Scenic Park Work Party, Sat, March 2, 9am-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
NEW Dog Park Clean-up, Sat, March 10, 11am-1pm
Come join the Friends of Ashland’s Dog Park and CrossFit Inconceivable as we weed and prune the garden beds surrounding this popular canine park on Saturday, March 10, 11a.m. to 1 p.m. Tools, gloves, snacks and warm drinks provided. High school students will earn community service hours. The Dog Park is located at 950 Perozzi: turn onto Almeda at the stop sign at Helman and W Nevada and take your third right. Please RSVP to Lori Ainsworth at 541.552.2264 or by email. in case of cancellation due to weather.
Bike Swap Volunteers, April 6
The Ashland Community Bike Swap is looking for volunteers! This fun event will be held on Saturday, April 6 at ‘The Grove’, 1195 E Main St. Volunteer shifts are also available on Friday, April 5, 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. for bike intake and set up. Volunteers aged middle school to adult are welcome and all students earn community service hours.
Saturday, April 6 shifts include: 7:45 to 10:45 a.m. intake and set-up, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Bike Swap event, 1:30 to 4 p.m. breakdown. Volunteers get to “shop the Swap” before the event opens to the general public. 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
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