North Bellevue Community Center Gardener

  • Last Date to Apply: Open
  • Days: Weekdays
  • Hours: Varies
  • Number of Positions: Open
  • Department: Parks & Community Services
  • Season: Mostly summer, some year-round
  • Job Site: North Bellevue Community Center
  • Length of Commitment: Minimum three months
  • Training Required/Provided: Training and orientation
  • Position Reports to: Dan Lassiter
  • Age: 16+
  • Work environment: Outdoors
  • State Patrol Check Required: Yes

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work in the garden and patio area in the Northwest corner of the Community Center grounds.
  • Plant, weed, fertilize, water and otherwise maintain a wide variety of perennial and annual plants and shrubs.
  • Work with staff, Advisory Board members and other garden volunteers to maintain and enhance garden design and year-round beauty.
  • Maximize plant budget by adding donations from individuals and area businesses.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An interest in gardening
  • Able to work independently
  • Community spirit
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Ability to learn new tasks and information
  • Friendly and interested in making people feel welcome
  • Donation procurement experience helpful but not required

Benefits Provided:

  • Opportunity to design and plant a community garden
  • Gain and enhance knowledge about gardening through work with Master Gardeners program
  • Preparation for future employment
  • Possible school credit for community service
  • Receive an education about the Bellevue community
  • Gain a sense of responsibility

To apply, please submit the following:

Return application materials to:

City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department
Attn: Dan Lassiter
P.O. Box 90012
Bellevue, WA 98009-9012

For questions, contact:

Dan Lassiter, 425-452-7681 or email
Darrion Spratley, 425-452-7681 or email

Selection Procedures:

  1. Application paperwork is reviewed and forwarded to appropriate staff based on a match of the position and related qualifications
  2. Candidates not selected will be notified.
  3. Qualified applicants will interview with Dan Lassiter.
  4. Reference checks and Washington State Patrol Background Check will be conducted.
  5. Applicants selected for volunteer position will be notified and will attend an orientation.
  6. Selected applicants will receive on-site training and are required to keep a daily record of volunteer hours.
It is the policy of the City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services Department to provide volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual preference, and/or disability.