Volunteer in the Forest

VOLUNTEER SIGNUP FORM

Use this form to register to volunteer at an upcoming event.

Our staff will follow-up via email to confirm your spot.

Members of a group should use our Group Volunteering form

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The information you choose to submit below will be kept confidential, and make our program more inclusive and responsive to the needs of Seattle’s residents. 











VOLUNTEER WAIVER
The following release information is required for volunteer insurance and recognition purposes. For and in consideration of my participation in the Green Seattle Partnership volunteer program and the Delridge Neighborhoods Development Association Urban Forest Restoration Program ("DNDA"), a voluntary, public/private cooperative program (the “Program”), I release, acquit, and forever discharge the City of Seattle, a municipal corporation, its officers, agents, employees, and volunteers, and associated non-profit organizations, including DNDA, their officers, agents, employees, and volunteers (collectively, the “Released Parties), from any and all claims, demands, damages, costs, action, or liability, on account of, or in any way growing out of, any and all known and unknown, foreseen and unforeseen bodily injuries or death, or damage to property resulting from or by reason of my participation in, or transportation to or from, any activity, work, or work site in any way related to the Program. I accept and assume all risks, and assume all responsibility for the losses, costs and/or damages following an injury I (or my child/ward) suffer in the course of my participation in the Program, including disability, paralysis or death, even if caused in whole or in part by the negligence of the Released Parties. I understand that the City of Seattle provides medical insurance coverage for bodily injury incurred while I volunteer, and that the medical insurance coverage is secondary to any other insurance I have. I approve of emergency care for myself (or my ward/child) under the direction of the event leader or consulting doctor, if I am unable to approve it myself, including emergency or ambulance transportation and the administration of drugs, tests, anesthesia and blood transfusions to the below-named minor when a physician or dentist at the treating medical facility deems those procedures necessary for emergency treatment. I, as the undersigned, give permission to be photographed and/or filmed and have my image used by the Green Seattle Partnership or DNDA. 

YOU MUST ACCEPT THE TERMS OF LIABILITY IN ORDER TO REGISTER FOR A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY.



SUPPLEMENTAL YOUTH WAIVER
A Youth Waiver Form (opens in a new tab) is REQUIRED for anyone under 18 years of age before participating. Please bring a signed and completed form to DNDA staff at the beginning of your event.


Group Volunteering Interest Form

Groups are welcome to attend our regular events on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10am, free of charge under most circumstances. 

Use this form to inquire if space is available for your group.

If you would like to volunteer outside of our regular schedule, use this form to inquire about arranging a private volunteer experience on a day of your choosing.
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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 any water or snacks you might want during the volunteer event.
  • 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: Most sites are in the forest and do 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:

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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 (inactive for 2021)

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

Location: 29th Ave SW and SW Cambridge St

Driving Directions:

From Delridge Way (heading north or south):

* Proceed south on Delridge Way SW

* Turn right onto SW Barton Street

* Turn left onto 30th Ave SW

* Turn left onto SW Cambridge St

* Turn left onto 29th Ave SW

Both lot and on-street parking are available here. Our staff will meet at the southeast end of the parking lot near the bathroom structure. 

Busing Directions: The site is directly south of bus stops for Metro Routes 21, 60, 120, 125 and Rapid Ride C.

 

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