COVID-19 Volunteer Safety Guidelines

City of Bothell volunteer events follow a City approved COVID-19 safety plan.

Steps to keep everyone safe include:

  • Event pre-registration is required (no walk-ups allowed) and maximum group size will follow current Public Health guidelines. We are currently allowing groups of 9 volunteers at a time (+1 staff member or volunteer lead, for a total of 10 people). Due to limited availability, we request "firm RSVP's" only.
  • Event leaders and volunteers must complete and pass our health self-assessment checklist prior to participation - Volunteer Health Self-Assessment PDF.
  • Volunteers and leaders will bring and agree to wear a face covering when six feet of space cannot be maintained. The City can provide one for you should you need one.
  • All participants maintain at least 6 feet of space between individuals at all times (unless participants live within the same household). This includes maintaining distance from other park users.
  • Event sites are selected and are setup to facilitate physical distancing.
  • Tools will be provided to you at events. Tools are not shared during events and are cleaned between uses.
  • Hand sanitizer is available for volunteers.
  • Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves. If you are unable to provide your own gloves, please contact Shelby Krogh, Volunteer & Special Event Coordinator, at least 24 hours prior to the event.
  • Onsite safety orientation includes an overview of the safety steps and this information is included in pre-event registration materials.
  • Bring your own snacks and water.
  • Volunteers ages 13 and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult who will remain onsite and supervise the minor for the duration of the event. Youth ages 14 to 17 must either be accompanied by an adult or email a completed, parent/guardian signed waiver form to the Volunteer & Special Event Coordinator, Shelby Krogh, prior to the event. 

We recognize that serving the City of Bothell and our community at this time is a personal decision. We encourage volunteers to make choices based on what is best for their well-being and the well-being of others in their household. For those who feel uncomfortable, we understand. It is OK to stay home.

Volunteer Interest List

Interested in volunteering and want to be added to our volunteer email list? Fill out the Volunteer Intake FormWhen an opportunity becomes available that matches your interests, we'll let you know!