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.
Trail Ambassadors – Great Miami River Trail
Where: Great Miami River Trail – Trenton to Middletown Section
What: Trail Ambassadors monitor the trail at least 4 hours a month on their bicycle. Trail Ambassadors report maintenance and safety concerns to MetroParks staff, assist trail users when necessary, provide information to trail users, and perform light trail maintenance. Contact Amy Pellman apellman@YourMetroParks.net for more information.
Nest Box Monitor
When: March – August 2019
Where: Monitoring sites throughout MetroParks
Register: by emailing Joe Dumyahn at jdumyahn@YourMetroParks.net.
What: Learn about becoming a volunteer Nest Box Monitor with MetroParks! Volunteers are needed to monitor nest boxes twice per week with 3-4 days between visits from the beginning of March through the end of August. Monitors will record data to be submitted to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Monitoring sites are available in several parks. Nest Box Monitoring is a great way to learn about nesting birds and enjoy the outdoors.