As part of the City of San Jose Adopt-A-Park program, the Lake Cunningham Native Garden has been formally adopted by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Under this program, all volunteers receive the city’s Workers’ Compensation self-insurance during the time they volunteer at a city park.

The City of San Jose requires volunteers to fill out and sign a Volunteer Service Agreement form:

  • One-timeĀ volunteers should use this form: One Day Event Form. It must be filled out, signed, and submitted each time the volunteer volunteers at the park.
  • Returning/regular volunteers should use this form: Adopt-A-Park Form. It should be filled out the first time the volunteer volunteers at the park; it is not needed on subsequent volunteer workdays.