Become a Volunteer

There are many ways to get involved in the Ward Parkway Homes Association. We’re always looking for enthusiastic volunteers. Here are some of the committees and events that would welcome your help.

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Beautification Committee

Coordinate with landscaping company for island maintenance; discuss and implement ideas to beautify the neighborhood.

Public green spaces:

  • East Marker Island at the junction of Belleview Avenue, Madison Avenue and 75th Street.
  • West Marker Island at the junction of 72nd Terrace and Terrace Street.

Board of Directors

Board members are elected leaders who meet regularly to discuss issues and make decisions about running the neighborhood, in accordance with the association bylaws.

Communications Committee

Help us publicize the Ward Parkway Homes Association’s events, activities and other important information through newsletters, website, social media, etc.

Events

Easter Egg Hunt

Typically held two weeks before Easter, this spirited egg hunt on the Ward Parkway Presbyterian Church lawn is a favorite for young kids. Event coordination includes filling eggs with candy, hiding them, planning refreshments.

4th of July Picnic

This lunchtime picnic celebrates Independence Day each July 4th, typically at Hale Cook Elementary School. Help organize bike parade, food, water, prizes, and entertainment; acquire block party permit; assist with setup/cleanup.

Neighborhood Night Out

Residents are invited to the WPHA’s Neighborhood Night Out events, held at a Waldo restaurant/bar. Meet your neighbors and rekindle old friendships while enjoying free food and drinks. Help coordinate event and menu; greet and check in guests; recruit volunteers; solicit door prizes and conduct drawing.

Harvesters Food Collection

The WPHA periodically collects nonperishable food for donation to Harvesters: The Community Food Network. Help distribute bags around neighborhood for food drive; collect food and deliver to Harvesters.

Holiday Homes Lighting

Organize our annual holiday lights contest during the second weekend in December. Recruit the previous year’s three winners to judge lighting displays throughout the neighborhood. Award prizes and deliver yard signs to winners. The best-decorated block or cluster of homes wins $100 toward a future block party. (Any resident who is a current dues-paying member as of Dec. 1 is eligible to win.)

Christmas Caroling

Caroling with neighbors is a much-loved tradition during the holiday season. Volunteer to be a singer or musician (no skills required!). Dress for the weather and bring a flashlight to use as we stroll part of the neighborhood.

Legal Consultation

Provide occasional legal information, advice and representation to WPHA Board of Directors.

Membership Committee

Help us welcome new residents to the neighborhood, encourage membership and foster connections.

Security Committee

Interested in crime prevention and neighborhood security issues? The Security Committee helps monitor issues and identify strategies to enhance safety and reduce crime in our area.

Contact us to become a volunteer