Volunteering for MetroParks
Share your talents, learn new skills, meet new friends. Volunteering for MetroParks is fun, rewarding, and supports a mission for conservation, education and recreation, now and for generations to come! Enjoy flexible scheduling and new experiences. Training is available. Organizations and people of all ages are welcome*. Service learning, volunteer internships, one-time and on-going opportunities are all available. Email volunteering@YourMetroParks.net for more information.
Volunteering can be as varied as the parks themselves: support conservation efforts, trails, fishing, history, music, birds and wildlife, gardening, photography and natural landscapes. Help at an event or program, in the field, the office, the lodge or the welcome center! For additional details and an ever-changing list of volunteer opportunities:
*The Parental Consent Form below is needed for volunteers ages 14-17. Volunteers aged 13 & under are required to have an adult to serve alongside them.
Once approved, current volunteers sign up for volunteer opportunities and log their hours to earn valuable rewards:
Looking for another way to support MetroParks' efforts? Join the Friends of MetroParks of Butler County to make new friends and improve the quality of life in your community and favorite park.
** NEW OPPORTUNITIES**
If interested in any of our opportunities, contact Amy Pellman at apellman@YourMetroParks.net.
Feeder Fill Monitor
When: Saturday or Sunday; during park hours 8:00 am – dusk
Where: Forest Run MetroPark – Timberman Ridge area, Welcome Center
What: 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 (8) 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.
When: Mid-April through mid-October
Where: Governor Bebb MetroPark – Dry Fork Campground
What: Like to camp and help others? We are looking for some friendly faces who like to camp and have their own equipment to setup camp at the Dry Fork Campground-on us! The Campground host will greet other campers, answer questions, and periodically check the restroom facilities. In return, camping fees would be waived. Training and background check required.
Where: Chrisholm MetroPark – Historic Farmstead. 2070 Woodsdale Rd. Trenton, OH 45067
What: Chickens, bunnies and goats; Oh My! Assist staff with daily animal care on the farm. Our critters need to be fed and watered daily! Assist staff with general cleaning/maintenance or other tasks at the Farm to keep our furry friends happy. This position requires availability for a flexible and intermittent work schedule. Candidate must have 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 - dusk
Where: Assigned hiking trails within MetroParks
What: Trail Ambassador Stewards hike marked trails in an assigned MetroPark at least 4 hours a month. Stewards report any maintenance and safety concerns to MetroParks staff and pick up any trash.
Long-term Survey Project
What: We are looking for volunteers to count passengers in vehicles coming into the three park areas listed above. Timing can be flexible in 1-2 hour increments. We will provide equipment and training.
Group Service Projects
What: MetroParks always has a variety of projects for groups to complete! If you have a youth group, church group, student group, or business group that is interested in scheduling a private service day, contact Amy Pellman for more information. To comply with the current regulations surrounding groups, the maximum number of attendees allowed is 9. A complete listing of the requirements can be shared upon request.