Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently seeking new members to serve on our Board of Directors and committees. Projects include consulting on park improvement projects, creating and organizing walking tours, advocating for our historic parks, and partnering with community groups to help meet shared goals. Included on our current board are landscape architects and designers, a horticulturalist, a lawyer, a business manager, retired park staff, graphic designers, and community relations professionals. We seek additional individuals with expertise and/or interest in at least one of the following areas:

Historical Research – looking for candidates interested in research regarding specific properties or projects at inception and regarding uses and changes over the decades.

Community Outreach – looking for candidates interested in identifying and working with community groups and individual Olmsted parks groups to help with park maintenance, improvements, and increased uses of Olmsted parks and boulevards.

Educational Programming – looking for candidates who can develop new teaching opportunities and/or to help create and/or lead walking tours.

Accounting – looking for candidates who can assist with budgeting and financial reporting.

Landscape Design – looking for candidates who have professional experience and/or training in reviewing design proposals.

Fundraising — looking for candidates that are interested in working on various fundraising initiatives and campaigns.

Strategic Planning – looking for candidates who can help direct and/or implement our long-range planning.

Communications – looking for candidates who can assist with the development of communication tools and content, including the increased and enhanced use of social media and other online tools.

Olmsted Legacy Advocates — anyone with an interest in the importance of Seattle’s unique urban parks and boulevards that possesses a willingness to advocate on their behalf to achieve the goal of preserving and enhancing Olmsted legacy parks for all!

The Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks are committed to inclusion, equity, and access, continuing the Olmsted principal of creating an interconnected park and boulevard system that extends throughout all of Seattle’s neighborhoods and that serves everyone in Seattle.  We firmly believe that board members and volunteers should represent all our neighbors and neighborhoods and strongly encourage people of color and members of historically underrepresented and marginalized groups to volunteer to serve in the various positions available with the Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks.

Please send an email to friends@seattleolmsted.org if you’re interested in serving with FSOP

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Olmsted 200. Celebrating Parks for All People

We are a proud partner of the Olmsted 200 campaign, a nationwide bicentennial birthday celebration of the democratic values and enduring influence of the visionary American landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted.

Join the celebration at Olmsted200.org