Volunteer

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At Pease Park, our most valued asset is our volunteer base.

They are the force behind the changes that happen in the park. We value every hour volunteered because it helps us in more ways than you might think.

Not only are our volunteers making real changes to the park, but every hour we can track and report gives us more clout when we need to advocate for decisions being made by the city regarding our beloved park, as well as giving us a reputation as an organization worth supporting when applying for various grants.

In order to help track volunteer hours and confirmations, we would kindly ask you to register for our volunteer events through the website GivePulse. If you’d rather not register there, we never turn away a good volunteer so you can come out and simply signup there. Either way, we want your help, because we can’t do it without you!

Upcoming Events

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September 30, 2017 9am - 1pm

Join Pease Park and the Austin Parks Foundation in celebrating National Public Lands Day by volunteering in the park! Parking can be found on the streets adjacent to 1100 Kingsbury Street and in the small parking lot near the picnic tables. Please carpool when possible as parking is limited.We will be meeting at 9am at the picnic tables. Activities for all ages will be available.

Snacks, beverages, and all necessary tools will be provided to volunteers. Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and be prepared for outdoor activity!

Please sign up here.

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October 1, 2017 9am - 12pm

We are hosting a volunteer day on October 1st from 9 - noon, in celebration of Be the Change Day of Service. Parking can be found on the streets adjacent to 1100 Kingsbury Street and in the small parking lot near the picnic tables. Please carpool when possible as parking is limited.We will be meeting at the picnic tables. Activities for all ages will be available.

Snacks, beverages, and all necessary tools will be provided. Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and to be prepared for outdoor activity.

Please sign up here.

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October 22, 2017 9am - 12pm

Pease Park and AmeriCorps are hosting a volunteer day on October 22nd, to make a difference on Make a Difference day. Join us at 9am at the picnic tables located along 1100 Kingsbury Street. Parking can be found on the streets adjacent to Kingsbury and in the small parking lot near the picnic tables. Please carpool when possible as parking is limited. Activities for all ages will be available.

Snacks, beverages and all necessary tools will be provided to volunteers. Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes, and be prepared for outdoor activity!

Please sign up here.

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Past Events

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National Trails Day

June 3, 2017 9am - 12pm

Help Pease Park celebrate National Trails Day by volunteering with us in the park! We will be hosting a volunteer day on June 3 from 9 - noon, and will be meeting at the picnic tables. Parking can be found on the streets adjacent to 1100 Kingsbury Street and in the small parking lot near the picnic tables. Please carpool when possible as parking is limited. Activities for all ages will be available.

We will provide snacks, beverages, and all necessary tools for the volunteer day. Please be sure to wear closed-toed shoes and be prepared for outside volunteering activity!

Please sign up here.

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Earth Day

April 22, 2017 9am - 12pm

Help Pease Park celebrate Earth Day on April 22 from 9 - noon! Parking can be found on the streets adjacent to 1100 Kingsbury Street and in the small parking lot near the picnic tables. Please carpool when possible as parking is limited. We will meet at the picnic tables and begin the workday from there. Activities for all ages will be available.

Snacks and beverages will be provided for volunteers. All tools will be supplied, but be sure to wear closed-toe shoes!

Please sign up here!

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KAB Clean Sweep 2017

April 7, 2017

Thank you for joining us and our friends at Keep Austin Beautiful for the annual city-wide Clean Sweep. We cleaned up the park, tended to our new trees and cared for the trails. This really helped out Pease Park for preparing for Eeyore's upcoming birthday!

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It's My Park Day - Spring 2017

March 4, 2017

Thank you for joining us for the Austin Parks Foundation's annual city-wide It's My Park Day. IMPD is a city-wide clean up of our parks, trails, and open spaces. We spruced up Pease Park for Spring and working on a variety of tasks suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Dillo Dirt - Part 2

March 18, 2017

Thank you for joining us to finish spreading the Dillo Dirt at Pease Park! We are sure to have a fantastic green spring due to the hard work of our volunteers.

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Caswell Shoals Clean-Up

January 29, 2017

Thank you to two of Pease Park Conservancy's favorite student groups, Absolute Texxas and Texas Wranglers, for volunteering in the park Sunday! These groups were able to help clean up the new bike-way, opening to the public soon. We could not have completed this project without you all!

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MLK Day - National Day of Service

January 16, 2017 1pm - 3:30pm

Please join us for the Martin Luther King Jr. Day - National Day of Service at Pease Park. We will be picking up trash, cleaning up the park's flower beds, removing graffiti, and tending to the new trees among other tasks. This is always a great heart warming event as we honor Dr. King by caring for our favorite Austin green space.

We'll have tasks for all ages and abilities. Pease Park Conservancy also provides all of the tools and gloves needed. We only ask that volunteers dress for the weather and work, and wear close-toed shoes.

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Caswell Shoals Tree Planting

January 10, 2017

As the Watershed Protection Department (WPD) Shoal Creek Restoration Project wraps up, we've partnered with WPD and PARD Urban Forestry to reforest the area where the new 24th Street bikeway was constructed. This area, known as Caswell Shoals, soon opens to the public as commuters and pedestrians will now be moved onto a trail under the 24th Street bridge, avoiding traffic at 24th & Lamar.

