Group Photo of Volunteers

Volunteer In Your Parks!

Each year hundreds of volunteers help out in our parks and natural areas.  If you would like to volunteer, there are many options to volunteer and you can easily find the one that is a fun fit for you!  Volunteering not only helps parks and the people that use them, but they help volunteers learn, gain skills, and feel fulfilled!

“Volunteers are the only human beings on the face of the earth who reflect this nation’s compassion, unselfish caring, patience, and just plain loving one another.”
~Erma Bombeck​

Just for the Day

Want to help wildlife?  Plant beautiful wildflowers?  Fight off some weeds?

There are many one-day or short term volunteer opportunities that happen each year:

  • Fall & Winter Planting
  • Weed Pulls
  • Trail Cleanup

Have an idea or specific day in mind?  Contact the Volunteer Coordinator

Ready to sign up?  Complete the one-page Volunteer Registration form and send it to the Volunteer Coordinator

Ready for More!

Are you at a place in your life where you would like to give back for more than just a day?  Well we have programs that need your support and skills.

  • Outdoor Education & Recreation
  • Interpretation
  • Adopt a Spot

Please complete the Volunteer Application Form and contact the Volunteer Coordinator to learn more.


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Super volunteers working through OSU Center from Civic Engagement
Teaching how to fish is an important volunteer opportunity
Planting natives during the fall is a fun volunteer opportunity
Outdoor fun is a volunteer must!