Kayak Cleanup - Volunteer Information

Can't make it?: Please let us know by emailing volunteer@theworldisfun.org - it will help us plan accordingly.

Where to go: Volunteer meetup will be in the Northwest Outdoor Center. The address is 2100 Westlake Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109.

Is there parking? Yes! There is free parking along Westlake, one block north of the Northwest Outdoor Center.

When to go: You will want to arrive on-site at the time of your scheduled shift. If you cannot remember the shift time that you registered for, you can look for your shift confirmation from Universe or email volunteer@theworldisfun.org. If you arrive late for your volunteer shift, we may not be able to accommodate you.

How to find us: Upon arrival at the Northwest Outdoor Center, let the event staff know that you are there to volunteer and they will direct you to the volunteer check-in area.

TWIF Lead: We have a TWIF Lead at every event to lead the volunteer group. They will be your go-to person for everything you need during the event. Your TWIF Lead will be:

What to bring: You must have proper identification with you to volunteer. A water bottle and a snack are also never a bad idea. This event does not have any secured storage so please only bring what you can carry on your person.

What to wear: Please wear something you won't mind getting wet or a bit dirty, as you will be in riding a kayak in the lake. Layers are always a great idea as it can get chilly.

Will we be inside or outside? Outside

Can I bring a friend? All volunteers must be registered for a shift. If you have a friend that would like to join you, please ask them to register through our website. If all shifts are full, please have them sign up for the waiting list and note that they are wanting to join you. Although space is often limited at these events, we will do our best to accommodate them.

How does this help? Soundkeeper’s mission is to protect and preserve the waters of Puget Sound. Soundkeeper staff and trained volunteers are on the water every week by boat and kayak, monitoring the health of the Sound and its tributaries . As a major environmental stakeholder, Soundkeeper actively engages government agencies and businesses working to regulate pollution discharges from sewage treatment plants, industrial facilities, construction sites, and municipalities.

Perks: A picnic lunch will be available at Lake Union Park following the cleanup.

Age Requirement: 18+

Documentation: Upon request, we will gladly supply you with documentation for your volunteer hours for work or school purposes. We do NOT, however, provide court documentation. We do not believe that volunteering is a punishment and under no circumstances will we provide documentation for court-ordered community service.