The new trees will not only beautify the area, but they will serve the important purpose of providing shade to trail users. Beyond that, the trees will help stabilize the soil near Shoal Creek, slow floodwaters, and improve water quality of runoff draining into the creek.

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AmeriCorps - Make A Difference Day

October 22, 2016

AmeriCorps will join Pease Park Conservancy for a day of cleaning up and removing invasive species at Pease Park. Over 80 AmeriCorps members have committed to help us get the park in top shape before Winter rolls in. This is a great time to plant trees and clear the hillside of invasive species.

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It's My Park Day - Fall Edition

November 5, 2016 9am - 12pm

Each year the Austin Parks Foundation hosts a citywide park improvement day called It's My Park Day. Traditionally the event is held in Spring, but due to popular demand they've added a date in the Fall. This years event will be Saturday, November 5th.

We will be hosting an event at Pease Park. Tasks for the day will be suitable for all ages. APF and PPC provide snacks, refreshments, tools, and t-shirts for all the great volunteers who participate.

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National Public Lands Day

September 24, 2016 9am - 12pm

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is September 24, 2016, and is the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands including parks, trails, and green spaces. Austin’s annual NPLD event is hosted by Austin Parks Foundation and Texas Conservation Corps.

We will again be hosting an event at Pease Park from 9am to noon. We'll have tasks for all ages and abilities. PPC also provides gloves and tools.

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Texas Wranglers

September 11, 2016 9am - 12pm

The Texas Wranglers have been coming out to Pease Park since we got our start. They've been the most consistent group of volunteers and we couldn't be more thankful for our partnership.

They will at Pease yet again on Sunday, September 11th from 9:00-noon. They'll tackle a number of projects; from clearing trash and debris, to invasive removal, to trial repair.

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Absolute Pease Park

September 10, 2016 9am - 12pm

Long-time Pease Park stewards, Absolute Texxas, will be joining us on Saturday, September 10th from 9am-noon to get Pease into top shape. We will have tasks for all ages and availability.

PPC will provide tools, gloves, first aid equipment, snacks, and refreshments. All you need to do is wear appropriate clothing, closed-toe shoes, and bring a positive attitude.

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National Trails Day at Pease Park

June 11, 2016 9am - 12pm

Due to recent rains, National Trails Day was postponed from June 4th to June 11th.

Join us to celebrate National Trails Day by working on the hiking trails at Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt. We will have refreshments and t-shirts for all of our great volunteers.

REGISTER HERE!

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Tree ID Walk with Treefolks

March 21, 2016 6pm - 7:30pm

In partnership with our friends at Treefolks, we'll be hosting a Tree ID walk in Pease Park and the Shoal Creek Greenbelt on Monday, March 21st. As most know, we got our start in 2008 as Trees for Pease and have planted over 2,750 native trees since that time. Trees are near and dear to our mission, and nobody has done more for the tree canopy of central Texas than Treefolks. You could call us both 'tree nerds'.

This will be great opportunity to take your tree knowledge to a new level! You'll have a chance to identify trees, learning about proper pruning and care, hear about our efforts to increase the tree canopy from 65% to 80%, and most importantly understand why urban trees are so vital to a healthy community.

Head to TreeFolks Facebook and webpage to register!

https://www.facebook.com/events/1058957474154885/

http://www.treefolks.org/tree-id/

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Keep Austin Beautiful: Clean Sweep

April 9, 2016 9am - 12pm

Another year, another Keep Austin Beautiful Clean Sweep!

Registration is required through the KAB Clean Sweep webpage. Scroll down to "Pease Park" and you can assure a spot on our team!

Rest assured that we'll have tools, gloves, shirts, snacks, beverages, and tasks for all ages and abilities.

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Give 5% to Mother Earth Day

April 22, 2016

EAT, SHOP, & PLAY on Earth Day - Friday, April 22nd

Give 5% to Mother Earth Day is a local campaign encouraging Austin to celebrate Earth Day by giving back to non-profits dedicated to keeping Austin green, clean, and healthy!

There is still time to sign up your business for this year's Give 5% to Mother Earth Day! More information and a list of participating businesses can be found here: www.austingive5.com

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Eeyore's Birthday Party Parking

April 30, 2016

Come park with us while attending Eeyore's Birthday Party at Pease Park! Our wonderful friends T3 and Benchmark Bank Austin are again allowing us to use their parking lot and garage to raise funds for the park. For only $15 a vehicle you can park conveniently across from Pease and walk to Austin's favorite annual rite of Spring.

Here's what makes this occasion worthwhile and in the spirit of Eeyore's Birthday Party; all proceeds go directly back to Pease Park! Funds will go to support our volunteer program, tree planting efforts, and general improvements to Pease Park.

Contact Tim Eishcen at teischen(AT)peasepark.org to sign up for a volunteer shift. We'll have some PPC items for all the volunteers, as well as snacks and refreshments!

Pease Park Conservancy

  • P.O. Box 50065
  • Austin, TX 78763
  • (512) 777-1632
  • info@peasepark.org

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