Volunteer Opportunities

The City of Medford offers a generous blend of structured and non-structured volunteer opportunities.  The City is comprised of multiple departments including: City Administration, Parks, Recreation and Facilities, Medford Police, Medford Fire, Public Works, and Planning all of which oversee a variety of functions that need volunteer help. There is a a wide variety of volunteer opportunities for citizen involvement in the delivery of community services and maintenance of City land and facilities.  The City has multiple choices for citizens, schools, corporations and civic organizations to reinvest their gift of time and talents back to the community. Whether it's a one day project or ongoing support, we recognize your time is a tremendous investment to the City of Medford!

Park & Neighborhood Cleanups

Volunteer and Help Keep Our Parks Clean!

As part of our effort to keep City of Medford Parks and surround neighborhoods clean and attractive, Medford Parks, Recreation & Facilities has developed a schedule of cleanup efforts throughout the City. These cleanup efforts are coordinated by the departments volunteer coordinator and are centralized around Parks. Volunteers are provided all materials necessary to clean up the park and surrounding community. The department's coordinator will be stationed at the schedule park site handing out gear and materials to support this community cleanup. 

Submit A Park & Neighborhood Clean Up Application

    Park & Neighborhood Clean Up Schedule Q4 2022(PDF, 102KB)

I.O.O.F Eastwood Cemetery

Volunteer at Medford's Oldest Continually Operated Cemetery!

The I.O.O.F Cemetery was founded in 1890 and is listed as a State Pioneer Cemetery on the National Register of Historic places! Tour docents will guide registered customers through the cemetery sharing information in a fun and interesting manner. In addition to sharing stories about the lives of some of those interred, the tours are sprinkled with information on the art of monuments, early Medford history and the City's preservation efforts. Program Instructors are generally persons who are proficient in their field of endeavor.  Participants will be required to pre-register for such programs via the Parks and Recreation Department.  Materials for programs can be provided by the Cemetery Administrator. Cleaning Headstones and work on cemetery plots will include oversight and training by the Parks Maintenance division or the Cemetery Administrator. 

If you are interested in volunteering at the Cemetery please complete the volunteer application and the Cemetery Administrator will contact you with details.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Instruct a program such as headstone rubbing techniques, a drawing or watercolor class

  • Adopt-a-block and perform manual maintenance tasks (see pdf below for details)

  • Distribute materials /assist in locating burial sites during Memorial Day Open House

  • Advocate support for the cemetery by way of presentations to organizations

  • Cleaning Headstones

  • Other ideas?

Submit A Volunteer Application

Adopt-A-Block(PDF, 251KB)

Cemetery Maintenance Group Events Schedule Q4, 2022(PDF, 256KB)

Bear Creek Greenway Cleanups

The Bear Creek Greenway is a 20-mile, paved, multiuse trail that links the cities of Ashland, Talent, Phoenix, Medford and Central Point.

If you are interested in volunteering to help keep the Bear Creek Greenway clean and safe, please visit the Jackson County Parks volunteer webpage located here.  Jackson County Parks manages volunteer efforts along this well used multiuse pathway.