Corvallis Parks & Recreation - Department Wide Events

Welcome to the Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department Wide Events Volunteer Team Homepage!

Turkey Trot 2021 was a huge success - we welcomed over 1,200 racers and raised over $40,000 for the Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund which helps families in our community participate in our activities and programming. 

To all of our Turkey Trot volunteers, thank you!

We welcome your interest in joining the Department Wide Events Volunteer team. To submit an application, please select one of the links below:

There are currently no upcoming department wide events. However, if you submit an application we will be in contact when new volunteer opportunities come available.

For more information please contact Lily Schmidt at 541-766-6430 or

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Mission Statement

The Corvallis Parks & Recreation Department hosts several special events a year. These large community events are designed to improve the quality of life in the community, help create a sense of belonging, help support local business, and most importantly, are fun!  These large events need the help of numerous volunteers who have the same interest in supporting the community, strengthen relationships, and getting involved. We hope you will be able to join a special event team!

Volunteers like you will be valuable for two exciting events:

Movie in the Park

In the Summer-Experience an old fashioned drive in movie, without vehicles. Come volunteer at this event with a family friendly show and 1,900 of your community friends! Volunteer positions range from helping check bikes in at our Bike Valet Station, to crowd control, greeting people and the o’ so fun task of “picking up the trash.” Can’t wait to see you there!


Turkey Trot

Come help raise money for the P&R Scholarship Fund and help children, adults, seniors and families gain access to valuable programs like swimming lessons, basketball, cooking classes, yoga, day camps and more! The Corvallis Turkey Trot is a 10K, 5K, or 1K “little gobbler’s” Fundraiser walk/run on Thanksgiving morning. Volunteer positions range from helping with packet pickup in the days leading to the event, crowd control, course monitor, water server, and of course the o’ so fun task of “picking up the trash”. Come help the community burn some calories before that tasty thanksgiving meal!

Other special events such as ribbon cuttings, art exhibits, special tree plantings also occur.

Ready to join our Volunteer Team?

Click Here to fill out our individual volunteer application OR Click Here if you would like to sign up your group for group volunteer opportunities.

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