KCD offers a wide variety of volunteer opportunities. Monthly volunteer events in the KCD Native Plant Nursery and at Longfellow Creek provide chances to learn about growing native plants and restoring streams and wetlands. See the Volunteer Event Schedule below and click on the “Register Now” links to sign up for one of our regularly scheduled events.

Become a Better Ground Ambassador

Help KCD promote Better Water, Better Soil, and Better Communities by becoming a Better Ground Ambassador. Would you have fun attending events like the King County Fair, the Northwest Flower and Garden Festival and farmers markets? Are you interested in learning about environmental topics? Do you enjoy taking with people? Help KCD spread the word about our programs and services by volunteering as a Better Ground Ambassador. Gain valuable outreach experience and increase your awareness of environmental topics. Orientations are usually held on the 1st Thursday of each month from 6:00pm to 7:00pm.

Check our Events Calendar for upcoming orientations.

For more information about Better Ground Ambassadors, please contact Mark Dostal at 425-282-1955 or mark.dostal@kingcd.org.

Stream Steward Volunteers

KCD Stream Stewards test water quality parameters in the Boise Creek and Newaukum Creek sub-basins of South King County. Attend a training and learn how to become a Stream Steward.

Sign up to become a Stream Steward.

KCD Native Plant Nursery

Native plants grown from locally collected seed are the corner stone of conservation and ecological restoration. Learn about growing native plants for stream and wetland restoration projects while helping to perform critical nursery tasks. Activities include starting plants from seed, divisions, and transplants, or help maintain nursery stock by watering and weeding.

Where: King Conservation District Nursery in Renton
When: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Scheduled volunteer dates include:

Saturdays Fridays
September: 8, 15

October: 13

November: 10

December: 8

October: 19

November: 16

Register Now!

Group Habitat Restoration Events

Experience stream and wetland restoration first hand and help KCD implement successful restoration projects! Each season provides a different type of volunteer opportunity including: invasive plant removal, native plant installation, spreading mulch and installing tree protectors. These projects are great for groups. Snacks, tools, on-site supervision and environmental education provided. Contact Nikki Wolf volunteer@kingcd.org or 425-282-1909 to schedule a date and location that works for your group.

Duwamish Alive – Longfellow Creek

Join EarthCorps, the King Conservation District, the Green Seattle Partnership, and the Duwamish Alive Coalition as we restore important forest habitat along Longfellow Creek.

Longfellow creek is the second largest Salmon-bearing creek in Seattle. Every year, salmon return to the creek but few make it all the way to spawning due to threatened habitat. This where we need your help! We are working to restore the habitat along the creek as well as in adjacent greenspaces to improve water quality and provide habitat. Join your neighbors and community members to restore this important habitat!

Where: Greg Davis Park at 26th Ave SW and SW Brandon St in Seattle
When: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Register now!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone! Youth under 18 years of age need to complete a youth waiver: Click here to download. Youth under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Can I get service learning or community service credit for school?


What do I need for the day of the event?

Please bring water, sturdy shoes and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.  Don’t forget to bring raingear as we work rain or shine!

Can my youth group or company schedule a private volunteer event?

Yes! Groups of 10 or more can request a private event on weekdays or weekends.


Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Nikki Wolf at 425-282-1909 at least two days prior to a scheduled event to register, receive driving directions, and obtain more information.

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