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Teens wanting to volunteer for West Linn Parks and Recreation's Safety Town are encouraged to apply now.

COURTESY PHOTO - West Linn Parks and Recs Safety Town needs volunteer counselors, middle and high school students wishing to enhance leadership skills and get volunteer hours. The last day of Safety Town includes a barbecue and bike rodeo, courtesy of West Linn Police Department.

West Linn Parks and Recreation is seeking volunteers to serve as counselors for Safety Town camp taking place Aug. 19 through 23. Volunteer counselors must be at least 13 years old and currently West Linn-Wilsonville School District middle or high school students looking to improve leadership skills and gain volunteer experience.

Volunteers are a very important part of the success of Safety Town.

Children who attend Safety Town are taught how to handle many hazardous and dangerous situations. Under the guidance of the City of West Linn recreation staff, volunteers and community resource personnel, children ages 4 through 6 are introduced to a wide variety of safety concepts with special emphasis on traffic and pedestrian safety. The program consists of guest presenters, classroom instruction, craft projects and songs.

Volunteers for Safety Town must be available for a six-day commitment, including one day of training and set-up. Training and set-up will take place from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15.

Safety Town will be held at Sunset Fire Hall, 2215 Long St., West Linn, 97068.

Application packets are available online at; or can be picked up at Parks and Recreation in West Linn City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road, West Linn. Call 503-557-4700 with any questions regarding applications.

In addition to submitting an application volunteers will have an in-person interview, be asked to sign a volunteer waiver, complete a supplemental questionnaire and provide two letters of recommendation. Application deadline is June 20.

Safety Town registration — Both morning and afternoon session are offered for Safety Town for ages 4 through 6. Camp is held at Sunset Fire hall Monday through Friday, Aug. 19 through 23 from 9 to 11 a.m. or noon to 2 p.m. On Friday families are invited to a complimentary barbecue and bike rodeo hosted by West Linn Police Department at 11 a.m.. Camp fee is $65 or $70 for those out of district.

Maddax Woods Volunteer Opportunity — The monthly work day at Maddox Woods will take place Saturday, May 18, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers age 13 and up are welcome to help clean trails and gardens. Tools and refreshments are provided. Register in advance through SOLVE at Work parties take place the third Saturday of each month.

Great Blue Heron Viewing at Maddax Woods — All are invited to come to Maddax Woods Park, 5785 River St. in West Linn from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 19 to view one of the largest great blue heron rookeries on the Willamette River. A limited supply of viewing equipment will be available; bring your own binoculars or scopes if you can.

For more information on this free event contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Registration information

Details on programs offered by West Linn Parks & Recreation can be found at You may register by internet, mail, or drop-off at City Hall, 22500 Salamo Road. Call 503-557-4700 for more information. For questions about classes through the Adult Community Center call 503-557-4704 and speak with Tiffany or Dawn.

Terri Jones is a Recreation Coordinator II for West Linn Parks and Recreation.

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