DIG Burbank

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DIG Burbank enhances the condition and beauty of our City parks through the volunteerism of individuals, community organizations, and businesses. Volunteers are assigned to various parks and will engage in activities such as litter clean-up, weeding, and planting. 

WHY DIG Burbank?
Effective July 2017, the City of Burbank discontinued the use of herbicides in its public parks. City Council directed staff to explore alternative weed control options such as organic products, manual pulling, and the support of community volunteers.  As a result, DIG Burbank was created to enhance and maintain the beauty of our City parks through the volunteerism of individuals, community organizations, and businesses. The investment we make in our neighborhood and community parks is truly an investment in community.

As a DIG Burbank volunteer, you will be expected to perform cleanup/maintenance as agreed upon by the Department for a designated period of time (dates to be set by staff). All work shall be performed during daylight hours. DIG Burbank volunteers will work without direct City of Burbank supervision. Participants bear individual responsibility for personal safety and appropriate behavior when working within the boundaries of a City park.

Volunteer Pre-requisites: 

• Comfortable working outside, sometimes on uneven ground. Willing to get dirty.
• Able to lift 25 lbs.
• Able to perform physical activities that require considerable use of arms, legs and entire body, such as balancing, stooping, bending, and handling materials.
• The recommended age for volunteers is 7 years and above. One adult supervisor (aged 18 or over) must be present for every five minors over the age of 7 years.

Volunteer shifts are typically 2 hours on Saturday mornings.  A minimum of 4 volunteers are required for each shift.

Group Leaders - Group Leaders assume the lead role and coordinates with group volunteers and Parks & Recreation staff. Group Leaders must be aged 18 or older and required to attend a brief training session.  



If your organization/business
is interested in volunteering as a group.
*Complete one form per group.

If you would like to volunteer on your own.
Complete a Burbank Volunteer Program form.  
You will be contacted regarding available opportunities.


Who can participate?
Almost anyone can! You may choose to volunteer as an individual or form a group with your family, friends, or organization.  A Burbank Volunteer Program form must be completed and returned prior to the volunteer assignment.

How do I volunteer with DIG Burbank?
If you are interested in participating the DIG Burbank, please complete the DIG Burbank application (individual application / group application).  It is pertinent that form the is complete.  A staff person will follow-up upon receipt of the application.


How are parks assigned?
Parks are assigned on a first-come, first serve basis. Adoption by one group does not preclude adoption of another area of the same park.

How will my group be recognized for my participation?
DIG Burbank volunteer groups who have committed to a minimum of 3 volunteer shifts will be publicly acknowledged on the City webpage, any print materials associated with the program, and social media outlets. Additionally, DIG Burbank volunteers will be invited to receive a certificate of recognition at a designated City Council meeting date. 

For more information, please contact 818-238-5300 or email parksandrec@burbankca.gov. 


Thank you for your participation in the DIG Burbank Program. Your Group Leader will go over program expectations, proper techniques, and safety standards with you on the day of your shift.  


  For Minors:
Volunteer forms must be signed by parent/guardian prior to volunteer shift. Please return completed forms to your Group Leader.

Note: It is recommended that volunteers be age 7 or above. One adult supervisor must be present for every 5 minors.

Supplies List:

***Groups are asked to furnish their own supplies***

Suggested items include:







For Group Leaders:



Supplies List:
Groups are asked to furnish their own supplies.

Suggested items include:

Supplies List:
Groups are asked to furnish their own supplies.

Suggested items include:

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