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Washington Parks & People

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Interested in volunteering and getting involed with Washington Parks & People? We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities both outside and virtually to keep you safe during the COVID-19 outbreak. Sign up today for safe activities such as:

  • Outreach -- virtual/physical posting of posters and infographs
  • Advocacy for budget increases for parks -- petitions/ testimony/ research/ graphics
  • Assistance with database updating and membership
  • Think Outside videos/podcasts including virtual tours of all our facilities
  • Research writing/photos on power of investing in parks for health -- studies, stories
  • Website support
  • Social media engagement
  • Fundraising help on crowdsource campaigns
  • Fundraising planning and cultivation for capital campaign for Embassy of the Earth
  • Development of manual and videos for training programs
  • Certified Health Leaders/farmers for our farms (WPP will train)
  • WPP archive organizing
  • Invasive Species removal (special COVID19 guidelines)
  • Basic park-clean up (special COVID19 guidelines)
  • And more...!
WPP will provide:
  • Safety rules/guidelines for COVID19
  • At-a-safe distance in-the-field training
  • Issue sterilized tools per person and teach proper sterilization techniques
  • For every 3+ hours worked volunteers are certified as a Park Leaders and become a WPP steward

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About Washington Parks & People


2437 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

To breathe life into parks and transform communities across the nation's capital.


Recognized as one of America's top parks/community partnerships, Parks & People is Washington's city-wide public/private parks partnership. Founded in 1990 to reclaim Meridian Hill/ Malcolm X Park, the organization led the transformation of that park from the most violent national site in the region to one of the safest. To date, Parks & People has helped advance over 160 parks, trails, streams, playgrounds, schoolyards, and community gardens. Parks & People's facilities include the historic Josephine Butler Parks Center, a vibrant and award-winning multi-purpose 40-room "greenhouse" for revitalizing innercity greenspaces; the Riverside Healthy Living Center, providing park programming, youth development, and healthy park-based business incubation; the Marvin Gaye Community Greening Center, a training farm, native tree nursery, and base of park reclamation and workforce development through our DC Green Corps; and the North Columbia Heights Green, a once-blighted vacant lot that serves as a hands-on outdoor classroom for sustainable food production and permaculture practices. Among key parks being helped right now, Parks & People has led the transformation of Marvin Gaye Park, DC's longest municipal park, for 14 years. It also helps Oxon Run Park, Shepherd Parkway, the Escarpment Ridge and Fort Circle network of parks, Walter Pierce Park (where 8,428 African Americans were buried after the Civil War), and the east side of Rock Creek park. Over the past decade, Parks & People has mobilized well over 300,000 hours of volunteer service for parks of all kinds. Parks & People volunteers work hard, have fun, and make a massive difference.



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Marvin Gaye Greening Center5000 Nannie Helen Burroughs Ave NEWashington, DC 20019







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