Volunteer with MetroParks

Share your talents, learn new skills, and meet dedicated people like yourself through our volunteer opportunities! As a volunteer for MetroParks of Butler County, you are supporting your local recreational areas, conservation and restoration efforts, educational programs, and more for our community now and for generations to come.

Our volunteer opportunities can be as different as the MetroParks themselves! You can get involved with various ongoing and one-time opportunities as an individual volunteer or as a team. Our opportunities offer experiences in projects and programs like invasive species removal, birding hikes, farm animal care, garden management, historical research, photography at events, nature playscapes, trail maintenance, and more.

To learn more, check out our "Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities" section below or contact volunteering@YourMetroParks.net!

 

Volunteer Opportunities Directory

Farm Caretaker with Goat at Farmstead

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities


Various Volunteer Roles at Pioneer Life
When: Saturday, October 9, 2021 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Volunteer Shifts: 11:30 am to 2 pm & 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Where: Governor Bebb MetroPark, Pioneer Village, 1979 Bebb Park Lane, Okeana, OH 45053
Volunteer Role Descriptions: 
  • Activity Station Captains: Assist with activities tables like butter churning, candle making, pioneer games, pie making, and more! We are looking for 4 volunteers to assist with these stations.
  • Historic Interpreters: Shadow trained Interpreters during the event to learn about Pioneer education! If you are interested in becoming trained Historical Interpreter after the event, we require a 6-month commitment to volunteering with us.

Various Volunteer Roles at The Howl
When: Saturday, October 23, 2021 from 12 pm to 3 pm
Where: Voice of America Park, 7850 VOA Park Drive, West Chester, OH 45069
Volunteer Role Categories:
  • Event Set Up: Set up tables, chairs, signs, canopies, etc.
  • Registration Station: Assist with staff checking in event participants
  • Dog Agility Station: Assist dog owners with the agility station
  • Trick-or-Treat Trail: Work at stations along the Trick-or-Treat Trail and give out candy (for humans) and dog treats (for the pups, of course!)
  • Event Clean Up: Put away tables and chairs, take down signs, tents, etc.

Feeder Fill Monitor
When: Flexible; during park hours from 8:00 am to dusk
Where: Forest Run MetroPark, Timberman Ridge Area, 1976 Timberman Road, Hamilton, OH 45013
Volunteer Role Description: This opportunity is for the birds, literally! Become a Feeder Fill Monitor and help keep our birds happy and full. Monitors fill up to eight feeders in a central location at the Welcome Center and clean the bird bath on a weekly basis. Volunteers in this position will need to successfully complete a background check prior to starting the position.

Farm Caretaker
When: Flexible; Dependent on need of farm team
Where: Chrisholm MetroPark, Historic Farmstead, 2070 Woodsdale Rd. Trenton, OH 45067
Volunteer Role Description: A Farm Caretaker assists staff with daily animal care of goats, chickens, and a bunnies who live at the farm! In addition, staff need assistance with general cleaning and maintenance at the Farm to keep our furry friends happy. This position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule as well as have the ability to work in all outside weather conditions; wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold (below 32 F degrees) and extreme heat (above 90 F degrees).
Trail Maintenance Steward
When: Flexible; During park hours 8:00 am to dusk
Where: Assigned hiking trails within our MetroParks
Volunteer Role Description: A Trail Maintenance Steward hikes marked trails in an assigned MetroPark at least four hours per month! Stewards report any maintenance and safety concerns to MetroParks staff, pick up any trash, and engage with the trail user community.

If you are interested in any of the above opportunities or another type of opportunity not currently listed, please contact volunteering@YourMetroParks.net!

Volunteer Application(s) & Forms

Ready to join our volunteer crew? Review and complete the required documents below:

*The Parental/Guardian Consent Form is needed for volunteers ages 14 to 17. Volunteers ages 13 and younger are required to have a parent or guardian present while volunteering with MetroParks.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

Once approved, current volunteers register for volunteer opportunities through Volgistics. The more hours you log, the more rewards you earn!

Current Volunteer Newsletter


FRIENDS OF METROPARKS OF BUTLER COUNTY

Looking for another way to support MetroParks' efforts? Join the Friends of MetroParks of Butler County to meet new people and improve the quality of life in your community and favorite MetroPark!