There are plenty of ways to volunteer at Deception Pass State Park. From trail maintenance, event or special project support, to foundation committee work there are many opportunities to get involved and make a difference.
Our ongoing projects are often looking for new volunteers:
Beach Naturalist: Trainings begin in March and volunteer opportunities at the Rosario Tidepools begin thereafter and throughout summer.
Adopt-A-Trail or Building!
Kiosk Volunteer: Help staff the kiosk at the south end of the bridge. Involves merchandise sales and giving general information. Shifts on summer weekends and other busy days.
Special Events/Public Outreach: Annual First Day Hike, weekend Amphitheater programs all summer, nature walks, merchandise sales at summer events, Holiday events, or write articles for the “Current’’ newsletter.
Interpretive/Educational Program Assistant: assist interpretive staff with events or programs.
Trail and campground Cleanup, building Picnic Tables, and more!
There is a lot to help with. If you are interested, please complete our online volunteer form.
March 5, 2020-A note from the Foundation:
Hello Park Volunteers!
Some of you may have heard rumors that the Foundation and the Park will be implementing a new Volunteer Management System (VMS) soon. Well, those rumors are true!
We are targeting April 1st to “go live”. That means that event and volunteer activities that begin after April 1st will be managed with the new system and those prior will be “business as usual”. For example, the Swing the Gate Fun Run that comes up on March 29th will be managed as before but the Keepin it Reel Fishing Derby on April 18th will be managed under the new system. Volunteer activities that are ongoing or extend past April 1st will be migrated to the new system in the ensuing weeks.
So what does that mean for current Park volunteers? It means that every active volunteer will have their own private portal on the system where they can get information about upcoming volunteer opportunities, check their schedule/assignments, verify/change their personal information and/or preferences, watch a training video, send a message to their team lead, download a form or other pertinent document, record time, and more…
So how will volunteers access this portal? The private portal, called VicNet, can be accessed from any internet connected computer, tablet, or smartphone! For example, say you are not sure whether you’re scheduled next Friday afternoon to help with an event? No need to call, just use your device of choice, login and check it out!
So what happens to the existing volunteer information? The short answer, most of it will be migrated to the new system. When volunteers access the VicNet portal for the first time, they will be requested to carefully review all of their information and add to it with a expanded set of interest/experience areas, emergency contacts and other details.
Volunteers should expect to receive specific information about how to access and use the new VicNet portal within a few weeks. Stay tuned and thank you for volunteering at Deception Pass State Park!