Join the PALS volunteers
Partners, Ambassadors, Leaders & Stewards
Did you know that each year 50% of Americans donate a total of
more than 20 billion hours to various causes? The City’s Park
Division, like a number of agencies and non-profit groups in
Chico, seeks volunteers to contribute to the care of our Parks
Why Volunteer in Chico Parks and Greenways?
- FOR FUN!
- It keeps you active and fit.
- It provides you with new experiences.
- Some classes offer academic or service hours credit.
- To connect with and give back to the Chico Community.
- To feel good about yourself.
- To make a positive difference.
You may even have some reasons unique to you!
CLICK HERE for a volunteer application. Thank you!
If you would like more information please call 530-896-7800 or
via email firstname.lastname@example.org
Volunteer Opportunities in the Park
Everyone has their favorite spot in Chico’s Parks and Greenways.
Volunteers are needed to help care for these areas. Some tasks
include weeding, cleaning BBQ grills, painting signs, litter
removal and small construction projects. Once a spot has been
adopted, Park staff will create a maintenance plan for the area
to be followed by volunteers.
Individuals or groups are assigned or may choose a specific
Chico Park or Greenway to remove litter. In addition to these
projects, the City co-sponsors several community-wide cleanups
Do you enjoy visiting Bidwell Park on a regular basis? Then
consider joining the PALS Ambassadors. PALS ambassadors provide
visitors with information on Bidwell Park and the Chico area.
Additionally they report any unusual activities or conditions to
park rangers or maintenance staff. To join, click on
the Volunteer Application, complete and return to the Park
Trail Maintenance & Repair
Volunteers work alongside our Park Trail crew to repair and
maintain established trails (constructing water bars to reduce
trail erosion, clean drainage dips, etc.). Volunteers can also
help eradicate and re-vegetate unauthorized “bootleg” trails.
There are two trail work seasons — fall and spring — in Upper
Bidwell Park. .
Weeding & Habitat Restoration
Volunteers can help the Park Division reduce the amount of
herbicides used in the Park by helping manually remove weeds and
also help plant California native plants in our restoration areas
to reduce weed growth.
Volunteers can perform specially-designed projects in Bidwell
Park. Construction projects such as information kiosks, shade
structures, routed signs, and wood maps have been made by
volunteers. Some Special Volunteer Projects* include:
- The donation of funds & labor toward
building accessible picnic sites in
- The installation (and donation if possible)
of split rail fence to replace old
- Lower Park’s exercise Vita
Course needs to be replaced. Donations of Vita
Course exercise equipment are welcome.
*For costs associated with special projects or for more ideas on
how you can volunteer in the Park, please call (530) 896-7800 or
Youth and adults can complete community service or volunteer
hours by participating in any of our drop-in programs or by
scheduling a special project. Please contact the Park Services
Coordinator for more information.
Volunteer Waiver Forms
Volunteer Application and Release of Liability
Group Declaration Waiver and Release of Liability
PALS Volunteer Training Manual
Partner Organizations Seeking Your Help
Check out our Volunteer
Calendar for upcoming Volunteer Opportunities