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  • Volunteering

    The City has a variety of year-round volunteer opportunities for all.

    • Help out in a park.
    • Preserve our natural resources.
    • Be eyes and ears with other safety-minded citizens.
    • Serve on a board or commission.
    • Volunteer with your local Neighborhood Association.

    Other volunteer opportunities

Green and Clean

  • Saturday, April 20

    9:00 am-noon

    Be a part of Gresham's ninth annual Green and Clean. During Gresham's day of service, we come together to promote community pride and celebrate our parks and trails.

    Trails cleanup

    This year, community volunteers will help refresh City trails ahead of the Gresham Lilac Run. All ages are welcome. Afterward, celebrate doing good with a lunch party for all volunteers.


    • Trash pickup along trails.
    • Fill potholes along primitive trails with dirt/gravel.
    • Cut back vegetation.
    • Remove fallen branches debris and blackberry off to side.


    For more information or to RSVP, email the Neighborhood Services office at

    Gresham's day of service

    • GALLERY Green and Clean trails cleanup along the Springwater
    • Volunteers plant landscaping during the 2019 Green and Clean event at Hartley Elementary School.
    • Gallery Green and Clean wheelbarrow kid at Hartley Elementary
    • Volunteers spread out to clean up Main City Park in 2018.
    • Teenagers haul a wheelbarrow full of debris during the Main City Park day of service in 2018.
    • A tiny tot uses a spade to dig at Highland Elementary School in 2017.
    • Volunteers for Green and Clean plant and weed at Nadaka Nature Park in 2016.
    • Crowds of volunteers tackle blackberries during clean up in 2016 for Green and Clean.

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    • Green and Clean community volunteers will help refresh City trails ahead of the Gresham Lilac Run. Runners take on the Springwater Trail (pictured), Gresham Saddle Butte Trail and Butler Creek Trail.

    • Helping hands give the Hartley Elementary School grounds a much-needed makeover.

    • Kids are encouraged to come have fun making a difference in a day. 

    • Nearly 200 community volunteers spread out to beautify Main City Park in 2018.

    • All together now at Main City Park, 2018.

    • Volunteers of all ages came together with staff from the City and Highland Elementary School. The work party planted and weeded, laid bark dust on the playground, and created new garden beds.

    • It was a busy and beautiful day planting, weeding and refreshing Nadaka Nature Park and Trail.

    • Invasive blackberries are no match for the Green and Clean volunteer crew of 2015.