Seattle Parks TeensService Learning

Opportunities for teens with the Seattle Parks department

Seattle Parks and Recreation has a wide range of service-learning and community service opportunities in your neighborhoods.

Please consult your counselor or teacher at your school to find what the requirements are for your respective school and have the project approved. Youth are responsible for supplying the appropriate paperwork to document service-learning and community service hours.

Please note, each of these opportunities requires youth who are responsible, dedicated, dependable, hardworking, trustworthy, self-motivated, detail oriented, and comfortable with working in small groups. Many of these opportunities are service based and require an understanding of customer service. The Parks Department would like the individual not only to have a fulfilling experience, but to be proud of the work that they have produced.

Each individual involved in the service-learning project will be required to record their thoughts and reflect on their experience in either a journal or by other means. This could include group discussions, photographs with captions, poetry, illustrations, or by other methods approved by the teacher or counselor in charge of servicelearning at the students' school and also by the project supervisor.

If you are interested in any of the following service-learning projects, or if you have any questions, please contact:

Teen Leaders at your
local Community Center or Teen Life Center
OR Gwen Wessels

Service Learning outside of Seattle Parks

Many teen programs throughout the city have service aspects to their running programs. These programs often count towards service learning credits for high school graduation. If you are looking to get involved with an outside organization check with our partner United Way of King County or check out these other opportunities:

Gates Foundation Solid Ground logo Puget Sound Blood Center
Planned Parenthood Seattle Lighthouse Global Visionaries
NW Harvest Washington Trails Earth Corps
Seattle Lighthouse


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