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Information about volunteer opportunities

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Featured Volunteer

Dai Suzuki

Dai Suzuki - Featured Volunteer

I was looking for some volunteers or communities to improve my speaking in English because I felt that it wasn’t enough for me to only take classes for speaking English. So, I needed more experience and opportunities to talk to local people. They speak English very fast and sometimes it’s … Continue reading

Paul Schryver

Paul Schryver - feature volunteer

I enjoy working with the West Central Park to help build a better community and to provide a green space for all of Olympia to enjoy for future generations.

Rueben Males

Rueben Males is the featured volunteer

People really like to share time with other folks doing meaningful work related activities. Here at West Central Park, it is neighbors creating a community commons by volunteering to be involved.

Diane MacArthur

When I learned of the WCP, I was intrigued and in awe of the vision and dedication to making a difference in the community. I look forward to the Sunday work parties for both the fellowship with great people and to see the growth and transformation of the park. I … Continue reading

Ryan Harris

Ryan Harris

Why I Help Out at West Central Park I volunteer at the park because it is a great way to connect with folks in the community, hear stories about Olympia and share thoughts to a wonderful and diverse bunch of people. I enjoy the story behind the park and the … Continue reading

Scott Bishop

Scott Bishop - Featured Volunteer

As a retired person I have made it my ‘retirement plan’ to help build community. And I think what Alicia and friends are doing is a truly wonderful addition to our community. So you see, I just had to be a part of it. Come out and join us.

Justin McDowell

I think helping out with the West Central Park Project is a great way to support my neighborhood and contribute something nice to the city. Plus, I work on the web and this gives me a good excuse to do something different, get outside, and work with my hands in … Continue reading

Eva Combs

Eva Combs volunteers at the new West Central Park

I volunteer with the West Central Park because I like helping the helping create something for the community. It is a tangible thing that we are doing. I also like the sense of community that the act of creating engenders in the people with whom I volunteer. It engages the spirit.

Polly Ceccanti

Polly Ceccanti

“I used to walk through this lot every day to catch the bus to work, and I would imagine all the different ways the community could put it to use. I’m so glad that now it’s actually happening! I’m working on painting a small mural on a box that hides … Continue reading


In his own words, our Featured Volunteer Kayden Ray, describes his experience volunteering for the West Central Park. “Today, I volunteered to clean up the West Central Park. I learned all about volunteering. I cleaned up sticks, blackberry, picked weeds, cut roots, painted, and planted some flowers and small trees. … Continue reading

Dale Johnson

Olympia resident, Dale Johnson describes his reason for volunteering at West Central Park. “I read about the park in the Daily O, and also had met Alicia at one of her local get togethers. The park idea sounded good to me and with a lot of time on my hands, … Continue reading

Seth Chance

Seth Chance next to the West Central Park Project sign

Seth works for the Olympia Parks Department and first heard about the West Central Park Project from friends. After seeing the site itself, his passion for parks and land management led him to get involved. “I wanted to get involved on the ground floor,” says Seth, “Any time there’s new … Continue reading