Volunteer in the Forest

DNDA and the rest of the Green Seattle Partnership are currently operating our volunteer programs with additional COVID precautions. This includes limiting each event to a maximum of 5 volunteers. As a result, volunteer spots may not be available on all dates. After you submit a volunteer inquiry, our staff will contact you directly to confirm your spot. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Caroline Borsenik, DNDA's Environmental Programs Director at caroline@dnda.org.

DNDA Volunteer Statement:

The volunteers who work to support our mission, values, history and commitment to social justice are the strength of the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association (DNDA). We seek to continuously provide a supportive, friendly and enriching environment to welcome and expand every volunteer’s range of talents. We believe that volunteers should come ready to engage in new experiences to help build and sustain a dynamic Delridge.

What to Bring

  • Working out in the elements requires the right apparel. Long pants and closed-toed shoes are required, even in the summer.
  • All volunteers under 18 participating without a parent, are required to bring a completed Youth Waiver Form.
  • Bring a face covering to the event. If you forget a face covering, the event lead will have extras for you.
  • Bring any water or snacks you might want during the volunteer event. For safety reasons, we will not be able to provide any refreshments.
  • If you have your own pair of work gloves you are encouraged to bring them. If you don’t that’s okay, we will have some for you.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, most sites will not have a bathroom present.

What to Expect When You Volunteer with Us:

Volunteering with DNDA’s Nature Programs can be a fun, rewarding experience allowing you to get outside, improve the health of a local natural area, and give back to your community. Here’s what you can expect when you participate:

Upcoming Events

Restoration Sites

Location: 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way

* Travel south on Delridge Way SW

* Turn right onto SW Brandon Street

Street parking is available here. Our staff will meet you at the trailhead located on the south east side of the listed cross streets above.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 bus stop at Delridge Way SW and SW Brandon St

Locations:

Side Entrance: 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St

Main Entrance: 5200 35th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126

Driving Directions to Side Entrance:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way

* Travel south on Delridge Way SW

* Turn right onto SW Brandon Street

Street parking is available here. Our staff will meet you at the trailhead through the gate on the north side of the listed cross streets.

Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 bus stop at Delridge Way SW and SW Brandon St

Driving Directions to Main Entrance:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way

* Travel south on Delridge Way SW

* Turn right onto SW Genesee Street

* Turn left onto SW Avalon Way

* Turn left onto 35th Ave SW

* Turn left on SW Dawson St

* Our site location is just south of 34th Ave SW & Dawson Street.

Parking lot is available here. Our staff will meet you just in from the trailhead in the main parade field.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 21 bus stop at 35th Ave SW and SW Hudson St

Park Name: College Street Ravine

Location: 51st Ave SW and SW College St

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south)

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway.

* From the bridge take the Admiral Way exit onto SW Admiral Way.

* Turn right onto SW Waite St.

* Turn right onto 51st Ave SW.

* Our site is located on the NE side of 51st Ave SW and SW College St.

Street parking should be available, however, do not park on grass lawns in the area.

Our staff will meet you at the trailhead.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 775 or 50 bus stop at SW Admiral Way and SW Waite St

Location: Delridge Way SW and SW Holly St 

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way SW

* Stay on Delridge Way SW until you reach the cross street of SW Holly St

Parking is available on either side of Delridge Way SW

Street parking available here, carpooling encouraged!

Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 bus stop at Delridge Way SW & SW Holly St

Location: 23rd Ave SW and SW Findlay St

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway
* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)
* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way
* Turn left onto SW Findlay St
* Continue straight and you will see the Wetland Park on your right
Street parking will be available on SW Findlay St or 23rd Ave SW
Our staff will be meeting volunteers at the park located at the cross street of 23rd Ave SW and SW Findlay St.

Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 bus stop at Delridge Way SW & SW Brandon St

Location: 28th Ave SW and SW Dakota St

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way

* Turn right onto SW Genesee St

* Turn right onto 30th Ave SE

* Turn right onto SW Dakota St

* Turn Right onto 28th Ave SW

Street parking only available here, so carpooling encouraged!

Our site is in a wooded area in the park. Our staff will meet you at the trailhead in the park.

Busing Directions: Accessible from the 50 bus stop at 30th Ave SW and SW Genesee St

Locations:

Longfellow Creek Central at Brandon: 29th Ave SW and SW Brandon St

Longfellow Creek Central at Juneau: 26th Ave SW and SW Juneau St

Longfellow Creek Central at Brandon Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way

* Travel south on Delridge Way SW

* Turn right onto SW Brandon Street

Street parking is available here. Our staff will meet you at the trailhead located on the south east side of the listed cross streets above.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 bus stop at Delridge Way SW and SW Brandon St

Longfellow Creek Central at Juneau Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle College exit (right hand exit)

* Follow the exit as it winds around to the left & turns into Delridge Way

* Travel south on Delridge Way SW

* Turn right onto SW Juneau St

* Continue straight until you have reached 26th Ave SW

Street parking available here, so carpooling encouraged!

Our staff will meet you at the trail head just west of the listed cross streets.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 bus stop at Delridge Way SW and SW Juneau St

Location: 1901 SW Genesee St, Seattle, WA 98106

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south)

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway.

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle Comm. College exit (right hand exit).

* Stay to your left to exit onto Delridge Way SW.

* Turn left at SW Andover St. This is the first light after exiting off of the bridge.

* Turn right at 21st Ave. SW.

* Turn left at SW Genesee St.

 Park in the Pathfinder K8 school parking lot.

Our staff will meet you at the park entrance located at the south end of the parking lot.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 125 bus stop at 21st Ave SW and 22nd Ave SW

Info coming soon!

Location: 14th Ave SW and SW Holly St

Driving Directions:

From I-5 or Route 99 (heading north or south):

* Take the West Seattle Bridge exit off either highway.

* From the bridge take the Delridge Way SW/South Seattle Comm. College exit (right hand exit)

* The exit will wind around to the left & turn into Delridge Way, travel south on Delridge to the third light (follow signs to SSCC)

* At light (just past the pedestrian overpass), turn left onto SW Oregon St.

* Follow this hilly arterial street as it winds around and eventually makes a hairpin turn to the right and turns into 16th Ave. SW

* Follow 16th Ave. SW and after ¼ mile SSCC will be on the left hand side

* Three blocks past the college take a left on SW Myrtle St.

* Take a left onto 14th Ave SW. Follow 14th Ave SW until it ends at the trailhead

Riverview Playfield parking lot will be straight ahead.

Our Staff will be meeting you on the east end of the parking lot.

                Busing Directions: Accessible from the 120 or 128 bus stop at 16th Ave SW and SW Orchard St