The Boise River Greenbelt
The Boise River Greenbelt is one of Boise's greatest assets, running along both banks of the Boise River between Lake Harbor and Barber Park. The Greenbelt provides over 20 miles of paved paths, connecting 12 parks and a golf course along the river. It has become a favorite place for people to walk, run, bicycle, roller blade, fish, swim and watch wildlife.
BPD's Greenbelt Volunteer Program
The Boise Police Department is committed to keeping the greenbelt a safe and pleasant atmosphere for the citizens of Boise.The Greenbelt is patrolled year round by uniformed police officers on bicycles, assisted by a few part-time Rangers and many volunteers.
Volunteers ride in marked golf cart or on bicycles. Volunteers typically work one regular shift per week. Shifts run from 10am to 3pm and 3pm to 8pm in the summer and 10am to 3pm in the winter. There are typically 2 to 4 volunteers per shift. Volunteers all carry cell phones to allow communication with dispatch and each other.
All volunteers must be screened and approved by the Police Department.
How to Apply
Click here to apply! Please note, Greenbelt Volunteer applications will be considered from October 1st through November 30th annually. Applications received outside of this timeframe will be considered the following October. Volunteers who are selected and approved will begin the following spring.