11 Fun Family Volunteering Opportunities in and Around Seattle
Written by Lauren Valencia and Elisa Murray
Maintaining Hiking Trails
If your kids are comfortable with hiking, join a Washington Trails Association (WTA) work party to maintain trails in some of the most beautiful spots around Puget Sound; kids younger than 14 are welcome with an adult. Families are also welcome to sign up for one of WTA’s week-long volunteer vacations (which they don't offer every year).
Minimum age range: No official minimum, though the WTA volunteer coordinator notes that the vacations are geared towards older kids (12 and up). WTA also offers teen work parties and volunteer vacations for ages 14 and up.
Perks: Hiking in places you might not know about, learning about trails and parks issues, and trail camaraderie
Photo credit: Washington Trails Association