Volunteer Opportunities

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Parks & Public Works
Volunteer Opportunities

There are several types of volunteer activities available with the Parks & Public Works Department. You can volunteer to conduct a one-time event or an ongoing effort.

  • We accommodate all volunteers' interests, such as trail clean up or planting bulbs along park trails during the fall.
  • We will match a project to your interest and abilities.
  • Current volunteer projects include one-time park and trail clean-up activities. The longer-term projects include Adopt-a-Trail, Adopt-a-Planter, and Adopt-a-Highway Clean Up Projects.
  • The Town also combines volunteer activities with local service clubs and neighboring cities to maximize our efforts.


Parks & Public Works Volunteer Programs

Adopt-A-Bench Program: Do you have a beloved spot in Los Gatos where you would like to have more seating or a picnic area? New park, trail, sidewalk benches or picnic tables can be donated by an individual or organization to the Town of Los Gatos. Click here to learn more.
Adopt-A-Planter Program: Got a Green Thumb and want to help beautify the Town?This program allows residents and businesses to "adopt" one of the raised planting beds located in downtown Los Gatos on North Santa Cruz Avenue. Planter "adopters" are responsible for purchasing, planting, and maintaining plant materials in their planters. Click here to learn more.

Adopt-A-Highway Program: Help protect the environment and keep the Town entrances pristine! This program will consist of monthly clean ups located at the Highway 17 exit 20B on and off circle ramps. In order to participate in this program, volunteers must attend a mandatory training prior to volunteering. Click here to learn more.