Community Services & Volunteerism
The Adopt-A-Park Program is a collaborative effort between Whitefish residents and the City to improve and maintain our parks and paths. Any group willing to make the commitment can adopt a park or segment of bike path. Volunteers from a variety of groups are welcome to participate, including:
- Athletic Organizations
- Civic organizations
- Employee groups
- Neighborhood associations
- School groups
- Social clubs
Volunteers will work with the Parks and Recreation Department to create a customized plan for your group and your park or path. Tools, supplies, and technical expertise will be provided.
Connect Whitefish is a community-based volunteer group whose vision is to ensure active transportation and healthy lifestyles for the Whitefish community through year-round biking and walking opportunities. To achieve our vision, Connect Whitefish engages in advocacy, education, awareness and promotion of biking and walking in Whitefish.
Current projects include:
- Bike to School Day
- Bike to Work Week
- Connect Whitefish Week
- Earth Day
Additional projects include bike path inventory for maintenance and wayfinding sign placement, research on a bike share program and other outreach opportunities.
Volunteer for Connect Whitefish
To volunteer, please email Carla Belski, the Community Services Coordinator.
There are many volunteer opportunities with the Parks and Recreation Department including special projects and events.
Volunteer to Ski Program: The Volunteer to Ski Program offers youth the opportunity to volunteer in our community during the summer and experience the reward of a winter season pass to Whitefish Mountain Resort. This program is available for students entering 6-8th grade in the 2021/22 school year. Deadline to apply is May 14, 2021. Application coming soon.
Fall Fruit Picking Program: The Parks and Recreation Department has been working to lessen animal/human interaction due to animal attractants and have embarked upon a program to manage fruit trees on city property. In our first year of coordinating this program with the Food Bank, volunteers picked over 700 pounds of fruit from city trees, and harvested 1,500 pounds of fruit (apples, plums, pears) for the entire project. We are looking forward to partnering with the North Valley Food Bank next season!
To volunteer, please complete and submit the Volunteer Application (PDF).