Work Parties

Tom Foster leading a Lithia Park Tour
Tom Foster leading a Lithia Park Tour

Scenic Park Work Party, Sat, March 23,  9—11am

Volunteers needed to spruce up Scenic Park on Saturday, March 2, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Join Ashland High School’s Robotic Club members as they weed, prune and attack invasive species at this lovely neighborhood park with the great views, located near Ashland Asante Hospital.  Tools, gloves, snacks and warm drinks provided.  High school students will earn community service hours.  Scenic Park is located at 603 Scenic Drive: turn up Maple St, heading towards the Hospital, and take your first right onto Scenic Dr, which dead ends into the park. Please RSVP to Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email. in case of cancellation due to weather.


Hunter Park Clean-up, Sat, March 30,  8:30—10:30am
Come join Ashland Tennis & Fitness members as we weed and chip the garden beds surrounding the tennis courts at Hunter Park on Saturday, March 30, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Tools, gloves, snacks and warm drinks provided.  High school students will earn community service hours!  Hunter Park is located at 1699 Homes Ave, off of Walker St. near Walker Elementary School. We will meet in the parking lot between the pool and tennis courts.  Please RSVP to Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email. in case of cancellation due to weather.​

Lithia Park Hosts, June-August 
Adult and high school volunteers needed to hand out maps, give directions and answer questions at an information table at the front of Lithia Park. Flexible shifts available June through August. Quick, easy training provided.  High school students will earn community service hours. For more information contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email.  

Lithia Park Guides, May through September
If you love Lithia Park and chatting with people, become a Lithia Park Guide.  Volunteers lead 90-minute walks detailing the history, flora and fauna of Lithia Park. Training required and provided. Flexible shifts available May through September.  For more information contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email.

Volunteers Needed at Senior Center
The Food & Friends Program at the Ashland Senior Center needs volunteers. Two to four hour shifts are available, Monday through Friday. This is a great way to interact with seniors and give back to the community!  If you're interested, please contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email. 

Nature Center Instructors and Class Assistants
Volunteers needed to teach our outdoor, hands-on classes “Animals of the Rogue Valley” for K-5 students starting this April.  Training and lesson plans provided. Various shifts and times available and you only need to help with one program per week. If you’re interested, please contact Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email.

Nature Center Gardeners
Gardeners are always needed at the North Mountain Park Nature Center Demonstration Gardens.  Have fun gardening in a group on Wednesday mornings or come out on your own.  Tools and friendly training provided.

High School & College Students
Students can earn community service hours, complete a Senior Project, Practicum or Capstone with us. For more information about any of these volunteer opportunities please call Lori Ainsworth, Ashland Parks & Recreation Volunteer & Event Coordinator at 541.552.2264 or email

To learn more about the many volunteer options, click here.


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