How to Volunteer
Volunteering to help maintain and beautify Richmond's park or trail systems is easy. In June 1998, the City launched the Partners for Beautification Program and since that time over 20 km of dyke trail have been adopted along with several streets and parks and the development of a community garden.You don't need special skills
Your interests and abilities are matched with available projects and areas for adoption. Recognition, support, tools and instructions are provided with the aim to make all volunteer experiences in Richmond's open spaces as fun as possible.
What is involved in "adopting" an area?
Individuals, organizations, families, strata councils, sports teams, service clubs, committees and even a group of friends can become involved in activities including:
- Litter collection on a street, trail or park
- Preservation of plant or animal habitat
- Sponsoring the cost of planting a flower bed or garden
- Graffiti removal
- Tree planting
- Maintaining or creating cul-de-sac gardens
There is no cost to adopting an area other than the time commitment. Volunteer efforts can range from a one-time only basis to a weekly or monthly schedule.
Businesses and organizations can make a financial contribution to help preserve and enhance Richmond's open spaces, tidy parking lots and storefronts and challenge staff teams to donate time or services.
Take the business challenge. For applications and more information, contact the Parks Program Coordinator at 604-247-4453.
City of Richmond Parks Department
5599 Lynas Lane
Richmond, BC V7C 5B2