creek Forest, as they regularly schedule volunteer events. 
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Pet waste research

We're looking for open-minded citizens to help us "count the piles." This valuable research helps us to determine the pet waste problem areas in our neighborhoods and direct our outreach appropriately. You can do this any time of the year and it's a great research project for elementary students.  

Scout projects

If your pack already has a project in mind, we can usually work with you to help make it happen. And if you need some guidance, our Parks Department usually has a list of projects you can help with.

Want to sign up as a volunteer?

If you or your group are interested in participating in any of these programs, please fill out this form so we can notify you of upcoming opportunities that fit your interests.
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